Quitter

dg74
dg74 Posts: 656
edited May 2010 in Road beginners
That was me today. After a measly 5 miles and letting down two other cyclists. Just can't get my head into cycling right now.

Sorry guys, I did an Ullrich and quit on you.
:(

Comments

  • danowat
    danowat Posts: 2,877
    Whats to get your head round?, legs go round, bike goes fast (or slow if you are me) :wink:
  • Ben6899
    Ben6899 Posts: 9,686
    Don't beat yourself up over it. Have a break from the saddle and before you know it, you'll be hungry for it.

    I promise.
    Ben

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  • dg74
    dg74 Posts: 656
    Ben6899 wrote:
    Don't beat yourself up over it. Have a break from the saddle and before you know it, you'll be hungry for it.

    I promise.

    I have had a break - 6 weeks to be precise.

    Feel like I've lost the bug
  • Lillywhite
    Lillywhite Posts: 742
    dg74 wrote:

    I have had a break - 6 weeks to be precise.

    Feel like I've lost the bug

    Speaking to my son yesterday, who lives in Denton Burn, I understand the weather has been pretty grim in the North East. He's been cycling since 1988 and he's even reluctant to go out on his bike at present.

    Wait until we get a lovely windless warm day and I'm sure you will get your desire to cycle back again. :wink:
  • dg74
    dg74 Posts: 656
    Can i have your bike then :wink:

    If I can't get going, keep your eyes on the classifieds.

    Brand new Secteur with minor upgrades and lots of kit may suddenly appear.
  • redvision
    redvision Posts: 2,958
    dont beat yourself up over not wanting to go out on the bike, i know how you are feeling, im in the same boat!

    not sure whats wrong with me, just have no motivation to go on the bike.
    forced myself to go out on weds. only did about 10 miles and if im honest, the best part was getting off the bike! i mean what the hell is that about?!!!

    anyway, ive decided to take some time out from cycling. hoping that in a couple of months i may feel different.
  • STEFANOS4784
    STEFANOS4784 Posts: 4,109
    Try watching youtube cycling vid's, seems to work for me. Try this one for a starter;


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=66iXTQio7wk
  • rick_chasey
    rick_chasey Posts: 74,785
    dg74 wrote:
    That was me today. After a measly 5 miles and letting down two other cyclists. Just can't get my head into cycling right now.

    Sorry guys, I did an Ullrich and quit on you.
    :(

    You mean Iban Mayo. :wink:
  • dg74
    dg74 Posts: 656
    dg74 wrote:
    That was me today. After a measly 5 miles and letting down two other cyclists. Just can't get my head into cycling right now.

    Sorry guys, I did an Ullrich and quit on you.
    :(

    You mean Iban Mayo. :wink:

    Nah mate, I'm more Ullrich size :lol:
  • cotti
    cotti Posts: 96
    The Giro starts today get some eurosport down your neck :)

    Seriously though beating yourself up wont help just take a longer break and don't set a timescale for it either. I bet one sunny summer evening you'll grab the bike a take a quick blast then you'll have the bug again!
  • wiffachip
    wiffachip Posts: 861
    i set off at 7 from wallsend this morning and very nearly went home after 2 miles, the wind was brutal. i ended up doing 60 miles, but don't be too hard on yourself, today was tough around here

    what size frame is it by the way ?
  • dg74
    dg74 Posts: 656
    wiffachip wrote:
    i set off at 7 from wallsend this morning and very nearly went home after 2 miles, the wind was brutal. i ended up doing 60 miles, but don't be too hard on yourself, today was tough around here

    what size frame is it by the way ?

    It (the wind) was but that wasn't why I quit today. I was at Four Lane Ends and just pulled up and that was it - let two guys down I was on my way to ride with.

    The frame is a 58cm.
  • wiffachip
    wiffachip Posts: 861
    58 ? oh well, stick in
  • Alinshearah
    Alinshearah Posts: 339
    I think I understand were your problem is. 6 miles east of Newcastle puts you 200 yards on the wet side of Cullercoats :lol:

    .....and what size did you say your bike was??? :P
  • Leesykoi
    Leesykoi Posts: 338
    No worries about not turning up mate, i met Sam but he had to go back home so i went solo.....brutal wind but i done a decent route up in sunny northumberland.

    Keep my number and give me a shout when you fancy giving it another go ??

    Oh and watch plenty of the Giro this afternoon !!!!

    (BTW i think your frame is too big for me !!!)
    I like shiny bikes - especially Italian ones.....!!
  • skyd0g
    skyd0g Posts: 2,540
    You should stick at it mate (based on the fact that your bike is waaay too big for me). :wink:

    ...take a break and wait for a sunny, warm, windless day & then go for an easy ride.
    Cycling weakly
  • dg74
    dg74 Posts: 656
    I can relate to people saying the frame is too big but I'm 5'10 and I love the larger frame. I can throw it into corners whereas on a 54cm bike I had last year I felt unsure on it and hated it when it came to cornering.

    The 58cm frame allows me to stick it to the corners with no problems. It was the same situation when I was riding mountain bikes, I went for either one or two sizes bigger.

    Odd.
  • dg74
    dg74 Posts: 656
    Leesykoi wrote:
    No worries about not turning up mate, i met Sam but he had to go back home so i went solo.....brutal wind but i done a decent route up in sunny northumberland.

    Keep my number and give me a shout when you fancy giving it another go ??

    Oh and watch plenty of the Giro this afternoon !!!!

    (BTW i think your frame is too big for me !!!)

    Again loads of apologies, even my mrs has just bollocked me for quitting yesterday. Called me a loser, lol.

    I honestly can't put my finger on it, even today with the lovely weather and what not, all I can think of is not riding. :(

    Not a happy chap.
  • Porta105
    Porta105 Posts: 57
    dg74 wrote:
    Again loads of apologies, even my mrs has just bollocked me for quitting yesterday. Called me a loser, lol.

    I honestly can't put my finger on it, even today with the lovely weather and what not, all I can think of is not riding. :(

    Not a happy chap.

    Mate, don't worry about it. Like Lee said I ended up having to go back anyways (a whole world of pain with the damn boiler!(the gas variety not the missus)).

    We'll get out again sometime soon I'm sure, I was quite looking forward to a decent ride out but that wind was brutal, nearly had a clipless moment while stopped at some lights, I was leaning left as always and the bloody wind blew me right, just got foot out in time though!
  • keef66
    keef66 Posts: 13,123
    You sure it's just the bike you're not happy with?

    I cycle partly to help fight recurrent bouts of depression, but when I'm having a real downer not even the bike can bring me out of it, and I find all sorts of excuses not to get out even when the weather's perfect. And that depresses me even more....
  • keef66
    keef66 Posts: 13,123
    And being bollocked by my wife and called a loser would probably not help very much either.
  • jgsi
    jgsi Posts: 5,062
    dg74 wrote:
    Ben6899 wrote:
    Don't beat yourself up over it. Have a break from the saddle and before you know it, you'll be hungry for it.

    I promise.

    I have had a break - 6 weeks to be precise.

    Feel like I've lost the bug

    Going thru the same.... enforced 'rest' from road cycling.
    Hand cast is removed on Wednesday... but cannot say that I am enthralled with prospect of riding tbh
    Fitness has gone to hell because it is so awkward (like typping) to do anything.
    Not a moan just a feeling of gloom, not offset by watching Giro or holiday on mallorca with some rehab road miles prepromised next week.... if we ever get there....
    so fully understand... if you quit, so what? world keeps turning
    Mind you have ordered a new helmet (cheap and cheerful as last one had to be binned) and a cheer me up Assos summer cap this morning
  • macondo01
    macondo01 Posts: 706
    edited May 2010
    Again loads of apologies, even my mrs has just bollocked me for quitting yesterday. Called me a loser, lol.

    I honestly can't put my finger on it, even today with the lovely weather and what not, all I can think of is not riding.

    Not a happy chap.

    You've lost you mojo.

    Are you anxious about riding? Falling off? Being able to keep up?

    A few people have mentioned some motivational ideas. I'll add Armstrong's 'Its Not About the Bike' to read and this to watch http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ji5_MqicxSo
    .
    "Let not the sands of time get in your lunch"

    National Lampoon
  • jangle
    jangle Posts: 114
    sounds a bit wishy washy but I went through a stage like that, so I took a little time off from cycling. Then when I went out again I went for the scenery and being outside, rather than being cooped up inside. I left my cycle computer at home and deliberately ignored how slow I went. After a couple of rides like that I was ready to start pushing it again and now I am back loving it. Hope that helps.
  • rick_chasey
    rick_chasey Posts: 74,785
    jangle wrote:
    I left my cycle computer at home and deliberately ignored how slow I went. After a couple of rides like that I was ready to start pushing it again and now I am back loving it. Hope that helps.

    This.

    Been riding without a computer all year and i love it.
  • dg74
    dg74 Posts: 656
    Today was a day of truth.

    Pushed myself to see if I could get the monkey off my back and did 45.8 miles in 3hrs 10min.

    Times when I loved it, times when all I wanted to do was turn around and head home and quit. Thankfully, Radio Newcastle and a bit of determination kept me going, even when I was just spinning at low speeds of 10mph.

    So I did ok, not good, not bad - just enough to re-awaken the possibility of riding again.
  • cotti
    cotti Posts: 96
    Good Man! If I were you Id say I deserve a treat lol!
  • gareth2134
    gareth2134 Posts: 198
    I think first this for JGSI mate i don't think your is not wanting to go out on the bike but sounds like your scared to see how bad your fitness levels have dropped. Well if it is that don't worry we aal drop it at some point in the year "well not all but the ppl who have lives outside cycling ha". Get out on your bike go for a slow one on purpose but I bet you find yourself naturally trying to go faster and faster until you feel exhausted but that mite get you to swing back into it again.

    DG74 as for you mate I think you should drop it for a bit, it's not a kop out answer to your dilemma I just think from the sounds of it you could do with a bit of change maybe something to occupy your energy levels running? climbing? swimming. From their see if you do want to get back on the saddle.

    P.s take it easy on yourself about your last ride I think your mates understand if it's something you don't usually do.

    Good luck