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what do you love about riding??

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  1. hooples3

    hooples3 Fuggetaboutit!

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    there are so many things to love about riding.. but what are your favorites????

    For me it's:

    Getting to ride with really cool people on some awesome trails and talking about it over some beer later

    being on a trail in the groove with tremendous flow

    That feeling you get when you drop in... on something you havent rode yet and something that seems way to hard. ( the Oh sh*t factor)
     
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    Reactor Turbo Monkey

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    How good it feels when I stop. When I bike commute to work, I feel good the whole day, which given the depressing place I work at is a good thing.
     
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  3. BigMike

    BigMike BrokenbikeMike

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    I like being able to ride. This sucks not being able to ride :(
     
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  4. McGRP01

    McGRP01 beer and bikes

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    Being scared. There are very few things at this point in my life that give me an adrenaline rush like dropping into a steep chute, hucking off a boulder or flying down a ski trail.
     
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  5. N8 v2.0

    N8 v2.0 Not the sharpest tool in the shed

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    Riding beats the hell out of running.... which I've been doing since I broke my bike with my garage.

    4.5 miles around a track during the late afternoon in Louisiana sucks!
     
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    I feel free on my bike :thumb:
     
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  7. MMike

    MMike A fowl peckerwood.

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    I don't remember what riding is like
     
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  8. Heidi

    Heidi Der hund ist laut und braun

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    For me, it's speed and fear...pushing the limits. I love going to new places and riding new trails. I love the rush, the peace, the self powered simplicity of my bike and the trails.
     
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  9. firetoole

    firetoole duch bag

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    I like all the girls staring at my lycra :D

    and yelling on your right :D
     
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  10. Heidi

    Heidi Der hund ist laut und braun

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    :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
     
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    N8 v2.0 Not the sharpest tool in the shed

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    ..and I might add that running sucks!
     
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    TreeSaw Mama Monkey

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    I like a lot of things: 1. pushing up a hill to relieve some stress and the feeling your legs get when you reach the top; 2. all of the cool people I meet and have the opportunity to ride with; 3. the adrenaline rush of a fast flowy section or a really rough technical section that really tests my skills; 4. the serenity of being out in the middle of the woods on my bike and enjoying nature and of course the post ride beers :thumb:
     
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    chicodude The Spooninator

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    I love everything about it....Except how expensive it is...
     
  14. MtnbikeMike

    MtnbikeMike Turbo Monkey

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    :stupid: Yeah, really. I also like the state of euphoria I'm in after an XC race or hard road ride.
     
  15. SK6

    SK6 Turbo Monkey

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    I like the sliding down the muddy trail with my bike on my right. :rolleyes:

    I like the feel, pushing the limits. I have actually found I like riding half the time DH by myself. I fight my own demons.
     
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    DHS Friendly Neighborhood Pool Boy

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    Having more and more people just hate me
     
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    Actually, I don't ride I just like to post here.
     
  18. hooples3

    hooples3 Fuggetaboutit!

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    :think: :stupid:
     
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    If it wasn't for riding I don't know where my life would be. I was on a one way track to being dead by 30. When I got on the bike for the first time is was a freedom that I had never felt before.
    I have made tons of great friends thanks to riding!
    But my favorite thing about riding is the 20ft in front of me. That’s all I think about; I'm not thinking about work, kid, life ~ just the 20ft in front of me. Riding lets me retreat to a place I love.
     
  20. dh girlie

    dh girlie MISS MISSY (geek)

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    Cuz it's just FUN...and it's cool seeing your own improvements and doing stuff you couldnt' do before...meeting cool friends...oh...and there are lotsa hot dudes who ride...:D
     
  21. skinny mike

    skinny mike Turbo Monkey

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    i love being able to just get away from everything. i forget all of my worries like school and work everytime i hop on my bike. plus its fun.
     
  22. ncrider

    ncrider Turbo Monkey

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    Progression.

    You know that feeling after a ride where you tried a new section or became more fluid through a turn, jump, rock garden. I love that feeling. When you say to yourself "Wow, I just stepped it up a notch and it felt good." That's what it's all about for me.

    Riding with friends rules too.
     
  23. stosh

    stosh Darth Bailer

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    I like that I can go at my own pace.

    When I ride alone I love the solitude and relaxation. I never feel rushed on a bike except for when I get to a trail head just before a ride... I always rush to get on the trails.


    Even when riding with a group there is a certain amount of solitude as you climb hills or break away or fall behind from a group on a DH run...

    I love being in the woods... and I love dodging trees.

    I don't see cars either...
     
  24. Zark

    Zark Hey little girl, do you want some candy?

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    Riding is one of the few moments in my life where everything else does not matter and there is only one immediate goal. A higher focus and drive fills me and the details of the trail flow through my senses. A well timed pedal to make it over a rock spine, and instinctual weight shift to dive into a switchback, all done without conscious thought. Riding my bike is as close to a transcendant and spiritual moment as I ever encounter.
     
  25. jugdish

    jugdish Chimp

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    What?
     
  26. hooples3

    hooples3 Fuggetaboutit!

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    and you question my :stupid: sign????
     
  27. jugdish

    jugdish Chimp

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    Yeah, what do you mean "stupid?"
     
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    hooples3 Fuggetaboutit!

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    do i really need to answer that????

    dont worry it's nothing personal
     
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    jugdish Chimp

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    Oh, OK then.
     
  30. blt2ride

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    I couldn't have said it better myself! For me, riding is how I escape reality. When I'm out dirt jumping or doing shuttle runs, nothing else matters. For me, riding is what keeps me sane.

    Not to mention the sense of accomplishment it gives me. There's nothing better than hitting a chute, drop, or jump that scare the sh!t of you.
     
  31. Ciaran

    Ciaran Fear my banana

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    I love...

    feeling like I am flying
    being out of breath at the top of the climb
    almost crashing but clearing the section anyway and feeling relief and excitement all at once
    being free
    the silence of being in the mountains with no one around
    the babbling brook
    seeing wildlife
    buying new techie bike parts
    making new friends and riding with old friends
    chellenging myself
    challenging others
    showing off injuries and scars
    having a cold beer after a tough ride

    I love riding my bikes!
     
  32. hooples3

    hooples3 Fuggetaboutit!

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    i lovbe it that when i commute home in 20 minutes.. i can just forget about my work.. well at least until tommorow
     
  33. robdamanii

    robdamanii OMG! <3 Tom Brady!

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    Out of my mind, back in a moment.
    I love the thrill and the rush of twisty single track. Riding the little plan bridges, the rush of zipping down drops....

    Seeing myself improve and enjoy riding is what brings me back for more, every time.