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http://chrisslist.wordpress.com/2011...-those-who-do/

Nice stuff. Food for thought and not only for cyclists, of course.
Will be on my MTB saturday afternoon, testing my left wacko knee (fingers x'd)

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TBH I don't find this kind of stuff inspirational anymore. If you are not a professional athlete then the ultimate reason for most people to do sport is fun. For a pro athlete it is their main source of income and therefore it's their 9 to 5. It's their job to suffer so that they can be 1/100th of a second faster than the other guy, or so that they can suffer for hours in an ultra endurance event.

For meer mortals who have a 9 to 5 job sport is our bail out. It's what we look forward to during the days we spend in the office. It's what we dream about at night. If you turn it into a sufferfest then it takes the fun away. Some people say they like the suffering, the testing their body to the limit or the feeling of achievement when they finish and that is fine when that's what they really want... But WHY. Why would you want to spend 3 or 4 weeks suffering so much that you start to hallucinate or do an event where you feel so lonely that you wait for another person. If that's the case do it with friends as a group ride, spread it out so that you don't end up being so ed that you can enjoy the scenery rather than just spinning the pedals in a semi-zombie state.

I think the people that do this are addicts. No different to a drug addict or an alcoholic. It's gone beyond healthy, infact, it's downright bad for your body at that level and it's not something I'd personally recommend to anyone.

We all have our personal challenges. We all dream about being better than we really are and aspire to be like the pros of a particular sport. But what is wrong with enjoying the sport for the sake of enjoyment. I love riding my bike. I love sitting on top of a hill and taking in the scenery, feeling how beautiful the world around me is. I love pinning it down endless singletrack with my legs and lungs screaming and my brain trying to keep up and cope with the obstacles that keep presenting themselves before my front wheel. Occasionally I even like winding my way up to the top of these trails.

I absolutely hate the, I am going to challenge myself till my body can't take anymore attitude. I hate riding with people like that. It takes the fun out of the sport for me. It actually has pretty much made me stop riding my road bike because this is the attitude of a lot of roadies.

Do sport for fun, because it's what puts a smile on your face. Not to prove something. If you feel you need to prove something that you should have been something else.
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Re: Inspirational cycling post

Singletrack magazine in the UK often has great write ups from folk who'd been on these long distance adventure type races/rides, like yak attack, great divide etc which make the transalp or trans rockies seem easy, and they often seem to talk about food, sunrise/set and the strangness of riding at night in the wilderness.

Eire thats exactly why uplifts were invented in my view..
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Interesting. My husband become an avid mtb rider at 43. Five years later, it's now the only thing that he enjoys. Hiking, being with friends, skiing - they no longer bring him joy. He plans his weekends around the weather. His only reading material is about biking. After every bike ride, he collects data from his pulse reader and altitude reader and puts it into his computer. He fell in love with another biking woman who equally is as addicted as he is (despite her having a boyfriend). He's basically ruined his marriage, has caused a crazy family life for his kids but he says he feels better about himself than ever before. All for the next bike ride with his biking girlfriend.

I'm still working through the repercutions of it all.

For those who have families, please try to keep a balance in your life. Don't make biking your only pleasure in life or your family will suffer.
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TBH I don't find this kind of stuff inspirational anymore. If you are not a professional athlete then the ultimate reason for most people to do sport is fun. For a pro athlete it is their main source of income and therefore it's their 9 to 5. It's their job to suffer so that they can be 1/100th of a second faster than the other guy, or so that they can suffer for hours in an ultra endurance event.

For meer mortals who have a 9 to 5 job sport is our bail out. It's what we look forward to during the days we spend in the office. It's what we dream about at night. If you turn it into a sufferfest then it takes the fun away. Some people say they like the suffering, the testing their body to the limit or the feeling of achievement when they finish and that is fine when that's what they really want... But WHY. Why would you want to spend 3 or 4 weeks suffering so much that you start to hallucinate or do an event where you feel so lonely that you wait for another person. If that's the case do it with friends as a group ride, spread it out so that you don't end up being so ed that you can enjoy the scenery rather than just spinning the pedals in a semi-zombie state.

I think the people that do this are addicts. No different to a drug addict or an alcoholic. It's gone beyond healthy, infact, it's downright bad for your body at that level and it's not something I'd personally recommend to anyone.

We all have our personal challenges. We all dream about being better than we really are and aspire to be like the pros of a particular sport. But what is wrong with enjoying the sport for the sake of enjoyment. I love riding my bike. I love sitting on top of a hill and taking in the scenery, feeling how beautiful the world around me is. I love pinning it down endless singletrack with my legs and lungs screaming and my brain trying to keep up and cope with the obstacles that keep presenting themselves before my front wheel. Occasionally I even like winding my way up to the top of these trails.

I absolutely hate the, I am going to challenge myself till my body can't take anymore attitude. I hate riding with people like that. It takes the fun out of the sport for me. It actually has pretty much made me stop riding my road bike because this is the attitude of a lot of roadies.

Do sport for fun, because it's what puts a smile on your face. Not to prove something. If you feel you need to prove something that you should have been something else.
Well, excellent, thought-provoking post. Much as I would like to find something to disagree and debate about in this post, I can't
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TBH I don't find this kind of stuff inspirational anymore. If you are not a professional athlete then the ultimate reason for most people to do sport is fun. For a pro athlete it is their main source of income and therefore it's their 9 to 5. It's their job to suffer so that they can be 1/100th of a second faster than the other guy, or so that they can suffer for hours in an ultra endurance event.

For meer mortals who have a 9 to 5 job sport is our bail out. It's what we look forward to during the days we spend in the office. It's what we dream about at night. If you turn it into a sufferfest then it takes the fun away. Some people say they like the suffering, the testing their body to the limit or the feeling of achievement when they finish and that is fine when that's what they really want... But WHY. Why would you want to spend 3 or 4 weeks suffering so much that you start to hallucinate or do an event where you feel so lonely that you wait for another person. If that's the case do it with friends as a group ride, spread it out so that you don't end up being so ed that you can enjoy the scenery rather than just spinning the pedals in a semi-zombie state.

I think the people that do this are addicts. No different to a drug addict or an alcoholic. It's gone beyond healthy, infact, it's downright bad for your body at that level and it's not something I'd personally recommend to anyone.

We all have our personal challenges. We all dream about being better than we really are and aspire to be like the pros of a particular sport. But what is wrong with enjoying the sport for the sake of enjoyment. I love riding my bike. I love sitting on top of a hill and taking in the scenery, feeling how beautiful the world around me is. I love pinning it down endless singletrack with my legs and lungs screaming and my brain trying to keep up and cope with the obstacles that keep presenting themselves before my front wheel. Occasionally I even like winding my way up to the top of these trails.

I absolutely hate the, I am going to challenge myself till my body can't take anymore attitude. I hate riding with people like that. It takes the fun out of the sport for me. It actually has pretty much made me stop riding my road bike because this is the attitude of a lot of roadies.

Do sport for fun, because it's what puts a smile on your face. Not to prove something. If you feel you need to prove something that you should have been something else.
I hear you, really...
This is really what inspired me.

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What I'm seeing is too many riders that are out there just for the adrenaline rush. They're totally detatched from the beauty of whatever trail / mountain they're riding. It's just technicals.... the tires, the suspensions, the flex of their bikes... they turn to gear-sluts and adrenaline junkies.
And then - the jackass attitude of going for broke... crashing and grinning "no pain no gain", not riding uphill but hitching whatever mechanical hike is availabe, because "uphill is for wimps / dorks / suckers ..."

I think that someone like Danny McAskill probably has that kind of monkish attitude, that's why he can perform the way he does.

Back to me...
Does it have to turn into a suffer-fest? No.
But a challenge, yes (even at my modest level).
And when it's beautiful too, so much for the better!

[having said that - I'm not one of those who trains under the rain or in bitter cold....]

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I hear you, really...

What I'm seeing is too many riders that are out there just for the adrenaline rush. They're totally detatched from the beauty of whatever trail / mountain they're riding. It's just technicals.... the tires, the suspensions, the flex of their bikes... they turn to gear-sluts and adrenaline junkies.
And then - the jackass attitude of going for broke... crashing and grinning "no pain no gain", not riding uphill but hitching whatever mechanical hike is availabe, because "uphill is for wimps / dorks / suckers ..."
In many respects I'm personally closer to that. But, the adrenaline is only one part of it. I like the challenge of riding more technical trails, I like the remoteness of some of the trails, I like the scenery when you ride out into somewhere that you don't normally get to see, I like sharing it with other people and seeing the smile it puts on their faces when you take them somewhere new and exciting. In short I like the whole experience and the bike is only a tool to get this experience. For me it doesn't matter what the tool is, It can be a bike, a pair of skis, a boat. It just has to be whatever is suitable to give you these experiences in the environment you choose to ride.

I get totally bored going the pure adrenaline route and riding the same trail all day long, but I've no objection to using mechanical aids (lifts) if it means I can ride more single track and travel further in a day. I don't particularly like to crash either.
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Eire, I could not agree more, push yourself but also enjoy yourself. I don't mind a little suffering (I suffer naturally by riding uphill irrespective of the pace). And don't forget to have a beer (or whatever your drink of choice is, milk?) after the ride.

Your off the road bike, what happened?

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Eire, I could not agree more, push yourself but also enjoy yourself. I don't mind a little suffering (I suffer naturally by riding uphill irrespective of the pace). And don't forget to have a beer (or whatever your drink of choice is, milk?) after the ride.

Your off the road bike, what happened?
I ride it on the home trainer and occasionally alone. I've got no interest in riding the same route over and over again and busting a lung to hang on to a group that are more interested in the training than the ride.
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IMO, you *do* have to have a certain level of physical fitness to enjoy a good ride.

But a good ride really doesn't get better by completing it faster.

To be able to do biking at the level to complete a challenge described in the blog-posting, you have to basically devote your entire life to this goal - at least for a period of time.
You eat, drink, sleep, exercise by-the-book and by the clock.
That's your life. For months.
And you have to "listen" to your body very carefully, monitoring all the various "values".
I can't imagine you can maintain a "normal" job (even if it's strictly 9-5) under these circumstances. Much less something in IT, like myself.

That said, I'm dreaming of doing one of those:
http://www.bikereisen.ch/05_asien/tibet1.asp
http://www.bikereisen.ch/05_asien/kailash.asp

Unfortunately, the GF is not amused over blowing 10 grand and a year worth of holiday on such an endeavor...and I would need a new bike anyway, as a...bonus.
But somehow I feel I will always regret it, if I don't do it ;-)
And at the same time, I feel selfish ...
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I ride it on the home trainer and occasionally alone. I've got no interest in riding the same route over and over again and busting a lung to hang on to a group that are more interested in the training than the ride.
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If you are not a professional athlete then the ultimate reason for most people to do sport is fun.
Not sure about that; at least for me, fun and nature are important but my main goal which is my overall fitness.

How much is too much, is highly person-specific; as is famously said, one man's expedition could be another's evening stroll and I do know a few guys in the latter category.

To me, too less is if you are not having a bit of sore muscles; I crave for it, not a new thing, been like that since I was 10 or 12. Also admit that the best part of a run for me is when i sprint at the end and feel my lungs bursting.

Too much is if you have some injury, something to do with ligaments and tendons; that to me defeats the whole purpose of doing sport if you have to see a doctor as a consequence of sport. This is not biking-specific but applies to any sport including running and climbing that I am a bit familiar with. Not that I have not done that mistake once or twice.

The thing is, the muscles are very smart, they learn and adapt fast, so you just need to work that much harder to "feel" the muscles as you get used to a sport. the trick is to do a variety of sports; that will ensure you feel muscles pretty easily with damaging yourself.
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Eire, hopefully we can ride together ( on the road ) on that spirit these season. As I have been doing the last years with others....
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I absolutely hate the, I am going to challenge myself till my body can't take anymore attitude. I hate riding with people like that. It takes the fun out of the sport for me. It actually has pretty much made me stop riding my road bike because this is the attitude of a lot of roadies.

Do sport for fun, because it's what puts a smile on your face. Not to prove something. If you feel you need to prove something that you should have been something else.
Eire, you should see the roadie crews here in Perth Doubt I'll ever go on a road group/training ride again here. Hilarious, they are so serious in their full team kits, shaved legs and ride "etiquette". They say "road cycling is the new golf"! I'm just road riding when it suits me or teaming up with a couple of friends for an outing.

My philosophy is that when it stops being fun, I stop. Though everyone has a different take on "fun".

Happy to say that the MTB crew I've hooked up with are still with the fun thing. No suffering for the sake of it, only to get to that next downhill
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Eire, you should see the roadie crews here in Perth Doubt I'll ever go on a road group/training ride again here. Hilarious, they are so serious in their full team kits, shaved legs and ride "etiquette". They say "road cycling is the new golf"! I'm just road riding when it suits me or teaming up with a couple of friends for an outing.

My philosophy is that when it stops being fun, I stop. Though everyone has a different take on "fun".

Happy to say that the MTB crew I've hooked up with are still with the fun thing. No suffering for the sake of it, only to get to that next downhil
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Eire, hopefully we can ride together ( on the road ) on that spirit these season. As I have been doing the last years with others....
TBH, there is no change in my spirit. I still ride primarily for fun, always have, always will. I'll probably ride my road bike one day a week for a long steady easy type ride and anyone who wants to join can. My philosophy for a TNR is one that does a different route every week, maybe finishes in different towns every week and everyone can have a pizza or beer together at the end. The fast guys can ride a climb and at the top turn around, drop back down to the slow guys and ride the climb again if they feel they need to willy wave. None of this have to time trial 10km to the start and 10km home and then ride above threshold on the same route for two hours every week.
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Well, I`m sorry to say that I DID find it quite inspirational. It was interesting to read the comments that followed and I do fully appreciate the sentiments therein.
However I have (sad as you may call it) always found the need (and in fact I have enjoyed it) to push myself to or close to the limits.
For sure it is a drug and it gets to a point where you do need it.
I remember my ex-wife saying to me, as I lay in a semi-comotose state after my first triathlon `If only you could see yourself!`. Yeh, she was right but like-minded people would understand the need. What I would say is that it is and always has been, a very personal thing. That is to say, I nearly always push myself alone.
I really do think that there is a middle ground though - it`s not just about fanatically pushing yourself and saying `Sod everyone else` - I found the balance where I could go out additonally for easy runs with friends (chatting as we go) or long bike tours with frequent beer stops.
The more extremes you push yourself to, the more remote and isolated you become.
I`ve been doing this for over 30 years now and never lose the need to tackle something ever more challenging - I guess that come from being in a family of like-minded people . . . shit my brother is always trying to out-do me. . . . I ran a marathon . .he ran 2 in a week; I did a triathlon . . .he did 3 marathons . . I ran from Bristol to Lands End . . . he runs from John O`groats to Lands End . . . . So I cycled the length of the Pyrenees . . he runs 3000 miles across the USA . . DOH!
I guess for a lot of people that it`s a phase that they go THROUGH and then say `Shit, I`ve had enough of that`. That`s fair enough but for some of us . . we just can`t leave it.
The secret is to mix it with some social rides/runs/matches . . to keep in touch with reality.
There`s just something inside me . . when another runner/rider passes me, or I see their tail in the distance . . . you just have to give it a go . . now at my age . . with limited success
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However I have (sad as you may call it) always found the need (and in fact I have enjoyed it) to push myself to or close to the limits.
For sure it is a drug and it gets to a point where you do need it.
Nothing sad about it, we are all trying to do better in life, look better, be stronger etc. all the time, and sport is just one of them.

Pushing yourself is not intrinsically bad (so long as you are not abusing your body) IMO
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The more extremes you push yourself to, the more remote and isolated you become.
Sad thing is, the more proficient and extreme you become, you start talking a language that fewer an fewer people can understand and relate to, find it increasingly harder to get partners at your level, and you could become more lonely than before. But hey, it is always lonely at the top

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There`s just something inside me . . when another runner/rider passes me, or I see their tail in the distance . . . you just have to give it a go . . now at my age . . with limited success
Can relate to this although I am not all that old, and have reasonable success when on foot, but never on wheels.
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I like that philosophy.

TBH, there is no change in my spirit. I still ride primarily for fun, always have, always will. I'll probably ride my road bike one day a week for a long steady easy type ride and anyone who wants to join can. My philosophy for a TNR is one that does a different route every week, maybe finishes in different towns every week and everyone can have a pizza or beer together at the end. The fast guys can ride a climb and at the top turn around, drop back down to the slow guys and ride the climb again if they feel they need to willy wave. None of this have to time trial 10km to the start and 10km home and then ride above threshold on the same route for two hours every week.

I am up to do an old style TNR ride, one of the Saturdays (or Sunday) I am there in early April. If anyone is interested Need to find a bike though. If there is no rain. Plus, I may even be slower than the old days if that is possible, as not regularly climbing long hills. Just alot of short ones.
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I am up to do an old style TNR ride, one of the Saturdays (or Sunday) I am there in early April. If anyone is interested Need to find a bike though. If there is no rain. Plus, I may even be slower than the old days if that is possible, as not regularly climbing long hills. Just alot of short ones.
For you sir, that can be arranged, as long as we finish with the free beer again! Happy days!

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