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When on quiet roads or deserted bike paths, what ever lifes problems are currently vexing me.
If there is an attractive female in the vicinity, sucking it in and looking nonchalantly cool.
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vince wrote:As a person who never trained or played sport as a kid i'd like to find out what people think about while training/riding whether in a bunch or riding solo? I get rule 6 but what are your er.... well, thoughts?
i never ride in a group
but riding with a mate, i generally dont think much... just have a good whinge about life.
when i ride solo i tend to think about how fatigued i am, how thirsty i am.... as well as insignificant thoughts...
e.g riding on a regular bike path... each time i pass the spot i saw an idiot act spiteful to me one time.. ill think "what an arrogant $#%^^&"
thats about it
i dont think ill ever think about useful things in life whilst riding.
What i find helps and distracts me from useless thoughts is riding when the sun set is projecting a shadow of me riding/pedalling.. then it motivates me on consistent pedalling
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Occasionally that might be supplanted by attention to HR zones and cadence when doing repeats on quiet traffic free climbs. Occasionally - when I'm fit - chasing the rabbit in front.
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I'm a solo tourist and have spent many hours on the bike alone with my thoughts. What do I think about? Trivia I suppose - what is the next point of interest, how far have I come since last time I checked, what kind of geological formation is that, what is for lunch, what will the weather be like tomorrow, what is for dinner, why can't I get that tune out of my head, gee isn't that a beautiful/interesting/boring/ugly landscape - you name it.
Sometimes when the road is long and uninteresting I just listen to an audiobook.
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