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gene99
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Originally Posted by CargoDane View Post
A lot of people don't cycle as a "sport", with training regimes, and what have you. A lot of us cycle as transportation and simply because we like it.

Do I suffer at times? Of course, but it's not about the suffering to me, regardless of how much load I carry, regardless of that uphill or headwind. I enjoy it despite of those things, not because of it.
Cargo, My original comment was meant in a light hearted way. And, whether you choose to recognize it or not, "suffering" that ennobles great racers (and lesser ones too) has been an element of cycling as a sport, and a large part of its mythology, since the beginnings of the Tour de France. I happily view cycling as a big tent that can include sport, transportation, design and innovation and even political action. I choose to recognize all of them. I have suffered on the bike; I recommend you try it some time.
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