What do you think about while riding ?
Downhill when it’s raining a litany of “Just flow like the water” which beats a series of expletives and sphincter clenching
uphill “I will not walk, I will not walk” although if I’m riding well and get into a rhythm it’s Sesame Street’s the Count “I am the count and I love to climb…one…two…three”
On the flat an ear-worm of the chorus to Ladykillers by Lush (I wish I knew why) 👿Posted 3 years ago
sometimes from Bowie’s ‘The Motel’
“There is no hell, like an old hell”
although occasionally my internal juke box will throw in some great stuff.buck53Subscriber
Usually one of these –
“This is **** brilliant!” or “How am I not at the top yet?”
Road Bike commuting:
“Which of these drivers is thinking up a new and imaginative way to kill me and what will that involve?” or “But it was a headwind on the way in, how can it be on the way home as well”
Road Bike training/lanes:
“Keep going” or “I wonder where that road goes”Posted 3 years agoemszMember
At the minute loads of driving test theory questions. And I’m changing gear ( clutch in ease off, change…) and checking imaginary mirrors. Other times I mull over work stuff, or what I’m going to have for my tea, or ring mum, or sort out washing, mud and stuff, and then BAM …sex 😆
Weird how your brain worksPosted 3 years agonicko74Member
Very little other than “don’t screw this one up; phew; now make sure you get this right…”.
I think that’s partly why I find it so great for relaxation: the process of focusing on the trail means there’s little opportunity to mull over other things like work and the meaning of life. It’s a good few hours of relative mental calm.
My biggest problem is I get an earworm and have a 2 second loop of some song going round and round and round in my head until I get back to the car…Posted 3 years agoSuggseySubscriber
MTB mind on the trail looking for that next bit I have never ridden or thinking wow nearly hit that tree/rock/spat myself over the top of a berm/ what an adrenaline rush.Posted 3 years ago
Road bike…breath…cadence…..breath…..cadence…drink…..breath…..cadence…….I’ll take that turn/route today…..how come I’m still in a headwind? 😆mtbtomMember
“This would be much more fun on a 650b bike, instead of 26 inch.”
Nah, that’s not true.
On either bike my mind goes blank or I’m thinking thoughts about the trail, bike or my fitness. I’m sometimes conscious before a ride that I can use the ride to have a good think about xyz problem. But never do.
That said, if I’m pissed off I ride faster. Will try the Tony Gallopin girlfriend thing to see if feeling horny makes me faster too.Posted 3 years ago_tom_Member
Loads of random stuff such as work related things, guitar riffs I’ve been working on, what to have for dinner and all that boring stuff. Very rarely switch off even on the descents sometimes. Same on road bike, I have too much stuff on the go right now so switching off would be nice but I can’t seem to!Posted 3 years ago
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