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birds, which will display migratory restlessness even in captivity, we require certain environmental cues fenders, the fat, and the leg hair on our fellow riders tell us to mentally fly south for the winter, and without them we become trapped in a cycle of constant preparation. It like a global warming of the soul. This isn to say that cyclocross isn fun anymore, because it most certainly is. Just be sure to leave time to let yourself go. Sometimes the best rides are the slovenly ones.
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and the weather changed, you forsook goal oriented for more recreational pursuits. You affixed fenders to your bike. You took chatty, meandering rides with friends. You straddled a bicycle with fat tires and enjoyed the sound of crisp autumn leaves crackling beneath your knobbies. Maybe you even put on a little weight and let your leg hair grow wild and free. Then, by the time spring rolled around, you emerge from your hairy cocoon rejuvenated and ready to embark upon the futility of amateur racing once again.
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This is a shame, because we need an off season because it important to take a break from riding bikes (it isn but because it important to take a break from riding bikes seriously. However, the cycling industry has made this nearly impossible.
Consider cyclocross, for example. 'Cross was something you used to be able to do for fun during the off season. You didn even need a real cyclocross bike could show up on a mountain bike. You ride around in the grass, jump over some stuff, and get muddy. Sure it was hard, and yes it was painful, but even so you could spend Adidas Los Angeles Navy Mens a whole day at a 'cross race without ever thinking a second of it mattered. Today, this is virtually impossible.
required. Consequently winter is now just as intense as summer has completely failed to become less serious to compensate. Now, the year is an unbroken peak of spending and training. We may not realize it, but we all slowly being boiled alive, like the proverbial frog in hot water.
This is because cycling has just gone through an off season inversion. As more riders sought to have fun and stay sharp during the off season by participating in cyclocross, more companies rushed to equip them. Naturally everybody was more than happy to ditch their old stuff and buy all this fancy equipment, but at the same time they had to prove themselves worthy and display every bit of the focus this equipment Orange Adidas Originals
First of all, forget about just showing up at a cyclocross race. Thanks to online registration, 'cross events now sell out faster than a Justin Bieber concert. And let just say you do manage to get a spot. Well, the whole just ride my mountain bike plan is completely off the table. It was one thing when mountain bikes were simple and rigid, but if you got a modern dual suspension bike, you be bobbing up and down like a kid on a Rockin Rider Lacey Deluxe Talking Plush Pink Spring Horse. And just wait until it time to shoulder the thing. You liable to be trapped in its workings like a medieval thief in a stockade.
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