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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.

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    • #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.



    • #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.

    • #611023

      if your not crashing your not trying hard enough

    • #611320

      Enjoy the ride!

    • #611824

      Learn to use the front brake, it is where your weight is pushing into and keeps traction.

    • #611825

      Point your belly button (position your hips) in the direction you want to corner.

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