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    How Do You Get To Your Happy Place?

    It's usually about 4 or 5 bottles of good beer for me. At that point where you're starting to feel as flexible as Gumby, but not babbling like Roseanne.

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    cocaine.

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    Cross the street, turn into the park. Jump onto the main trail, take the first right. Follow that over the bridge, take a left. Stay on that trail -- you'll go through a tunnel, and continue on that trail. Take a right at the fork, take a left over a bridge, follow the trail until you cross a creek. When you cross the creek, take a left at the next intersection. Take the right fork, follow that trail up the mountain, and eventually you'll get to a bench at the top.

    Sometimes, I question the value of my content.

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    I only have to reach down about 2ft and twist...
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    I find that my happy place finds me and not the other way around, but it's more likely to happen when I put myself out in nature.
    Either out on trails in the mountains with mtb, or when there's snow, snowmobile.
    Or diving/kayaking/sailing somewhere warm, preferably tropical.

    Think people spoil easily, and your "happy place" is relative to your means and state of mind.
    Enjoy it while you can, if you can, never know what tomorrow brings.
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    Round and round we go

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    Load bike, drive 20.2 miles north, unload bike, ride 100 yards, enter woods on trail, happy place for next 2.5 hours.
    It's such a fine line between idiocy and genius.

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    I am always in my "happy place". Very little gets me stressed, sad or angry.
    Bicycles donít have motors or batteries.

    Ebikes are not bicycles

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    Riding is the only thing that does it for me. I'm a ball of stress about 90% of the time.

    Riding my beach cruiser with my wife along the West Cliff Dr. in Santa Cruz also does it for me. Since my parents live three houses up from the beach, when I visit them I make use of it. Mountain biking in Santa Cruz is dreamy, and I always take a tour through town (including the beach) riding back from the trails. Deep forest riding and surfing, all within a few miles from each other is heaven.

    Also, running my dogs first thing in the morning along my beach cruiser. The streets are empty and quiet; in my crazy life I get to spend rare, precious time with them. They're getting old (10) and they won't be with me forever.

    It all comes back to the bike. I'm off the weed and I don't drink (I had one beer on St. Patrick's Day). I'm also down to one small cup of coffee a day, that's down from 8-12 cups throughout the day. Trying to get rid of these benign vices.

    Listening to Joe Rogan and Adam Carolla podcasts also do it for me. It actually makes driving enjoyable.

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    Hookers and blow..

    Seriously though. Riding is my escape from this hellhole we call reality.

    Tails

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    happy place? can i get one on cl cheap? havent had one for decades...

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    The sound of clipping in.
    Please donate to IMBA or your local IMBA chapter. It's trail karma.

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    My happy place is between 220 and 240 watts.
    Authorities speculate that speed may have been a factor. They are also holding gravity and inertia for questioning.

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    Easiest way to find it is to quit looking...

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    1. Insert Sierra Nevada Pale Ale can into camelbak
    2. Clip in
    3. Ride down my driveway, take a right, left, right, left, another left...and take a right onto the dirt. My happy place is less than a mile away from home.
    "Got everything you need?"

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    The gym.....

    I feel like I'm cumming the whole time I'm there. An hour long orgasm.... imagine that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Will Goes Boing View Post
    The gym.....

    I feel like I'm cumming the whole time I'm there. An hour long orgasm.... imagine that.
    Thanks, I've been trying to explain to my wife why I NEVER go to the gym. Now she'll understand.
    Authorities speculate that speed may have been a factor. They are also holding gravity and inertia for questioning.

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    The morning commute or thechive.com
    I am a man of many words. KCCO!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caffeine Powered View Post
    Thanks, I've been trying to explain to my wife why I NEVER go to the gym. Now she'll understand.
    I fcuking hate the gym. Nearly 20 years of being a gym rat has burned me out. Indoors, no connection with nature/my spirituality, running on the treadmill and lifting next to upper-body do0chebags smelling of sugar-free gum, protein powder farts and Axe body spray.

    I have less than two weeks until I get the okay to get back in the saddle (medical thing), and I can't wait.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dion View Post
    I do0chebags smelling of sugar-free gum, protein powder farts and Axe body spray.
    It overpowers your Old Spice?
    Authorities speculate that speed may have been a factor. They are also holding gravity and inertia for questioning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caffeine Powered View Post
    It overpowers your Old Spice?
    What's sad is I wear Old Spice on special occasions.

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    the sensation of dropping. now keep in mind, i dont DH or stunts or anything like that. As a matter of fact, i dont really drop off anything much more than a foot. But when you''re descending, and the feeling of your body and bike thumping down rocks, like stairs, and trying to make your body into suspension. its quite euphoric.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NicoleB28 View Post
    the sensation of dropping. now keep in mind, i dont DH or stunts or anything like that. As a matter of fact, i dont really drop off anything much more than a foot. But when you''re descending, and the feeling of your body and bike thumping down rocks, like stairs, and trying to make your body into suspension. its quite euphoric.
    Really?

    Then you gotta try these:
    1) Bungy jumping (I'd never do this!)
    2) Sky diving (I'd love to do this!!!)
    life is... "All About Bikes"...

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    ...oddly enough, i hate rollercoasters. so, no prolonged dropping

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    Quote Originally Posted by NicoleB28 View Post
    ...oddly enough, i hate rollercoasters. so, no prolonged dropping
    How about a trampoline?
    Jumping off a high diving board?
    Skateboarding in a skate park?
    Dropping in on a wave?
    Jumping up and down on your bed?

    OK, I'll stop now...
    life is... "All About Bikes"...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caffeine Powered View Post
    My happy place is between 220 and 240 watts.
    "220, 221, whatever it takes....."

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    1. lacing up my 5.10's. Jumping on my rig, and heading out for the trail.
    2. a good micro brew, (or two, or three, or four....)
    3. taking my MINI Cooper S out on some Twisty's!

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    Quote Originally Posted by NicoleB28 View Post
    the sensation of dropping. now keep in mind, i dont DH or stunts or anything like that. As a matter of fact, i dont really drop off anything much more than a foot. But when you''re descending, and the feeling of your body and bike thumping down rocks, like stairs, and trying to make your body into suspension. its quite euphoric.
    Quote Originally Posted by ambassadorhawg View Post
    How about a trampoline?
    Jumping off a high diving board?
    Skateboarding in a skate park?
    Dropping in on a wave?
    Jumping up and down on your bed?

    OK, I'll stop now...
    I like dropping, too, but I can never find the stuff.

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    ...a string of dry,empty asphalt curves on my motorbike, dragging the knees along behind
    ...heading out for a ride on a cool, crisp, desert morning
    ...sitting on the rock at the top of the Tortolita climb, contemplating my navel...all here now!
    It's all Here. Now.

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    I unzip, look down, and simply admire.

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    HASH (or even better, honey-oil) - any questions?

    DJ, "Because I'm sure the world need's more dudes stalking the woods stoned out of their mind carrying a deadly weapon."

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    First I'll take my bike out for 3 hours of riding. Then back home, throw my stuff on the bed and put the bike in the shop.

    Second part consist of a nice rhum & coke and a deadmatch between zombies and my dead brain on the xbox.

    Third is called rinse and repeat the next day
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    topless. that's what all mtb girls do. we go ride, get topless, have pillow fights in the woods, scissor, then ride home!

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    Iron Man was baddest ass, but Thor was the coolest.
    Sometimes, I question the value of my content.

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    You know what I like about comics movies, like this Avengers?

    The baddest ass is always a nuclear physicist.

    Hulk's method is how I get to my happy place..

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