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    Flirting With The Redline 2000 Posts! Sorg67's Avatar
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    Trying to Give Up Riding

    I decided to quit riding. I have sold two bikes. I have three left to sell.

    Had a nice Saturday morning breakfast ride this weekend. And on Sunday, I took the other two bikes for a rip just so they were not neglected.

    I have decided that the most dangerous part of riding is that it displaces physical activity. Had I not gone for those rides, I might have gone for a bicycle ride or a run instead. Healthier activities.

    It is true that I could have done both, but I did not. I have found that when I ride, I tend to be less physically active.

    Yes Trials, I know trials riding and dirt biking is physically active. Not happening.

    I enjoyed riding this weekend and I am really having a hard time pulling the trigger on getting rid of the rest of the bikes.

    I am convinced this is what I want to do, but still difficult to do it.

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    RiderCoach 10,000 Posts! SoCal LabRat's Avatar
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    I hear ya, and good on you for knowing when to say “when”. Most of us will get there in our own time, some of us have already made and executed that choice.

    No judgment from me. I’ve got mucho respect for those who bow out before they come close to reaching the bottom.


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    I believe I have been a safer rider due to the guidance I have received on this site. I have not followed all the advice I have received. But I have heeded a lot of it. And I have been engendered with an attitude of safety.

    Thanks for that. Perhaps you saved my life or helped me avoid an injury.

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    Come up and go fishing or trials riding some time
    the riding you could do with me the fishing would be with my wife, she's the fisher person I'm the rider

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    I noticed that when I returned to bicycling my annual motorcycling mileage reduced greatly. I probably spend about the same amount of time on two wheels as I always did, I just move a lot slower.

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    Same here
    except your exercise now comes from peddling, and mine comes from riding funny looking motorcycles with no seat.

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