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    Do you get grouchy?

    Like when you don't get in some consistent riding. As of late I just don't feel quite right unless I go and get my "fix" four a couple of hours. Even those times I don't really feel riding I can feel my mood lifting right around the time I start to recover from the first "peg the redline" and am good and warmed up. I usually get a little smile and everything just seems a bit better. Any of you guys experience this?

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    Definitely. Gotta ride my bike or I get stressed and depressed.
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    Yup. It's been raining the last week here in ohio and it's driving me nuts. I'm going out tonight after work for a ride. I feel like I haven't gotten a good ride in weeeeeeks.

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    Sheepo, we have contradicting titles...

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    No never get grouchy you bastard..want a fight about it do ya? do ya? do ya?
    just watch who ya callin grouchy next time ya muppet...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tone's View Post
    No never get grouchy you bastard..want a fight about it do ya? do ya? do ya?
    just watch who ya callin grouchy next time ya muppet...
    Go eat a chocolate bar ya miserable Aussie.

    I never get pissed off but I get to ride my bike every day. Maybe not on the trails, but I don't have a car so even my commute is enjoyable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trail Ninja View Post
    Go eat a chocolate bar ya miserable Aussie.

    I never get pissed off but I get to ride my bike every day. Maybe not on the trails, but I don't have a car so even my commute is enjoyable.
    HEHEHEHE, Me old mate ninja, a canadian scorpio that never gets pissed, who's woman is also a scorpio lol, ive heard it all now ninja
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    It's never a bad day when you're blowing past the cagers on the way to work

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    ya muppet...
    Them's pretty strong words.



    Me, I don't get grouchy, but my wife sure does.
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    Totally grouchy . . . dark early, trails wet, every weekend packed with multiple holiday events . . . I'll go spin at the gym but that's more like methadone.

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    I can't say grouchy, but I'm definitely itchin to ride. Kinda feels like each time I feen while trying to quit smoking.
    And since my POS bike is trashed and I haven't picked up my new bike yet, I can't get my fix in.

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    yep sure do..... I'm told by wife and kids to go for a ride..... rain, snow, hot, cold is just doesn't matter... I have to get out!

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    Sometimes life gets in the way of my riding. It was 2 weeks between the last ride and the one I got in this past saturday, but OH WHAT A JOY it was to get back on and go

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    I'm grouchy right now.
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    Ride=No Oscar the Grouch.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by ddprocter View Post
    Totally grouchy . . . . I'll go spin at the gym but that's more like methadone.
    The commute is kinda like that for me. I need a regular dirt fix. No cars wizzin' by my elbow.
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    Grouchy? All the time! Even more so when I don't get to ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tone's View Post
    No never get grouchy you bastard..want a fight about it do ya? do ya? do ya?
    just watch who ya callin grouchy next time ya muppet...
    There are proper meds for grouchy, mate.

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    Yup. But I can substitute other kinds of training. I've re-added running lately because it travels better and I have a little less trouble shoehorning it into a tight schedule. In the past, I lifted weights. I ride both road and mountain. Etc. Varying intensity means I don't necessarily need to do monster four hour rides. Actually, I don't think I've done one of those since August.
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    My wife says I was born grouchy.

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    Find myself far too busy right now to get in regular time on the bike, the weather and lack of daylight hours also adding to that as it is.

    What I do find annoying is when I think i'm going to get out for an hour or so ,look forward to it all day and then can't because something changed , or like today when you know you have free time after work but it didn't get above -2 even in the middle of the day which makes my night ride far too dangerous.

    Then I start to get the feeling I NEED a fix.

    However,IMO it's always better to be pissed off than pissed on
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    So it's not just me, I feel much better now. Fortunately, I'm self employed and can generally work in at least 3 rides a week and that seems about the minimum to keep me happy. I have noticed as my fitness level increased I have to ride a bit harder to get to that happy place. I had an epiphany last time out and that's what prompted the question. It was a ride that I had to squeeze in and about 5 miles into it my with my heart pounding at the max the words "this is where you wanted to be isn't it?" flashed across my mind almost as if spoken by someone else, to which I replied "sure is" and pedaled on with a smile on my face.

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    Yep. Running helps... But as I type this im away on a trip for work, bike less and recovering from a cold.
    the cranky factor is rapidly coming to rear its ugly head.

    Sent by smoke signal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PdlPwr View Post
    Like when you don't get in some consistent riding. As of late I just don't feel quite right unless I go and get my "fix" four a couple of hours. Even those times I don't really feel riding I can feel my mood lifting right around the time I start to recover from the first "peg the redline" and am good and warmed up. I usually get a little smile and everything just seems a bit better. Any of you guys experience this?
    I havent been able to 'seriously' ride my MTB in about 6 months and now its looking like it will be another 2 on top of that with my freshly broken collar bone. I can definitely tell I am a lot more grouchy/ grumpy than when I was riding consistently.

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    I definitely ride to "escape". I'm so glad that my wife values exercise, as its not just me going out to have fun, but also me going out to get exercise that will keep me healthy and attractive!

    To make it extra fun, I often bring a left-hand cig along with me.

    Rain can be annoying, especially when I've been planning on riding a particular day, and then it's pouring. Fortunately our trails are always either on the verge of being taken over by plants or fallen leaves, so riding in the rain or mud is totally smiled upon. On monday night, just as the rain broke, I started a 20 mile night ride. Not much nasty mud, but tons of thin dirty water covered my entire body and bike by the end! Super fun as long as you stay warm, which I did!

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