Agony House

Agony House

A-guh-nee Haws

Noun, Slang

Agony House is a term used to describe a steep incline during a triathlon.

Example usage: 'I really had to push myself up that Agony House.'

Most used in: Locations with steep hills and varied terrain.

Most used by: Triathletes who are familiar with long distance cycling.

Popularity: 8/10

Comedy Value: 6/10

Also see: Pain Cave, Suffering Shack, Sufferfest, Torture Chamber,

What is an Agony House?

An Agony House is a term used in cycling to describe a rider who is struggling to keep up with the pace of the group. This rider is usually at the back of the group, struggling to keep up and suffering from fatigue, dehydration and exhaustion.

It is often referred to as the 'Agony House' because of the intense physical and mental strain that the rider has to endure. It can be a very demoralizing experience for cyclists, as they often feel like they are letting the group down.

Statistics show that on average, cyclists in the Agony House can be up to 20% slower than the rest of the group. This can have a huge effect on their performance, as they are unable to keep up with the pace and are often left behind or dropped from the group.

In order to avoid the Agony House, it is important for cyclists to be well-prepared for their rides. This includes having a good base level of fitness, eating and drinking properly, and having the correct equipment. With the right preparation, cyclists can avoid being stuck in the Agony House and enjoy their rides.

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The Origin of the Cycling Term 'Agony House'

The term 'Agony House' has been used by cyclists since the early 1900s to refer to a steep climb or a difficult section of a course. It originated in the United States in the mid-Atlantic region and is believed to have first been used in the early 1900s. The term was used to describe the challenging climbs on the roads of the Pennsylvania mountains.

The term's use quickly spread throughout the cycling community. By the 1930s, it had become a common term used by cyclists in the United States and Europe. Today, the term is still widely used by cyclists to refer to a difficult climb or section of a course.

The term 'Agony House' is an apt description of the pain and suffering associated with tackling a steep climb. It has become a part of the cycling lexicon and is a reminder of the challenges that cyclists can face on a course.

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