Optimism

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by konakc, Sep 10, 2018.

  1. konakc

    konakc Well-Known Member

    Name:
    kc
    Today i rode my bike.
    I saw three red tip vultures slowly circling...
    The pacific ocean..waves crashing over rocks..
    Narrow plank bridges to cross..

    Was so thankful that i could ...
    Stoked..

    Ran out of water..
    Kept riding..

    Another solo rider was climbing on my downhill.. pulled over to the side
    Hey no one rides this trail... big smile on his face..
    We did eye high five..
    Two orange short wearing punks having a frickin good time whule sufferin!

    We r blessed to have mtbkin esp here in southern cal...
     
  2. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Yeti ASR5c, SC Hightower
    I rode my bike on Saturday w/ Voodoo Tom. We pulled to the trailhead at the same time and there were 3 empty vehicles already there. It was supposed to be hot but it wasn't.Near the top of the climb we met mountain biker named Luis. He had lost well over 50 lbs. We stopped and encouraged him. The sky was blue not brown from smoke, the views seemed endless. My hooligan riding partner the best!
     
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  3. konakc

    konakc Well-Known Member

    Name:
    kc
    Mikey..u back to riding...
    Back to 100 percent?
    Good to hear ur back..
    Two types of mtbkers..
    One who keeps on riding after crash...
    One who crashes...and done
     
  4. LLPoolJ

    LLPoolJ Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Moreno Valley
    Name:
    James Johnson
    Current Bike:
    Specy Epic and Stumpy
    F ya, life is going to be better tomorrow and its awesome today.
     
  5. rossage

    rossage iMTB Addict

    Location:
    East Sacramento
    Name:
    Ross Lawson
    Current Bike:
    Highball
    Every day is a holiday.
    Every meal a feast.
    Enjoy it while you can mtb brothers and sisters
     
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  6. hill^billy

    hill^billy Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Acton
    Name:
    Doug Lake
    Current Bike:
    Yeti SB-66
    Rode my bike in Wrightwood today with my best friend, me, on the best day ever! Life is good! E-Best thread ever!
     
  7. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Yeti ASR5c, SC Hightower
    Very close to 100% of what is left of me. :rolleyes:
    Which is apparently quite a bit! :thumbsup:
    Crashing for me is the price of admission sometimes, because the movie is ALWAYS worth it!
     
  8. mountaingirl sara

    mountaingirl sara Well-Known Member

    Location:
    So Cal
    Name:
    Sara Ford
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz 5010
    Preach it brothah:thumbsup:
     
  9. mountaingirl sara

    mountaingirl sara Well-Known Member

    Location:
    So Cal
    Name:
    Sara Ford
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz 5010
    Agreed, this is my kinda thread!
     
  10. mountaingirl sara

    mountaingirl sara Well-Known Member

    Location:
    So Cal
    Name:
    Sara Ford
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz 5010
    Didn’t ride my bike, but had a nice mini swim in the ocean. The knee was happy enough and the water, sun and warm sand...are sweet blessings:inlove:
     
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  11. Redman

    Redman Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Cypress, Ca
    Name:
    Kevin
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Nomad CC 27.5
    And, for dessert... that’s about 8”x6” 1” thick yummy goodness.

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  12. rossage

    rossage iMTB Addict

    Location:
    East Sacramento
    Name:
    Ross Lawson
    Current Bike:
    Highball

    THC infused Fruity Pebbles knockoffs.
    What a world we live in.
    Put that in a bowl with some cold, whole milk... Hope you don't have much to do that day.
     
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  13. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    I can't like this, because it's marketed to kids. Exactly what they don't need.
     
  14. rossage

    rossage iMTB Addict

    Location:
    East Sacramento
    Name:
    Ross Lawson
    Current Bike:
    Highball
    It says keep away from children right on the label.... :eek:
     
  15. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    Really? So the multi colored, fruity fantastic candy-looking product with LOL on it is NOT marketed to kids? The label says so?

    And cigarettes weren't market to kids or teens either. The tobacco companies said so.

    Smoke as much pot as you want as an adult, but keep that Sh!t away from the developing brains of kids until they are old enough to pick their poison.

    And that's my optimism!!!
     
  16. LLPoolJ

    LLPoolJ Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Moreno Valley
    Name:
    James Johnson
    Current Bike:
    Specy Epic and Stumpy
    Don't harsh are gig bro.:cautious::)
     
  17. rossage

    rossage iMTB Addict

    Location:
    East Sacramento
    Name:
    Ross Lawson
    Current Bike:
    Highball

    Lighten up, Francis.

    I don't have kids. I don't want kids. I don't even like kids. Children are not on my radar when I make a decision regarding my medication and the numerous ways in which it is being presented for use.
    Medicinal cannabis has freed me from a lifetime of alcohol abuse-a bad addiction I developed mimicking the behavior of dear old Dad and Mom.
    Parents have brought forth their own spawn to live on this polluted ball of hell and I should not be troubled by what I see as a problem of their creation.

    That's my optimism.

    I don't even like Fruity pebbles. I prefer the swashbuckling swagger of Cap'n Crunch!
     
  18. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    Not about you, my friend, for the reasons you explain. My rant is aimed at the drug pushers trying to get kids hooked on stuff that is the antithesis of what they need for proper intellectual, physical and emotional development. I wish to remain idealistic and optimistic that we should attempt to get kids to 18 years of age before they pick their recreational intoxicants.
     
  19. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Yeti ASR5c, SC Hightower
    HEY!!!!!!!
    THIS IS THE OPTIMISM FORUM!
     
  20. mountaingirl sara

    mountaingirl sara Well-Known Member

    Location:
    So Cal
    Name:
    Sara Ford
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz 5010
    Good gravy! :eek:What’s next, THC mac n cheese??
     
  21. Sidewalk

    Sidewalk Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Unknown
    Name:
    Josh
    Current Bike:
    N+1
    I get to ride my bike virtually 365 days a year (in reality, slightly less, but close). Hard not to be happy that I not only can do that, but make the choice to.

    Same reason I had a vasectomy in my 20's. No regrets.
     
  22. LLPoolJ

    LLPoolJ Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Moreno Valley
    Name:
    James Johnson
    Current Bike:
    Specy Epic and Stumpy
    Optimism at is finest!


    Today will be a great day. Go get some.
     
  23. hill^billy

    hill^billy Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Acton
    Name:
    Doug Lake
    Current Bike:
    Yeti SB-66
    “Georgia school reinstates paddling to punish students”
     
  24. Redman

    Redman Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Cypress, Ca
    Name:
    Kevin
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Nomad CC 27.5
    IF a child was to even see that, it is 100% because of a careless parent. There is no way a child could even come close to purchasing such an item.
     
  25. hill^billy

    hill^billy Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Acton
    Name:
    Doug Lake
    Current Bike:
    Yeti SB-66
    Now you know what it is like to be the president!
     
  26. mountaingirl sara

    mountaingirl sara Well-Known Member

    Location:
    So Cal
    Name:
    Sara Ford
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz 5010
    You must not have kids?? I was always amazed at what my kids told me went on in jr high school....:confused:
     
  27. hill^billy

    hill^billy Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Acton
    Name:
    Doug Lake
    Current Bike:
    Yeti SB-66
    Georgia school reinstates paddling to punish students!
     
  28. mountaingirl sara

    mountaingirl sara Well-Known Member

    Location:
    So Cal
    Name:
    Sara Ford
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz 5010
    I may be unpopular for this, but I am for paddling...under the right circumstances. At Village Christian School I was the recipient of a few paddles, it was an effective tool for sure! :eek:
     
  29. doublewide

    doublewide iMTB Rockstah

    Name:
    Mark
    Current Bike:
    Ride Life Ride Giant
     
  30. konakc

    konakc Well-Known Member

    Name:
    kc
    This is the funniest ..ever.. the juxtaposition is perfect..