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MTB Taking a week off

Discussion in 'Cycling Department Forum' started by Bram, Jan 6, 2017.

  1. Bram

    Bram Senior Member

    For the last couple of months I have been on the bike multiple times a week. This first week of January is pretty hectic with hundreds of things needed to be done so I have stayed off the bike for almost a week now.

    Must say I feel that my legs are happy with the rest.

    Full speed ahead next week :)
  2. dazzyb2k3

    dazzyb2k3 Well-Known Member

    Enjoy the rest (what's left of it) :)

    Often you never know how much you needed the rest until you take it. IMO Knowing when and how much to rest is the single hardest - and most beneficial - thing to learn in cycling.

    I make a point of having a couple of periods per year where i don't even think about the bike for days - sometimes weeks. Keeping fresh both mentally and physically is crucial for my enjoyment of the sport. Soon as training or riding starts to feel like a 'chore' then i know it's time to stop and re-charge.

    Never feel guilty about taking days off. Most regular cyclists (ie. several days per week) need it much more than they think.
    Last edited: Jan 6, 2017
  3. Bram

    Bram Senior Member

    I won't :) Actually quite enjoyed to say that I miss it. Me (!!) missing to work out lol. Miracles happen :)

    Time to climb on the mountainbike this week and conquer this nasty winter weather. I am so looking forward to March / April and those awesome spring days with sun :heart:
  4. SnyperAL

    SnyperAL Well-Known Member

    We've had some cracking Frosty sunny mornings here, not been on the bike much but put a good few walks in with the boss.
  5. Bram

    Bram Senior Member

    Sorry for my recent inactivity. I am in the middle of a house renovation that is kind of stressful. Haven't cycled as much as I wanted to either but that is about to change now the show and ice and freezing temperatures have left the country (for now) :)
  6. Ricoow

    Ricoow Active Member

    They are coming back Bram, sawry
  7. Bram

    Bram Senior Member

    It's probably more: taking a few months off ;(

    Broken ankle
  8. Burke Wells

    Burke Wells Well-Known Member

    Broken ankle? Oh man, so very sorry to hear that. What happened?
  9. Bram

    Bram Senior Member

    Tripped and fell from the stairs all the way from top to bottom.

    Sucks so much after all the hard work of the last year
  10. Flaviu

    Flaviu Well-Known Member

    Sorry to hear that. You can't do nothing now, just rest be patient and you will be like new when the weather will be warmer
    Get well soon, Bram
  11. Velo Wringer

    Velo Wringer Well-Known Member

    Sorry to hear that indeed. That is just not fair. Only thing I know from experience (no broken bones though): it will be an opportunity to look at things from a different perspective. Can sometimes be useful.

    I am sure you will recover quickly with the condition you built!
    All the best,
  12. Jim Layee

    Jim Layee Well-Known Member

    The length some people go to avoid riding in the cold ;)

    Just kidding , hope it heals up nice and quicky so you can get out there again soon .

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