By Hettie Chauvin. Cycling. Published at Wednesday, March 27th, 2019 - 23:42:32 PM.
Cycling is not always a welcome universe for anyone hoping to save a few pennies, which makes it testing for those who don’t own many pennies at all. Many riders in their 20s will know the hardship of the twin ambitions of trying to kickstart a career AND trying to keep your bike above the standard of roadie ridicule. When (more financially viable) club-mates compare their state-of-the-art whale technology carbon rims, you might have to slink off into the background to avoid admitting how much your wheels actually cost, or that you got them from Gumtree.
The first thing you might notice riding bikes in your younger days is that friends won’t necessarily be as excited about the miracle of the bicycle as you. I’m the only one of my friends who rides road bikes, which can make me the butt of A LOT of jokes at the pub. It doesn’t help that my mates ride mountain bikes, making me fair game for a ribbing in their eyes.
The (often mis-)perception is that cycling is reserved for those advancing in years, but on rare days you might catch a glimpse of the mythical creature – a cyclist in their mid-20s. While running around interviewing pros at a recent cycling event, a flattering member of the public asked “are you training to be a journalist?”, to which I responded “no, I am one.”
Similarly, if you’re a power based athlete or someone who enjoys time in the gym, Rowe says he’d treat a session pumping iron as similar to a high intensity bike session or a heavy chaingang – so the same amount of recovery applies. A gym day definitely doesn’t count as a day off.
Any content, trademark’s, or other material that might be found on the Mobrott website that is not Mobrott’s property remains the copyright of its respective owner/s. In no way does Mobrott claim ownership or responsibility for such items, and you should seek legal consent for any use of such materials from its owner.