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    What do you think of when you're pushing hard?

    When I have a tough section coming up I try to think of a topic that takes at least that long to think through. The less I think about riding, the better.

    As others have said, descending is a completely different story.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mopartodd View Post
    Hurting people who have pissed me off, techno music, catching the next person on the trail, catching air, "Oo look, DEER." "Was that a raindrop I just felt?" Dragracing, (pause)..........................................H itting the ATM, wife's cootch,
    If you are hitting the ATM before the wife's 'zone', she's got you trained pretty well !

    For me, pushing the alloy gizmo up a hill is all about; "making it to that next boulder" .....
    "make it to the big tree up there " etc.. ..
    I just keep my head down and try not to take in the idea of the entire route. Bite size chunks of it works better for me.
    In the Middle Ages, the biggest mistake was not putting on your armor because you were 'just going down to the corner.'

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    How close is the person behind me? Did I drop them or are they still on my ass?

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    In technical/fast sections, I'm usually just visualizing the next several seconds. On hard ascents, I think the words "pedal in circles, pedal in circles, pedal in circles" over and over and then I realize that I'm taking shallow breaths, then it's "brreeeeeeeaaaatthhhhe, you idiot, breeaaatthe", then it's back to "pedal in circles, pedal in circles, pedal in circles", then it's "pain is a figment of my imagination, just keep doing this and it will all be over soon".

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    Focus on my tunes ^^ (riding solo)...

    Keeping up O_o (riding with others)...

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    How glad I am to live in the mountains.

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    I think of how much of a b itch I am being and push on.

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    How cool would this look on a GoPro?
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    Re: What do you think of when you're pushing hard?

    When I'm really cranking I've gotten into the habit to just repeat 'legs' over and over in my head or under my breath. For some reason it helps me concentrate and get through the push.

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    Pushing hardER.
    Road, mountain, commute, CX... who cares? Shut up and ride!

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    i think about how rewarding that beer and jib at the truck is gunna be and then the lil lady at home. most of the time the 2nd part is merely a dream, but dreams do c*m true sometimes

    just yesterday i was racing a relay and at the last major climb towards the end someone hung a sign saying, "drumsticks burning?" that really played a number on the 2nd lap. then someone threw a jager bomb shot in my mouth and i forgot about it

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    When I'm riding on the road I'll think of many things, as I'm not having to be that focused. That could be family, work, bike related stuff, schedules...plus the area I'm riding in with an interest in the forests and lands. When I'm mountain biking I find I'm focusing more on the trail, the upcoming section, how I'm feeling (legs and abilities).

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    Keepgoingkeepgoingkeepgoingyoucandothiskeepgoing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redmon View Post
    If I am grinding it out and Im tired I think about hammering the 6 feet of trail in front of me, and then the next 6, and then the next 6.....`
    Quote Originally Posted by bachman1961 View Post
    ... "making it to that next boulder" .....
    "make it to the big tree up there " etc.. ..
    I just keep my head down and try not to take in the idea of the entire route. Bite size chunks of it works better for me.
    Quote Originally Posted by sperho View Post
    ...then it's "brreeeeeeeaaaatthhhhe, you idiot, breeaaatthe", ....


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    What do you think of when you're pushing hard?

    Feet heavy , hands light .... Feet heavy, hands light


    And boobs

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    What do you think of when you're pushing hard?

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    x Infinity!!! Love me some Double Doubles Animal Style!!!!

    The person who said boobs has a point too LOL 😉

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    What do you think of when you're pushing hard?

    Strava times
    I hope you have a big trunk... cause I'm gonna put my bike in it!

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    Beating my Strava personal best record. When that fails, that's where boobs comes into play!
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    I have no idea how you guys manage to think and ride at the same time.
    Pick one and focus!

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    When I'm getting into that section of the trail that has a tough climb, I tend to just replay my favorite movies in my head. Sometimes, to the point where I'm reciting lines. I've been playing Top Gun in my head for the last few rides. Next one, it might have to be Big Trouble in Little China. These guys are animals, Jack!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shakester View Post
    When I'm getting into that section of the trail that has a tough climb, I tend to just replay my favorite movies in my head. Sometimes, to the point where I'm reciting lines. I've been playing Top Gun in my head for the last few rides. Next one, it might have to be Big Trouble in Little China. These guys are animals, Jack!
    That's impressive...I don't know if I can combine enough lucid thoughts to try a movie snippet. Last ride I think I kept repeating "Sit'n on the dock of the bay" in my head, which is funny cause I like that song but it's way before my time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mopartodd View Post
    Hurting people who have pissed me off, techno music, catching the next person on the trail, catching air, "Oo look, DEER." Should I hit the two-track, the new Dodge Hellcat Challenger, where I want to fish next, buying property in the mountains, "Was that a chick squating behind that tree?" Football training camp starting, hockey training camp starting, my wifes cootch, cutting the grass, getting a new computer, "Damn, I'm glad I finally bought this suspension bike." What time it is, Redeemer of Souls, Landscaping the yard, next years strawberry garden, printer paper, Tenneesee whiskey, model rocketry, work, "Was that a raindrop I just felt?" Dragracing, (pause)..........................................H itting the ATM, wife's cootch, "$HIT, I think my Camelback is leaking! No it's cool." Nice carve, nice logover, nice air....YeeHah! "Damn equestrians." cleaning my bike taking a shower, riding again.
    Nearly perfect. Post could only be better if it were supplemented with pictures!!

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