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PostPosted: Wed Jan 31, 2018 11:03 am    Post subject: Bah, Les Anglais Reply with quote

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/01/30/british-sports-fanatic-runs-80-miles-french-motorway-picked/

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Britons have a reputation for running on motorways in France, according to the police source. ďIt isnít the first time this has happened and itís usually Britons who do it. Itís peculiar that they run on the motorway. Perhaps itís a national sport [in Britain] but not in our country.Ē


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 31, 2018 11:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nobody of any nationality thinks running on motorways is sensible. This is more indicative of the completely self-engrossed bubble that ultra endurance athletes live in.

On that note, yesterday I drove past the guy on his third attempt to beat the Year-long cycling mileage record ("Year Long Time Trial"). Apart from not having any lights on, in failing light, I can't help thinking that this is another example of people living in their own little world. Presumably this guy doesn't have a job/family (how does he fund it?).
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don't hold back eJC - tell us what you really think.... Wink
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 31, 2018 4:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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explorerJC wrote:
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jorgan wrote:
This is more indicative of the completely self-engrossed bubble that ultra endurance athletes live in.


huh ?
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 01, 2018 9:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ed_m wrote:
Jorgan wrote:
This is more indicative of the completely self-engrossed bubble that ultra endurance athletes live in.


huh ?


Let me clarify. I'm not talking about someone who runs a 50 mile Ultra twice a year - I'm talking about the people that cycle around the world, try to beat most miles in a year records, and people who think running 80 miles along a motorway is okay in their world. I'm afraid, when I read that someone is off on yet another trip riding around the globe or from Alaska to Cape Horn and that they have a family, my first thought is not 'what a legend' it's 'what a selfish pr!ck'.

That said, without people being completely driven, we wouldn't have had all those great leaders, scientists, inventors and so on. But the 'output' there is somewhat different. Endurance records in the 21st Century are no use to anyone.

But to each their own. As an aside, I think I'm going to start vaguely related thread about explorers.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 9:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jorgan wrote:
ed_m wrote:
Jorgan wrote:
This is more indicative of the completely self-engrossed bubble that ultra endurance athletes live in.


huh ?


Let me clarify. I'm not talking about someone who runs a 50 mile Ultra twice a year - I'm talking about the people that cycle around the world, try to beat most miles in a year records, and people who think running 80 miles along a motorway is okay in their world. I'm afraid, when I read that someone is off on yet another trip riding around the globe or from Alaska to Cape Horn and that they have a family, my first thought is not 'what a legend' it's 'what a selfish pr!ck'.

That said, without people being completely driven, we wouldn't have had all those great leaders, scientists, inventors and so on. But the 'output' there is somewhat different. Endurance records in the 21st Century are no use to anyone.

But to each their own. As an aside, I think I'm going to start vaguely related thread about explorers.


Can't help but agree with you.

However there is also a sector of this 'community' who should be running/riding straight to a psychologist/psychiatrist/counselor. Spending that many self-absorbed hours on your own can be a sign of a serious mental health problem. And running or riding further or faster is not going to help.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 23, 2018 10:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

awildt wrote:
Jorgan wrote:
ed_m wrote:
Jorgan wrote:
This is more indicative of the completely self-engrossed bubble that ultra endurance athletes live in.


huh ?


Let me clarify. I'm not talking about someone who runs a 50 mile Ultra twice a year - I'm talking about the people that cycle around the world, try to beat most miles in a year records, and people who think running 80 miles along a motorway is okay in their world. I'm afraid, when I read that someone is off on yet another trip riding around the globe or from Alaska to Cape Horn and that they have a family, my first thought is not 'what a legend' it's 'what a selfish pr!ck'.

That said, without people being completely driven, we wouldn't have had all those great leaders, scientists, inventors and so on. But the 'output' there is somewhat different. Endurance records in the 21st Century are no use to anyone.

But to each their own. As an aside, I think I'm going to start vaguely related thread about explorers.


Can't help but agree with you.

However there is also a sector of this 'community' who should be running/riding straight to a psychologist/psychiatrist/counselor. Spending that many self-absorbed hours on your own can be a sign of a serious mental health problem. And running or riding further or faster is not going to help.


Voila, I give you.....

The Escape Artist
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Escape-Artist-Life-Saddle/dp/1841151041
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 23, 2018 10:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ummmm... I cycled quite a lot last year... quite a lot solo... including LEL in 100hrs with 6hrs sleep.... do I have a problem ? Twisted Evil
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 23, 2018 11:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

tuckandgo wrote:
awildt wrote:
Jorgan wrote:
ed_m wrote:
Jorgan wrote:
This is more indicative of the completely self-engrossed bubble that ultra endurance athletes live in.


huh ?


Let me clarify. I'm not talking about someone who runs a 50 mile Ultra twice a year - I'm talking about the people that cycle around the world, try to beat most miles in a year records, and people who think running 80 miles along a motorway is okay in their world. I'm afraid, when I read that someone is off on yet another trip riding around the globe or from Alaska to Cape Horn and that they have a family, my first thought is not 'what a legend' it's 'what a selfish pr!ck'.

That said, without people being completely driven, we wouldn't have had all those great leaders, scientists, inventors and so on. But the 'output' there is somewhat different. Endurance records in the 21st Century are no use to anyone.

But to each their own. As an aside, I think I'm going to start vaguely related thread about explorers.


Can't help but agree with you.

However there is also a sector of this 'community' who should be running/riding straight to a psychologist/psychiatrist/counselor. Spending that many self-absorbed hours on your own can be a sign of a serious mental health problem. And running or riding further or faster is not going to help.


Voila, I give you.....

The Escape Artist
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Escape-Artist-Life-Saddle/dp/1841151041


Thank you for this link. I'd not come across this book. It looks a great read. I will be buying a copy.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 23, 2018 11:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No problem. Really good book.

(I think he writes about cycling in the Guardian now, amongst other things)
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 23, 2018 2:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jorgan wrote:
ed_m wrote:
Jorgan wrote:
This is more indicative of the completely self-engrossed bubble that ultra endurance athletes live in.


huh ?


Let me clarify..


Admit it - you were talking about Ed Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 23, 2018 10:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ed_m wrote:
ummmm... I cycled quite a lot last year... quite a lot solo... including LEL in 100hrs with 6hrs sleep.... do I have a problem ? Twisted Evil


yes... with lack of sleep
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