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Old 08-29-10, 08:41 PM   #1
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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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Old 08-29-10, 09:14 PM   #2
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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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Old 08-30-10, 10:57 AM   #3
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the scale creaking in pain when I haven't ridden in a while
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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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Old 08-30-10, 11:37 AM   #7
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Crushing my enemies, seeing them driven before me and hearing the lamentation of their women.
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Old 08-30-10, 11:47 AM   #8
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trying to catch up to the person riding in front of me.
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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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Old 08-30-10, 11:54 AM   #10
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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.
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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.
I sincerely hope "she kick ass"is not some sort of warped joke"?
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Old 08-30-10, 07:25 PM   #15
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Not the Mets.
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Old 08-30-10, 08:27 PM   #16
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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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^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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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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Old 09-06-10, 10:13 PM   #22
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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.
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Old 09-07-10, 08:35 AM   #24
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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."
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