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Old 09-20-04, 09:47 PM
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just about had it.....

Keep thinking of ditching my cycling....... I jsut lack the motivation it seems. I'm stuck in the middle of nowhere with noone to ride with....it's just too easy to sit at the computer instead of going outside. i dunno...sell my roadie and spend the money on my computer seems an easier option right now.
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Old 09-20-04, 10:52 PM
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I haven't ridden with anyone for the good part (99% of the time) of the last 15 years, so big deal. Quite finding excuses not to ride and get to it. Of course it's easy not do do anything, its also easy not to work and just sit at home all day, but we still have to work to make a decent living, and we still have to exercise to make a decent body for us to live in awhile longer. Plus the exercise and getting away for awhile while doing it is relaxing and energizing at the same time so you go to work feeling good about yourself, the day, the work, the people around you etc. Sure you may eat right, you may stay fit, but your going to die anyway; but at least we can go out feeling good. I don't know about you but I intend to live forever...so far so good.
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Old 09-20-04, 11:14 PM
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some people can survive like that..... I am used to riding with people just about everyday of the week and I can't handle the move to an area with no bunch rides...... etc. i dunno....maybe I just lack total motivation. if there's a bunch ride I do get off my butt and go for a ride, but yeah. the weather isnt helping...nothing worse than suffering all alone as you struggle against a bitter cold wind in the half dark. Myabve it's all in mah head
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Old 09-20-04, 11:28 PM
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Originally Posted by NZLcyclist
sell my roadie and ...
The Cervelo? What are you asking for it?

Just kidding. Good luck.
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Old 09-20-04, 11:32 PM
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Brendon

Summer really is just around the corner. Heck, if the weather's good here in Tasmania right now, it must be on the improve in NZ.

If you've moved to a new area, get out and explore by bike. Your problem might be that you've got yourself into the road-race training mode where the only time you go out is with a group. Maybe a ride or two now for a bit of leisurely fun rather than being a slave to your heart rate will do the trick.

And put the word out in the Puke... maybe there are some closet roadies pining away because they haven't got a group ride, either.

Hope this helps.

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Old 09-20-04, 11:38 PM
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yeah I guess..... maybe start a free social "club" just so we can be in contact i seen a few riders about.............I might just take both the heart rate monitor AnD the computer off and go for an explore....... get lost again.... oh well catch u later.

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Old 09-21-04, 04:25 AM
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Originally Posted by Rowan
Brendon

Summer really is just around the corner. Heck, if the weather's good here in Tasmania right now,
That's a lie!
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Old 09-21-04, 05:29 AM
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Do you currently commute by bike? That "necessity" should give cycling a purpose.
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Old 09-21-04, 08:24 AM
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Maybe I missed something. You moved? You moved away from your school, your friends, all that? That's difficult to do, so I don't blame you for feeling down and missing the people you used to ride with, especially if the move wasn't your choice. I don't think it would hurt you to take some time to deal with moving. I know this sounds trite, but you will adapt and become comfortable in your new location.
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Old 09-21-04, 09:01 AM
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why not get some people interested in cycling and create a group?
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Old 09-21-04, 10:20 AM
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Try and only use your cycle to get around.

Maybe buy one of those trainers that plug into your computer... Then you can ride in front of the computer, instead of sitting in front of it.

Stay away from the computer if you can, even if you are not riding when you are away from it.

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Old 09-21-04, 12:05 PM
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First stay away from the computer when trying this. Do some work around the house or anything.

Stay off the bike for one week and by day 5 you'll be pacing the floor about going for a ride. Stick to the 7 day plan of being off the bike and your good for a year. Works for me give it a try.

Who knows maybe you have been over training this past winter and your body is telling you to slow down I need to heal all those little hidden injury's and strains. That you can't feel.
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Old 09-21-04, 03:00 PM
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Nzlcyclist- I never ride with anybody. I enjoy that the best. My own pace, my own thoughts, no worries and especially no job! What more does a sane person want? The best part of my weekends are when I get up early, load the bike in the truck and head off to the trails. At the off road trails I always meet somebody and start yacking. But then I can resume my own pace whenever I want. Great fun!! A year ago I didn't even know the best bike trails in Florida were right out my back door! By the way, that was when I was 50lbs heavier than I am now.
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Weird, I'm in the exact opposite position -- I'm feeling a little burnt out with my computer habit and have started mentally itemizing the hardware I can sell to raise money for more bike stuff.

Maybe we can work out a trade.

I've actually found that the more frequently I ride, the more motivated I get. If I break for more than a week, I start to fall into the same hole you're in now. I rode 185 miles over the weekend, my legs are still a little stiff, but right now I'm already looking out the window feeling antsy. If Gojohnnygo's suggestion doesn't work, try forcing yourself to ride for a few consecutive days in a row and see if that gets you kick-started.
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Old 09-21-04, 05:31 PM
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take the computer off your bike. go for a ride. you'll never put a computer on again, and u'll love riding again.

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Old 09-21-04, 05:57 PM
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Well, you have one heck of a nice bike, but your attitude needs a tune-up...

btw, what is the frame size???

Kidding... The best thing I ever did was join a bike club. For the past two years I rode solo... now I ride with my new-found friends every chance I get -- they really pulled my cycling up a notch or two!! Did the NYC Century the weekend before last, and the Potomac Pedlars Back Roads Century last weekend (5:42 with some stiff breezes and a hill or two...). Going 50+ tomorrow and 60 on Thursday.

My goal is a century per month for the next 30 years.

You need to rediscover the joys!

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Originally Posted by Chris L
That's a lie!
It's all relative. In Tassie, 'good weather' really means 'anything but raining'.
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I've thought about the same thing too. Luckily for me, I sat on it and I am now back into cycling after a short break.

I wouldn't sell the bike so quickly. Take a year off. If you still don't have the desire by then, sell the bike and become a full fledged computer geek.
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Old 09-22-04, 10:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Allister
It's all relative. In Tassie, 'good weather' really means 'anything but raining'.
Don't forget we are talking comparatively Tasmanian weather versus NZ weather...
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