Am I a cyclist because I ride my bike ? or do I ride my bike because I am a cyclist? When was the last time you asked yourself why you do the things that you do? The answer to this profound cycle-ogical question could put the fun back in the bike
Living in the city and working a high power job with long hours is stressful. And cycling is our release. So why then do we decide to take the simple pleasures of a bike ride and add job like standards of stress. I’m talking about Training-peaks, power outputs, cadence control, heart rate measurements, numbers, charts, mathematics. These all have a particular function but the question is, do you need them?
Remember when you were 11 and rode your bike because it made you smile. Maybe a little bit more of this can help you realize why you ride in the first place. And if you like the feeling it gives you, then you will be out more, and get faster. It’s a chicken/egg kinda thing.