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    That feeling you have right after an amazing ride

    That feeling you have right after an amazing ride-1452521_762559543759022_1699529080_n.jpg

    And all you want to do is get back on the bike and go for another ride. Today's ride was nothing special. It was a trail I've rode dozens of times and it was just me and one other friend, but it made me remember why I love riding so much. On the way home all I wanted to do was go back to the trail and climb the 1500ft back to the waterfall.

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    After an amazing ride, all I want to do is enjoy the natural high and bask in the afterglow. Life is never sweeter than in those moments. And why is it that some rides are better than others, even if it's a trail that you ride dozens of times a season? That's what keeps me coming back for more.

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    Here in Central Ontario, the trees have dropped the leaves, temperatures are around freezing, and I find I enjoy the riding now more than ever. The same as both of you mention, I'm riding my usual Wednesday night loop, but find myself enjoying it more and more. Whether it be the brisk air, lack of bugs, or just slowing down that little bit to enjoy the surroundings I just love riding more.
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    Did another 3h ride today. Wonderful weather, sunny, clear skies, calm winds, about 50F. Still a bit of straggling orange on the trees.

    Near the end of the ride I sat down under a tree. Sat there for about 10min, soaked in sweat beneth my clothes but still warm.

    Yupp. This is what it means to be alive.

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    Where is this?
    Looks like a place iv'e been to either in Austin, or outside Minneapolis?
    Probably neither.
    Just curious.
    And yes, I too like the feeling you've described.
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    The ride we did today! We rode a local trail, that we've done many times before. Every ride on these familiar trails is always different and amazing. Today, the air was crisp; the trails were leaf covered, hard and dry. There were several trees down, thereby changing the trail and creating new possibilities. We played on one of those fallen trees.

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    Yup! Finally took my daughter out on some trails today that I expected would be too tough for her so kept avoiding and she rocked it! Not two minutes after we started pedaling it started raining and she said just go, so I did. Wet leaves, steep and rocky climbs with tight switchbacks and all that and she just kept on going. 14 years old and not any brighter than her dad! Gotta love it heheh. Me? I'm diggin' it and rollin' a new fatbike so old trails are new again. Fresh toy, kid to play with, how good is that?

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    All of the above...so true! Riding my Rigid SS and then my Hardtail on the same trail gives me two totally different rides...heck, even adjusting air pressure by a couple of pounds makes for a different ride! I wasn't "feeling it" today but took off anyway...had one of the best rides of my life! I'm so glad I got back into this!

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    Re: That feeling you have right after an amazing ride

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    Yup! Finally took my daughter out on some trails today that I expected would be too tough for her so kept avoiding and she rocked it! Not two minutes after we started pedaling it started raining and she said just go, so I did. Wet leaves, steep and rocky climbs with tight switchbacks and all that and she just kept on going. 14 years old and not any brighter than her dad! Gotta love it heheh. Me? I'm diggin' it and rollin' a new fatbike so old trails are new again. Fresh toy, kid to play with, how good is that?
    There's nothing better than when your kids are old enough to do things with you. It was that way with me & my boy playing ice hockey.
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    I have always loved the hard exercise induced endorphin high riding brings. Good times and great fun with friends during the rides, followed by that semi euphoria that lasts for some hours after the ride is over. As soon as the bike is loaded for the trip home, I'm looking forward to the next ride.
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    Even the bad rides are good ones!

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    I call it "endorphins"
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    I replay the ride all over again, in my head. Makes me smile MORE than drugs ever did....
    "The mind will quit....well before the body does"

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    3 great hours of riding, 2 quick beers, 1 ibuprofen. Your body just glows with the endorphin bath.
    Repeat daily or as required. We never take this for granted.

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