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Things they don’t tell you when you take up road cycling (a thread)

1- you will go numb in places you didn’t think were capable of such a thing. Girls, I’m talking intimate, boys, I’m talking Johnson.

#road #cycling #bike #ride #FitnessMotivation
2- you must fuel! Also, hitting the wall is called bonking. I’m a child. Every time someone says they’re bonking, that’s me laughing.

#roadbike #carbs #fuel #sweet
3- flies. Actually no, they’re not flies, they’re bullets. Today has been the day of the black beetle... oh my word do they hurt! If I hadn’t been wearing glasses, I’d be blind. Good protein though. Must have eaten thousands.

#bugs #protein
4- you get to see roadkill I’m not so glorious technicolour 😩 poor wee bunny!

#rabbits #cars #roadkill
5- there are some absolute idiots on the road. Ive heard this mentioned before but I’m always courteous so I assumed it was the norm... no. Folk on their phones, passing before a crest and almost having a collision, pulling out on you and stopping...
6- bruises... where the heck do they come from? My lower leg resembles that of a boisterous 4 year old!

#bruises #cycling #glorious #pedalpower #pedals
7- Strava segments are addictive! I don’t know who are, I don’t know where you live, it’s a virtual thing but I’m gonna beat yo butt.

#Strava #stravasegment #Competition #competitive #race #timetrial #notinpersonthough
8- chafing... ooooooh! Muchty. Get some cream on your chamois.

#chamois #chafing #saddle #shorts #rub #possiblydodgyhashtags
9- cleats! If you’re gonna ride with them, test unclipping near something soft! I ended up in a ditch in front of a delivery driver. Oh the embarrassment!

#cleats #cyclingshoes #ouch #mypride #imeanttodoit #justlyinghere #waitingforamate
10- it’s blooming addictive! I wouldn’t have said this a year ago as I’m into my mountain bike BUT it’s an amazing way to get fit. I love the speed (shock) and other cyclists say hello! Hiya!!!

#mountainbike #roadbike #fatgirl #fitness #hello
@ga5manwilliams it’s tweeted it in reverse 🤦🏼‍♀️ oh well. Here’s my take on what you’ve got me into 😁
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