Being a teenage road cyclist

Discussion in 'Road Cycling' started by Velostage, Aug 25, 2011.

  1. Velostage

    Velostage New Member

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    Report from Sundays ride :

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  2. Velostage

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    A few more posts since our last update.

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  3. vspa

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    Children are not driven into sports by the things you mention, money and fame. Some like contact sports like football, other classy sports like tennis and others an outdoor sport like cycling simply because its fun and because they are appealing to them. Then you through in some talent and parental and community support and you've got a future professional or sport for life situation.
     
  4. alienator

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    I'd worry about any kid driven into sport by dreams of money and fame. That would be a sad condition.
     
  5. danfoz

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    Children don't dream of fame and money? Kids everywhere dream about those thing all the time. In fact what fun would bike racing be without dreams of fame and glory, no one would try to win.
     
  6. alienator

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    You don't need dreams of fame and glory to compete hard. All it takes is a competitive spirit. The competition is the best reason for doing it and is why so many amateurs go out and race during the week and on weekends.
     
  7. danfoz

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    Racing takes an able body and hard training. No one needs fame and glory to race, but some kids have those dreams. I'm sure some pros dreamt of being famous bike racers when they were kids. I dreamt of it at some point. I'm not a famous bike racer. Good thing I dreamt of other things too. Competition is one of the reasons I race, not sure if I need a best reason. If it's the best reason for you, fantastic.
     
  8. Velostage

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    18th Birthday today! - http://velostage.com/wordpress/?p=634
     
  9. qdc15

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    Happy Birthday!
     
  10. Velostage

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    We have a few more posts up since we last updated. Some time next week, we'll also have an interview with two riders who were in this year's Tour De France, so keep looking :) http://www.velostage.com Thanks.
     
  11. vspa

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    congratulations on your blog but this is not the place to advertise it,
     
  12. Velostage

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    May I ask why not? It seems like people are commenting about it on here, and I can't see any rules/guidelines which we have to stick to. We're not making any money from the site, we're just here to keep people up to date+talk to the members.
     
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  13. alienator

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    You introduced your blog, and that's unquestionably ok. However, so far your contributions to the forum only seem blog related. That can a look a bit like what spammers do.
     
  14. Velostage

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    I suppose so. I do read the forums quite regually, but I don't post. Suppose I should change that eh.
     
  15. vspa

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    yeah the title of each thread sets the discussion, people are commenting here about being a teenage road cyclist, im sure lots of people are already visiting velostage anyway, i did read a bit too.
     
  16. alienator

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    You can create a signature here using the "My Profile" link at the top of the page, and in the signature you can include the URL of your blog as well as other stuff, perhaps like the date of latest blog entry.
     
  17. doiturself

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    That is because there is no valid reason for leg-shaving other than vanity, LOL! I tried it a couple of times and the itching and bother drove me nuts and I sure as hell wasn't any faster and the lack of protective hair created more itching when running into bushes, grass, etc.

    The best answer you could give, plausibly, is that it makes skin care a lot easier because we cyclists need to apply lots of sunblock and lotions due to a great deal of exposure to the elements. Try that one; the old urban legend about the hair creating more possibility of infection or being painful when removing bandages is also viable but also bs but maybe someone will swallow it and not think you are effeminate in the process, /img/vbsmilies/smilies/ROTF.gif
     
  18. doiturself

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    Forums have ever been a good place to bring things to the attention of enthusiasts no matter what the hobby or pursuit. That is why it is called a "forum" and not an "exclusive gated community". Thanks for the heads-up.
     
  19. doiturself

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    That's fine until your "contributions" run against the tide and/or grain of the "majority" of the "community". Then the contribution becomes sacrilege, and you will be driven out by an onslaught of specious arguments and vicious diatribes, the sheer volume of which will make your tiny morsel of "spam" seem insignificant./img/vbsmilies/smilies/wink.gif

    If you want to see what people are really into discussing, check out the thread on carrying guns whilst riding./img/vbsmilies/smilies/ROTF.gif

    So, new members, think about this; storage space is dirt-cheap these days. If you are teenagers that means that I and many others have been doing this since before you were born, when disk space was more spendy. Your few words are not going to cost this site any more money for disk storage space so post all you want.
     
  20. doiturself

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    I visited your site, good job, keep it up.
     
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