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    Signs it's been too long since your last mtn. bike ride...

    Mountain bikers who don't road ride are usually slow.
    Roadies who don't mountain bike are usually d***s.

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    Haha, good one. But then again, here in Hawaii them spiders work really really fast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldZaskar View Post
    Haha good one.

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    I have been out on a sailing vacation for 2 weeks. The week before vacation was too busy to ride. The week after I have a nasty cold. So no riding for 4 weeks. I had to literally dust off my bike last weekend. No webs though!

    I need to do some riding before I head to KT in a couple of weeks.

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    If the tyres are dry it's been too long.
    My other fork is a ''righty"

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    My two raincoats drying on the handlebars....

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    Your nards are full of healthy, virile sp*nk?

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    Weight gain.

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    My knees ache after a week off of the bike.
    next time

    [QUOTE=spazzy] Might as well sell your bikes, E-riding is much more productive.

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    No new interesting threads on mtbr

    My dog gets annoying

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    When drinking outta the Camelback brings on Montezuma's revenge... yep, that's how I know. =-o

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    Quote Originally Posted by nwbikur View Post
    Weight gain.
    Hello double chin, nice to see you again!

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    lycra starts to seem perfectly acceptable.
    Don't buy all the lies that they feed ya.

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    I have cobwebs on my road bike... so that is a good sign!
    F*ck Cancer

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclelicious View Post
    I have cobwebs on my road bike... so that is a good sign!
    "Off-Dirt" Bike. Get it right cyclelicious

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    not currently riding = too long since riding

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    When my wife asks me when my last ride was.

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    This year I've gone from not riding at all, to going out three or more times a week.

    I feel like I have missed out if it's a nice day and I have not been out for a ride. There's an eleven mile circuit starting from my house that takes in almost every type of terrain, and I have done it three times this week.

    It only takes an hour and a half or less, so I can usually sneak out after work without taking up the whole evening.

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    bump to get rid of the effing spam

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    You revisit old threads and posts to relive the life you once had.

    Work's been insane lately with only 4 real days off since the first week in August (my 5th today).

    Soon I will be able to saddle up once again.

    Today I revisited this clip of mine from a year ago. Freakin' sad indeed. SS (at the time) fat bike. SO much fun.
    <iframe src="//player.vimeo.com/video/37855661" width="500" height="281" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe> <p><a href="http://vimeo.com/37855661">A Day Out</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/user1858986">Steve Arseneault</a> on <a href="https://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p>

    Will be doing this again soon and I CAN'T wait.
    Here's my crummy, slow-going blog The Slow Spoke if you're interested.

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    Until today it's been three weeks since I rode. On that Sat. I put the bike in the van and went to work with hopes of riding afterwards. An hour into my shift it starts raining and I also feel the start of my wife's cold she gave me. I'm still slightly sick but repeated the details of the second sentence above today. The weather was perfect when I finished my shift so I put in a nice hour ride. I cut it short only because I'm barely over being sick and I HAVE to ride tomorrow, don't I?

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    If all your scabs have fallen off, it's time to make new ones.

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    .....when the P.M.S. kicks in. (Parked Mountainbike Syndrome)
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    Upset

    How do I know it has been too long..?

    When I start posting to public forums.

    I need to get back to work. Dammed research paper!

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    Takes you four rest breaks to clear a technical climb you once did in one pop...
    "The ONLY person who needs to race.....is the entrant"

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    Quote Originally Posted by glagola1 View Post
    If all your scabs have fallen off, it's time to make new ones.
    That's a great line. Mostly cuz it's true.
    next time

    [QUOTE=spazzy] Might as well sell your bikes, E-riding is much more productive.

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    When you start participating in politics forums, it is a huge sign you been off the bike too long. LOL.
    I don't use Strava. Don't need an application to tell me I am slow because I already know.

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    WAY TOO LONG!

    I had a spill bombing a fun, steep and rocky trail in April; Had a horrible shoulder dislocation(out for 7 hours) and fractured the greater tuberosity. Arm in a sling for 7 weeks and lots of hard painful PT. Also started working for a new company in Japan, so I spend the last 4 months there for training. I have been lifting weights and running while there but no riding. I cleaned up my Carbine and hung it on the wall before I left, but 4 months and AZ summer heat dried up the stans and sucked out the air in the tires. When I got home saturday it was still hanging, but saddly deflated

    It's back to full ready status, but now playing "second fiddle" to my new Pivot 429c
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    When I start getting all twitchy and scratching until I make small bleeding sores, I know I've been off the bike for too long! Usually only takes 3 or 4 days!

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    MacGregor lets me know.

    When this guy positions himself in my line of sight and stares, and stares, and stares.

    Signs it's been too long since your last mtn. bike ride...-macface.jpg

    His message is clear, "Dude, are we gonna hit the trails, or what?!"
    "Yeah, Humboldt County is way the %#@* up there, but worth it!"

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    Enough said
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    When I have to empty the garage to get to my bike ....

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    When the drugs no longer work, it's time.

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    My MTB is currently covered with spider webs...



    ...Because since the DST time change, my after work rides have all been exclusively at night, and I crash through a half dozen or so webs every ride.
    Speed solves all problems, except for those things it makes worse.

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    It's been too long when I actually clean my bike between rides instead of ride it.

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    When you go to the garage and your bike is gone and all that is in it's place is a Dear John letter from your bike. That is when you have gone too long..
    I don't use Strava. Don't need an application to tell me I am slow because I already know.

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    a sad but true tale:

    when you have to borrow bikes from friend to be able to go ride because all of the bikes got sold to keep your family financially afloat.

    this sad tale is officially ending this Friday, when a new Kona is picked up.

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    When the Stans has solidified... I was out for 5 weeks (should be longer but I am stubborn) with a broken hand. got my first MTB ride on Sunday in single digit temps with a negative windchill. IT WAS SO WORTH IT.
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    When there are boxes stacked up in front of your bike in the basement.



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    Quote Originally Posted by gmats View Post
    Haha, good one. But then again, here in Hawaii them spiders work really really fast.
    Same here in SoCal. I have to clear the webs off of my work bench weekly, and any bike that sits for more than a month gets covered...

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    When you put on 3lbs from crap eating and too much drinking due to a stupid thumb injury, and when you are almost scared to go back out because you know the pain the first ride back will suck major a$$ after a few weeks off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zachariah View Post
    Takes you four rest breaks to clear a technical climb you once did in one pop...
    ^^^This^^^. When I've been working balls to the wall nonstop since early summer and can only recall two real rides this month. I feel guilty complaining about it and then hearing my stepbrother say he's been laid off for two months. I need something to light the passion again, one way is reading the forums here to light the spark that will get me "back in the saddle again". Keep 'em coming...
    To appreciate the flowers you must also walk among s**t to know the difference

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    Quote Originally Posted by masterofnone View Post
    I need something to light the passion again, one way is reading the forums here to light the spark that will get me "back in the saddle again". Keep 'em coming...

    Sure fire way to light the fire: buy a new bike!

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