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Is it a hobby, sport, or lifestyle?(18 posts)

Is it a hobby, sport, or lifestyle?superdreadnought
Dec 11, 2003 8:03 PM
I think whatever it is, it is taking over the basement (the bikes are breeding), and my life (spending more time thinking about it then my day job).
Hobby,trying to make it a lifestyle -nm-tmotz
Dec 11, 2003 8:20 PM
Close, but more like religion. ntTom C
Dec 11, 2003 8:26 PM
Close, but more like religion. ntWoof the dog
Dec 12, 2003 1:31 AM
Religion relates to and defines itself in the relationship to a supernatural. I am not sure if I would consider biking in that way.

Perhaps its a cult then. nmjaybird
Dec 12, 2003 4:16 AM
Perhaps its a cult then. nmWoof the dog
Dec 12, 2003 4:44 AM
sorry, my other message up above sounds stupid.

Close, but more like religion. ntTom C
Dec 12, 2003 8:28 AM
I suppose that's what religion connotates but literally, denotatively, the word comes from the Latin root - ligare, or to bind and can actually apply to any non-supernatural pursuit. For example, he was religious about cleanliness. The dictionary even allows for this to wit.."any object of conscientious pursuit." Besides even though I don't belong to any church, I'd be surprised to meet one who spent more time there or actually thinking about religious doctrines than your average cyclist spends riding or thinking about his bike. Ever enter a meditative state while riding or truing a wheel? Ever apply principles you use in cycling to non-related cycling endeavors? We are more, spiritually, in what we do day to day than we are anything else.
It's "connotes" not "connotates" (nm)kissthedemon
Dec 12, 2003 11:53 AM
It's "connotes" not "connotates" (nm)Tom C
Dec 12, 2003 12:25 PM
1 entry found for connotate.

\Con"no*tate\, v. t. [L. con- + notatus, p. p.of notare to mark. Cf. Connote.] To connote; to suggest or designate (something) as additional; to include; to imply. --Hammond.

That's from Websters at By the way where are you when people are using peddle when they mean pedal or rode for road. What did I ever do to you?
It's "connotes" not "connotates" (nm)Tom C
Dec 12, 2003 12:26 PM
re: Is it a hobby, sport, or lifestyle?.....yes.......nmdavet
Dec 12, 2003 4:32 AM
obsessive compulsive disorder with a heathy side compensation ancolker1
Dec 12, 2003 5:05 AM
d a dangerous exposure on the roads.
too long an answer? yes but what it is demands long explanation.
first you get back to having toys but now you don't as k daddy for them... you 've got money in yr pocket. sure bikes are means of exercise, tools for transportation bla bla... but a new bike is a new toy! titanium welds, brand new colnago, carbon beauty etc... then you go play and talk witl buddies about something that:a0 it's not work b0 it's not women c0 it's not family... it's plain fun and games! chilhood again.
oh... the health issue. sure. endorphins make everything taste even better plus there is danger... now that's the serious issue even though as kids, i mean men, there's some satisfaction in flirting w/ danger. i could live easily without the danger thank yopu very much but a good commute is bliss.
now, where are the pictures of your bikes?
All of that, depending on how you define sportRay Sachs
Dec 12, 2003 5:37 AM
I don't race or otherwise ride competitively (except sometimes on a club ride when there's a chance I won't be the last one up the hill), but I ride ton for fun (hobby/sport) and I commute and run errands on my bike in all but the worst weather. So definitely a lifestyle. I guess I consider messing with bikes a hobby and riding a sport. Or something like that.

It's just a real healthy addiction...nmColton
Dec 8, 2003 5:07 AM
Cycling transcends these arbitrary compartimentalizationsContinental
Dec 12, 2003 7:23 AM
Cycling can be an antidepressant, an anti-hypertensive, and a metabolic modulator, but it's not a pharmaceutical. I have some of my best professional ideas and develop some of the best strategies for implementation while riding on my bike, but it's not work. I ride with my wife and we might get "in the mood" but my bike is not an erotic stimulant (at least not for me; others on the board seen to get off a little too much on the bike porn ;). Yet, you could confiscate my bikes, and I'd still have a full, complete and happy life.
For me, a lifestyle. For others, a political statement. (nm)PseuZQ
Dec 12, 2003 11:19 AM
sickness nmJS Haiku Shop
Dec 12, 2003 12:37 PM
Cyclling is life....lyleseven
Dec 12, 2003 4:09 PM
...everything else is just details....