flying wrote: ↑
Sun May 19, 2019 6:07 pm
3Pio wrote: ↑
Sun May 19, 2019 7:16 am
Sorry for long post
I just finished my morning Cappuccino, will finish this post as well
It is all good
I feel pretty much exactly the same & it could just be that we have ridden for so long & we have seen so many things go
through many ultimately useless stages/trends. But it is fine for those that want to chase it & fine that it is available for them.
But in the end it is when you said......
This days most of the time i ride on my Alloy Caad12 bike, rim brakes... After i adjusted position, i realize that im not slower vs my C60.
That made me smile. Because in the end many of us get to a point that we do realize something & it may not even be about the bike
There is local guys here, who based of marketing and fashion change the bikes/equipment without even havng a chance to adjust them self properly and to really test ride what they bought
.. Or there is one guy who bought 2 sizes smaller C60 but in same time he comment how C60 is so good.. 3 years ago when i was buying mine
, he bought V1-R instead of C60 (they were same price where he bought it and i was recommend him C60 then), just becase C60 was not that Aero, and Aero is big thing...
Now the same guy got second hand 2 size smaller C60 (sold V1-R since in meanwhile is not that Aero anymore, and bought Dogma F10 which is More Aero, More Compliant
But in same time have a tower of spacers and wide handlebar
) , and he claim how is best bike (this new second hand 2 size smaller C60 and even he never actually tried), but in meanwhile i guess he read it some new marketing...... Plenty of this kind of examples..
I Admit, that i was (and probably still i am) victim of fashion and marketing... But u actually enjoy all sport when u stop feeling anxionity of not having the latest things, and actually enjoy the nature, the ride....
It was similar in my other hobby.. HiFi..
I was spending fortune of money getting new things, new cables, spikes, bla bla bla.. And realized that for few years im actually listening test CD''s instead of music
.. I realized that i have really nice setup, and decide to stop buying Magazines, stopped going to HiFi shop where i was living for a while...
And somehow i realized in that moment i start listening Music, discovering new artist, new albums (the whole point of having nice HiFi )
And i decide to do this way:
1. Find a unknow CD or Artist
2. Listen for it
3. If i got goose bumps or my leg is jumping in the rhythm, seem that i like it
4. If i like it listen for it for a while.. For few days..
5. Then few more albums from same artist...
6. Find the Artist on FB, and share with him that u like that album or work (99% of them was replying and i realized that they like that feedback)
7. After all this eventually read reviews, read what critics have to say about that CD (if at all any review for some of them)
Oh.. Just finished my Morning Cappuccino...
and my CD for this morning...