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Discussion: 4 day week?

in: PrueD; PrueD > 2016-01-08

Jan 8, 2016 7:55 AM # 
A very good personal development move!! Hope it comes through.
Jan 8, 2016 11:48 PM # 
Its a treadmill. Once you get there, 3 will seem even better to aim for.
Jan 9, 2016 1:20 AM # 
Yes, 3 days would seem good now, except that l like spending money (refer to today's log).
Jan 9, 2016 2:53 AM # 
Bike fetish can develop into an extreme form of gear freakin'. You need to be very very careful at this stage. I use my own logic in this situation. Someone says... you can spend this bucket of money and you will be this small per cent faster. My response is- I ride for so long.. If I am faster, I ride further, but I am not getting any fitter. An old heavy slow bike is much better adapted to my exercise requirements.
Jan 9, 2016 5:29 AM # 
And if you want to shave 10 grams off your bike weight, it's cheaper to lose it off your butt. ;-)

And 3 days a week is awesome!
Jan 9, 2016 5:33 AM # 
Agreed - but l don't want to look useless at MTBO or go over the handlebars anymore. Three times this year is too many. I'm a gear freak from way back anyway - skis, kayaks etc, but this is the first decent bike (23 yr old Repco and Aldi bike don't really count).
What l need is a millionaire (or billionaire these days) to offer to keep me geared up and well travelled. Then l won't have to work so hard.
Jan 9, 2016 5:52 AM # 
Travelling salesman, or similar. You don't actually want him underfoot...
Jan 9, 2016 7:01 AM # 
Selling bikes, perhaps?
Jan 9, 2016 8:57 AM # 
Give up competiitve MTB of all forms to keep bones in one piece and avoid being in injury of the month. Bowls, croquet or even rock climbing would be much safer.
Jan 9, 2016 9:13 AM # 
Not sure about the rock climbing. I would fall off for sure. Couldn't even bring myself to do it in the MUMC days.
TT - there's no money in bicycles. That wouldn't do.
Jan 9, 2016 10:26 AM # 
Must be money in selling coffee to cyclists?
Jan 9, 2016 8:45 PM # 
Haha, yes l think there is money to be made that way. A barrister or a barista! Incidentally, my bike comes with 5 free services in the first year!
Jan 9, 2016 9:30 PM # 
You mean you have paid for the services up front in the price.
Jan 9, 2016 9:37 PM # 
Slight clarification - travellling salesman = selling bikes so he's away selling bikes but you get to test the product.
Certainly money in selling coffee to cyclists - just read any of the ACT APers.
Having joined the ranks of Parkrunners too over the past year coffee is a staple there too as a 'recovery' liquid.
Jan 9, 2016 10:58 PM # 
So the bike was really an Aldi bike with a whole lot of services built in. Grrr - I hope not.
TT. We had coffee after yesterday's O training run. Nice.

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