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What do you like about riding?
« on: April 11, 2007, 02:49:10 PM »
For me,

 Mountain biking; Being able to get out in the woods with nature and ride with friends and family while putting the worries and stress about everyday life behind you!

  Road riding: Getting in faster miles and being able to log more miles quicker. I can also make stops if wanted to eat or grab a beer along the way.

 Either way it's a great sport or hobby (obsession in my case!!! ) where you can improve your health and challenge yourself at the same time or take easy on a ride with family or friends!

 What are your thoughts you all?
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Re: What do you like about riding?
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2007, 06:01:56 PM »
Well since I just got back into this sport again after the 13 years I've been out. I'm mainly doing this for my heath and enjoyment. I also find mountain biking exciting,challenging, and always something new to look forward to when riding on the trails.

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Re: What do you like about riding?
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2007, 09:11:13 PM »
I would say it is the "health aspect", but........I have Xrays that say otherwise. Though I am down sixtyish pounds in two years.

Really it is about freedom for me. Being out in the woods makes me feel more free than I can describe. Even when I am hammering it I have a sense of calm.
Another dimension of that is that we spend so much time being responsible, for work, our kids, our spouses. That sometimes I just want to be a kid playing in the dirt. Being 10 years old and running over stuff and going fast and hitting stuff...How cool is that?!


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Re: What do you like about riding?
« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2007, 09:56:15 PM »
I got into it for the exercise, but it's just been a lot of fun. Most of my hobbies involve some sort of machine and being outdoors, so this isn't really that different.
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Re: What do you like about riding?
« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2007, 07:30:35 PM »
Yes, yes,yes, and yes. I couldn't agree more! Best thing I ever did for myself, activity, exercise, fun, health and more.  :)
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Re: What do you like about riding?
« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2007, 08:58:37 PM »
It would be easier to tell you what I don't like. About the only thing I can think of is being off the bike. Does that make any sense ???
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Re: What do you like about riding?
« Reply #6 on: April 12, 2007, 09:09:09 PM »
To a  guy that just spent three months off of his bike, that makes a ton of sense!!!!

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Re: What do you like about riding?
« Reply #7 on: April 13, 2007, 04:48:35 PM »
Health, A Challenge, A since of community, And the fact that trail work counts as community credits.
 But really it's for the flow, the chance to go fast and say "yeah, I can do that"
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Re: What do you like about riding?
« Reply #8 on: April 15, 2007, 10:43:35 PM »
I like the ability to think only about the trail. (no work thoughts allowed)

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Re: What do you like about riding?
« Reply #9 on: April 16, 2007, 08:10:06 AM »
I like the ability to think only about the trail. (no work thoughts allowed)

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couldn't have said it any better... sometimes you ride with some buddies, like Kevan, and they remind you of that..  its nice cuz you can get all the bad mojo out of your head while your riding..

its even better when you have friends to remind you of that every now and then.. 

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Re: What do you like about riding?
« Reply #10 on: April 26, 2007, 07:55:46 PM »
health reasons for me. getting my cardio and burning calories. i like being outside, seeing the scenic views and wildlife!

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Re: What do you like about riding?
« Reply #11 on: April 26, 2007, 10:05:08 PM »
I know what you mean Dash, I took a look at my heart rate monitor this past tuesday, and I burned off 1890 calories. Yee ha! lets eat!



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Re: What do you like about riding?
« Reply #12 on: April 27, 2007, 08:39:30 PM »
that's my problem actually, after i burn a ton of calories - i think it's an excuse to have a hot fudge sundae!

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Re: What do you like about riding?
« Reply #13 on: April 27, 2007, 09:13:58 PM »
Amen to that Dash.
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Re: What do you like about riding?
« Reply #14 on: April 27, 2007, 10:48:29 PM »
I am eating a cookie right now!!! LOL

 

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