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Ride more, bitch less.

Jan. 24, 2019, 10:19 a.m.
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Joined: July 11, 2014

Posted by: Brocklanders

Hey Congrats...Think we are living parallel lives. My son arrived 6 weeks ago. Funny we have the same appreciation for the time out there riding now.

Congrats to you as well, ours is just over 5 months now... I'm sure many people have told you "it gets easier", well it actually does in some ways even from that early stage to now, sleep is way better than it was a few months ago! Enjoy the ride.

Jan. 24, 2019, 9:09 p.m.
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Joined: Nov. 24, 2002

Posted by: syncro

Posted by: Mic

Every time when I think about NOT riding, I have to think about what you told me all those years ago - If you want to improve your riding, you need to ride as often as possible and speed does not really matter. Just get the miles in and the rest will follow.

You could put anything in there; riding, lifting, playing the guitar, learning a language, whatever, consistency is huge in getting good at something.

That's why I'm always trying to be a smart-ass on here.

"We are what we do repeatedly, excellence, therefore, is not an act, but a habit." 

- long dead Greek

Jan. 24, 2019, 9:42 p.m.
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Joined: Nov. 23, 2002

Posted by: Mic

"We are what we do repeatedly, excellence, therefore, is not an act, but a habit." 

- long dead Greek

one of my motivational posters from the gym. 

Jan. 28, 2019, 2:29 a.m.
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Joined: Nov. 24, 2002

That is an awesome idea. Engraining proper patterns. Nice one. Really nice one.

Jan. 30, 2019, 6:06 p.m.
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Joined: April 10, 2005

"Everytime I see an adult on a bicycle, I no longer despair for the future of the human race". - H. G. Wells.

Feb. 4, 2019, 12:05 p.m.
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Joined: Dec. 17, 2003

Posted by: Stuminator

"Everytime I see an adult on a bicycle, I no longer despair for the future of the human race". - H. G. Wells.

"Get a bicycle, you will not regret it - if you live" Mark Twain.

Feb. 4, 2019, 9:12 p.m.
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Joined: Aug. 6, 2009

"Get on your bikes and ride!" - Queen

Feb. 4, 2019, 9:25 p.m.
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Joined: Oct. 28, 2003

“I've got a bike, you can ride it if you like

It's got a basket, a bell that rings

And things to make it look good

I'd give it to you if I could, but I borrowed it” - Syd Barrett

Feb. 5, 2019, 8:35 a.m.
Posts: 1116
Joined: Feb. 26, 2015

"It's a sledgehammer."

-Pedro Sanchez

Feb. 5, 2019, 10:11 a.m.
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Joined: Nov. 24, 2002

Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.

- Albert Einstein

"You don't learn from experience. You learn from reflecting on the experience."
- Kristen Ulmer

Feb. 5, 2019, 4:31 p.m.
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Joined: July 11, 2014

Posted by: Brocklanders

"It's a sledgehammer."

-Pedro Sanchez

Hahaha chuckled way too hard at this.

Feb. 6, 2019, 2:30 p.m.
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Joined: Feb. 26, 2015

Posted by: grambo

Posted by: Brocklanders

"It's a sledgehammer."

-Pedro Sanchez

Hahaha chuckled way too hard at this.

You got like 3 feet of air that time....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A1fVvGRlFoE

Feb. 11, 2019, 10:21 p.m.
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Joined: Dec. 4, 2002

Still riding, still alive. At the end of the day it's all that really matters...

May 17, 2019, 11:58 a.m.
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Joined: Feb. 24, 2017

Been along time since I dropped by here.  bought a new MTB so I figured I better get back on the ride more bitch less thread.  

been snowbiking, trials biking , Moto riding  but I guess its time to start turning cranks again

May 18, 2019, 10:45 a.m.
Posts: 933
Joined: Nov. 8, 2003

I've stumbled across consistent riding nirvana.

I ride every Monday at 5pm, rain or shine year round, same location. Originally this was to carve out consistent scheduled time away from family duties to do rehab for a broken knee. Now everyone has gotten used to that time slot being blacked out and it's just a given, no need for the previous ride negotiating. It's MTB Monday.

Been over 2 years now and it's turned into a group ride. (Unfortunately of mostly hammerheads. I think a couple weeks ago we had the entire podium out from the weekend's road race). Sometimes this is my only ride of the week, but the real benefit is that it's a focal point that keeps me stretching all week in preparation and even eating better. I've dropped weight, my list of debilitating injuries has been become manageable, and it's just easier to cope when happiness is on your schedule.

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