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  • #239688

    If you look at the thing that you don’t want to hit, you’re probably going to hit it.

  • #239708

    Pull back on the bars, not up.

  • #239717

    Go tubeless

  • #239727

    HA!…what scale are we talking here; a moderate rock?  a 150 year old oak tree?

    Moderate rock = “meh.”

    Large Oak Tree = “get religious real quick.”  😉

  • #239728

    “You don’t quit riding because you’re old, you’re old because you quit riding.” – unknown

    Advice: Never quit riding!

  • #239731

    Be prepared.

    (Stolen from the Boy Scouts.)

  • #239743

    “No glove, no love”

  • #239773

    Stay out of my way.

     

    😀

  • #239775

    Ride on !!!!!!!

  • #239777

    …what I do I do because I like to do.

    (stolen from Anthony Burgess)

  • #239778

    When coasting down the trail, have your pedals level with the ground or you could end up on the ground.

  • #239780

    Monosyllabic has five.

  • #239805

    When you’re breaking the law, don’t break the law.

  • #239808

    “Light hands, heavy feet”

    “One-finger on the brakes”

    Learned both of those at a clinic at Ray’s in Cleveland. Both have helped.

  • #239850

    If you’re not scared, you’re not getting better.

  • #239921

    If you can’t remember your last crash, you’ve stopped getting better.

  • #239975

    Do NOT put your brakes on when you’re in the air.

  • #240006

    STRAVAAAAAAA!

    • #240008

      When in doubt shift your weight back

  • #240041

    You’ll never know how fast you can go till you go faster than you should go.

  • #240163

    Bones mend, Press send

     

    borrowed from Bike Morzine

  • #240164

    Lean your bike don’t turn your wheel

  • #240165

    Trees ALWAYS have the right of way.

    (From the originator of this topic, mtb69r, who is a veritable fount of one-line wisdom.)

    • #240181

      Haha… Thanks Jeff.

      I do have a confession though. I have not followed all of these at least once.

      And sad to say, I have more.

      ~Frank

       

  • #240201

    “Get on your bikes and ride”

    Freddie Mercury  – Fat Bottom Girls

    • #240670

      The longer you go without falling only increases your odds of falling. Due factor.

  • #240965

    Jumping a ramp on a mountain bike is absolutely completely different than jumping a ramp on a moto-x bike.

  • #240966

    Check the landing area before you jump!

  • #240995

    Slower traffic keep right!

  • #241004

    Farleys not Harleys.

  • #241514

    Descents are made for wheels not heels.

  • #241632

    Climbing technical terrain requires requires precise application of force.

  • #241653

    Have fun.

  • #241709

    Run whatcha brung.

  • #241833

    Look where you want to go. If you look down, you’re gonna fall down.

    Same concept as “If you look at the thing that you don’t want to hit, you’re probably going to hit it.”

    • #242547

      Don’t think, pedal and roll. Just pedal and roll.

  • #242927

    Don’t wear your clipless shoes too tight. You could break your leg if you crash and your foot is stuck in the pedal..

    2/14/2017 Indeed

  • #242936

    Always look fiercely ahead.

  • #242938

    Ride in your bike, not on your bike

  • #243053

    “I don’t use brakes, they just slow you down…” -Missy Giove

     

    I actually overheard he tell this to a fan who asked about her brake preference in dual slalom.

  • #243068

    Mechanical advantage becomes apparent 5 miles up.

     

  • #245472

    Be confident not cocky.

  • #245972

    Safety first!

  • #246189

    DO NOT eat the yellow snow.

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