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    Do You Suffer in Silence or Yell Out?

    Another Sand Point ride today. On the way down it gets very fast and very bumpy. Riding my rigid bike, I know when the eyeball rattling bumps are coming. The last group is particularly painful and I find yelling out and warbling with the impacts helps me endure and stay more focused on line rather than just holding on. What say you? Any "Ahhhh(this is going to hurt)hhhh!"
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    i've never voluntarily ridden rigid, but if i know i'm about to eat sh!t, i'm very vocal. if i'm just encountering a section that i know is going to be brutal, i'm typically pretty quiet. i can curse much quicker in my head.

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    dead silent.
    I frown a lot I'm told.
    Try to focus on breathing so can't afford to yell.
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    I sometimes yell and holler when attacking or cresting steep hills, but I am silent and focused for the rest. I do find it very fun and entertaining to ride with vocal people, especially the self-narrating type

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    Science!!! Er... I mean silence!!

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    I'm silent. Though I'll give myself a hard time out loud when I totally blow a section...or when I have to bail.

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    Generally, I suffer in silence until I crash. Then I usually scream out in disgust. Maybe I will start to yell at the rocks as I go through the rock gardens.

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    ^+1^ I am normally fairly quiet unless someone with gears is in front of me on a climb and I hear him shift. Then I start screaming, "CHEATER!" or other things that I will not type on here!

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    when i see a geared bike ahead of me, most of my cursing is in my head, because i know they're going to slow on the uphill, and totally kill my momentum if i catch them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alexrex20
    when i see a geared bike ahead of me, most of my cursing is in my head, because i know they're going to slow on the uphill, and totally kill my momentum if i catch them.
    Sooooo true......

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    i yell at myself if i dab or bail on a climb.

    buying a 100mm fork helped with the eyeball rattling brake bumps though
    Winter is coming.

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    On particularly tough, steep climbs I will yell/grunt with exertion as I torque my way up the hill. It always works. Other than that, I'm silent. If I'm riding with other geared riders, and one of them is in front of me on an uphill section, I'll ask them to move over to the side as I come up behind them.

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    I'm a big fan of sound effects through out the ride.

    Bumpy sections of trail help me mimic the cartoon sound effect of shaking one's face back into shape after having it smashed round by a frying pan.

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    My actions are louder than words.

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    I like to sing cheapo pron background music... BOW BOW CHICKA BOW BOW! It lets those around me know that I'm serious 'bout my riding...

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    Mostly just things like "ack" "ugh" "ffffuuuuuuu-" "oh god da-" "hey, help me climb back up to the trail" or "does this look bad to you?"

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    I used to sing to my riding buddies when decending.

    I now have no riding buddies.

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    If I am gaining on a geary in front of me, especially if they are under 30, I tend to yell out that they are about to be overtaken by an old fart with 1 gear.
    This achieves 2 things.
    1. They mostly get out of the way as I motor past
    2. I get a buzz out of showing them up.

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    myself?....pillow biter.....

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