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Serious cycling causes manic-depression!(12 posts)

Serious cycling causes manic-depression!Spinchick
Aug 22, 2001 10:48 AM
That's right! Why else would I feel so manic for half a day after a great ride and SO DAMN DEPRESSED on days when I can't ride??????
And yet another one to add to the "bike geek" list below. LOL nmRhodyRider
Aug 22, 2001 10:51 AM
re: Serious cycling causes manic-depression!Jon Billheimer
Aug 22, 2001 10:58 AM
You've been hooked on your own brain drug!
"Go Ride Your Bike"Rich Clark
Aug 22, 2001 11:10 AM
That's what they tell me at work when I'm short-tempered. Everybody says they can tell which days (few, thank God) I had to drive to work, because I'm so grouchy when I don't ride.

I have to remind them that before I started bike commuting, I was grouchy all the time.

re: Serious cycling causes manic-depression!DINOSAUR
Aug 22, 2001 12:41 PM
Tell me, do you go a little nuts when you ride? Do you talk to the trees, moo at the cows, bark at the dogs, chirp at the birds, meow at the cats, refer to the trees on your left as your "lassies" the ones on your right as your "laddies", do you have one-way converstions with Fausto Coppi and tell him to stop whining and get with it, is Lance Armstrong telling you to slow down the pace and ease up, are you in love with your bike????? If not, something is wrong, you are not a cyclist......

Thoughts from a retro grouch
re: Serious cycling causes manic-depression!Spinchick
Aug 22, 2001 2:16 PM
Oh my GAWD have you been riding behind me?!?!?!?!?!?
I thought I was the only one who moo's at the cows!Cartman
Aug 22, 2001 3:55 PM
I also have been known to meow at the cats, and sing "Born to be Wild" as loud as I can. Gee, I thought I was nuts!!!
or, does manic-depression cause serious cycling? nmDog
Aug 22, 2001 2:21 PM
Hey Dog, you been talkin' to my husband? ;-) (nm)Spinchick
Aug 22, 2001 2:26 PM
re: Serious cycling causes manic-depression!Turtleherder
Aug 23, 2001 8:11 AM
Besides mooing at the cows and barking at the dogs I tell the horses to "get a bike!" Cracks me up everytime.
The worst part is.....Blue 'Goose
Aug 26, 2001 11:45 AM
If you do an epic yesterday and then can't do anything today due to family plans or the weather
intervenes, or what have you.

But I find that on days when I'm fresh I feel like I could go forever. At night I dream about it
and during the days I can't I can't concentrate much at work since I want to go riding more than
I want to work.

Sad case, eh?
re: Serious cycling causes manic-depression!MeDotOrg
Aug 26, 2001 3:45 PM
This weekend provided 2 beautiful days in San Francisco. I did 60 yesterday. Today I did 40, stopped and got new helmet pads, came home, drank some Endurox, got on the internet, ordered some endurox, read a few messages in this forum and decided to go back out and do a quick 10 miles down to the ocean.

BTW, I actually take medication for depression, but taking a Bianchi is better than Effexor any day!