What do you think about on the bike?

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What do you think about on a solo ride?


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Usually nothing. Don't know how to explain it. The world just goes away and I suffer on the bike. No reason for me to suffer since I don't race but for some reason I like to make myself hurt. I think that is one thing that separates cyclist from other athletes. Being on the road by myself is nirvana.

I even dumped my cycling computer because it made cycling more like a chore. I had to hit those numbers and it completely ruined the joy of riding a bike.
 
Same. No road computee any longer. Alao feel better since I no longer use Strava too. It is nice to have the aggregated data but like the freedom of dataless more. Follow your own legs and heart.
 
.................i'm with those above..admire the view..not data

..................pounding my 50x14 uphill i don't have power i once did..smiling at the world
around on following down hill swoop......after passing a group of cyclists

...i sing....'we are fami...ly...............all the cyclists....and me....'

Mark L

edit..on todays ride again what's on my wrists make me smile...left kiddies rainbow star
necklace picked up walking dog...right skull watch on vintage swiss ammo leather strap..
ha ha!....i will let others decide cool...uncool...

 
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Feb 20, 2022
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audio books for me

i have just finished 40 plus hours of the bobiverse series by Dennis E Taylor and i recommend it very highly

need a new book to start on this evening's ride
 
I definitely focus on the data not the views. I am fortunate enough to live near some stunning scenery but unless I’m in a car I am focusing on my power not the stunning views.

Years ago I’d do indoor sessions listening to Metallica but these days stick with the numbers even if that sounds boring which it kind of is if you dwell on it.
 
I definitely focus on the data not the views. I am fortunate enough to live near some stunning scenery but unless I’m in a car I am focusing on my power not the stunning views.

Years ago I’d do indoor sessions listening to Metallica but these days stick with the numbers even if that sounds boring which it kind of is if you dwell on it.
I prefer numbers when I’m indoors and find that I naturally gravitate toward intervals and exact numbers for indoor sessions. Outdoors it’s all by feel and I usually increase intensity throughout the ride and get into more of a mindless flow at that point if it’s a good session.
 
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