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Old 03-12-12, 19:42
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Default Would You Really Want To Be A Pro Cyclist?

I doubt there's anyone who both follows the sport and rides a bike that hasn't, even if only for a brief while, let their imagination run riot and, while out on a club ride, a training session or even their daily commute, put themselves in the place of a pro cyclist in a GT or Classic

But, would you, could you, really bring yourself to actually do it?
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Old 03-12-12, 19:47
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No, i want to be a cycling journalist or a team chef.
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Old 03-12-12, 19:49
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No, I would be far too afraid on the descents.
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Definately.

Haven't touched a racing bike in 10 years though. Now that I'm 30 and look at Horner I feel my time has come. lol.

It's not going to happen, but yeh if I could make my money with cycling I would love that.
It's not an easy life though...

Crashes, whereabouts, media. Just to name 3.
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No. I'm afraid of needles.
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No. I'm afraid of needles.
they never feel them)
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Lol same here.
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they never feel them)
it's not a matter of what you feel, but the matter of what you see
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No. I'm afraid of needles.
Its all about the beetroot juice these days.
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No. Being a pro rider wouldn't be my cup of tea.
Like Zam_Olyas said, I'd jump at the chance of being a journalist or DS. Possibly even a mechanic. Although that's low-paid long hours, I'd do it for some time, like a couple of races or a season or two, to experience the whole thing. I'd need to learn the skills first though...
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