Why we ride

Discussion in 'Health' started by horsebikerider, Feb 2, 2018.

  1. horsebikerider

    horsebikerider Member

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    Suzanne Martin
    Current Bike:
    Tallboy
  2. rossage

    rossage iMTB Addict

    Location:
    East Sacramento
    Name:
    Ross Lawson
    Current Bike:
    Highball
    Just got back from my therapy session on Mt Lukens. My endorphins are kicking in...

    Hey @DangerDirtyD ! Does "forest bathing" count as showering?
     
  3. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Chameleon
    100% this. Even a not so good ride is better than not riding. If I'm having a bad day on the bike, I'll just stop and chill out. Then ride some more. Repeat.
    I'm a better person by the end!
     
  4. Danmtchl

    Danmtchl Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Bakersfield
    Name:
    Dan
    Current Bike:
    2015 Devinci Troy Carbon 27.5
    There is a lot of reasons, but mainly is relaxing type of therapy for me. I just enjoy going out and pedaling to wherever. I am certainly not the fastest, but enjoy a moderate pace to take in the things around me. This goes for any type of riding. Planning a bikepacking trip in April and see how that goes.
     
  5. mike

    mike iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    Guerrilla Gravity Smash
    Great thread idea, @horsebikerider :thumbsup:





    Feel the weight of this passing time
    All those crazy faces run through my mind
    And that song has brought a teardrop to my eye
    Can't tell the bottle from the mountain top
    No we're not right

    I see this world but I can't relate
    Hate that everything must accelerate
    Betty Ford oh won't you be my Valentine
    Can't tell the bottle from the mountain top
    No, we're not right

    Can't tell the bottle from the mountain top
    And now my hands are shaking
    But I just can't stop
    Can't tell the bottle from the mountain top
    No we're not right

    Can't tell the bottle from the mountain top
    And now my knees are shaking
    But I just can't stop
    Can't tell the bottle from the mountain top
    No we're not right

    Now I'm weak and my head is sore
    And I feel like I can't go on no more
    Come in here where normal rules do not apply

    Can't tell the bottle from the mountain top
    No we're not right
     
  6. DangerDirtyD

    DangerDirtyD iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    La Verne, CA
    Name:
    Dennis (AKA Dio)
    Current Bike:
    2013 Trek Slash 9 (26er)
    I counted for hundreds of thousands of years; no reason it shouldn’t still apply.
     
  7. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    Not bad overall, but the writer must be loopy to equate road riding with "type 2 fun" (it's fun when it's over).

    I get the type 1 reaction no matter which of my three bikes I'm on at that moment. :cool:
     
  8. H2oChick

    H2oChick Well-Known Member

    Name:
    K-Oss
    I'll toast to that - a good bike ride makes me forget all the woes of work.
     
  9. UPSed

    UPSed iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Simi Valley
    Name:
    Edward Bottorff
    Current Bike:
    Niner Jet 9 RDO Plus
    Yep. I work to ride. Sometimes I wish I rode to work. :D
     
  10. Luis

    Luis iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Sylmar
    Name:
    Luis
    Current Bike:
    Big Black 29er
    For that "contact" high... :ninja:


    I mean that in a social context, meeting and riding with new peeps and such... ;)
     
  11. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Vassago/Trek
    Why I ride:

    *exercise :thumbsup:
    *escape from reality :D
    *enjoy nature :cool:
    *flaunt my bikes :p
    *pass gas carelessly :eek:
    *to take a "nature pee" :laugh:
    *just because :rolleyes:
    *it "hurts so good" o_O
    *to hopefully encounter other snakes :whistling:
    *in search of Bigfoot, bears, Chupacabras, mtn lions, bobcats, and werewolves :cool:
    *hang with my buds :thumbsup:
     
  12. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon & Highball C
    I ride to eat. I’d weigh 400 pounds if I didn’t. :p
     
  13. kioti

    kioti iMTB Rockstah

    Name:
    Jim Jennings
    Current Bike:
    ibis ripley
    My black dog staves off the black dog

    Forest showers end in forest tucker'd

    My ibis is a phoenix

    All fun is type one
     
  14. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    Sorta like this?
    20180202_173831.jpg
     
  15. da big hills

    da big hills Well-Known Member

    Location:
    pearl harbor
    Name:
    cagey
    Current Bike:
    enduro 29
    thats a big one
     
  16. da big hills

    da big hills Well-Known Member

    Location:
    pearl harbor
    Name:
    cagey
    Current Bike:
    enduro 29
    I have been coming in part way and riding the orange line bikeway, only every so
     
  17. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    I only ride so I can write on IMTB. :oops:
     
  18. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS
    I ride to get away from my wife.....but we all know how that went. :eek::rolleyes:






























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  19. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon & Highball C
    I’m afraid to click the like button on that one. :cautious:
     
  20. mike

    mike iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    Guerrilla Gravity Smash
  21. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS
    Where am I looking at? The green is throwing me off.
     
  22. mike

    mike iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    Guerrilla Gravity Smash
    That's heading east with Trabuco Peak under the sun. I think! Panoramic whacks it out I think.
     
  23. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    Goes along with this one, as one of the reasons I ride:
    20170312_102217-jpg.26004.jpg
     
  24. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    So far, no "like" by @horsebikerider on that one. Hmmmm.... :whistling:
     
  25. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS
    I ride for the following reasons:

    1. Fun of it
    2. Challenge of it
    3. Excitement of it
    4. Solitude of it
    5. Social interaction
    6. Bikes are cool
    7. Riding by myself
    8. Riding with my wife
    9. Riding with friends
    10. Riding with people I don’t even know
    11. Riding new places
    12. Riding old places....again and again
    13. Going out and exploring
    14. Watching the sun rise from the trail
    15. Watching the sun set from the trail
    16. Night rides
    17. Being places that most will never see
    18. Bikes are cool
    19. Health benefits
    20. For the suffering
    21. For the success
    22. For the joy of it
    23. Because at the end of the day....I’m a mountain biker.
     
  26. DangerDirtyD

    DangerDirtyD iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    La Verne, CA
    Name:
    Dennis (AKA Dio)
    Current Bike:
    2013 Trek Slash 9 (26er)
    I ride because when I play it safe, I can’t sit still, and the Bike is the only place I wanna be.
     
  27. Grego

    Grego Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Fullerton
    Name:
    joe
    Current Bike:
    WFO9
    I ride to keep from going insane.
     
  28. konakc

    konakc Well-Known Member

    Name:
    kc
    Me too...
    Now if i dont ride.. i get all jittery...impatient.. cranky..
    Kinda like a addict goin thru withdrawal

    I need another fix!
    So many trails..not enough time
     
  29. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    I ride so I can have something to spend my money on... :( :confused: :whistling: ;)
     
  30. horsebikerider

    horsebikerider Member

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    Suzanne Martin
    Current Bike:
    Tallboy
    Dork!