Back again....

by Super Domestique   December 10, 2011  

Hi guys.

Some of you might recall my username from a few months back. Haven't posted in a while but have used cycling to keep me going through a tough few months after losing my mother.

Both mtb and road bike gave me the escape needed, although not much involvement in the forum.

Anyway, I am back.

Anyone else had cycling get them through tough times?

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Welcome back Super Domestique, glad cycling helped get you through what must have been a tough time. I've always found it a very useful release from the stresses of being involved in running a website - even dicing with dodgy drivers can be oddly cathartic… although maybe the shouting is the cathartic bit.

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posted by Tony Farrelly [4135 posts]
10th December 2011 - 20:15

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Sorry about your mother. Yes, I'm sure it's not unique to cycling; the ability to immerse yourself in something mindlessly physical to distract what's going on in your head and there is something about the very real chemicals - endorphins? - that are released as a result of exercise but there IS something about cycling getting you somewhere where you can admire the view a long way from home that is unique and beats the gym any day. Welcome back...

posted by nick_rearden [859 posts]
10th December 2011 - 21:51

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Welcome back and sorry to hear you've lost your mum. At least the cycling helped you through it.

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posted by Simon E [1940 posts]
10th December 2011 - 22:29

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I agree, I think it's two fold. It's the buzz you get from the physical exercise and the emotional well being you feel from what you see when your on the bike. You notice a lot more from a bike than you would from a car or walking and I think you see it in a different way too. You also get time and space to think clearly. Sorry about your mum, hope the cycling continues to help.

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posted by shollin [51 posts]
10th December 2011 - 23:19

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Thank you all for your replies and sentiments.

It's good to be back.

posted by Super Domestique [1598 posts]
11th December 2011 - 15:42

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