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When can I expect riding to become enjoyable?

Old 11-11-20, 12:57 PM
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Originally Posted by Maelochs View Post
It is sort of an Emperor's New Clothes thing ... we are not supposed to tell other riders until they have invested enough to themselves be unwilling to back out ... I like you so I am breaking the code of silence. Get Out Now.
That's like the first rule of the Fight Club!
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Old 11-11-20, 01:00 PM
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Originally Posted by downhillmaster View Post
Riiight...
The very first response was “sell the bike and watch tv”
And that was seconded about 3 posts later.
Have a seat
Don't forget the numerous non helpful/negative/snarky responses by the usual suspects for "goofing" on threads for sport, with references to horse beating and other OT BS as well references or hints about other threads that may have been made by the OP in order to harass him.
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Old 11-11-20, 01:07 PM
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Originally Posted by I-Like-To-Bike View Post
Don't forget the numerous non helpful/negative/snarky responses by the usual suspects for "goofing" on threads for sport, with references to horse beating and other OT BS as well references or hints about other threads that may have been made by the OP in order to harass him.
And people going into threads solely to complain how the posts are not helpful
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Old 11-11-20, 01:26 PM
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Originally Posted by CargoDane View Post
And people going into threads solely to complain how the posts are not helpful
That is exactly how I would describe the usual suspects for "goofing" on threads for sport, with references to horse beating, pictures of pig walking and other OT BS and numerous non helpful/negative/snarky responses as well references or hints about other threads that may have been made by the OP in order to harass him.
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Old 11-11-20, 01:39 PM
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The irony seems to have gone over your head.
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Old 11-11-20, 02:16 PM
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Originally Posted by downhillmaster View Post
I’m sure your precious bike is in your bedroom in that case.
I don’t pay that much attention here but I’m guessing that the amount of times that you have posted pictures of your bike is in the thousands
No. Both bikes I currently ride are on the first floor. The cat is currently upstairs in my bedroom, sock.
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Old 11-11-20, 02:17 PM
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Originally Posted by I-Like-To-Bike View Post
That is exactly how I would describe the usual suspects for "goofing" on threads for sport, with references to horse beating, pictures of pig walking and other OT BS and numerous non helpful/negative/snarky responses as well references or hints about other threads that may have been made by the OP in order to harass him.
Lol. Who recently got his hand slapped for having nothing useful to contribute? Hint: You.
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Old 11-11-20, 03:02 PM
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Old 11-11-20, 03:52 PM
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Originally Posted by Reflector Guy View Post
That's like the first rule of the Fight Club!
Dude ... don't talk about Fight Club!
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Old 11-11-20, 05:51 PM
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I have no idea when the OP will start to enjoy riding... I’m just wondering when I’ll finally be fast enough! In either case, I sincerely hope it’s very soon.
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Old 11-11-20, 06:55 PM
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I'm not trying to be snarky but I can't relate, I started having fun like some of the others here, very early in life. .What I think is it should be a passion to you on some level to enjoy it. There is some good advice in this thread I hope you can get what you want out of it.
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Old 11-12-20, 02:00 AM
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I might understand the op's predicament. I don't think I would like riding near as much if I hadn't rebuilt my own vintage lightweights, didn't know much about bikes, and only rode heavy 3-speeds with 35mm tires. If my town didn't have all its bike infrastructure, that would be another reason to be uninspired.
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Old 11-12-20, 04:42 AM
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Some people ask very weird questions, it's impossible to give an answer without being sarcastic or snarky.
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Old 11-12-20, 08:38 AM
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The real answer to the OP's question is that he will enjoy riding when he decides he wants to enjoy riding. Then he will reach out to learn how to alleviate the things that cause discomfort and the like, instead of asking people he doesn't know when he will start to like it. That's a question nobody but the OP can answer.

It's like me asking when I will start enjoying broccoli. After 60+ years of never liking broccoli, nobody can tell me when I will start liking it.
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Old 11-12-20, 01:46 PM
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Originally Posted by Mojo31 View Post
After 60+ years of never liking broccoli, nobody can tell me when I will start liking it.
Here at BF we will tell you that you won't start liking broccoli until you grow your won.
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Old 11-12-20, 01:57 PM
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Originally Posted by IGH_Only View Post
Would a much better bike make it more enjoyable?
I am going to switch gears here and suggest that maybe a new or better bike just might make the difference. I know there are posts here already that say otherwise, and logic suggests that they are correct, but sometimes you just have to go with your emotions and get something new and shiny that excites you every time you look at it or ride it. It's just like buying a new car - you can't wait to go out and drive it even if it is just back and forth to work every day. When you park it, you turn and look back at it as you walk away.

Of course, the downside to this idea is that eventually the newness wears off and then some other shiny new toy catches your eye.... But hopefully by then you'll be over whatever doldrums you're in now.
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Old 11-12-20, 01:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Maelochs View Post
Here at BF we will tell you that you won't start liking broccoli until you grow your won.
LBS (local broccoli stores) are ripoffs anyway. I can grow much better broccoli for far less money.
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Old 11-12-20, 02:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Maelochs View Post
Here at BF we will tell you that you won't start liking broccoli until you grow your won.
And, my response would be that I dislike it so much that I will never grow my own.

Of course, I'll never grow any other food either.
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Originally Posted by Reflector Guy View Post
I am going to switch gears here and suggest that maybe a new or better bike just might make the difference.
Which is why a couple of us asked to see photos of the entry level three speed the OP claims to be riding. He responded by saying he was not motivated to post photos.

Things that make you go Hmmmmmm?
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Old 11-12-20, 02:17 PM
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Originally Posted by Mojo31 View Post
And, my response would be that I dislike it so much that I will never grow my own.
I'm the same way about certain other foods I don't like. I dislike them so much I've never even tried them!
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Originally Posted by Mojo31 View Post
And, my response would be that I dislike it so much that I will never grow my own.

Of course, I'll never grow any other food either.
Riding a bike with a better gear range for an area that one rides in can likely make the ride MORE ENJOYABLE, and putting Spicy Brown Mustard on broccoli or green beans or peas or Brussels Sprouts makes a world of difference in the taste --- much-MUCH BETTER
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Old 11-12-20, 03:15 PM
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Riding a bike with a better gear range for an area that one rides in can likely make the ride MORE ENJOYABLE, and putting Spicy Brown Mustard on broccoli or green beans or peas or Brussels Sprouts makes a world of difference in the taste --- much-MUCH BETTER
I'm a white plate kind of guy.
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Old 11-12-20, 06:47 PM
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rejoice IGH. you don't know it, but you have already learned one of the greatest aspects of cycling: how to suffer.

the rest will come easily.
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Old 11-12-20, 07:22 PM
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rejoice IGH. you don't know it, but you have already learned one of the greatest aspects of cycling: how to suffer.

the rest will come easily.
Quite frankly the old cycling nonsense of "suffering" is totally stupid.
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This thread is all about suffering.
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