View Poll Results: What do you really think about on the trail?

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  • Bikes (All things Bike, new ones, old ones, bike parts)

    20 12.66%
  • Work (Some of my best ideas come to me on the trail, or crap...I can't stop thinking about work)

    14 8.86%
  • Speed (All that matters is how fast I get where I'm going)

    25 15.82%
  • The trail (I am in the moment and enjoying life through the ride)

    125 79.11%
  • Women (All wondrous things about women and their wonderfulness... and will there be some yoga pants around the next corner???)

    44 27.85%
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  1. #1
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    What do you really think about while on the trail?

    What do you really spend your time thinking about on the trail?
    Me to my riding buddy, "Want to ride this afternoon?"
    Him, "I can't. I have to chop this guys foot off at 2".

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    I make a strong effort to just be in the moment of bombing along on the trail...but usually thoughts of work and food prevail!

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    What do you really think about while on the trail?

    Riding

    Wheee

    Riding

    Keep pushing

    Riding

    Wheeee



    Something like that.

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    Re: What do you really think about while on the trail?

    Damn. Am i in low? Yes.

    Damn. Am i in low? Yes.

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    Riding rigid ss is great because you HAVE TO focus on the trail...

    SPP
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    Rock, breath, rock, root, pace yourself, turn, lunge, gasp, made it! (alternatively, sh!t!, splat)
    Use it, use it, use it while you still have it.

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    It's not what I think about. I'ts what I don't think about. Mostly work.

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    Don't think, feel...
    No fuss with the MUSS

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    Re: What do you really think about while on the trail?

    This is awesome..
    ****!!! brakes!!!!
    cool I missed the tree
    Faster,faster, crap.... hill
    Sweet down hill!!!
    Son of a b**** how'd I not see that tree.
    Damn my arm hurts now, stupid tree
    Wow this trail is fun
    Another loop????
    Yeap but let's miss that tree the second time through.

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    I ride because I don't think.
    At high speed it's either think of the trail or crash.

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    Riding with a friend:
    -Constantly looking back and thinking "damn hurry your a** up!!"
    -Saying to self, never riding with this fool again
    -A week later rides with that fool again cause no one else has a bike.

    Riding solo:
    -Whatever song that's stuck in my head, usually the last song on the radio before I turned the car off
    -While bombing downhill; "plus no animals running through my path, please no animals running through my path!"

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    Shut up, legs!

    a couple people already hit this nail on the head. a lot of the time i ride because it's the only time i'm NOT thinking about stuff. whenever something's bothering me, i ride it out of my head. sometimes i have to pull a little harder, hit a few more hills, but eventually i reach a point where there is no thought, just speed and balance and flow.
    Don't buy all the lies that they feed ya.

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    Yesterday I was thinking about the nature of religious radicalism, and what causes people to tread that path... especially after the events in Woolwich a few days ago. I reached the conclusion that it is down to the human ego. This is the cause of many, if not most of our problems, and religious radicalism is a good case of this ego run riot...

    I find that riding alone in remote places helps focus my thoughts, especially when I feel a desire to pay attention to a particular thing that has been bugging me. This causes me a lot of comfort.

    Sometimes of course, I just think about mundane things, and that brings comfort too...
    It's all Here. Now.

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    LOL. Good question; I don't think I think actively about anything except getting down the trail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ddprocter View Post
    Damn. Am i in low? Yes.

    Damn. Am i in low? Yes.
    Haha too funny. I am always looking for one more gear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sup3rman27 View Post
    Riding with a friend:
    -Constantly looking back and thinking "damn hurry your a** up!!"
    -Saying to self, never riding with this fool again
    -A week later rides with that fool again cause no one else has a bike.
    I wonder what he's thinking?

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    My mind goes to random mode. Sometimes I think about technical aspects of riding, gaps, apex, etc. Today, I could hear the cicadas...then my mind had this on replay:

    Jon Secada - Just Another Day (Best Version & HQ Audio) - YouTube

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    Hoverbikes and how they would change trail riding. You know hover things are going to happen eventually.
    Slightly faster than a speeding snail.

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    What do you really think about while on the trail?

    Don't crash don't crash don't crash don't crash

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    I think about speed and how to attain the highest possible speed through a given section. Not how fast my lap time is, but rather top end speed.

    And when not thinking about that, I think about the trial and nature. Or nothing at all.

    When on my road bike I'm always checking out the ladies who also happen to be out and about that day!
    SS ==> Nut up or Shut up!

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    Swear words. A _lot_ of swear words
    "Why did I come here? There isn't even a trail here. This sucks!"
    Or
    "I hate this! WHY ARE THERE ROCKS ON THIS PLANET! F**knuggets!"
    Or
    "Uuu a downhill section! Ok, hold hold hold... I have grip.. phew, well that was fun... 50km/h! Cool!"

    So I do it for the downhills mostly

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    Usually in this order.

    1. Just enjoying the trail

    2. Damn a better bike sure would make my joints hurt less.

    3. Oh My God she is fine!... OH SH*T ROCK! Ouch.

    4. That was a great ride, Why do I have to go to work tomorrow.


    So pretty much all of the above
    Just some yahoo on a Wahoo

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    Quote Originally Posted by rockerc View Post
    Yesterday I was thinking about the nature of religious radicalism, and what causes people to tread that path... especially after the events in Woolwich a few days ago. I reached the conclusion that it is down to the human ego. This is the cause of many, if not most of our problems, and religious radicalism is a good case of this ego run riot...

    I find that riding alone in remote places helps focus my thoughts, especially when I feel a desire to pay attention to a particular thing that has been bugging me. This causes me a lot of comfort.

    Sometimes of course, I just think about mundane things, and that brings comfort too...
    In lieu of rep, which I must spread more of.
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    I try not to think while on the trail, clearing my mind is what I long for while on the trail.

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    Usually thinking about my tires in the dirt, but time to time I think

    "Damn, I wish someone could've seen that."

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    It's never easier - you just go faster.

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