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I've done no riding - absolutely none whatsoever - over the last few months. Its partly my own fault but also I've been pursuing other interests and being doing everything but riding. I am running everyday to maintain some degree of fitness - ran 14K this morning at 7:30 in 0 degree weather. Great run, too cold though. Perfect conditions otherwise.

I continually lurk on MTBR/RBR/WW etc but not really adding much to discussion. Going to rebuild my Ellsworth as its in need of some new parts.

I can't say I miss the trails all that much - miss the roads more so - but running is keeping me happy.
 

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Trevor! said:
I've done no riding - absolutely none whatsoever - over the last few months. Its partly my own fault but also I've been pursuing other interests and being doing everything but riding. I am running everyday to maintain some degree of fitness - ran 14K this morning at 7:30 in 0 degree weather. Great run, too cold though. Perfect conditions otherwise.

I continually lurk on MTBR/RBR/WW etc but not really adding much to discussion. Going to rebuild my Ellsworth as its in need of some new parts.

I can't say I miss the trails all that much - miss the roads more so - but running is keeping me happy.
Come on Trev, dont let the few from down under let the Southern Hemisphere down. Have missed your posts to be honest........I am enjoying the roads a bit now. Having moved to Spain form NZ, the heat is just killing me. Left home at 6.30AM this morning, started riding at 7, it was 29 deg C after 2 hours it was 32 deg C. It is sucking it out of me. Hating it, not sure what to do actually................

Keep your posts coming Trev.....:thumbsup:
 

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What other interests can there be apart from drinking and mtbing:p I tried running thought i would have the fittnest to do it but I'm lucky to last 10 metres maybe 15 if someone pointed a gun at me and said run.Yeah it can be hard to find motivation to go riding in winter spring is round the corner bet get fit:)
 

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What other interests can there be apart from drinking and mtbing:p I tried running thought i would have the fittnest to do it but I'm lucky to last 10 metres maybe 15 if someone pointed a gun at me and said run.Yeah it can be hard to find motivation to go riding in winter spring is round the corner bet get fit:)
I agree, I used to run, I found it like watching paint dry or the grass grow............ I guess in a group it may be alright, nah it sux... I travel loads for work, so may do it on a rare occasion if a hotel gym does not have a ***** exocycle that feels nothing like a bike, I have a blat on the treadmill..............

I love riding in the winter. It was great living in NZ, could ride at Rotavegas, then stay in your bike clothes, drive 5 mins and get in the thermal spring creek, warm up, have a wash and head back to Auckland. All good. I would kill for some cool weather riding at present, this Spain heat is melting me...
 

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Low_rider or whataboutben better get over to Trevor's place and put him on a proper bike before he forgets how to ride a MTB bike:thumbsup:I like riding in winter days are abit short but take your bike light and get that fantastic light just before sunset and ride home in the dark.See what your missing Trevor;)
 

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Trevor, I haven't rode in 3 months! I'm in the midst of building an extension to the house. Was never in shape before, now I'm going to be in trouble!!! I am enjoying time off from mountin biking. Wish I had a road bike, but with all the local deaths/injuries on the road I'm too apprehensive to ride on the road now.
 

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Trevor, I haven't rode in 3 months! I'm in the midst of building an extension to the house. Was never in shape before, now I'm going to be in trouble!!! I am enjoying time off from mountin biking. Wish I had a road bike, but with all the local deaths/injuries on the road I'm too apprehensive to ride on the road now.
I wonder if Tuesday nights are still a go?

I understand what you mean about Road bikes, but I still think you can be relatively safe - choosing certain routes and times - but like everything there is nevertheless a risk. Its sad news to see yet another rider killed on the roads.
 

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Sounds like you're suffering from burn-out bloke! I'll have to catch up with you sometime this semester for a roll about. ;)

I assume you're still flat out with Uni and work? I understand how all work and no play makes for a very stressful lifestyle; at least you can always come back to your riding.

Keep the passion alive Trev! :thumbsup:

Dave.
 

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Hell yeah, Dave and I will come around and drag you out. A couple of hours laughing at me trying to keep up will refresh your spirit. Besides i've been on the road for a month and havent ridden at all in that time, ought to be a laugh when i get back on the saddle.

I didnt know you were in Tassie...
 

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I too have been struggling to get in the riding- I just totally lost motivation after a real rough time of things. I decided nearly getting killed every time I head out on the roadie just wasn’t worth it... The Titus however saw a trip to Sydney which saw some refreshed interest in riding which has been good for me. :)


A prospective change of employment might also have a positive effect on my riding- 30km commute each way 5 days a week, with two routes- one for the MTB and one on the road :thumbsup:
 

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I too have been struggling to get in the riding- I just totally lost motivation after a real rough time of things. I decided nearly getting killed every time I head out on the roadie just wasn't worth it... The Titus however saw a trip to Sydney which saw some refreshed interest in riding which has been good for me. :)

A prospective change of employment might also have a positive effect on my riding- 30km commute each way 5 days a week, with two routes- one for the MTB and one on the road :thumbsup:
Take the MTB route:) One person got killed near my place about a month ago on a road bike and that was on the bike lane:eekster:You have too nice a bike for it not to be used you could however send it up to me and i will give it a good work out:thumbsup:
 

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Take the MTB route:) One person got killed near my place about a month ago on a road bike and that was on the bike lane:eekster:You have too nice a bike for it not to be used you could however send it up to me and i will give it a good work out:thumbsup:
See what happens. The Titus is still in it's flight bag, incase I decide to randomly fly some where and go for a ride, as I have a tendancy to do.... ;) The job isnt in the bag yet, but it might be close- should know in the next few days. :cool:

I think the week I rode the road bike last, I had something like 4 near misses, all on very open roads, all very quiet roads, and all from behind. That told me obviously the drivers around here don't hold cyclists lives in very high regard. It annoys me quiet a bit. :madman:
 

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Nah man, I was paying them to get rid of you, fortunately they all sucked at driving and their employment has been terminated. Good drivers are getting harder to find :D
 

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Psst! Hey Ben - see if you can get Cul to slip on a kangaroo suit and ask him to demonstrate a bunny-hop on one of the roads around here. Then you won't need to pay the drivers .....

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Graeme
 

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Sounds like you're suffering from burn-out bloke! I'll have to catch up with you sometime this semester for a roll about. ;)

I assume you're still flat out with Uni and work? I understand how all work and no play makes for a very stressful lifestyle; at least you can always come back to your riding.

Keep the passion alive Trev! :thumbsup:

Dave.
No not burnt out - just not interested in riding reallly. I've been running everyday so thats made me feel happy.
 

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As of lately (n the last few days) I have finally realized I'm prett screwed for my very near exams and that although the HSC is a joke - it sadly means alot about my future:(

I'm totally stressed out at the moment - I think I may go for a ride tommorow just to clear my head.... :)
 

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Hey dude chill out about the HSC, it seriously isnt as big as everyone makes it out to be. I think the amount of stress imparted on students is an absoloute joke. To be successful in exams you have to have the right balance of work, play and sleep. Dont let them get too unbalanced. I still reckon uni exams are harder compared...

If you need any help with anything give us a yell. I'm more than happy to help.
 
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