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    I think that I am having so much fun, that it has to be illegal somewhere.
    I resolve to constantly assert my honest opinion on anything and everything - whether it is requested or not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbikej View Post
    I think that I am having so much fun, that it has to be illegal somewhere.
    Yeah. In North Korea and Iran probably.

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    Crushing someone's soul that is ahead of me on the Strava segment I am riding.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TiGeo View Post
    Crushing someone's soul that is ahead of me on the Strava segment I am riding.

    While you are doing a "slow cruise with the kids" Strava ride.
    I resolve to constantly assert my honest opinion on anything and everything - whether it is requested or not.
    Bucky the Cat

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    One of two things;

    1) If I fall over and pass out here, will someone find me and not just steal my bike...

    2) Where to direct the vomit so I don't cover myself or bike...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbikej View Post
    While you are doing a "slow cruise with the kids" Strava ride.
    hahahahahah you got it!
    Geologist by trade...bicycle mechanic (former) by the grace of God!

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    - When will this climb be over
    - Is that dude in front on drugs
    - I have been sleeping too much
    - Why am i doing this to myself
    - I should have gone to the beach
    - I am so thirsty but I cant drink now cause I will suffocate

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    If it's not a technical trail, or anything I usually have music on, DJ Mixes, Sasha, Digweed, Gui Boratto, Maceo Plex etc. . .

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    When I am TRULY pushing hard, there are but two thoughts in my head:

    1. Don't hit that tree.
    2. Don't hit that rock.

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    I usually think "I should choose something less steep next time. I want to ride my bike, not push it."

    On a serious note,
    if going hard uphill, I'm usually thinking "Damn I'm suffering. Why did I think this was fun earlier? I should slow down. I'm not training. I should enjoy this more."
    if going hard downhill, I'm usually thinking "You're one slight miscalculation from a trip to the ER. Is what you're doing a smart plan?"

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    Depends on what trail you're on...
    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbikej View Post
    I think that I am having so much fun, that it has to be illegal somewhere.
    All bike, all the time

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    Quote Originally Posted by ARandomBiker View Post
    I'm usually thinking "You're one slight miscalculation from a trip to the ER. Is what you're doing a smart plan?"
    So true. It's kind of amazing to think about how much is going on in milliseconds as we make small adjustments, all the while on the edge of losing it during spirited riding.

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    Being, in-control while being out-of-control... makes it so-o-o fun!!

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    "Don't crash, Don't crash, Don't crash, Don't crash "......."oh crap this is gonna hurt"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shark View Post
    "Don't crash, Don't crash, Don't crash, Don't crash "......."oh crap this is gonna hurt"
    Hahah.....yes

    "Look where you want to go...look where you want to go...don't look over there...stop thinking about looking over there...nevermind that noise it was nothing...if you look over there you'll hit something...damnit you idiot you looked over there..."
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    Re: What do you think of when you're pushing hard?

    Quote Originally Posted by mabrodis View Post
    Hahah.....yes

    "Look where you want to go...look where you want to go...don't look over there...stop thinking about looking over there...nevermind that noise it was nothing...if you look over there you'll hit something...damnit you idiot you looked over there..."
    I looked over there this morning... icing my wounds right now. Dam rock!!

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

    I love reading all these comments. Too funny.

    I usually think "how am I already in granny?!?"
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    What do you think of when you're pushing hard?

    I can do this, I can do this, I can do this.
    This hill will NOT beat me.

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    I love dirt, lets get dirtier, mmmm mud. I love air, wheres the next damn drop or jump. Alright, its getting hairy, if I crash whats and where is the best way to land and roll. Ugh I didn't crash, I'm the ****, now Im having even more fun, go faster.
    F-king hill...
    Scatter in a few "If I die riding my wife is gonna kill me"
    To the op's question about those long bouts of trail that are less intense and more like cycling, I listen to books on tape so I push a button and switch over to whatever book I'm listening to at the time, which is great because I never get bored and don't have to think. I love me some books on tape.

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    All kinds of stuff, then I almost wipe out and that clears my mind.

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    "Is this pain so severe that I need to stop right now? No? Then keep going"

    repeat

    "Is there a valid reason you can not go faster right now? No? Then go faster"

    repeat

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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.....`
    Pretty much this, except it's "up to that tree....up to that bush....up to that rock."

    Boobs are distracting.

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    I have a tendency to talk sh*t to myself when the going gets tough.

    "You are already tired? What a piece of lazy untalented human excrement you are"

    "Don't you dare drop into the granny you f*ckin p*ssy. You should be ashamed of even considering it"


    etc...

    shaming and insulting myself seems to be a good motivator lol

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    -Will my toes get cold?
    -Do I have enough pressure in my front tire?
    -Do I have an "Ice Beard"?
    "It's only when you stand over it, you know, when you physically stand over the bike, that then you say 'hey, I don't have much stand over height', you know"-T. Ellsworth

    You're turning black metallic.

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    "I need a smaller granny gear."

    "How small a granny gear can I get to go in there?"

    "My granny gear needs a granny gear, wonder if I can find one of the old "mountain tamers".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobby12many View Post
    I have a tendency to talk sh*t to myself when the going gets tough.

    "You are already tired? What a piece of lazy untalented human excrement you are"

    "Don't you dare drop into the granny you f*ckin p*ssy. You should be ashamed of even considering it"


    etc...

    shaming and insulting myself seems to be a good motivator lol
    That is awesome, I'm going to have to start shaming myself to get more motivation
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    Quote Originally Posted by SlimL View Post
    ...I am still new enough at this that if it is a technical section I still have to think about riding. It will be nice when I don't have to think about anything just feel the ride....
    That would be nice. I have only been mountain biking a bit over 20 years and it doesn't work that way for me yet.

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    What's the hurry?

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    Porn

    Wife and I ride together and she's always making porn noise.
    Just happy no one is behind her when I look back. Lol

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    I just think to myself "would you prefer to be at work right now?"

    Legs always seem to feel better after.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobby12many View Post
    i have a tendency to sh*t myself when the going gets tough.

    "you already crapped? What a impatient piece of lazy untalented human excrement you are"

    "don't you dare run down my legs before i get back to the truck. You should be ashamed of even considering it"
    fixt.

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    pushing harder.

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    I growl,,

    and If I'm really really pushing at max Q, Standing on the pedals I often fart.
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    Don't give up!!

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    Usually have some heavy metal going through my head. Old-school thrashy stuff like Slayer, Megadeth, Testament, Exodus, Venom, Cryptic Slaughter....stuff that would keep my legs going and the adrenalin going
    "It's about having pointless fun in the woods...." - Walt
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    Sometimes I groan a bit but mostly I have this Mike Tyson voice in my head saying don't be a b#*ch and other colorful quotes.

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    I think about how this ride burns off the gluttonous meal I ate the day before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Livewire88 View Post
    I just think to myself "would you prefer to be at work right now?"

    Legs always seem to feel better after.
    ^^This^^

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    Quote Originally Posted by T and S View Post
    Porn

    Wife and I ride together and she's always making porn noise.
    Just happy no one is behind her when I look back. Lol
    I'm in the same boat when I'm tennis with my significant other. She grunts and moans like a porn star. I told her to stop but she said she can't help it, so I just do my over exaggerated porn star moans when I hit the tennis ball and throw in a few "oh yeahs" in there. She starts cracking up to where she can't even play. I beat her every time.

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