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How I felt when I took a break from cycling?

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After 4 week challenge I thought that it could be nice to take some break. I was wondering whether I’m gonna miss cycling or not.

I wasn’t cycling regularly 2 months before today. I was just cycling some days and riding it for commuting sometimes. But it wasn’t easy to cycle for commuting every time. Than I quit my job interestingly and I decided to cycle while I was looking for a new job.

I tried to cycle everyday with a 5 miles a day challenge as some of you know. After one month challenge I became exhausting and I’ve decided to finish it at the end of the 31st day. Because number of the days I bored was increasing and it was probably causing to decrease my performance. Than I didn’t want to be bored with cycling completely.

I thought that it might be better to take some break, maybe 1-2 days. I wondered the feeling while I’m not cycling. Frankly, I wanted to miss cycling.

To me, it doesn’t matter whether it’s raining or the sun is shining or whatever: as long as I’m riding a bike I know I’m the luckiest guy in the world – Mark Cavendish

I took one week break!

After taking one week break I can say that I really missed cycling so much. It wasn’t like withdrawal syndrome of course, but If I were cycling for a long long time I could feel like that way. I didn’t feel good, really, I felt tired. I felt tired last days of the challenge, too, but it was better than this kind of tiredness.

Normally I was planning my day for cycling everyday while challenging. Even in the late hours or when I was exhausted etc. I did it everyday except one day, but I compensated it with doubling the distance in the next day. I felt like I should do something everyday after taking the break. My body was trying to tell something to me.

So, I didn’t like “no cycling days”. I’m gonna go on cycling from tomorrow  even I couldn’t do it everyday.  I hope each bike lover keeps cycling anytime. Believe me, cycling is a  really good activity!

22 Comments

mainepaperpusher

May 8, 2017

My husband is an avid cyclist and winters kill him. We live in Maine so he can’t bike for a few months at a time. Even though he does all sorts of winter activities, he yearns for his bicycle. Every year he does 100 mile ride in one day. Sometimes going further. I think we’ll both enjoy your blog. Gotta follow!

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Dino

May 8, 2017

Thanks for the follow! 🙂 100 mile ride in a day is really unbelievable, send my regards to your husband please. 🙂

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mainepaperpusher

May 8, 2017

He does that once a year, but in the past he’s gone further. His record for a 24 hour period is 212 miles. I followed him in the truck so he could eat or drink whenever he wanted. The sad thing is that the end of 24 hours, he was walking much better than I was! Thank you for the follow, too!

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Dino

May 8, 2017

Amazing! How old is he? I guess there are many things to learn from him. 😊

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mainepaperpusher

May 8, 2017

He’s 59 now, but he did that ride when he was 44. Last summer he did 133 miles in one day. He’s obsessed!

Dino

May 8, 2017

😁 Please send him my compliments. I’m 37 and I have to do more to be like him.

mainepaperpusher

May 9, 2017

Will do! Where in the world are you?

Dino

May 9, 2017

Thank you. I live in Turkey.

mainepaperpusher

May 9, 2017

Wonderful!!! We will look forward to more of your pics! Bill sends his best back to you. 🙂

Dino

May 9, 2017

I’m looking forward of your posts, too 🙂

mainepaperpusher

May 11, 2017

Dino, I just wanted to let you know that I’ve nominated you for the Sunshine Blogger Award. I’ll be posting it in a little while. Keep an eye out for it. 🙂

Dino

May 11, 2017

Thank you. I’m gonna write as soon as possible. 🙂

Tony

May 9, 2017

Hi, Dino! Thanks for stopping by my blog and liking my posts on why you should walk more and how to flight the flu. I see you are also a bike enthusiast. It is a wonderful way to start (or finish) the day and exercises the heart as well as the brain. Keep up the good work!

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Dino

May 9, 2017

Thank you. I liked your blog, you give remarkable informations which are quite important in our lives.

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outsideauthority

May 10, 2017

Interesting post and comments. I am doing more artwork now then ever, and when I skip a day or so, I miss it and almost experience an anxiety. I wonder when and how missing something turns into a compulsion and then an obsession.

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Dino

May 11, 2017

I’m no obsessed with cycling, yet 🙂 But I can understand the people who are obsessed with something. If you have something which you love to do, it can be part of your life after a while. It’s like falling in love.

You might be in love with you art. That’s awesome! 🙂

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Max Shumpert

November 20, 2017

I’m on my bike every day and it was interesting to read your point of view! Anyway, I’m glad you missed it at the end 🙂

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Dino

November 23, 2017

Thank you. It’s nice to hear you’re on your bike everyday! 🙂

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Timothy Wilson

November 26, 2017

I am doing cycling everyday as I am using it for my college purpose that’s why your article topic was very interesting to me. I have enough time to take a break for next day ride. Thanks

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Adam Smith

December 13, 2018

Informative article for all. I really appreciate your all valuable info. Keep going.

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Dino

December 20, 2018

Thanks a lot. 🙂

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