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What do you do to avoid bike boredom?

Old 09-09-19, 09:23 PM
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What do you do to avoid bike boredom?

this last Saturday I was feeling bored with biking so I decided I needed to jump start my git r done.so I decided I would ride 38 miles and jump off the bike and run 10 miles.....it was just the kick in the pants I needed....what do the rest of the bf world do to avoid bike boredom
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See sig line.
Plus 3 current projects = worthy.
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But yes, cross training is good too.
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Old 09-10-19, 03:39 AM
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I am so busy I don't have time to feel bored.
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What do you do to avoid bike boredom?
Originally Posted by robnol View Post
this last Saturday I was feeling bored with biking so I decided I needed to jump start my git r done.so I decided I would ride 38 miles and jump off the bike and run 10 miles.....it was just the kick in the pants I needed....

what do the rest of the bf world do to avoid bike boredom
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But yes, cross training is good too.
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I am so busy I don't have time to feel bored.
I too posted to that thread cited by @Machka. Is the query of this thread what to do to avoid bike boredom, i.e boredom with the bike(s), or boredom with biking?
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Old 09-10-19, 05:58 AM
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Buy more bikes

I am only half-joking. If you mostly ride paved roads, try gravel/dirt road riding. Or off-road trail riding. Or if you are already trail riding, try it on a very different sort of bike.

I ride on the road and also mountain bike. Sometimes I get kind of board with one and I wonít do it at all for a while and just focus on the other.

Back when I was mountain biking several times every week, riding the same local trails over and over on my full suspension bike started to get a little boring. So I got a rigid single speed, and it was like riding a whole new trail system.
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bored with riding, don't ride
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I have lots of interests. If cycling was my only "hobby", or if due to location I was restricted to only one or two route options, I might get bored with it. As it is, life is full of variety - and full!

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Old 09-10-19, 07:12 AM
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Pedal harder.
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Old 09-10-19, 07:14 AM
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Originally Posted by robnol View Post
this last Saturday I was feeling bored with biking so I decided I needed to jump start my git r done.so I decided I would ride 38 miles and jump off the bike and run 10 miles.....it was just the kick in the pants I needed....what do the rest of the bf world do to avoid bike boredom
Pretty much same for me, but i ride for 50 miles then run 20. Sniff...just sayin.

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Originally Posted by Flip Flop Rider View Post
bored with riding, don't ride
This.
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When someone says to me they are bored, my response is...no, you are boring.
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Originally Posted by Spinay70 View Post
Pretty much same for me, but i ride for 50 miles then run 20. Sniff...just sayin.

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Wow. ...Much respect ...that would kill ur average bike rider for sure
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Wow. ...Much respect ...that would kill ur average bike rider for sure
Riding 50 miles would kill the average runner

If you're bored with your regular routes but still want to ride get a mountain bike. Or get a gravel bike and hit some dirt roads. Or get a single speed and ride those same routes (if you can).
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My response was tongue in cheekie breeki. I dont post classified data like that.

Seriously if you are bored on a ride/with a ride change it up. Go for a walk instead. Take a day or two off. Also slowing down on rides, especially if you are in scenic areas is cool...just to look around.


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Try a Raleigh Chopper riding never gets boring on that.
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Originally Posted by robnol View Post
this last Saturday I was feeling bored with biking so I decided I needed to jump start my git r done.so I decided I would ride 38 miles and jump off the bike and run 10 miles.....it was just the kick in the pants I needed....what do the rest of the bf world do to avoid bike boredom
Go for a walk.
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I have a wide range of scenic (and sometimes not so scenic) routes I take 2 - 3 days per week. Often when I ride, after a rest I will walk the bike. Sometimes for 10 - 15 minutes. I feel great after that to finish a 1 - 1.5 hour outing. Some days I just walk for 45 - 60 minutes around the local pond and up the hill. I also do some resistance training with dumbbells 3 days per week. For people over 60 like myself who don't otherwise do much physical work, Resistance training is at least as important as cardio, Not only for general fitness and health, But for recreational cycling too.
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Originally Posted by billyymc View Post
Riding 50 miles would kill the average runner

If you're bored with your regular routes but still want to ride get a mountain bike. Or get a gravel bike and hit some dirt roads. Or get a single speed and ride those same routes (if you can).
It would kill their butts
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Originally Posted by robnol View Post
this last Saturday I was feeling bored with biking so I decided I needed to jump start my git r done.so I decided I would ride 38 miles and jump off the bike and run 10 miles.....it was just the kick in the pants I needed....what do the rest of the bf world do to avoid bike boredom
I listen to audio books while I ride. Attached is a list of books I have listened to while riding my bike, with a few of them listened to while driving my car. The trick is to select authors and/or subjects that are not boring or uninteresting to me. For those titles that I cannot find in audio book format, the library has been my good friend, but they are not good for enriching a bicycle ride. Not recommended for those unable to chew gum while riding.
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I listen to audio books while I ride. Attached is a list of books I have listened to while riding my bike, with a few of them listened to while driving my car. The trick is to select authors and/or subjects that are not boring or uninteresting to me. For those titles that I cannot find in audio book format, the library has been my good friend, but they are not good for enriching a bicycle ride. Not recommended for those unable to chew gum while riding.
Yeah Iím not doing that I donít want to be aware of cars coming and anything else when I ride
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Originally Posted by robnol View Post
Yeah I’m not doing that I don’t want to be aware of cars coming and anything else when I ride
Fine, maintain 100% awareness of how boring your rides have become for you. As previously stated, not recommended for those unable to chew gum while riding.
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Old 09-10-19, 12:34 PM
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Fine, maintain 100% awareness of how boring your rides have become for you. As previously stated, not recommended for those unable to chew gum while riding.
And live to ride another day
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