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I did Tae Kwon Do, Judo, and Wrestling growing up. Competed in MMA many years ago.. now doing Pro Wrestling, though I'm on the shelf while my broken hip socket heals.

When I'm not broken, I also like doing obstacle runs, jogging, and dodgeball.
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Really no one considers cycling...?
I really wish you replaced your first choice with cardio... I love cycling as if it's my own heart.

If i had an infinite amount of money, i would literally cycle for the rest of my life only stopping to eat and drink, i would explore the world - and that's the beauty of cycling, it's so free.
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Surfing
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Used to do taekwondo, tennis, and soccer, but now I do weight lifting and tennis. Tennis is wonderful for cardio and weight lifting is what I use to gain weight. I also bike, but it's so disgustingly hot here at the moment I'd rather not die. Gaining 20 pounds in 6 months has been awesome.
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I'm a gym rat. I love the gym.
I miss Tae Kwon Do so much, I wish I could still do it.
Same with team sports...more specifically, softball. I miss it so much. If I could, I'd still be playing.
I used to hate running, but now that I can no longer do it, I would give anything to do it again.

I love being in shape and training hard. Motivation is hard because I'm no longer working for a team or a sport...It's hard motivating yourself just for you. My dad got me a shirt to help and it reads: "You are an athlete, and the game is called life." -Eat to Perform
So yeah, other than swimming I like everything. (I like swimming, but for recreation...not for sport/working out)
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I do some biking, jogging, and workouts outside and inside
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34871spc901 wrote:

Really no one considers cycling...?
I really wish you replaced your first choice with cardio... I love cycling as if it's my own heart.

If i had an infinite amount of money, i would literally cycle for the rest of my life only stopping to eat and drink, i would explore the world - and that's the beauty of cycling, it's so free.


When it comes to cycling, I'm sure I would like it, but there are barriers for me that make it difficult to take part:
1) The cycling machines at the gym are made in such a way that even if I lower the seats, my short stature makes it a really uncomfortable experience so I can't do cardio on them.

2A) Bikes are stolen in my city very often so even if I locked my bike up in the rack provided by the building, it would inevitably be stolen and I don't have room to keep it in my apartment.

2B) If the previous item wasn't an issue, the bike laws are pretty complicated so a lot of cyclists get hit by cars and there aren't many bike lanes and you're not allowed to bike on the sidewalk as an adult or they can ticket you.

Otherwise it might be nice to have a bicycle as an alternative mode of transportation.
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Walking, otherwise i might pass out and that's a no-no.
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When it comes to cycling, I'm sure I would like it, but there are barriers for me that make it difficult to take part:
1) The cycling machines at the gym are made in such a way that even if I lower the seats, my short stature makes it a really uncomfortable experience so I can't do cardio on them.

2A) Bikes are stolen in my city very often so even if I locked my bike up in the rack provided by the building, it would inevitably be stolen and I don't have room to keep it in my apartment.

2B) If the previous item wasn't an issue, the bike laws are pretty complicated so a lot of cyclists get hit by cars and there aren't many bike lanes and you're not allowed to bike on the sidewalk as an adult or they can ticket you.

Otherwise it might be nice to have a bicycle as an alternative mode of transportation.


I shouldn't of based my comment upon the laws in my country / my experience, i didn't think about other countries having other laws around cycling.
Over here cyclists basically have to use the same rules that apply to cars - with a few exceptions.
The problem with that though is that many car users dislike us taking their space and end up threatening, abusing, or telling us we shouldn't be on the road. One ironic situation i've come across cycling is where a driver goes past me yelling "get a car!", i shrug it off and carry on at my own pace. Later down this road i come across the same driver (I should add that he's in a truck), he is stuck in traffic and i'm able to slip by using the cycle lane while he once again shouts some rude remark at me. Later on i come across the man again, not wanting to have another confrontation with him i decide to speed up to stay a good few cars distance from him.
This driver however thinks that it would instead be funnier to overtake cars on a small country road, surrounded by trees on a climb up a hill.
Now, i say what he was doing and i knew what was going to happen - because unlike this man yelling and screaming in his loud truck, i could hear what was ahead which was another car.
I had a few options here;
A) being get off the bike and let him drive past - probably resulting in two people getting seriously injured (there was cards in front of me too bear in mind).
B) Let him overtake me and probably collide into whatever vehicle was in front of me causing many people to get injured.
Or C) Do what's legal and move my bike into the middle of the current lane to stop the man from overtaking - hopefully stopping him long enough that he will get to the top of the hill and realize he nearly caused a pileup.

I do C and he ties to take me over, he fails because i blocked the road with my bike. Luckily we got to the top of the hill before he decided to overtake into the opposite lane. Even more ironically he still proceeded to insult me after i just saved his life, telling me "Do you need to hog the whole f***ing road?" and sped off.

My point here is that, you're probably better off not being on the road in all honesty, drivers like this - at least in my country are very common...

and regarding your comment on the bikes being stolen , i have 3 locks for my bike, one for each wheel and one for the chassis - meaning unless they spend hours trying to cut through metal with pliers in broad daylight in front of many they won't be getting my bike, haha.

Is the safety so bad where you live that not even locks stop your bike being stolen? :(
and are the laws different that what cars have to abide by?
I'm genuinely interested, i've always wanted to go to/learn more about Canada! :)

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I love running, it is one of the few things at sports I'm good at, so when I work out I mostly use a stationary bike to work out my legs.
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I used to jog now I brought a bike and I do that, I set a goal to burn 1000 on my phone and if I'm not very tired I keep going, most time I biked was 3 hours +
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34871spc901 wrote:

I shouldn't of based my comment upon the laws in my country / my experience, i didn't think about other countries having other laws around cycling.
Over here cyclists basically have to use the same rules that apply to cars - with a few exceptions.
The problem with that though is that many car users dislike us taking their space and end up threatening, abusing, or telling us we shouldn't be on the road.

My point here is that, you're probably better off not being on the road in all honesty, drivers like this - at least in my country are very common...

and regarding your comment on the bikes being stolen , i have 3 locks for my bike, one for each wheel and one for the chassis - meaning unless they spend hours trying to cut through metal with pliers in broad daylight in front of many they won't be getting my bike, haha.

Is the safety so bad where you live that not even locks stop your bike being stolen? :(
and are the laws different that what cars have to abide by?
I'm genuinely interested, i've always wanted to go to/learn more about Canada! :)



Riding a bike is a lot safer in the countryside than in cities, even though they're trying very hard to promote it. I live in a medium sized city, and lots of cyclists in the city have been hit and injured and/or their bikes are ruined... and this happens to them more than once. I'm not brave enough to drive a bicycle on the road without a special lane because the rules here are that most car rules apply to bicycles, but bicycles cannot be driven on the sidewalk and the bicycle must keep up with traffic.

As for bikes, we tend to use one lock around the tire, so a lot of bikes are stolen and the only thing left there is the tire. That's if you have a good lock, otherwise they will cut your lock. It's really sketchy to buy a used bike because you never know if they're stolen.

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34871spc901 wrote:

I shouldn't of based my comment upon the laws in my country / my experience, i didn't think about other countries having other laws around cycling.
Over here cyclists basically have to use the same rules that apply to cars - with a few exceptions.
The problem with that though is that many car users dislike us taking their space and end up threatening, abusing, or telling us we shouldn't be on the road.

My point here is that, you're probably better off not being on the road in all honesty, drivers like this - at least in my country are very common...

and regarding your comment on the bikes being stolen , i have 3 locks for my bike, one for each wheel and one for the chassis - meaning unless they spend hours trying to cut through metal with pliers in broad daylight in front of many they won't be getting my bike, haha.

Is the safety so bad where you live that not even locks stop your bike being stolen? :(
and are the laws different that what cars have to abide by?
I'm genuinely interested, i've always wanted to go to/learn more about Canada! :)



Riding a bike is a lot safer in the countryside than in cities, even though they're trying very hard to promote it. I live in a medium sized city, and lots of cyclists in the city have been hit and injured and/or their bikes are ruined... and this happens to them more than once. I'm not brave enough to drive a bicycle on the road without a special lane because the rules here are that most car rules apply to bicycles, but bicycles cannot be driven on the sidewalk and the bicycle must keep up with traffic.

As for bikes, we tend to use one lock around the tire, so a lot of bikes are stolen and the only thing left there is the tire. That's if you have a good lock, otherwise they will cut your lock. It's really sketchy to buy a used bike because you never know if they're stolen.



Yeah sounds around about the same as here, it was scary getting used to the road, and i;ve been bumped by cars... This does make me wonder why i actually cycle when my life is in danger?
Anyway, it took me a long time to prepare myself to cycle on roads, and it isn't easy but very rewarding. I think the problem - as you've shown is how un-accessible it is.

I'm suprised no one has invented a lock that protects all parts of a bike... DON'T STEAL MY IDEA!
I wouldn't reccomend anyone to cycle in a busy city because of the danger - but if there were no cars, or horrid drivers i would reccomend everyone to do it.
It makes me laugh that one of the most common things in the world at the moment, that everyone either has, will have or wants to have - is not just easy to get and use but the one of the most dangerous things there is. Some kind of messed up world where a kitchen knife needs security, age restriction and protection but a sixteen year old can obtain a car - which let's be honest is much easier to kill with than a knife.
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Yeah sounds around about the same as here, it was scary getting used to the road, and i;ve been bumped by cars... This does make me wonder why i actually cycle when my life is in danger?
Anyway, it took me a long time to prepare myself to cycle on roads, and it isn't easy but very rewarding. I think the problem - as you've shown is how un-accessible it is.

I'm suprised no one has invented a lock that protects all parts of a bike... DON'T STEAL MY IDEA!
I wouldn't reccomend anyone to cycle in a busy city because of the danger - but if there were no cars, or horrid drivers i would reccomend everyone to do it.
It makes me laugh that one of the most common things in the world at the moment, that everyone either has, will have or wants to have - is not just easy to get and use but the one of the most dangerous things there is. Some kind of messed up world where a kitchen knife needs security, age restriction and protection but a sixteen year old can obtain a car - which let's be honest is much easier to kill with than a knife.


I agree with you, and you should totally invent a new bike lock that actually works.

I thought of one other barrier to using a bike in Canada - they're not safe to ride in the winter. Black ice is terrifying just as a pedestrian...
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34871spc901 wrote:

Yeah sounds around about the same as here, it was scary getting used to the road, and i;ve been bumped by cars... This does make me wonder why i actually cycle when my life is in danger?
Anyway, it took me a long time to prepare myself to cycle on roads, and it isn't easy but very rewarding. I think the problem - as you've shown is how un-accessible it is.

I'm suprised no one has invented a lock that protects all parts of a bike... DON'T STEAL MY IDEA!
I wouldn't reccomend anyone to cycle in a busy city because of the danger - but if there were no cars, or horrid drivers i would reccomend everyone to do it.
It makes me laugh that one of the most common things in the world at the moment, that everyone either has, will have or wants to have - is not just easy to get and use but the one of the most dangerous things there is. Some kind of messed up world where a kitchen knife needs security, age restriction and protection but a sixteen year old can obtain a car - which let's be honest is much easier to kill with than a knife.


I agree with you, and you should totally invent a new bike lock that actually works.

I thought of one other barrier to using a bike in Canada - they're not safe to ride in the winter. Black ice is terrifying just as a pedestrian...


I can imagine, we get alotta rain here, and you can't imagine how embarrasing it is trying to dismount your bike and instead slipping off in the middle of the road.
I hurt my heart... and my backside :(

If black ice is worse than that (which it is) then that's waaay too dangerous!
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