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What's on your mind when cycling solo?(24 posts)

What's on your mind when cycling solo?Fez
Jun 12, 2003 7:24 AM
Besides the obvious like staying safe and being aware of your surroundings, what do you think about?

Cycling (technique, intensity, drills)?
Life?
Family?
Nothing at all (mind just wanders as you unwind)?
chicks ..... NmSpirito
Jun 12, 2003 7:37 AM
Just about anything, everything, and nothing at all...biknben
Jun 12, 2003 7:41 AM
This morning I was in rare form. I had a lousy training race last night. Although I went into it feeling like a champ. I went to bed late and after waking a 3am, couldn't fall back to sleep. Feeling inspired by yesterday's early morning ride post, I left the house on my bike a 5:30am. I pre-rode this weekends race course on my way to work. Thinking the whole time, "maybe I'm not as strong as I thought I was."

It was a lovely ride. (sarcasm)
hey, I just passed a slow guy on an expensive bike...mohair_chair
Jun 12, 2003 7:42 AM
When I ride solo, it's usually because I want to go hard. So I don't think about much except my current effort level and what may be coming up. The few routes I typically ride when solo I have ridden a thousand times, so there are few if any surprises along the way.

I haven't done a lot of solo rides this year, but generally, if I'm not going hard, my mind will definitely wander.

Swimming laps in a pool is when I think about life and family.
Hey, a slow guy on a cheap bike just passed me. (nm)cory
Jun 12, 2003 7:45 AM
" What happened to the Colorado Cyclist Chick?" nmDave Hickey
Jun 12, 2003 7:49 AM
She became a podium girl!!! nmFender
Jun 12, 2003 7:59 AM
Here she is! nmpitt83
Jun 12, 2003 10:36 AM
That's herDave Hickey
Jun 12, 2003 11:11 AM
I think CC dropped her from the catalogs. What a shame. The threads about her went on for months......
WDHITWPW!Crankist
Jun 12, 2003 11:45 AM
Wanna do her in the worst possible way.
I want ANY possible way, from the best to the worst..;-) nmrwbadley
Jun 12, 2003 12:20 PM
I hope I make it home before my guts explode.....nmMR_GRUMPY
Jun 12, 2003 8:00 AM
10 years later and I still hate my ex-wife [nm]terry b
Jun 12, 2003 8:05 AM
re: What's on your mind when cycling solo?kjr39
Jun 12, 2003 9:04 AM
I usually start out thinking about technique and concentrate on my pedaling, breathing, etc. After a while though I drift off and go into this place in my head where I don't feel anything, vaguely aware of cars, don't notice that there is a bike beneath me and am just in heaven.
Food (nm)PEDDLEFOOT
Jun 12, 2003 9:14 AM
YES! Because everyone is out bbq-ing so I always smell it...Fez
Jun 12, 2003 11:21 AM
Kind of a distraction, and a bummer when there isn't anything on the grill waiting when you get home.
nothing...I zone...(nm)stephenb
Jun 12, 2003 9:29 AM
Don't know. On drugs, your mind looks like 2 eggs in a skillet. nmMike P
Jun 12, 2003 9:32 AM
Liposuction (nm)Crankist
Jun 12, 2003 10:00 AM
Gotta stop riding at dinner time when everyone's out BBQing.nmlonebikeroftheapocalypse
Jun 12, 2003 10:44 AM
Pizza and beer (what else is there?) (nm)Tahoe Gator
Jun 12, 2003 10:53 AM
re: What's on your mind when cycling solo?closet roadie
Jun 12, 2003 7:17 PM
Damnit, I can let the dude wearing the untied tennis shoes with the laces in the chainrings, riding the noisy Walmart 10 speed pass me (he's been drafting me for 4 miles!).

OR

Hey, I actually passed someone!
that girl from third grade...new bike...buy land in the boonieschipnseal
Jun 12, 2003 10:40 PM
...if I lost 10 lbs, I'd be waay faster...the boss is an idiot...no, maybe I'm the idiot...no, that's not right...geez, is that Rott up ahead on a short chain?...that girl from third grade grown up...no more kid pizza parties, we're going camping...

...endless!
Regurgitating goldfish and shaving their mustaches nm.stinkfoot247
Jun 13, 2003 11:27 AM