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Any "virtual" clubs here accepting members?
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My current club isn't exactly inspiring me to do better, ride more, or anything. Is there any way to find a group (doesn't have to be local) that will perhaps motivate me a little?

Thanks!

Curt

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Hey Curt,

I'm sure that Secular Cycleism would welcome you with open arms, however, I don't know that any clubs spend any time motivating its members. I would suggest that you participate in some of the challenges on the forum here. For instance, there is the 2013 Second Quarter Quarter Ride challenge in which the participants see who can do the most quarters (25 mile rides) or the 2013 -- 250 Days Cycle Challenge in which the participants try to get in at least 250 rides during the year. There are many other challenges also like, the metric challenge, the commuting challenge and the Weight loss challenge. Take your pick but be careful, you might find yourself riding more and more.

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Hey Curt,

I'm sure that Secular Cycleism would welcome you with open arms, however, I don't know that any clubs spend any time motivating its members. I would suggest that you participate in some of the challenges on the forum here. For instance, there is the 2013 Second Quarter Quarter Ride challenge in which the participants see who can do the most quarters (25 mile rides) or the 2013 -- 250 Days Cycle Challenge in which the participants try to get in at least 250 rides during the year. There are many other challenges also like, the metric challenge, the commuting challenge and the Weight loss challenge. Take your pick but be careful, you might find yourself riding more and more.
-- posted by GeeWizMan

....and be wary, Curt. If you are not careful, GeeWizMan will goad you into extending your goal more than you intended. He has a mean streak, I think.

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Mean? Yea, that's me a plump, mean, fighting machine.

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...I don't know that any clubs spend any time motivating its members.
-- posted by GeeWizMan


I just need to see and know that there are people out there who are trying. That's all it takes to motivate me. I usually ride alone as well, I just want to know that the pain and joy are shared, even if by strangers.

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...I don't know that any clubs spend any time motivating its members.
-- posted by GeeWizMan


I just need to see and know that there are people out there who are trying. That's all it takes to motivate me. I usually ride alone as well, I just want to know that the pain and joy are shared, even if by strangers.
-- posted by curtw

How about, I'll share the joy and everyone else shares the pain?
Doing my part,
Steve

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Perhaps using a GPS app on your phone or Garmin will help keep you motivated. I use the Strava app to compare myself to others on challenge sections on routes that everyone uses occasionally. I can see how I do against my best times and compare my time to those that have set the bar. It helps me work harder when I know I'm in a challenge section and trying to better my time on that segment. I don't do it every time I ride those segments but on days where I want to push myself hitting it a little harder and getting feedback on the Strava site is kinda helpful.
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