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    I have a confession

    My confession is I ride my bike for fun and sometimes don't ride as hard as I can! I know I should be thrown out of the endurance athlete club

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    I have a confession

    You and me both.

    I am sure even pro's would need to have fun every now and then to avoid burnout.

    But for goal-oriented and driven people, I can see how the training grind and the pain is part of the fun.

    Personally, I love long rides but I also gotta dispense with my xc hardtail and go play in the air on the 6 inch bike or DJ bike now and then.
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    That's why I do endurance "races". You have to ride slower than you can to finish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaybo View Post
    My confession is I ride my bike for fun and sometimes don't ride as hard as I can! I know I should be thrown out of the endurance athlete club


    I guess next you will be telling us your bike of choice for these fun rides is a singlespeed?

    Yeah, me too.
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    And here I thought that riding endurance was just a by-product of having fun on my bike for a long period of time. And all this time I have been doing it wrong. I guess I will start making it all about pain and suffering.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jrastories View Post
    And here I thought that riding endurance was just a by-product of having fun on my bike for a long period of time. And all this time I have been doing it wrong. I guess I will start making it all about pain and suffering.
    You and me both. One of my favorite things about endurance racing is that just about the best way to train for it is to go out and have fun on my mtb for 6 hours in the woods, while riding at a "suffering just slightly" pace!
    The drive towards achievement and success is the motive power of civilization.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kosmo View Post
    You and me both. One of my favorite things about endurance racing is that just about the best way to train for it is to go out and have fun on my mtb for 6 hours in the woods, while riding at a "suffering just slightly" pace!

    Phew!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Thought is was just me.
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    You got me on the SS thing! I have been really enjoying SSing these days. Screw everything I said

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    I love long endurance rides on my geared bikes... But deep down SSing is what I really enjoy...

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