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The motivation for long distance riding

vorsprungvorsprung Posts: 1,953
edited November 2010 in Tour & expedition
My latest blog article tries to explain the Spiritual side of long distance bike riding


  • bigjimbigjim Posts: 780
    Good stuff :)
  • nasznasz Posts: 88
    Not sure my wife would agree :p Her motivation for our London to Sydney jaunt was varied.
    It was always one of the following for each of the 361 days of cycling:
    - Sightseeing
    - a hot shower
    - hot shower and a bed
    - the airport (for the trip home lol)

    Funny enough her motivation dropped severely when there was just the open road, with no sign of a town for 2-3 days. But picked up in the Australian outback, where there were no dwellings for several days! Contradictory I know...

    When the motivation dropped so did her speed - on a bad day we would do about 16-18kmph and 50km distance, on a good day 22-25kmph and 100km distance. So motivation certainly helps. As for me, I just love the open road.
    ____(_)/ (_)
    Lunicus Cycle Club - LCC - Train hard, ride easy... - London to Sydney on Recumbents 2005/6
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