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    If it is a grind I will think as others do, in little sections: make it to the next rock, turn, etc. And try to convince myself that I am fine and the pounding in my chest is Kieth Moon on drums. 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. Slim

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ronnieron12 View Post
    Im usually mentally singing some song thats stuck in my head.
    Ditto. I actually breath to the tune. I think it makes the other guys think I'm going to collapse because I'm breathing so hard and irregularly. But it works for me.

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    I think about what a good workout I'm getting. When I feel a good pain in my legs I like to thing my legs are getting stronger so I keep going, and when i feel a bad pain I just stop for a little.

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    When I'm riding a grind hard I think "This seemed like such a good idea at the time."

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    the beer siting in the cooler.

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

    Usually I sing or hum whatever songs I've been listening to lately.

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    "Just keep spinning, just keep spinning, just keep spinning spinning spinning…"

    Oh and penises. Lots and lots of penises.

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    Things I think about...

    1. Getting feet the right way around... For cornering
    2. Corner... To fast... BREAK!!!
    3. Can I get over that rock. Yup oh **** another!!
    4. Hmm mates pulling away. Pedal harder
    5. Sheezz I'm tired, shift down.
    6. Damn can't shake my mate. Pedal harder!!!


    Generally I'm pretty focused when riding, saying that I've had some pretty silly crashes when my mind is wandering and not on the task at hand.

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    My only thought is 'pain is temporary'...

    I always push myself because I know after sitting at home a hour after a ride I'd be pissed if I didn't push myself.
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    On a long climb I'm usually thinking, "Why the $^$%# am I doing this?"

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    Downhill:
    Which rocks do I avoid? How much grip do I have? Go faster? Slow down?

    Uphill:
    Ugh. Ugh. Ugh. Keep pushing.

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    I hope I don't hurt her.

    edit: oops wrong thread

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

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    I hope I don't hurt her.

    edit: oops wrong thread
    Not sure that would hurt her ^^

    Might pop her if she's inflatable!

    On topic: '1 & 1'... up the hill to my home... 1 foot in front of the other, so to speak...

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    Quote Originally Posted by BumpityBump View Post
    How glad I am to live in the mountains.
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    What's my heart monitor showing!?
    to err is human... to face plant is frickin hilarious!!

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    Oh Shlt was there a spider on that web? how big is he and where is he? I think I can feel something on my neck no its my ear oh wait its my cheek. Wait I was going to fast if a spider was on the web it would be dead, shlt who am I kidding I feel something in my helmet.

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    Well, since I got back into riding the trails sometimes I think "I must be crazy for doing this" as I ride over the rocky stuff with switchbacks and climbs. But I also think about when I go through sections that used to give me trouble that I now know how to go through them without out getting stuck and falling over. Now I know where I have to put my front wheel. And when I get a little squirrely because I'm tired I can unclip on time instead of falling over. I think about how I'm getting better and increasing my endurance (just a little bit). But last weekend when I ride fresh on the trail I have my spot where I take my first rest along the trail. Well I managed to ride past that point before needing to take my first rest. I think about all those things.
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    "quit being a b*tch" That's uphill and down

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Samuryan View Post
    "quit being a b*tch" That's uphill and down
    Was telling myself this exact sentiment on Friday during my 2hr ride when I tackled a lot of climbs... Seemed to help

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    Just as I checked my gps tracking on trail I frequent was thinking, S##t Yer, smashing yesterday's time. Was roughly 30 seconds later I went flying over the handlebars...

    Other times usually go something like. "ahhh!" "s##t that was close" "ouch" and general "why am I doing this to myself" as I'm struggling up a hill

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    Great thread. Some of us are much more scattered than others.

    Ideally i'd be in some kind of meditative zone while cranking away, perfectly at peace with my burning muscles, breathing and pedal strokes.

    Usually i'm the opposite, with a dozen random things in my head. I'm with the others here, though; downhill i'm much more focused.

    Occasionally i'll count to keep a nice cadence with my pedalling (to a hundred and then over and over). It's kind of silly but it really helps me stay with my ride.

    This all relates to the the long grinds and generally somewhat boring local riding I have. Technical riding or new territory keeps my attention much better!

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    I'm trying so hard...how could my wife fall asleep :-( ;-)

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    One of the routes I take I am in granny gear for an hour and a half. I say to myself quite often that "You are supposed to be enjoying this."

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    Cool-blue Rhythm

    I think how much I miss my Honda :P

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