Author Topic: "Swearing may help a cyclist struggling up hill to summon up extra pedal power"  (Read 984 times)


  • Timelord
More relevant to fettling, I'd have thought...
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...


  • Cat 6 Racer
When they say "a study" has found this, what they mean is they've been following me on rides.

Swearing can help overcome fear.  Some hills are scary.  One ride I used to we went up a steep climb just after lunch (pasta) - it was a daunting prospect and is notorious - Peak District, can't quite remember its name, supposed to be haunted, I think.
Sic transit and all that..


  • I tried to HTFU but something went ping :(
My secret weapon has been revealed :(
Tandem Stoker, CX bike abuser (slicks and tarmac) and owner of a sadly neglected MTB.

Put the energy it takes to swear into the pedals!