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    Because it's There - The Fear That Is

    A doctor told me that one of the reasons he went skiing was to give himself a fright. I found I could relate to this in terms of mountain biking. Although I only (only!) ride trails and single track there are occasions when in a split second my whole body realises I am in trouble and a crash is very possible. If I manage to retrieve the situation it usually results in laugh-out-loud relief. Do many mountain bikers ride in order to scare themselves?

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    I usually ride right up to the point where it gets scary then back it down a bit. Of course, riding on that line you sometimes cross it.
    No moss...

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    Overwhelming emotions/mental states remind one what living is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffw-13
    I usually ride right up to the point where it gets scary then back it down a bit. Of course, riding on that line you sometimes cross it.
    "X2"
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    no never. sometimes I pee when I get scared.


    I drive to work to get that rush of death knocking on the door!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CharacterZero
    Motorcycles remind one what living is.
    cocnur

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    cocnur? ?

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    Yes.

    In life, it's not how many breaths you take..... it's how many moments take your breath away.

    See my signature.
    I will cause thee to ride upon the high places of the earth...
    Isaiah 58:14

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    Nothing like a bit of adrenaline!

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    Sometimes I charge things so I can be in fear when the wife opens the bill and says "MORE BIKE PARTS???"
    I love the adrenaline rush!

    On the other hand, there's nothing like giving yourself a good scare to remind you that you're alive. After working then coming home and taking care of the wife, kids, house, dog, fish, Mom and a myriad of other things, it's nice to hit a double diamond on the snowboard and let it rip although it seems to happens too infrequently now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hellav8ted
    cocnur

    I think this is the funniest post of the year!

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    My favourite bumper sticker, seen on a Volvo wagon with bike racks on the roof and lots of stickers on the windows:



    I live with FEAR every day
    and sometimes she lets me race on weekends
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    "If you're gonna be stupid, you better be tough."
    My ADD keeps my PTSD in check...

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    Quote Originally Posted by pinerider
    I think this is the funniest post of the year!
    I concur!
    We have found a new word, now we need a meaning

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    Quote Originally Posted by pinerider
    I think this is the funniest post of the year!

    COCNUR!!!

    Yes, i bike largely for this reason. Although recently i have been slacking off in pursuing danger.

    Its even better when you never really lose control. You come right to the edge of crashing, but you maintain control and come out in a speeding blaze of glory! because sometimes you just come out of it due to shear luck.

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    Fear is my gf finding out that the new bike I'm buying is more than double the cost that she thinks it is, atleast when I'm ripping down the trail alls I will be thinking about is damn this bike is sick, was that a rock? Anyways keep pedaling

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