I don't remember exactly what I was doing when this idea came to me. I think I might have been sitting around, eating hamburgers, playing cornhole and drinking beer with some friends. That is when I thought about the things cyclist WON'T do in the name of their sport.
Have you ever heard a cyclist say they won't run because running slows down your bike. Of course triathletes will disagree, but there are discussion boards all over the internet with no scientific proof that running slows your cycling.
How about someone who won't lift weights because the added bulk will slow them down. While that idea may have some merit, what about the addition of overall fitness and overall strength?
What are some other things you have ever heard a cyclist say they won't do because it will slow them down?
Why do I bring this up? Well remember what I was doing when I thought of this. Running will slow us down, but beer won't? Weight lifting will add extra weight, but the cookouts with hamburgers and hot dogs won't have an effect?
Just think if you have ever said or heard one of those statements from someone who will indulge in things they like but will use the sport of cycling to stay away from things that are good for you but may not be as enjoyable.