cycling and ageing

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Re: cycling and ageing

Postby peterb » 27 Mar 2019, 8:53am

Driving to the start of the weekly club-run doesn't bother me - selfish perhaps, but I've had to give up on riding my conventional bikes due to health issues and now use an e-road bike. I haven't got the range. If I didn't drive I wouldn't be able to take part. Full stop.
I always compare it to the runner taking part in an event - no one expects them to run to the start, compete, and then run home again, do they?

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Re: cycling and ageing

Postby brynpoeth » 28 Mar 2019, 4:04am

Lots of joggers drive to the park to jog, although they could jog there quickly and easily
Near me there is a dog monopoly (lead-free) wood, the car park is often quite full
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Re: cycling and ageing

Postby foxyrider » 28 Mar 2019, 8:43am

A friends adult son goes to the gym every day by car - it's less than half a mile away, you can nearly see it from the house. Suggest he walks and you get a 'you can't be serious' look.

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Re: cycling and ageing

Postby Sweep » 28 Mar 2019, 9:11am

foxyrider wrote:A friends adult son goes to the gym every day by car - it's less than half a mile away, you can nearly see it from the house. Suggest he walks and you get a 'you can't be serious' look.

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Is this the gym?

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Re: cycling and ageing

Postby peterb » 28 Mar 2019, 9:36am

brynpoeth wrote:Lots of joggers drive to the park to jog, although they could jog there quickly and easily
Near me there is a dog monopoly (lead-free) wood, the car park is often quite full
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Doesn't it depend on how far away the event is?
However, I attend a fitness class in my village - I walk, about 600 yards (to just about my pain threshold, I have PAD). I'm amazed how many others find it necessary to drive down the village street to get there. Others drive in from surrounding villages (no public transport).

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Re: cycling and ageing

Postby Tiberius » 28 Mar 2019, 9:43am

foxyrider wrote:A friends adult son goes to the gym every day by car - it's less than half a mile away, you can nearly see it from the house. Suggest he walks and you get a 'you can't be serious' look. !


Just like my mate. He drives to the gym (one mile) and then gets straight onto a walking machine !....I've asked him why he doesn't just walk to the gym ? He says that he prefers to walk on a walking machine because he can watch the telly at the same time !!!..... :?

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Re: cycling and ageing

Postby charliepolecat » 28 Mar 2019, 1:20pm

He drives to the gym (one mile) and then gets straight onto a walking machine


It's the same with people who use my gym and take the lift to the first floor then get on the treadmill or stair climbing machine.

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Re: cycling and ageing

Postby nez » 28 Mar 2019, 1:36pm

someone pointed out to me I don't use the warm down bikes at the gym. 'I cycle home,' I said.

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Re: cycling and ageing

Postby flat tyre » 28 Mar 2019, 4:47pm

Huge car park outside our local gym, always full, bike parking for about a dozen bicycles, usually 3 or 4 bikes there!

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Re: cycling and ageing

Postby brynpoeth » 28 Mar 2019, 7:46pm

How sickening, gym membership co$ts a lot too, it's the economy stupid
But.. could a gym be a good place to meet new people, particularly a new partner? :?
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Re: cycling and ageing

Postby charliepolecat » 28 Mar 2019, 8:31pm

But.. could a gym be a good place to meet new people, particularly a new partner?


Well, if you are desperate. :oops:

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Re: cycling and ageing

Postby nez » 28 Mar 2019, 8:52pm

brynpoeth wrote:How sickening, gym membership co$ts a lot too, it's the economy stupid
But.. could a gym be a good place to meet new people, particularly a new partner? :?


Since most people wear earphones and listen to music (or in my case podcasts) it's difficult to see how that would work. Maybe if you were issued with slate and chalk on the way in...