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Old 01-28-21, 01:38 PM
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Do you get tired of...

People who ask what you did over the weekend, or what ever, and you tell them you rode your bike, or hiked, or ran, X miles, they feel compelled to tell you that they really need to get back into biking, hiking, or running again? Itís almost like they feel guilty for not being active and have explain it to you that they will do better.

I got so so tired of hearing it, I now donít tell them distances but say something vague like, I went for a ride.

wadabout you?
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Old 01-28-21, 01:50 PM
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If I've got time to tell someone how far or where I rode, I've probably got time to try to nudge them into getting started. "Why did you stop riding?" "What's keeping you from going for a ride?"

But for some reason, the number of people who ask what I did last weekend seems to decrease over time.
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Old 01-28-21, 02:12 PM
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Originally Posted by rsbob View Post
People who ask what you did over the weekend, or what ever, and you tell them you rode your bike, or hiked, or ran, X miles, they feel compelled to tell you that they really need to get back into biking, hiking, or running again? Itís almost like they feel guilty for not being active and have explain it to you that they will do better.

I got so so tired of hearing it, I now donít tell them distances but say something vague like, I went for a ride.

wadabout you?
Fell better?
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Old 01-28-21, 02:17 PM
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That doesnt happen to me so I dont get tired of it.
For me, they will ask how far, Ill tell them, then they will ramble on for a minute about how crazy/tiring/challenging/hot/tough it must be to ride that distance. It doesnt matter if I say 10mi or 70mi, the response is the same.

Their reaction is the same as how I react when someone says they went for a 15mi run. Or a 10mi run. Or a 5mi run. Or a jog down the block.
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Old 01-28-21, 02:37 PM
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Take pity upon them.
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Old 01-28-21, 02:42 PM
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No.
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Old 01-28-21, 02:45 PM
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Biking seems fairly "normal" compared to most of my other hobbies, so I'd rather be asked about it than most other things.
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Old 01-28-21, 02:49 PM
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Don't think that's happened to me more than a handful of times. And every time I've said "yeah I felt that way too until I finally got off my butt and did it. Feels great, lemme know if you want to go riding some time" and that's that.
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Old 01-28-21, 02:53 PM
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Originally Posted by shelbyfv View Post
I do get tired of "how do...how many...how much... what do...what is...."
Don't ever get a velomobile!
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Old 01-28-21, 03:12 PM
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My favorite is when I do a century+ over the weekend, come in Monday and answer that I rode 140 miles, and they always say "Wow, that's more than I drove my car all last week", and I always say "How many of those miles did you enjoy?", and they always say "None of them", and I always say "I enjoyed all of them".

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I just tell them ďdonít bother, you are too lazy, weak, and uncoordinatedĒ.
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Old 01-28-21, 03:37 PM
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No, actually I do not get tired of it. I tend not to talk specifics of my ride, but try to ask them if they have a bike, encourage them to ride it more, point out some routes they could take. More bikes = more better.
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Old 01-28-21, 03:38 PM
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My favorite is when I do a century+ over the weekend, come in Monday and answer that I rode 140 miles, and they always say "Wow, that's more than I drove my car all last week", and I always say "How many of those miles did you enjoy?", and they always say "None of them", and I always say "I enjoyed all of them".
If I told my mother I rode 140 miles, she'd probably get upset and ask why I didn't call her. She would have offered to drive me!
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If I told my mother I rode 140 miles, she'd probably get upset and ask why I didn't call her. She would have offered to drive me!
When I was preparing to ride across the US back in the day my mom questioned why I would want to put myself through all that torture. More than 3 months later I rode to the front of the house, pushed my bike up the lawn, opened the door and announced ďIím home!Ē
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Old 01-28-21, 03:51 PM
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No one asks me what I did over the weekend. So, I would welcome the question. Mostly...
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Old 01-28-21, 04:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Phil_gretz View Post
No one asks me what I did over the weekend. So, I would welcome the question. Mostly...
So what did you do?

I organized a closet in the basement and made soup.
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Old 01-28-21, 04:37 PM
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For me, they always say 'great day for a ride, isnt it?'
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No.

If this qualifies as a problem in your world, you really need to get some new problems.
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Originally Posted by GlennR View Post
So what did you do?

I organized a closet in the basement and made soup.
On Saturday a friend of mine drove me to the grocery store. On Sunday another friend made me an early dinner, and we watched football. Then I went home and watched more football. Come to think of it, I also made soup Saturday night.
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I get tired of people telling me what I did over the weekend.

It's embarrassing
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I get tired of people telling me what I did over the weekend.

It's embarrassing
Yep. This is why I don't drink anymore. Though I don't drink any less either.
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I get tired of people telling me what I did over the weekend.

It's embarrassing
Best post I've seen here in a while.
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Originally Posted by GlennR View Post
So what did you do?

I organized a closet in the basement and made soup.
I'm straining to remember. I rode Saturday, the Jeunet for maybe 13 miles. I checked all Christmas lights before boxing them, repaired some dead strings and replaced bulbs.

Sunday, church, and then played disc golf at Pohick Bay. Then I made dinner for my wife. We had a fire in the fireplace.

Thanks for asking!

EDIT: Oh, I cut down some ornamental grasses in the yard on Sunday and bagged the clippings.
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I get tired of the same people asking me if I still ride a bike on the road, when I reply “yes! In fact I rode 60 miles this morning” they proceed to say “your crazy.”
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