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    Playing with the traffic jetbike's Avatar
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    How long to loose your edge?

    I've just had ten days off the bike. I was out of town at a work conference. Didn't take the bike, didn't exercise and drank/ate heartily and probably gained a kilo or two.

    Fast forward to monday, my commute to work nearly killed me, my knees ache and I'm making stupid mistakes all the time. I figured that week of indulgence has made me soft, lost my edge and condition; just enough to notice.

    Unless I'm just delusional about my pre-break form?

    Anyone else?
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    im guessing you always sucked

    what sort of mistakes are you talking about
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    not a 2ksuck'r

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    Misjudging traffic flow and timing of light changes. Nothing too scary.

    You might be right about my suck-age.
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    could just be the week taking it's toll on you, i lose mine because i spend too much time on the bike.

    speaking of i have to be up in three hours for a 50 mile ride
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    That happens to me...you'll get it all back in a few days.

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    jetbike, how old are you? meaning that the older you are, the longer it will take to recover from anything...

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    wow, i thought this thread would be for all us ex-straightedge kids. i used to X up with a magnum 44 every day before high school, now i drink almost daily. ha ha...i guess?
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    Quote Originally Posted by humancongereel View Post
    wow, i thought this thread would be for all us ex-straightedge kids. i used to X up with a magnum 44 every day before high school, now i drink almost daily. ha ha...i guess?
    haha oh those days. i used to be edge too. i guess i still am, i just don't "claim" anymore. god that group was drama.

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    XXX i went straightedge in 1986... still am today XXX

    will never lose it

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    Quote Originally Posted by pazzmore View Post
    XXX i went straightedge in 1986... still am today XXX

    will never lose it
    You will when you die !
    Religious belief is intellectual cancer.

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    you guys are just "out of step"

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    im so high right now

    but uh yeah i ruptured my spleen in a cycling accident so i cant ride for like the next 3 weeks at least i dont know if that will make a difference though

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    I think the whole ruptured internal organ thing may have an impact on your riding. I am not a medical professional, but that is my assessment.

    On topic (?): my edge is lost every morning. Or when I'm sleeping I guess. First couple minutes I'm on my bike my thighs flashpump, then it's all good. Reading traffic here is never difficult unless tourists are involved. Then it's impossible.
    "The term, then, is obviously a relative one: my pedantry is your scholarship, his reasonable accuracy, her irreducible minimum of education and someone else’s ignorance." H. W. Fowler, Modern English Usage

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    Xrealxedgemenxdontxclaimx
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    There should be a group for recovering Straightedgers. I got out of the scene when the "Hardline" scene started coming up; Vegan Reich, and bombing Burger Kings and whatever was too weird for me.

    Buuuut, to the OP, afer about 4 days, I feel like I'm sucking wind when I start riding again.
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    christ, straight-edgers...
    theres a group of kids i know who don't even drink soda.

    BRO THE **** OUT

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    Quote Originally Posted by kidtwisty View Post
    theres a group of kids i know who don't even drink soda.
    That used to be me, but I was doing it for fitness reasons. I also didn't drink/smoke/etc cause I was Mormon. I hung out with a bunch of straigh edgers, but I never claimed edge since I was living that way as a result of my religious beliefs. It didn't seem right to claim edge. I'm glad cause as soon as I left the Mormon church I started drinking.

    What I really came here to say is:

    Don't push me cause I'm close to the edge
    I'm trying not to lose my head, ah huh-huh-huh
    say what?
    It's like a jungle sometimes it makes me wonder
    How I keep from going under
    It's like a jungle sometimes it makes me wonder
    How I keep from going under

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    Quote Originally Posted by kemmer View Post
    That used to be me, but I was doing it for fitness reasons. I also didn't drink/smoke/etc cause I was Mormon. I hung out with a bunch of straigh edgers, but I never claimed edge since I was living that way as a result of my religious beliefs. It didn't seem right to claim edge. I'm glad I didn't cause as soon as I left the Mormon church I started drinking.

    Well done on your 'escape'
    Religious belief is intellectual cancer.

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    want: risers, light, stiff, 1", black if that can be
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    Quote Originally Posted by tehz View Post
    you guys are just "out of step"
    don't smoke!
    don't drink!
    don't ****!

    i'm out of step, out of step, out of step--with the world!

    i'll never stop loving the minor threat, though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by antiguru View Post
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    my thoughts exactly...

    lose.

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    in the 80's, i was proud to be sXe with X's and all... it was just another part of the punk rock scene and other punkers accepted you.. cuz until Slapshot came around, nobody was getting in anybody's face...

    but then all these weird jock christian/mormon kids thought that they too could be sXe and be rad... but really they were just acting like meatheads and embarrassing all the OG kids... and i stopped telling people i was sXe cuz i fugging hated those dudes..

    now, after 20+ years of staying true, i'm fully willing to say, i've got straightedge

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    Completely by happenstance, I've recently found myself hanging out with a whole cartload of sXe kids from Philly. Probably the calmest group of people I know, at least compared to NJ sXers. They can be a bit provincial.

    But OP, I lose my edge if I'm off my bike for a day - I suddenly find myself inexplicably frightened of traffic, where as two days ago, I was sliding under tractor trailers. Or something that cool. It goes away after about 15 miles, I find. Or a day of mild commuting.
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    You stop and go in your bag about 40-50+ times per day riding across the city over an 8 hour period?

    Are you a drug dealer?

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