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Old 01-13-11, 07:11 PM   #1
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philosophical view of biking

you know how youll see pro athletes describing what their sport is to them? anyone have any quotes of philosophical explanations of what biking is?
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Old 01-13-11, 07:19 PM   #2
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Holograms...

"Power Balance is based on the idea of optimizing the body’s natural energy flow, similar to concepts behind many Eastern philosophies. The hologram in Power Balance is designed to resonate with and respond to the natural energy field of the body."

Substitute "Power balance" with SSFG riding. Blammo.

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Old 01-13-11, 08:31 PM   #3
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SSFG is like, so zen, bro.

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Holograms...

"Power Balance is based on the idea of optimizing the body’s natural energy flow, similar to concepts behind many Eastern philosophies. The hologram in Power Balance is designed to resonate with and respond to the natural energy field of the body."

Substitute "Power balance" with SSFG riding. Blammo.
http://www.consumeraffairs.com/news0...ufacturer.html

Blammo.
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Old 01-13-11, 09:00 PM   #5
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My world. Shattered.
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I don't need a "philosophical explanation". I just enjoy cycling.
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lol no one said it was necessary, its just interesting
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It's the most efficient method of transportation, what more philosophy do you need?
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Ferrara has found a similar restorative power in physical activity that involves a rhythmic, left-right-left-right action, which may physically mimic EMDR. Soldiers diagnosed with PTSD have widely found that vigorous repetitive-motion exercise such as ice skating and rollerblading can be extremely helpful in keeping the disorder's symptoms at bay.
- Outside mag, philophsizing. EMDR = eye movement desensitization and reprocessing
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Corporations still just not getting "it."
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it is cheaper than drugs,

well, unless you are a roadie.
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(follow pic URL for source)

Oh yeah, and the one on the right kills more people than terrorists.

Also independence, flexibility, mobility.
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Old 01-14-11, 09:53 AM   #13
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I'm not one of those high and might cyclists, but there is a quote out there about how the bicycle is the perfect machine and and nothing since has imporved on it. Anyone know what I am talking about? Really vague, I know...
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This?

When man invented the bicycle he reached the peak of his attainments. Here was a machine of precision and balance for the convenience of man. And (unlike subsequent inventions for man's convenience) the more he used it, the fitter his body became. Here, for once, was a product of man's brain that was entirely beneficial to those who used it, and of no harm or irritation to others. Progress should have stopped when man invented the bicycle. ~Elizabeth West, Hovel in the Hills
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this?

when man invented the bicycle he reached the peak of his attainments. Here was a machine of precision and balance for the convenience of man. And (unlike subsequent inventions for man's convenience) the more he used it, the fitter his body became. Here, for once, was a product of man's brain that was entirely beneficial to those who used it, and of no harm or irritation to others. Progress should have stopped when man invented the bicycle. ~elizabeth west, hovel in the hills

YES! Thank you.
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