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

๐‘๐ฎ๐ฅ๐ž #๐Ÿ“ // 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.

๐‘๐ฎ๐ฅ๐ž #๐Ÿ— // 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 โ€“ whether it's cold, wet, windy, or hot โ€“ 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.

๐‘๐ฎ๐ฅ๐ž #๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ // 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!

(glory through suffering)

It never gets easier.

๐‘๐ฎ๐ฅ๐ž #๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ‘ // 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.

๐‘๐ฎ๐ฅ๐ž #๐Ÿ•๐ŸŽ // 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.

Spin to win

๐‘๐ฎ๐ฅ๐ž #๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ // 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.

Cyclist legs

๐‘๐ฎ๐ฅ๐ž #๐Ÿ—๐ŸŽ // Never get out of the big ring.

If it gets steeper, just push harder on the pedals. Johan Museeuw replied, โ€œYes, why would you slow down?โ€ It is, of course, acceptable to momentarily shift into the inner ring when riding on grades of 20% or greater.

Johan Museeuw

๐‘๐ฎ๐ฅ๐ž #๐Ÿ—๐Ÿ // No food on training rides under four hours.

This one also comes from Johan Museeuw, who said, โ€œYes, 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 youโ€™re planning on being out for more than four hours, start eating before you get hungry. This also applies to energy drink supplements.

cyclist feeding on the bike

world's okayest cyclistโ„ข๏ธ

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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