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    you know you have mountain bike passion when...

    you get on a rollercoaster, and when you go through the turns your hands start gripping imaginary handlebars and you start imagining yourself railing through the berms.. and preparing for the next trail feature.


    now if only i can do those kind of berms without the rails...
    Let it flow, let yourself go, slow and low, that is the tempo.

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    When you are on your road bike and you look for things to bunny hop.
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    You get in your car and 40mph is "Way too fast!!"
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    When your wife books a cruise, and you are emailing people in every port to find MTB opportunities.
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    when your friends take you scuba diving for the first time and all you can think of, is if there are any trails in the nearby mountains.
    Let it flow, let yourself go, slow and low, that is the tempo.

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    You book 2 bike vacations at KT in Vermont a year in advance.

    Or

    You book a Christmas ski vacation hoping the bike trails will be well packed.

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    Your favorite jewelry is a bracelet made from a bent spoke (hey, I'm a girl!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbadwulff View Post
    When you are on your road bike and you look for things to bunny hop.
    I've been doing that lately, being clipped in makes it super easy.



    ... When you start taking your road bike with slicks offroad 'cause the pavement is just too boring.
    I meant to do that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbadwulff View Post
    When you are on your road bike and you look for things to bunny hop.
    I get that impulse when I'm in my car and have to suppress it.
    Use it, use it, use it while you still have it.

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    When you find that you spend more time at work on MTBR than you do on your actual job duties.

    I'm just saying that hypothetically, not actually doing that myself or anything.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BeginnerCycling View Post
    When your wife books a cruise, and you are emailing people in every port to find MTB opportunities.
    My wife says I have lost my Mind! There's no mountain biking in San Juan or St Thomas! I say if there's a bike shop there's a possible rental!
    The plan is to out live everyone!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frosted Flakes View Post
    My wife says I have lost my Mind! There's no mountain biking in San Juan or St Thomas! I say if there's a bike shop there's a possible rental!
    I haven't looked for St. Thomas, but here's what I've found for San Juan/Puerto Rico:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frosted Flakes View Post
    My wife says I have lost my Mind! There's no mountain biking in San Juan or St Thomas! I say if there's a bike shop there's a possible rental!
    There is in St Thomas for sure.
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    when you put cyclocross tires on your fixie.

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    ...when you are getting married in May at your house and the biggest goal for the two of you is getting the trails dialed for the guests...

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    Quote Originally Posted by cherrybomber View Post
    you get on a rollercoaster, and when you go through the turns your hands start gripping imaginary handlebars and you start imagining yourself railing through the berms.. and preparing for the next trail feature.


    now if only i can do those kind of berms without the rails...
    ^Actually, it's the opposite for me. I feel like I'm on a rollercoaster when ripping through rolling, twisty ST.

    My answer:

    .... when a mtn bike is a permanent fixture in your living room.
    BTW, my wife hates that I keep it indoors!

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    When your the only one with hairy legs in a pack of roadies.

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    all of your gear is dirty and smelly by tuesday...

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    everytime you hit the trail, you feel a rush go through your body, and it feels like christmas morning all over again.

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    When you invision riding up over or off of everything you see when you are going somewhere and every time you see a rock you ask yourself whether its doable. Often confusing the people your with when you say out loud "Yea I could do that!" while looking at a big rock at the park.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobbyWilliams View Post
    When you invision riding up over or off of everything you see when you are going somewhere and every time you see a rock you ask yourself whether its doable. Often confusing the people your with when you say out loud "Yea I could do that!" while looking at a big rock at the park.
    hahahaha! i do that in church during the sermon.

    the steps down from the altar look very doable with a little bunny hop.
    Let it flow, let yourself go, slow and low, that is the tempo.

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    When you says"i would do that by bike" looking at every travel show on tv

    When you make the movement of "uncliping" removing your foot from the accelerator of your car.

    When your are driving your car and see possible trails everywhere along the roads.
    expensive cars are a waste of money. Expensive bikes...not so much!

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    "When you make the movement of "uncliping" removing your foot from the accelerator of your car."

    yes, i have done this before...

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    Quote Originally Posted by likeaboss View Post
    You book 2 bike vacations at KT in Vermont a year in advance.

    Or

    You book a Christmas ski vacation hoping the bike trails will be well packed.
    I can tell you from experience that you can stop booking your Kingdom Trails vacations way in advance when after 12 years you finally just buy a place up there

    You know they plan on having some of the groomed xc ski trails open for the fatbikes this winter, right?

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    Good job! From one of my older posts, but just as relevant...

    - yelling out "On your Left!" when I'm shopping at the supermarket.
    - tendency to pull up on the steering wheel when my cars front wheels are rolling off the driveway curb.
    - uncontrollable urge to rub vaseline inside the crotch of my dress pants
    - telling someone there's "one more behind me" when i walk by them on the sidewalk
    - trying to stand up in the car when I drive over bumps in the road
    - get pissed in stairwells when people going down don't stop and move to the side when I'm going up
    - friends say "nice rack" at a bar and I look outside on the car roofs
    and the number 1 sign you know you have MTB passion...
    - cotton underwear just doesn't feel right anymore

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    When you can tell the head angle of a bike by looking at a picture
    When your nickname comes froma bike crash
    When your bike is worth 3x the price of your car
    Whenyou crash, you ask, how's my bike?
    When your bike shop is speed dial #1 on your phone
    When your bike shop mecanic give you his personnal phone number.
    When you recognize oil type by taste
    When you change oil in your fork more often than in your car
    When you have more pctures of you and your bike than pics of your girlfriend
    When you sleep on the couch because your bile is being rebuilt in the bedroom and all the part are on the bed
    When you have erotic dreams and you bike is there somewhere in the background..
    When you try to shift with your tumbs while driving your car.
    When you have lost a lover because of your bike addiction
    When you want to name your new kid "peaty" or Cedric.
    When you have seen the kranked series more. Often than star wars.
    When you have a bike tatoo
    If you have washed your bike at least once witha toothbrush
    When one of the most usefull things in your life are zipties
    When yousee stairs and think of dropping them.
    If you plan your life according to your bike addiction.
    When you cant wait to get your yearly bonus to buy bike parts.
    When you have a specific bank account to save money for bike parts
    When the first thing you ask a girl when you meet here for he first time is "do you bike"
    When yu more about new bike parts than the staff at your bike shop.
    When you are "grouchy" from november to march(cold /wet season up here)
    When you think your car looks better with a bike rack (i know i do)
    When you crash really bad, your hurt, but you laugh thinking it was a fu*** cool crash.
    When in the group you ride with, most the peoples could be your kids.
    When your dog is named after a bike brand or part
    expensive cars are a waste of money. Expensive bikes...not so much!

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    "- uncontrollable urge to rub vaseline inside the crotch of my dress pants"

    whoa...that could become a problem...

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    Awesome post. Love it.

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