Htfu cycling club
A club of cyclists always pushing their pedals and suffering without excuses.
We Live by The Rules
The Rules lie at the beginning, not at the end; learning to balance them against one another and to welcome them all into your life is a never-ending struggle waged between form and function.
𝐑𝐮𝐥𝐞 #𝟓 // Harden The Fuck Up
This phrase is used to tell a weak or whining person or persons that they have become far too weak, and to prevent further embarrassment to the cycling community, they must Harden The Fuck Up.
𝐑𝐮𝐥𝐞 #𝟗 // If you are out riding in bad weather, it means you are a badass. Period.
Fair-weather riding is a luxury. Those who ride in foul weather – whether it's cold, wet, windy, or hot – are members of a special club of riders. The morning of a ride, they pull back the curtain to check the weather and, seeing rain falling from the skies, allow a smile to spread across their face. This is a rider who loves the ride.
𝐑𝐮𝐥𝐞 #𝟏𝟎 // It never gets easier, you just go faster.
This is a famous quote by Greg LeMan that tells us cycling is hard. It stays hard. The good news is that you will learn to enjoy the suffering. You will look forward to it!
EX DURIS GLORIA
(glory through suffering)
𝐑𝐮𝐥𝐞 #𝟒𝟑 // Don't be a jackass.
When we ride we are Ambassadors of Cycling. We must be conscious of others on the road for our safety and theirs.
𝐑𝐮𝐥𝐞 #𝟕𝟎 // The purpose of competing is to win.
Every ride is a competition against your last ride. The goal is to do better than your last ride, last sprint, or last climb. On the other hand, if you are on a group ride approaching the end, you sprint to win.
𝐑𝐮𝐥𝐞 #𝟕𝟐 // Legs speak louder than words.
Unless you can demonstrate your riding superiority and the smoothness of your pedaling stroke on every ride, please refrain from discussing your power meter, heart-rate, or any other riding data.
𝐑𝐮𝐥𝐞 #𝟗𝟎 // Never get out of the big ring.
If it gets steeper, just push harder on the pedals. Johan Museeuw replied, “Yes, why would you slow down?” It is, of course, acceptable to momentarily shift into the inner ring when riding on grades of 20% or greater.
𝐑𝐮𝐥𝐞 #𝟗𝟏 // No food on training rides under four hours.
This one also comes from Johan Museeuw, who said, “Yes, no food on rides under four hours. You need to lose some weight."
The exception is, of course, hard rides over two hours and races. Also, if you’re planning on being out for more than four hours, start eating before you get hungry. This also applies to energy drink supplements.
world's okayest cyclist™️
I am a Stage 4 Lymphoma survivor and live by the rules! Cycling has changed me mentally and physically. My hope is that it does the same for you.
I cycle to raise funds for the Children's Cancer Research Center and if you can, please click the button below to donate.
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