I have trouble calming down. I live a high stress lifestyle, bicycling being one of them. I dont believe in god or prayer, I don't have children, I'm not married; Praying, spending time with my family, and sleeping with my wife are all out of the question as far as finding time to relax and enjoy finer things in life.
So recently I've taken up pipe smoking.
It's not something you inhale, especially when done outside or in a sufficiently ventilated area. Sure, its still a poison, so mouth cancer or any variant thereof is still a possibility dependant on the amount of poison consumed, but how bad do you think pipe smoking is for a bicyclist?
I haven't been able to tell a difference in lung function, which im not suprised about considering you dont inhale the stuff, but are there any studies focusing specifically on pipe smokers and athletic fitness?
I know I'm ruining my health, but I'd rather smoke a pipe and ponder life than get drunk and ruin it. Any thoughts? Any pipe smokers out there who also ride bicycles/race?