HOW MUCH WE ENJOY CYCLING…
Lie: Cyclists are a strange bunch; we’ll tell anyone who’s willing to listen how much we enjoy getting out on our bike(s). “It’s exhilarating”, “wonderful,” “it’s the only time I feel fully alive”. Yet, this is only part of the truth. The bit most cyclists really enjoy is the end of the ride, when we’ve overcome a challenge, got o the bike and hobbled home for a hot bath. For most of us, cycling is an activity we enjoy retrospectively.
Tip: We’ve all had great (and terrible) experiences in the saddle. There’s no shame in admitting we enjoy sport once it’s over. Let’s be honest, it’s not easy, it leaves us tired, dazed and sore. Yet, time and again, we get back on our bikes. Why? Because of the exhilaration that comes from completing rides, despite how hard they can be. Being vocal about these love/hate feelings towards the sport will mean you’ll
nd riders who feel the same way, creating an instant support network.