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Life after hammearheadedness...(7 posts)

Life after hammearheadedness...MrCelloBoy
Sep 11, 2002 11:26 AM
I'm approaching the last D.C of my first attempt at doing the California Triple Crown...
And I'm tierd of it!
I plan to NEVER train again.

*Leisurely rides only when I feel like it.
*11 mph rides with my partner on our ridiculously overqualified Calfee tandem.

I've been considered a relatively "extreme" cyclist in my circle of cycling buddies all my life. Done about 10 DC's, numerous Centuries, ridden "Fixies" on and off road, Etc,etc. Climbing is becoming work.
I'm just tired of pushing and plan to coast on down the road.
is this burnout? or overtrained? or both?JS Haiku Shop
Sep 11, 2002 11:33 AM
about three weeks ago i was feeling the same way. unlike you, i'm seldom offroad. i figured the best thing to do was dirt, so i blew the cobwebs off my knobby-tired (S&)mobile and got muddy and all bruised-up. worked wonders.

beer always seems to help, too.

re: Life after hammearheadedness...aliensporebomb
Sep 11, 2002 11:58 AM
Come on! Hills are your FRIENDS! They love you. They
want to make you SWEAT and feel FAINT with their mighty
GRAVITY. Why not go out right now and find the biggest,
nastiest hill you can find and LOVE IT!

Okay, I was kidding.

Maybe take a week or two off and do something else then
come back to cycling. Sometimes burnout happens.
You must be over the hill......MB1
Sep 11, 2002 12:04 PM
Yeah, like we believe a poster here is going to back off on riding forever.

How you feel is not suprising considering you did the hardest doubles available. Enjoy the fall (season not the gravity assisted dismount) and tell us again in the spring.

I get that way every so often-then my wife drags my sorry carcass out on the road and life is good again.
I ride lots, but I don't feel like I'm "training".Lon Norder
Sep 11, 2002 1:06 PM
I don't get on the bike thinking I have to do a certain distance at a certain heart rate. I get on the bike thinking something like "Gee, today would be a nice day to ride out to the beach (which is 35 miles away)." I do a lot of centuries and doubles because I enjoy them. I also enjoy long distance mountain biking (50 to 100 miles). I'll never be fast, because I don't ride with a lot of intensity, but so what?

I think you'll enjoy the Knoxville Double course. It's got all the nice parts of the Davis Double, but with Napa Valley riding instead of Central Valley riding. Maybe I'll see you out there.
Hey Lon...MrCelloBoy
Sep 12, 2002 12:03 PM
Was good to meet you at the TT.
I dragged by butt in around 10PM.

I DID take a couple of weeks off. Then realized I'd better get in gear or suffer big time at Knoxville.

I'm just generally tired of "training".

See you there (KV) maybe.
I've always heard the term "hammerhead" applied to........RickC5
Sep 11, 2002 1:55 PM
people who are too thick to learn. Sounds like that isn't the case here. Indeed, it sounds like a form of burnout. Try a week on the beach in Mexico or Hawaii and just contemplate your navel. That will work wonders too.