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smoking and the irony of riding a bike

Old 09-25-08, 04:08 PM
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smoking and the irony of riding a bike

so i smoke, i have for 10 years, yet i ride every day for fun as well as my daily work commute. i know i would be a better rider if i did not smoke, only occasionally i get winded though and that usually that's just a result of riding to fast for to long when a good song comes on my ipod. occasionally i even see people on bikes with a cigarette in mouth, it always cracks me up. in many way i feel smoking would have taken a greater toll on me by know if i was not so active on my bike and other things. so how many out you smoke?
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Old 09-25-08, 04:14 PM
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I don't smoke tobacco, but I smoke. I know it doesn't help riding but I'm in it for fun, not to best the fastest ride alive.
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Old 09-25-08, 04:17 PM
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The only thing I smoke is roadies.
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i understand how it can be ironic but i don't really think it is. i mean is having a soda with my salad ironic? iunno.

and besides everyone's seen this lovely piece
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Old 09-25-08, 04:35 PM
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Well, smoking goes poorly with any lifestyle, so at least with you it's going poorly with a somewhat active one.
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Ah yes, back when a cigarette could cure you of tuberculosis instead of kill you from cancer.
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Old 09-25-08, 04:38 PM
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Smoking is my favorite thing in the world. I know I need to quit (soonish), but it doesn't change the fact that I just ****ing love smoking. Sucks in reality I guess.
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Old 09-25-08, 04:42 PM
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I used to have a similar attitude to smoking with an active lifestyle, but 3 days into my latest quitting attempt and I'm noticing a HUGE difference in lung capacity. I miss the tabac though :-(
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Old 09-25-08, 04:43 PM
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The only thing I smoke is beer.

Kind of.
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It actually constricts your trachea a good amount for 15 minutes after you smoke (like having asthma). Something to keep in mind if you plan on doing both.
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Old 09-25-08, 04:51 PM
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I'm with you. I'm not a smoker, never have been, but I am not an ******* non-smoker, because frankly if I was, I'd have no friends.

I have heard that well exercised lungs are at less risk for smoking related illness if they are exercised regularly.

I have a few anecdotal tales, but hey I'm all for active people regardless.

I always chuckle a little when I see people riding and smoking. It's not a malicious chuckle, just the same one the OP gets I think.

Cheers.
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Old 09-25-08, 06:09 PM
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I smoke unfiltered lucky strikes and I drink Makers Mark straight out the bottle.....
generally not on the bike-- at the same time--- this is a secret, dont tell anybody....
ooops.
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I would kill for this in high-res.
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im a very light smoker. i have been quitting for 3 years.
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i smoke, i dont really notice getting winded unless it's a HUGE hill. i smoke and ride rarely, i usually just smoke before i start my ride.
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i smoke cigs and smoke other things, I don't really come up that winded when riding. I usually will have a smoke before i ride or after i get some where. Rarely i smoke while riding, and usually it's partially to amuse me that i can light a smoke while riding still.
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Old 09-25-08, 07:44 PM
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Originally Posted by 4doorhoor View Post
I would kill for this in high-res.
I want that on my wall
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First of all... OP... smoke all you want brova... make the fat white southern men richer if you want... but take the effin earbuds out when you're on your ride... please... that kill ya alot quicker!
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smokers.

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Old 09-25-08, 07:54 PM
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I do, shame on me. I don't smoke while riding tho, it makes me dizzy. I stop and try to find a secluded spot. I don't like to be seen smoking as I am ashamed cuz I know is wrong.

However, people ride and point at me with disgust... I usually finish my cig, get back on the bike, follow them, reach them, pace them, pass them and then drop them ... I would be a faster rider rider if I quit smoking... but I AM faster than most around here anyway
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Old 09-26-08, 02:41 AM
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Yeah, not smoking makes a big difference, in fact, I've given it up to get back into decent shape over the past 4 weeks but I've been jonesin' a little bit, not too bad. My great love & vice is beer though and drunken bike rides. You haven't lived until you've vomited from boozin' & ridin'.
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Originally Posted by elTwitcho View Post
I want that on my wall
I have that on my wall
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Nothing like an ironic cigarette and right after an ironic Orange Julius.

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