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Old 10-23-09, 04:56 PM
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didja ever notice

i realize that most people on this forum are hardcore mountainbikers who ride really fast for a long way every day and wear heart rate monitors and have sponsors and win races and that sort of thing...

but

for the ones on here who ride just for fun, did you ever notice that if you take some time off the bike, you come back sharper? technically speaking that is.
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Old 10-23-09, 05:11 PM
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i didn't ride for i think 3 months while putting together my bike and my first time on i felt like i didn't know what i was doing. I since have ridden 3 out of the last 6 days and feel like i am twice as sharp as the first time back.
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Old 10-23-09, 05:35 PM
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Please tell us more.

Which kind of rider are you?

What bike do you ride? Do you have pics of yourself in action?
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Old 10-23-09, 05:45 PM
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Sometimes it does work that way for me, I'll ride after some time off and just pin it.

And, alas, other times, not so much.

Not really sure why this is.
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Old 10-23-09, 05:51 PM
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This is quite the opposite of my experience, even between different bikes and styles of riding. If I'm riding on the road four days a week, it still takes me a few minutes to get back into the flow of fixed gear or mountain riding.
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Originally Posted by flying w View Post
i realize that most people on this forum are hardcore mountainbikers who ride really fast for a long way every day and wear heart rate monitors and have sponsors and win races and that sort of thing...

but

for the ones on here who ride just for fun, did you ever notice that if you take some time off the bike, you come back sharper? technically speaking that is.
who are you? troll!!!!

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Old 10-23-09, 06:58 PM
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I took a solid month off of mountain biking (running only) and came back back better, but I now cant clear some sections that I could before, but I do ride faster (as in I turn better).
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who are you? troll!!!!

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Old 10-23-09, 09:33 PM
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who was it?
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Originally Posted by Siu Blue Wind View Post
Please tell us more.

Which kind of rider are you?

What bike do you ride? Do you have pics of yourself in action?
He's a good rider...

He has many high end bikes...

I have seen pics of him in action.

I would bet he's a better rider than 90% of the folks on this board.
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Pete? Is that you?
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Old 10-24-09, 09:40 AM
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If I don't hit a trail at least once a month, I get pretty sketch.

Back when I lived within 4 miles of gnar trails, I would get burnout occasionally and after taking a couple months off trail, the first ride back would be exhilarating as all hell, but I didn't really feel sharper, just like I was getting more of a rush from it, that's all.
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Old 10-24-09, 12:31 PM
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I don't think that was Pete.
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Old 10-24-09, 12:51 PM
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I think its true of every sport, even golf. The subconscious seems to keep processing and gets you ready to ride. Staying "light on your feet" keeps you good. Tension kills! Fear will either energize you or freeze you-YOU DECIDE!
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Old 10-24-09, 05:20 PM
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I don't think that was Pete.
Correct, my canadian friend.
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Old 10-25-09, 07:43 AM
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Keeping it alive for someone with a sense of humor....
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I noticed that Flying W is now banned. I hope it wasn't under the assumption that he is Pete. Flying W is not Pete. You just have to read through his post history to see that they have different writing styles.
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Old 10-25-09, 05:35 PM
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Why ban Flying W? Cause da widdlte moderator is sceeered? Jeez I'll probably be banned next huh?
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Old 10-25-09, 08:26 PM
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Conform....you buncha bike mongels.
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I don't notice that. I was awful the first time. Bad the second time. (was a few months in between) Decent third time.. and so on. Now I find that I don't need a full suspension. Want one anyways.
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Old 10-26-09, 08:19 PM
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Bumpin' it up for the flying w......
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I been off the bike so long, I bet I'll be Tomac in a couple more weeks. Serendipity!
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Old 10-28-09, 06:05 AM
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Wonder what Gastro would say about the flying w?
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FLying V is not Gasro. I have proof. I saw flwing W smoking ciggies outside the quickimart with his full sussy Next bike. FW's a trolling hack potsmoking loser.
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I only have that problem when I hop on different types of bikes.
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