So why DO you cycle?

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benm
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Re: So why DO you cycle?

Postby benm » 6 Oct 2009, 2:35pm

Comments like "Daddy! Daddy! look! there is a man with a lying down bike!" in Forest Row the other weekend remind me why I cycle (and more importantly why I should buy a recumbent!)

Oh getting to work is much more economical (time and petrol) on the bike as well.

B.

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Re: So why DO you cycle?

Postby johncharles » 6 Oct 2009, 2:53pm

Because I want to, the same as I drive my car because I want to and the same reason I ride my motorbike.

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Re: So why DO you cycle?

Postby JC4LAB » 6 Oct 2009, 4:30pm

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Re: So why DO you cycle?

Postby Si » 6 Oct 2009, 4:32pm

Social conscience and a superior moral code :wink:

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Re: So why DO you cycle?

Postby pioneer » 7 Oct 2009, 10:28pm

Jan19, my motivation is actually exactly the same as yours. I LIKE CYCLING. Always have. As much as anything it's a freedom thing. If I've got a bike,I've got travel and I'm happy.Adventures await!

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Re: So why DO you cycle?

Postby albert » 10 Oct 2009, 11:55pm

I started cycling because I had a heart attack after 35 years of smoking and taking no exercise, and found it less boring than the gym. After I got my first bike I "got the bug". I do Sportifs, cycle over 100 miles a week and now have 4 bikes - much to the amusement of my family who think that I have gone nuts.
All I can say is that it is a fantastic activity. I have no "holier than thou" reasons for riding and remain sceptical about the whole green agenda, seeing as the vast majority of bottle bank users fly, drive and over use electricity and every other resource that a modern life requires.

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Re: So why DO you cycle?

Postby spiderweb34 » 11 Oct 2009, 1:17am

Because every time I was out running I used to get overtaken by cyclists and it annoyed me.

Other honourable mentions:
I wanted to do something challenging (partly as a physical challenge and partly to raise money for cancer charities) and LEJOG fitted in well with this (less intense training than a marathon while I was at uni).
I enjoy the exercise
It is a great way to relieve stress (freedom/stunning views)

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Re: So why DO you cycle?

Postby Basil W Bloke » 11 Oct 2009, 2:10am

Because I am at A and I need to get to B.

Sometime C & D are also involved.
We are normal and we want our freedom
We are normal and we dig Bert Weedon

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Re: So why DO you cycle?

Postby reohn2 » 11 Oct 2009, 9:03am

Basil W Bloke wrote:Because I am at A and I need to get to B.

Sometime C & D are also involved.


I find X to be troublsome at times :?
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I cycle therefore I am.

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Re: So why DO you cycle?

Postby jonbott » 11 Oct 2009, 10:21am

because its free!!oh and the fact I get passed by loads of cars,then I pass them all in a queue and get to work before them :)
I`m def too old for this!

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Re: So why DO you cycle?

Postby Basil W Bloke » 11 Oct 2009, 5:08pm

jonbott wrote:because its free!!


Que? !!! :shock:

<Checks latest credit card statement.>

I repeat:
Que? !!! :shock:
We are normal and we want our freedom

We are normal and we dig Bert Weedon

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Re: So why DO you cycle?

Postby jonbott » 11 Oct 2009, 5:12pm

Basil W Bloke wrote:
jonbott wrote:because its free!!


Que? !!! :shock:

<Checks latest credit card statement.>

I repeat:
Que? !!! :shock:

yea free!except tyres
oh shoes as mine broke
oh the chain
sprockets too
ah did I mention handlebar tape cos i fell off
well its nearly free :)
I`m def too old for this!

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Re: So why DO you cycle?

Postby Velocio » 14 Oct 2009, 12:58pm

...I also cycle for my regular fix of endorphins

...after long rides my mood is happy ...and I often experience the 'golden glow' ...that warm and satisfying feeling of having done some strenuous exercise

...if I'm unable to cycle for any length of time I become moody and irritable

:)
...ever cycle ...ever CTC

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Re: So why DO you cycle?

Postby patricktaylor » 14 Oct 2009, 6:56pm

Same as Velocio.

Hardly a day goes by without a ride on my bike, including Christmas Day. I love the sensation of being on two wheels propelling myself along. It's always a thrill. I also enjoy my bikes, the gear I wear, the scenery, the exercise, the outdoors, the sky - everything. Cycling is simply wonderful.

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Re: So why DO you cycle?

Postby Gearoidmuar » 15 Oct 2009, 8:06am

I cycle because I like being outdoors, because I love scenery, I like photography, I like the company of other cycling friends, my wife is a very good cyclist and loves it, I go cycle-touring on nearly all my holidays, I love exploring, I like talking to people I meet on my cycles, I love the old coffee and scone routine which I and my friends have, whatever I am working on brain wise at the time, I have all my bright ideas while cycling, I enjoy maintaining my bikes, building wheels, being by far the best bike mechanic of all my friends, I enjoy feeling fit, I love foreign architecture. Really, I know that's not much of a reason..

I suppose really it's because I'm mad.