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Cycling is something to keep fit and push myself physically. I enjoy the culture, and I can appreciate what it takes to become a categorized racer. My wife might think it's a lifestyle choice for me, but I do not make it the center of my life.
 

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That's a good question

Since I started seriously commuting almost every day, it's become more of a lifestyle, I guess. I don't do as many long recreational rides anymore, since I'm getting my miles in during the week. The more I commute, the less I even think about it as cycling. In fact, I don't really think about "cycling" anymore, I let my magazine subscriptions lapse years ago. This forum is really my only contact with the world of cycling, and I'm trying to wean myself from this as well.
 

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it is a lifestyle. it is a part of who i am. not "center" but it definitely a big part of who I am. If I am out of the saddle for more than a few days...i feel "off".
 

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Easily lifestyle, I live where I live for cycling. I ride to work 5 days/wk, 30mls round trip in the mountains, year round. At work it's bicycles too, as the head mechanic of a reputable shop. Pay is not fantastic, but I'm doing what I want to do. As close as I can get to retirement at age 32.
 

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But it's my favorite hobby, I keep a spare set of gear at work for spontaneous rides, I feel poorly if I don't get out five days a week, and my friends give me bike gifts at holidays. I think I'm in danger of crossing over into the "lifestyle" crowd. Just shoot me if I use the word "peloton" in casual conversation.
 

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curtw said:
But it's my favorite hobby, I keep a spare set of gear at work for spontaneous rides, I feel poorly if I don't get out five days a week, and my friends give me bike gifts at holidays. I think I'm in danger of crossing over into the "lifestyle" crowd. Just shoot me if I use the word "peloton" in casual conversation.
Lifestyle? Its a passion.

Chris V.
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I spend too much time doing cycling related stuff to call it a hobby. I know a guy who is going to Chile for the summer to get a full year of skiing (Endless winter). I was thinking about it and I wouldn't be able to give up a biking season. I could let go of all my summer hobbies for a season, but not biking.
 

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Something different.
 

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Apart from work and family

It's the biggest part of my life right now. I've never regularly driven to work in my life, but until I gave up running four years ago, a bike was just a tool. Since I started biking for fitness, I've become passionate about all aspects of it.. racing.. riding.. wrenching.. esthetics.

But mostly its the feeling. You know what I mean.

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Lifestyle ... Ha !
It's LIFE !
It's Religion !
It's Sex!
It's all of the above....

"What do I have to do to ride my bike more?"

That's the way I live !
 

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all and more

It of course is a hobby and also a lifestyle
but it is also ART

But it can also become a problem; if cycling is all you want to talk about [at least that is what my wife says]
 

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fracisco said:
Cycling is something to keep fit and push myself physically. I enjoy the culture, and I can appreciate what it takes to become a categorized racer. My wife might think it's a lifestyle choice for me, but I do not make it the center of my life.
What's wrong with you? You sound perfecty sane! :)
 
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