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My Tires Are Growing Softer by the Day

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Old 01-11-09, 06:53 AM
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My Tires Are Growing Softer by the Day

I have been inundated of late by all that is involved in being orientated to a new position in a new facility (health care) I've had neither the time nor the energy to get out on my bike. My plan was to commute by bike. I did this but one day but found I needed that 45 minutes on the train to go over new material. So, but for one ride on my commuter bike, it has been a whole week.

Why do I post this??? I am suffering I need support! I am losing vital energy that only riding brings to me. I feel anemic, weak, atrophied!!! I feel so F-ing ordinary rather than the athlete that I am. I fear deeply that I will continue on being professionally successful while growing old and as soft as my 4 Season Conti's are.
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hmmmm.... if only someone would invent an alternative way to ride....

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Originally Posted by Creakyknees View Post
hmmmm.... if only someone would invent an alternative way to ride....

Is this riding? Really?

I suppose it's better than nothing. I've got one (a One) in my closet. Don't know a thing about it.
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I have been inundated of late by all that is involved in being orientated to a new position in a new facility (health care) I've had neither the time nor the energy to get out on my bike. My plan was to commute by bike. I did this but one day but found I needed that 45 minutes on the train to go over new material. So, but for one ride on my commuter bike, it has been a whole week.

Why do I post this??? I am suffering I need support! I am losing vital energy that only riding brings to me. I feel anemic, weak, atrophied!!! I feel so F-ing ordinary rather than the athlete that I am. I fear deeply that I will continue on being professionally successful while growing old and as soft as my 4 Season Conti's are.
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Old 01-11-09, 12:25 PM
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Good reading. Better would be disoriented.
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....and thank you for your insight and understanding
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Better your tires than your arse.
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I feel your pain. I have been having the same issue lately.
The solution for me may be to get more creative with my riding. Possibly a couple late night rides and what not.
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Ye great sempering weenie. Man up. Cowboy up. Soldier up. We are what we REPEATEDLY do. Excellence then, is not an act but a habit. Define yourself. REDEFINE yourself man. Take hold of your fleeting existence and infuse it with meaning and vitality. You call yourself an ATHLETE? Awaken your manhood and become the [I]man[I] you long to be!
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Better your tires than your arse.

Better your arse then...never mind.
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