My rules of Mountain Biking

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  1. JohnE

    JohnE filthy rascist

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    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.
     

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  2. PatBranch

    PatBranch Turbo Monkey

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    XC in the morning is cool for some reason. What is shinny hockey?
     
  3. JohnE

    JohnE filthy rascist

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    Some call it open hockey...like open gym. Pay a few bucks and play a couple hours with whoever shows up.
     
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    jimmydean The Official Meat of Ridemonkey

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    I do miss my Zoo runs in the morning on the way to work. Nothing beats an elevator shuttle.
     
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    Damo Short One Marshmallow

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    Love this one.
     
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    firemandivi They drank my Tooters

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    11. Bad day at work solved by hitting the trails.
    12. The more patches on your tire the more likely you'll run over a thorn or nail.
     
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    Prettym1k3 Turbo Monkey

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    13. Missing a your weekly ride means that everyone around you will suffer because you didn't get your stress relief.
    14. Riding in mud is fun when you expect it, and horrid when you don't.
    15. When I'm old, I will forever miss the excitement that comes with going to an epic riding location (one that keeps you from being able to sleep the night before, even if you have a 5 hour drive to get there).
     
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    16) Getting lost provides much of the fun.
     
  9. JohnE

    JohnE filthy rascist

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    Agreed!
     
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    skatetokil Turbo Monkey

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    17) Never, under any circumstances, say the words "Just one more run."
     
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    splat Nam I am

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    Fixed it :D or at least my interpretation of it.
     
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    Prettym1k3 Turbo Monkey

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    Touche'.

    My first big ride ever, I said, "Who wants to do just one more before we go." Everyone yelled at me...

    ...which I believe reversed the polarity of the mistake I made when saying "just one more".

    :twitch:
     
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    firemandivi They drank my Tooters

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    18. Always make sure your bike is secured to the trainer.

    I though I had the screw tight, but while in a high cadence the bike came off the trainer
     
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    Number whatever: On a technical ride never lose your focus on a so-called easy section, 'cus that's when the tiger will get you.
     
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    More people are injured on simple trails than technical trails.
    You can't pack too much water.
    As long as you are not the slowest rider you are doing fine.
    Just get your front tire over it, your rear tire will follow.
     
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    JohnE filthy rascist

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    Tigers? Where?
     
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    Only in San Fran, relax.
     
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    GPS on handle bars are not cool. :monkey: