Everytime my wife is sleepy on the couch, I get to choose which movie we watch on Netflix. Either way she will fall asleep in a few minutes and I’ll watch alone. So most of the time I’m choosing a documentary. The last time I ended up, watching a documentary about the “Rebook Crossfit Games.”
This is an event, where the athlete doesn’t know in what he’s competing. It could be a one mile run, followed by 300 squads, followed by 200 pull ups and then again a one mile run. Or throwing sandbags over a wall. Or swim 500m, paddel 500 and then swim again. They’re competing a whole weekend.
“This doesn’t make any sense. Why should I paddel, when I can swim faster? How could >sandbagthrowing< be helpful in my daily life? Or when the hell do I need to do 300 squads?”, I thought.
As you know, I’m always comparing with cycling. And as they showed the training life of the athletes, every time they rode their car to the gym I thought: “Well this should be your training time. Instead of sitting in the car blasting your money out of the exhaust pipe, you could be on your bike. Saving money, saving time, doing something for your environment.”
For me, cycling just makes sense. By commuting on my bike to work I save at least 20€ a week in gas and get 0.10 € per Kilometer from the tax office at the end of the year. I don’t have to pay for a gym and I’m always outdoors. Even visiting my family is training time for me. My parents for example live 60Km away from me. Perfect for a 120Km weekend long ride with a coffee break 🙂
So for me, cycling is the only sport, that makes further sense than only for health benefits. It is useful to my daily life.
Why does cycling make sense for you?