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View Poll Results: What made you a better cyclist?

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  • Burn-off anger; unfairly treated at work.

    3 23.08%
  • Fear, needed to get mind of serious problem.

    3 23.08%
  • Friendship, wanted to be with others.

    3 23.08%
  • Alternative. Couldn't see yourself running.

    4 30.77%
  • Laughter. Rude comment about your abilities.

    1 7.69%
  • Fury. Rude joke from someone of opposite sex.

    0 0%
  • Dissappointment, letting yourself go physically.

    4 30.77%
  • Love of outdoors. Just needed badly to get out.

    8 61.54%
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  1. #1
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    What situation improved your road speed the most?

    Usually something happened to get you totally motivated.

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    2-Cyl, 1/2 HP @ 90 RPM slvoid's Avatar
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    Injury.
    Had 2 bad injuries this summer that put me in more pain than I've had to handle before. Made me handle pain on the bike better.

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    Chairman of the Bored catatonic's Avatar
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    Commuting happened.

    Being late does wonders for speed.
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    Ring Ring, Ring Ring, the bell went Ring Ring Ring.

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    1. Steep decline.

    2. Strong tailwind.

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    Potatoes al dente Bibi's Avatar
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    i need another option: overwhelmed: a need to get away from others and into my own head

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    Hyperactivity. Whenever I get a bad case of the ya-yas, I take care of it by having myself a sprint-fest.
    Wheeeee!

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    I had to choose fear....it was when I was 13 and trying to outrun a cop (patrol car). Ole Lance hisself would not have caught me that day...but the cop did.
    "Let us hope our weapons are never needed --but do not forget what the common people knew when they demanded the Bill of Rights: An armed citizenry is the first defense, the best defense, and the final defense against tyranny. If guns are outlawed, only the government will have guns. Only the police, the secret police, the military, the hired servants of our rulers. Only the government -- and a few outlaws. I intend to be among the outlaws" - Edward Abbey

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    On my TARDIScycle! KingTermite's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ranger
    1. Steep decline.

    2. Strong tailwind.
    Ummmm......what he said!!!!!
    Quote Originally Posted by coffeecake View Post
    - it's pretty well established that Hitler was an *******.

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    You left out:

    "Competition, beating and crushing the other little kids until they cry!"

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