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    What inspires you???

    What inspires you to ride? Below is a link to why I ride, I love the feeling.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ukrb9JGnFFA

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    Nice vid. Back when I was a kid, 8 or 10 maybe, one of my friends had an older brother who tore up our local hills on one leg. No prosthesis, just one leg. I wonder what ever became of him...

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    "the smell of napalm in the morning"
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    the scale creaking in pain when I haven't ridden in a while
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    Quote Originally Posted by pgoat View Post
    the scale creaking in pain when I haven't ridden in a while
    Yeah that works for me... I love to get out on the bike (either road or mountain) and just ride - I'm most taken by floral scenery, especially in the spring or fall. I'm less inspired by cars, concrete and asphalt and fumes.
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    New bikes, clean bikes, coffee and the lure of breakfast including bacon, more breakfast, post-ride naps, plotting a new route, meeting friends that I haven't ridden with for awhile, nature, famers' markets, and of course...pie.

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    Crushing my enemies, seeing them driven before me and hearing the lamentation of their women.
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    trying to catch up to the person riding in front of me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    Crushing my enemies, seeing them driven before me and hearing the lamentation of their women.
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    trying to catch up to the person riding in front of me.
    I see what you did there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by colorider View Post
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    Not seeing 200+ mg/dl on the glucose meter in the morning.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    Crushing my enemies, seeing them driven before me and hearing the lamentation of their women.
    Crom!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pamestique View Post
    I'm less inspired by cars, concrete and asphalt and fumes.
    welcome to my world...
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    People whose sig line does not include a jsharr quote annoy me.

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    Awesome vid. Reminds me of my brother who has the same condition, left leg amputated 8 inches below the knee after nasty motorcycle accident. He doesn't ride bicycles do, still uses motorcycles.

    There's a beautiful woman around longwood that rides a road bike and has only one leg. She kick ass and drops EVERYBODY.
    "Hoy es un dia normal, pero yo voy a hacerlo intenso" ~ Juanes

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    Quote Originally Posted by RubenX View Post
    Awesome vid. Reminds me of my brother who has the same condition, left leg amputated 8 inches below the knee after nasty motorcycle accident. He doesn't ride bicycles do, still uses motorcycles.

    There's a beautiful woman around longwood that rides a road bike and has only one leg. She kick ass and drops EVERYBODY.
    I sincerely hope "she kick ass"is not some sort of warped joke"?
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    Not the Mets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
    Not the Mets.
    ^Not the least sign of remorse for the passing of a great Ohioan,George Steinbrenner, NY Yankees.
    But then again Pcad would bet the farm on a 3-legged horse in the Kentucky Derby.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spry View Post
    ^Not the least sign of remorse for the passing of a great Ohioan,George Steinbrenner, NY Yankees.
    But then again Pcad would bet the farm on a 3-legged horse in the Kentucky Derby.
    I did mourn the passing of The Boss. Mainly because I reflected on all the happiness effective ownership has brought Yankee fans over the past 40 years, while Mets fans have been subjected to the idiot Mets owners.

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    Inspiration for me comes from many places, depending on the place and occasion. For teaching, inspiration is thinking of past successes. For riding, it's looking at my man-boobs in the mirror. For just general life - a good song. I like music. Truth be told, if I had one vice, it'd probably be that.

    And the passing of George? Hit me hard. I went to high school with his grand-daughter, and we were good friends. Met the guy a few times, and while I hate the Yankees more than I hate the Packers (go Bears!), he's the best guy I've ever met - very, very genuine guy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
    I did mourn the passing of The Boss. Mainly because I reflected on all the happiness effective ownership has brought Yankee fans over the past 40 years, while Mets fans have been subjected to the idiot Mets owners.
    Sometimes idiot management works.
    Example:
    George punching Billy Martins lights out in a moving elevator.
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    Whatever it is, it'd need to have huge lungs to inspire me.
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    I golf better when I ride a lot. My wife also says she appreciates the difference.
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    I can't even find my bike when I'm on drugs. -Willie N.

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    LOL. this is a great thread!!!

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    a beautiful day is all the inspiration I need. Don't mean to get cheesy but what inspires me in life are children. Everytime I see a young kid with his head screwed on striaght I feel theres still a bit of hope for the future of this earth after all.
    You see, their morals, their code...it's a bad joke, dropped at the first sign of trouble. They're only as good as the world allows them to be. I'll show you. When the chips are down, these...These "civilized" people...they'll eat each other. See, I'm not a monster. I'm just ahead of the curve

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    Inspiration on a typical day ---
    Morning inspiration: "Arrrgh, I'm late for work"
    Evening inspiration: "I'm so tired and just want to go home"

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    My dad, who is overweight and has had a heart attack; his dad, who was overweight and died of a heart attack before I was born.

    That and smugness which allows me to righteously call Prius drivers "gas-holes."
    I know next to nothing. I am frequently wrong.

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