1. All bikes are cool. In varying degrees, but cool nonetheless. 2. Look 3 to 5 seconds ahead of you. Dont stare at obstacles or other distractors. The more you look at the cactus, the more spines you will be picking out of you arse. 3. The tool you need most on the trail will be sitting on your work bench laughing at you when you get home. 4. Vintage stuff belongs on the trail too. 5. Speed is for roadies. Mainly because I am slow. 6. Tomac still rules. Overend finds ways to break the rules. 7. Beer tastes better after a ride. But pretty good before. And during a ride. 8. There is something right about riding straight out of your garage and spinning down 10-20 minutes of asphalt to your own secret spot. 9. Cheap stuff lasts forever. Doesnt work right, and is a pain to adjust, but never breaks. Therefore making it hard to justify replacement to the wife. 10. Nothing beats pedaling in the morning, followed by shinny hockey later in the day.