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Old 04-10-09, 05:20 PM
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Anybody ever go riding with a rookie....

and come home feeling like a complete badass??? I'm not good by any means, and ive only been into this for a couple months as time allows, but my sister, who is very athletic and in great shape, wanted to come out and give it a whirl. So i took her today, and man, i rock.. between the collision with a tree, the 'hitting both brakes and just falling over' on a couple hills and trying to scamper up hills on foot without actually getting off the bike, i think i should go pro... Nothin' like a little boost of the 'ol ego, eh???
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I know the feeling. Makes you happy.
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THat's the only time I feel good about my skills!
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Yeah, it was a great ego boost! I was cruising over features she had to walk, having to slow down to wait for her, the works. Then the next time I went biking it was with someone good, and I felt like a hack again.
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I always feel bad, like sorry i keep gettin so far ahead of you, I like when they are just a tad below my level, so its like yeah I'm good, but at least its still a good day of riding. And actually I really like riding with people close to or a tad above my level cause it drives me to chase them down, which makes them go faster, nothin like racing break nake around turns in a game of cat and mouse, makes you push so hard
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You beat a girl, good for you.

Chauvinsim aside. Did you bother to teach your sister anything about how to ride off road?
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i do agree with the competition thing being a blast. not just riding but any sport. makes you better and gives you a sense of accomplishment.. but this was my first week back in rugby practice and im so sore/worn out i just wanted to go to sleep today, and beating a very competitive older sibling is always good..

And yes, she got several lessons on proper braking, shifting and gears, using your body for balance when going slow, climbing, and descending, as well as standing up for maximum power (for some reason this was hardest to grasp). she liked it, she's just not used to or very comfortable with any sort of technical riding. the second half of the trail was MUCH better than the first. it will come in time. she didn't grow up using her bike for transportation (like, just as a little kid), so she's starting behind the curve..
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Originally Posted by Bikernator View Post
and come home feeling like a complete badass???
I've not ridden with a rookie in a long time, but a few weeks ago I went passed two MTBers on the local trail, one was struggling, looked like a rookie. As I went passed I heard the rookie say "He makes it look so easy".
Made my day.
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I would rather ride with someone better. You learn more. That being said, yeah, riding with rookies makes you feel good if you have the patience. I've learned never to plan on being done at a set time with beginners...
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Originally Posted by Zephyr11 View Post
Yeah, it was a great ego boost! I was cruising over features she had to walk, having to slow down to wait for her, the works. Then the next time I went biking it was with someone good, and I felt like a hack again.
I like how you describe it as "the works". Like there was just a constant euphoria of you feeling awesome about beating your sister, a beginner at riding bikes.
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Originally Posted by Bikernator View Post
and come home feeling like a complete badass??? I'm not good by any means, and ive only been into this for a couple months as time allows, but my sister, who is very athletic and in great shape, wanted to come out and give it a whirl. So i took her today, and man, i rock.. between the collision with a tree, the 'hitting both brakes and just falling over' on a couple hills and trying to scamper up hills on foot without actually getting off the bike, i think i should go pro... Nothin' like a little boost of the 'ol ego, eh???
So that's why my buds like to ride with me ..... but the girl thing...I don't know dude.
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Originally Posted by kmart View Post
I like how you describe it as "the works". Like there was just a constant euphoria of you feeling awesome about beating your sister, a beginner at riding bikes.
Oh c'mon, this wasn't a sibling...this was an old college teammate! Let me keep my silly old college rivalries!
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I ride with rookies all the time. The girlscout is just a punk......so is Hambone,Gastro,and Wheeliemert!
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