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Yesterday I was riding a Tucson loop called Fantasy Island (I am not a local) and there were an excessive amount of geckos/chameleons running around on the trail. You know the behavior where they pop out of nowhere and run right down the middle of the trail ahead of you for a couple seconds, then bail off. They were everywhere, I had about 10 do it on the 1 hour ride. I started thinking about how the squirrels and chipmunks do pretty much the same thing on my home trails in NY.
Then I figured it out.
They are the type that loves a rush. They get their fix by risking their lives running in front of us down the trails. We humans get ours by jumping off/over/into things, or bombing down hills on bikes, etc. They just run out in front of the giants with wheels. Dangerous - yes; a good rush - I would think so.
Their parents, friends and family are probably off the side of the trail calling them crazy or stupid. Just like my parents, friends and family call me crazy for a lot of the stuff I do.

Then two things occured to me:
1. I need water, I must be getting dehydrated.
2. That's one of the dumbest things I have ever thought up on a ride.

So my question is this.
I am the only one who thinks of stupid stuff like that while riding?
What crazy things have you thought up?

It's ok if I am alone on this one. Just thought I would share, it was a great ride.

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i think we all think of stupid stuff, just to keep the mind off the torture we are putting ourselves through.!!
 

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Stupid Stuff (OT)

I have no problems thinking up stupid stuff (specially at work).
My mind normally shuts down during a ride...very zen.

Speaking of stupid things:
On my way to work I got passed by a Toyota Prius doing 80+mph.
I'm driving an S-10, 185+ HP V6 and I get passed by a Hybrid?
Anyway...the Prius picked a bad spot to pass...a very Big hill was ahead.
I knew the 70HP Prius didnt have the balls to climb the hill and
maintain its speed, so I slipped into the left lane.
Just as I thought, the Prius putters out of steam and slows down mid climb.
As I look at the Geek driving the Hybrid like a F1 car, I noticed something
really special, he's Installed Racing Buckets!!! I about peed myself laughing. :D

If you want a sportscar...buy a sportscar.:rolleyes:
 

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Alright, son

lay the bike down...slowly .... back away. That's it. We're here to help; this will only hurt for a minute.

Pssst! Pssst! Hey man, they got you too? What'd they give ya"? Oh, geez. Well before you start drooling al over yourself, remember, all you have to do is get back out on the trail and it will al come back to you.
Remember....
 

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I dream of......

bungyfish said:
So my question is this.
I am the only one who thinks of stupid stuff like that while riding?
What crazy things have you thought up?
mb
beating the living sh!t out of the punkass kid who beat up my stepdaughter. I was riding last weekend and realized I had spent the last 30 minutes fantasizing about how I am going to crack his f*cking head open, after I bash both of his kneecaps into little pieces. Oops, there I go again. If I wasn't afraid of losing my security clearance I'd be on my way to his house right now. But that would show premeditation. I'm waiting for my chance to run into him somewhere else, so after I destroy him I can claim I just happened to run into him and snapped.

Okay, gotta calm down now......... take some deep breaths........
 

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Hollis said:
I have no problems thinking up stupid stuff (specially at work).
My mind normally shuts down during a ride...very zen.

Speaking of stupid things:
On my way to work I got passed by a Toyota Prius doing 80+mph.
I'm driving an S-10, 185+ HP V6 and I get passed by a Hybrid?
Anyway...the Prius picked a bad spot to pass...a very Big hill was ahead.
I knew the 70HP Prius didnt have the balls to climb the hill and
maintain its speed, so I slipped into the left lane.
Just as I thought, the Prius putters out of steam and slows down mid climb.
As I look at the Geek driving the Hybrid like a F1 car, I noticed something
really special, he's Installed Racing Buckets!!! I about peed myself laughing. :D

If you want a sportscar...buy a sportscar.:rolleyes:
Maybe he thought you were a geek. :rolleyes:

If he's tuning hybris cars already, then he's probably cooler than you.
 

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Jim Beam said:
beating the living sh!t out of the punkass kid who beat up my stepdaughter. I was riding last weekend and realized I had spent the last 30 minutes fantasizing about how I am going to crack his f*cking head open, after I bash both of his kneecaps into little pieces. Oops, there I go again. If I wasn't afraid of losing my security clearance I'd be on my way to his house right now. But that would show premeditation. I'm waiting for my chance to run into him somewhere else, so after I destroy him I can claim I just happened to run into him and snapped.

Okay, gotta calm down now......... take some deep breaths........
Now that this is written down in a public forum I am pretty sure it counts as premeditation.......

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Muffler

He didn't happen to have a great big muffler on it did he? You know the kind.......you can fit a grapefruit down the outlet, makes a hell ova lotta noise and probably gives the car an extra .0001 HP........

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He didn't happen to have a great big muffler on it did he? You know the kind.......you can fit a grapefruit down the outlet, makes a hell ova lotta noise and probably gives the car an extra .0001 HP........

JG
Ah yes, the grapefruit cannons. Most of the time putting one on declines performance unless included with a full on exhaust system.......

My personal favorite is the picnic basket handle wing that they attach on the back of the cars. Cant be for aerodynamics. Must be for tow truck drivers to hook up to......
 

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bungyfish said:
They are the type that loves a rush.
Is this the same mentality of the birds that wait until the very last second before they fly away from the middle of the street?
 

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Ah yes, the grapefruit cannons. Most of the time putting one on declines performance unless included with a full on exhaust system.......

My personal favorite is the picnic basket handle wing that they attach on the back of the cars. Cant be for aerodynamics. Must be for tow truck drivers to hook up to......
Most of those cars are all show and no go. I like to go by them turning about 7k through my plain looking Techtonics exhaust. No need for a fart can when you have a real exhaust.
 

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bungyfish said:
So my question is this.
I am the only one who thinks of stupid stuff like that while riding?
What crazy things have you thought upmb
Yea, Ive thought the same things about birds, when they fly right in front my car. I refer to it as "brid dare" like some initiation into their "bird club". Whatever...

But while riding, yea, my mind goes really wacky. I ride alone alot, and this may be an indication of why: Among other things I have this recurring daydream that theres some hyped up cheetah like beast chasing me down the trail, always just out of sight.
 

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I get 'Wiggles' songs stuck in my head...

Tough to think about anything when you have 'Dorothy the Dinosaur' playing on continuous loop in the back of your brain.

The perils of having a toddler.
 

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Lived that one many times

When I get my thoughts locked on to Wags the Dog or Quack, Quack, Cocka Doodle Doo it's hard to shake it off and move on to other crazier thoughts.

upNdown said:
Tough to think about anything when you have 'Dorothy the Dinosaur' playing on continuous loop in the back of your brain.

The perils of having a toddler.
 

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Hollis said:
...he's Installed Racing Buckets!!! I about peed myself laughing. :D
Soon it'll have a fart can, an aluminum wing, and some stickers along with some fake plastic spinners...
You know that some people are using an older pruis as a rally car? I cant remember who...
 

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My own favourite is wide tires sticking out past the fenders....
with 1/4 in clearance between the tread and the fender. Any small bump in the road and... Contact!

Is this an oversight or are they trying to cut an extra groove in the tread?
 

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Maybe he thought you were a geek. :rolleyes:

If he's tuning hybris cars already, then he's probably cooler than you.
Obviously he isn't do to well since he got his ass kicked by a compact pickup. Maybe he was just trying to get a run at the hill. Don't laugh, it was a common practice in the old days of things like 36 and 40 horsepower Volkswagen's.
 

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upNdown said:
Tough to think about anything when you have 'Dorothy the Dinosaur' playing on continuous loop in the back of your brain.

The perils of having a toddler.
You suck! My kids are 10 and 7 and after several years of Wiggles abstinence, I have bene able to get on with a semi ordinary existence with normal whacky thoughts - this post has just brought me full circle, thanks alot! :D

Fruit salad, yummy, yummy!
 

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Hollis said:
I have no problems thinking up stupid stuff (specially at work).
My mind normally shuts down during a ride...very zen.

Speaking of stupid things:
On my way to work I got passed by a Toyota Prius doing 80+mph.
I'm driving an S-10, 185+ HP V6 and I get passed by a Hybrid?
Anyway...the Prius picked a bad spot to pass...a very Big hill was ahead.
I knew the 70HP Prius didnt have the balls to climb the hill and
maintain its speed, so I slipped into the left lane.
Just as I thought, the Prius putters out of steam and slows down mid climb.
As I look at the Geek driving the Hybrid like a F1 car, I noticed something
really special, he's Installed Racing Buckets!!! I about peed myself laughing. :D

If you want a sportscar...buy a sportscar.:rolleyes:
Hey, now......I have a Prius and it 76HP, not 70....... :)

They're not the most powerful cars but I sure love the gas mileage.......
 

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Obviously he isn't do to well since he got his ass kicked by a compact pickup. Maybe he was just trying to get a run at the hill. Don't laugh, it was a common practice in the old days of things like 36 and 40 horsepower Volkswagen's.
185hp in a compact tuck isn't exactly in the same class. And as far as aircooled Dubs and hills go, been there done that and not in the old days either. hehe. I'm well versed in the aproach of a hill. But I've also had aircooled dubs that would walk on his compact truck. I can remember blowing by an older 911 at 105-110 on the hwy once, the look on his face was priceless.

These guys modding hybrids reminds me of the old VW days when ppl laughed at the Inch Pincher and other cars... Most of which ended up making them eat their words.
 

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