Opinion: 3 Tips for Making Bad Decisions

Jul 8, 2015
by Mike Levy  
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Despite what's been said by others, I doubt very much that I'll be looking back on all the little things as my time here on earth is running out. I don't know about you, but I'm not going be laying on my bed at ninety years of age thinking, "Damn, that was really good leftover pizza that I warmed up in the microwave that night in July of 2001." And I won't recall who won that sports game, how The Walking Dead played out, or, as bad as it sounds, most of the more mundane times that I spent with friends and family.

I've done something really wrong if those are the memories popping into my bald head as the clock runs down. No, hopefully I'll still be coherent enough to recall those spur of the moment trips to the other side of the globe, asking out the pretty girl who had every reason to say no, and those holiday dinners where twenty-five family members crammed into the living room to eat together. I'm sure that I'll also remember those shitty nights spent sleeping under benches in faraway airports, the beautiful girl who left me behind for someone else, or the inevitable passing of loved ones. Not to get all cliche on you, but it's the highs and lows that standout, not the mediocre moments that pass without thought.

I suspect that my memories of mountain biking will be very much the same.

I'm in a position that allows me to ride my bike nearly as much as my body will allow, and I'd be a fool to not take full advantage of that fact, even to the point where it likely does more harm than good when it comes to fitness and skills. But riding as much as I do doesn't make for amazing memories week in and week out. Sure, that two-hour long spin was great, but it's probably on par with those warmed up leftovers in the grand scheme of things. Tasty, yes. Memorable, no.

I fully realize that life is full of quick spins and cleaning the cat's litter box and boring leftovers for dinner, but it's best to try and balance those more wearisome moments out with a few proper bike-related adventures every now and then so you don't end up being that one regretful, grumpy a*shole in the nursing home that no one talks to. And making some bad decisions is key to any adventure, however short it may be, so while I might not recommend filling your life with as many poor choices as some do, it is important to leave your moral compass at home every now and then.

Having done exactly that on more than a few occasions, usually with woeful results, I feel like I'm qualified to offer some advice on this front. So, here are three main points to keep in mind when making bad decisions that should leave you with both glorious and regrettable mountain bike memories.

<span style='font-size:13px'><i>Photo by Colourfull Production.</i></span>

Photo by Colourfull Production.

Just Buy the Bike Already

I know you like new bike gear, but do you like it more than electricity and running water? Bills are boring, mountain bikes aren't, so just go out and buy that damn bike that you know won't make you a better rider but that you're yearning for more than that Oreo Blizzard. Then ride your new bike to Dairy Queen and get yourself that Blizzard as well... I promise you that it'll feel so much better than making a more responsible and infinitely boring decision that you're going to make 99.9% of the time anyways. Besides, you work hard (or at least go to work on a semi-regular basis) and deserve a reward of some kind, so why don't you treat yourself. I know for a fact that they won't turn your power off until you miss four months of bills, by the way.

Look, I'm not telling you to share needles to save money or to drop out of high school to pursue a rap career, but I am saying that having to use a lighter to warm up your canned Stag chilli for dinner might be worthwhile if you have that dream bike to ride the next day.

Choose Unrealistic Goals

Shit talking and then backing it up with skills and fitness only means that you're an a*shole, but there's really nothing wrong with talking a big game and then failing spectacularly. Set a major goal with that in mind, and be sure to share your ambitions all over Facebook while tagging as many of your riding buddies as you can. The key here is to not only aim for something that's pretty much unattainable, but to also be completely nonchalant about your unreasonably high expectations of success: ''Iditarod? Pppffft, I got that shit!," Or maybe, ''I know the Tour Divide is long, but you just gotta keep pedalling, right?'' No one cares that you worked really hard to lose five pounds before bathing suit season, finally got promoted to being a certified Subway 'Sandwich Artist', or are getting married for the second time. Assuming that you can ride your bike 800,000 miles (I imagine that's how long it feels) from Canada to Mexico is really something, though, even if you only make it to the first Holiday Inn you see before calling time.

People want to be inspired, not let down, so they'll ignore your eventual failures. Plus, just think about what would happen if you actually did come through on one of your crazy plans!

What is it about being in the mountains and having a sip of Fireball

Photo by Margus Riga.

Set Aside your Health and Well-Being

I'd say that the most important thing you need to start doing is to stop caring. Not just about what others think about you, but about your general health and well-being. Common sense says that you shouldn't smoke electric lettuce while riding your bike or fill your bottle with Fireball, or that you should turn around because it's getting dark and you're still an hour away from the top of the mountain, but where would people like the Titanic's captain and the guys who came up with Crystal Pepsi and the Chevy Chase's talk show be if they listened to their inner voice? Sure, they'd have the respect of their peers and the knowledge of a job well done, but none of that crap makes for an interesting story.

Your goal should be to come home just before your significant other dials up the local search and rescue group to come track you down; you should definitely roll into the jump or drop that you know you're not quite ready for; you should probably ride under the influence of something or other. Maybe don't do all three of those things on the same ride, however.

Don't get me wrong, because going out for a 'warmed up leftovers' kinda ride is still so much more rewarding than what most of the non-cycling schmucks do in their spare time, but it's not going to hurt to be a little irresponsible now and then when it comes to your two-wheeled adventures. Or maybe it is going to hurt, but that's fine, too.

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  • 82 0
 And here I am trying to hold myself from buying that one thing that's gonna put me in the red for a little while and you tell me to just buy the damn thing... THAT'S NOT HELPING!!!!
  • 41 0
 Following along this train of thought...buying useful toys like bicycles, which easily enhance your life...becomes a lot easier if people would stop blowing coin on BS like new vehicles for example. Buy those used and save thousands if not tens of thousands. Use that money to enjoy your life.
  • 8 25
flag Beerswe (Jul 9, 2015 at 0:14) (Below Threshold)
 Agree loopie! I always buy used bikes, plus i often sell them for more than i bought them for, so for me its a win win situation!
  • 6 0
 There's no adventure without risk ! Question is if working your a off for the new bike is what makes you happy. I know for myself I rather spend on new adventures with my old one.
  • 2 1
 Hey Mackanator...great example of...Don't Skip Leg Days. Real Men have quads
  • 20 5
 Don't ever buy anything that makes you go in the red. Better wait a couple of months till you saved up enough money for it and buy it then. Or look for nice online deals or second hand deals on that product, if you can afford that now.
  • 7 0
 Buy it! I spent more on my bike then my Jeep and I don't regret it. Yes I'm taking most any odd job on the weekends to get the last few bucks to pay tuition, but I know my dream bikes waiting to be taken out when I get home.
  • 3 0
 Bike sales are going to spike in my household, that's for sure.
  • 12 3
 @Beerswe so instead of passing on that good fortune to other fellow bikers, you want to over-charge them and price them out of the enjoyment of mountain-biking? We have got a real winner here!
  • 1 0
 @mcclanen Dude! Exactly. I just had to put a big chunk of change into my car, and I honestly struggled with it, couldn't justify the purchase of the repair. But hey, I had no problem dishing out the cash for my new DH bike! If you really want something bad enough, you'll do whatever it takes to get it (in all aspects of life) and in this case, I do the same thing. I get a 2nd job on the weekends to help pay for the new rig. Do what makes you happy.
  • 5 0
 Just 1 more bike and I'll finally be happy, right???
  • 3 14
flag Beerswe (Jul 9, 2015 at 9:03) (Below Threshold)
 No man i buy the bike so cheap that i sell them for abit more after the season. Im good at getting the price down even if its already low. So i get a better bike every year because i make a few bucks on the bike i sold!
  • 2 0
 Haha I've managed to do the same a couple of times aswell Beerswe. All in all it still costs me a lot more money though.
  • 12 1
 Until my '96 accord with 280,000 miles died the bike sitting on top of it was worth several times the machine below. The replacement was "only" $10,000 but if I look at the people who judge me for having $5,000 bikes they are the same people who finance new cars, live in "keeping up with the Joneses" McMansions and do stupid shit like take their family to Disney every year.
  • 3 0
 Complete hedonism is all that people have left to look forward to. Here here.
  • 3 2
 I always buy new bikes. No abuse to a new frame. Then I sell it for more than my ep and @beerswe gets a clapped out sweet bike for cheaper than retail. And I get money to buy next years nicer bike... Or I ask my fiance for money... She's my sugar mama.
  • 2 2
 @Beerswe - so you low ball AND over charge. you really are a winner!

@moth423 - does she have a sister? I could really use a sugar mama right now...
  • 1 0
 I never over charge, i always sell the bike for less of money than other people do. Often i buy the bike from sponsored people and they just want to get rid of the bike, so i can lower a price thats already low! Plus i buy new parts for the bike so in the end of the season i sell it for abit more than i bought it for and still i have the lowest price of all adds, plus spent a few houndred bucks on it, so still i go back in spendings!
  • 1 0
 She has two!
  • 1 0
 @moth423 Friend request sent XD
  • 42 2
 I have a buddy whose wife dials search and rescue if he is 5 minutes late. I want to go big. I will try to take this bad advice once in a while and report back. I know i love adventures. For some reason I am always smiling when everyone else is flipping out about how we are all going to die. I guess I just like to fly by the seat of my pants some times.
  • 31 6
 I'm just puttin this here so people can see it but...


oh and good write up.
  • 7 0
 @taletotell where'd you get those flying pants?
  • 10 0
 I'll launch my flying pants kickstarter in a couple weeks. Keep an eye out for it.
  • 32 0
 " Shit talking and then backing it up with skills and fitness only means that you're an a*shole "

Just brilliant.
  • 13 0
 Shit talk n let someone else back it up with skillz, thats the way to do it bro
  • 22 1
 Remember what it was like to be a kid? A hell of a lot of fun and adventure. No fears, rules or preconceived notions holding you back. Remember how many times you skinned your knees? No. But you remember epic moments that were never planned.

Never grow up. Be responsible with your life, but keep the sense of wonder. Go on a new ride and let yourself get lost. F*ck up. Repeat.

Now excuse me while I hobble out of the room on my crutches. My ankle will heal, but the story behind it will last me to the nursing home Smile
  • 4 0
 True dat. *looks down at broken foot
  • 22 1
 Excellent article!! Don't let life pass you by!
  • 6 0
 yes! The whole point of this article summarized into that one sentence! braap braap errybody
  • 20 0
 Hold my beer.......
  • 2 1
 Hold my woman...
  • 1 0
 Hold my watch, beer this...
  • 16 3
 Every time you crash you roll a dice that has ten thousand faces. Thousands of faces say 'skinned knee' or 'bruised thigh' or 'scratched paint '. In, fact, lots of those faces say something trivial or maybe nothing at all. But quite a few say 'broken thigh' or broken collar bone. And then there is the face that says 'wheelchair for life" or 'death". Making bad decisions means you roll the dice more than you really need to.
  • 6 0
 In addition to rolling the dice more often, I think some people's dice have fewer sides and more sides that have the "broken thigh" or "broken collar bone" option on them.
  • 30 0
 The dice you don't roll sits with the "boring life" side up though.
  • 14 0
 I watched a good friend paralyze himself going for a drop that was super sketch. Then watched him get life flighted off the mtn. Then visited him in the hospital while he was trying to deal with the fact that he'd never walk again. Anytime I roll up to something that I'm not totally comfortable with I think of David paralyzing himself 12 years ago and won't ever be able to ride a conventional MTB again. Or walk. I ride as hard and go as big as the next guy but that helps me to keep a level head when scoping out hits.
  • 5 0
 Yep, better the be careful and cautious with riding. I've been lucky so far and have only busted my clavicle.
  • 3 0
 Yeah, gotta work up to those big hits. Also have to know where the edge is and how not to go over that edge.
  • 3 0
 Patrick, my comment wasn't about calculated risk, it was about being an idiot as inspired by this article.
  • 3 0
 The design of your dice is directly related to how far beyond your comfort zone you push yourself.
  • 12 1
 I fucking love this article, so much of life is enjoyed when you just make the wrong decision in all the right ways. Cheers to you Levy....
  • 15 2
 Obviously, not yet a father
  • 3 3
 Sarcasm brother. Embrace it .
  • 11 0
 Not ridiculous enough to be laughed at and brushed off. But just ridiculous enough to be inspiring.
  • 7 0
 Too funny! At 47 I feel I can say there is some wisdom in this. In 2001 I dropped a bunch on a top of line Trek, way beyond my budget, and it’s had no impact on providing for my familiy today. Do a few things like this when you’re young and it has no impact over time, do it on a regular basis and you’re in idiot, but that’s up to you. There’s a saying about grabbing a bull by the horns, but I found if you grab him by the balls he’ll run faster and kick harder. Perhaps not the best idea, but one hell of a ride and it’s the one you’ll talk about the most, so go for it from time to time! …..”hold my beer and watch this”
  • 7 0
 I've had that health tonic on a few rides. Game changer.
why ride when you can be a super star on a bike video game?
Buy that bike? Hell bang the neighbors wife while your at it.
live now.
Deal with the consequences later.
  • 7 0
 Every time you conquer your fear you become more free. There is nothing more exhilarating than cutting your mind's brake lines and sending it on your bike. Have no ragrets...not even one letter..
  • 2 0
 you deserve a beer my friend
  • 13 8
 All in alI I enjoyed this article. That being said, I won't be taking any of the advice offered in it. I'm a firm believer in balance and I think this piece teeters heavily on the side of irresponsible.Save a little bit longer and then buy that new bike. Meanwhile, you'll be crafting your skills on the shit bike you already have. This is a good thing. Live within your means and save where you can. There are consequences for your actions. When you don't pay your bills, you make everyone else's rates increase. This is all too evident with the current sate of healthcare in the US. People are irresponsible, get hurt, go to the hospital, and never pay those hospital bills. Hospital has to make up for that loss, healthcare costs increase. I'm all for the post-ride beer. That is, when I'm through riding. I absolutely understand accidents happen. However, scenario: I'm riding down a trail. In the zone. Feeling it. I end up going head on with someone on the up. Sucks, but shit happens. Wait a sec. Homeboy reeks of weed. Or a couple empties fall out of dude's backpack during the crash. I'm going to be pissed and I'm going to blame it on the substance. Just the way it is. Maybe he looked down for a second in an attempt to pray to the climbing gods for some strength to get to the top. We've all been there right? Or maybe it was slowed reaction time due to being buzzed or stoned. Point is that that hypothetical rider put themselves in a shitty position because of the decisions he or she made pre-ride. This is a much less extreme version of drinking and driving. One might say "That's their choice." Thing is there are other people on the road. I'm all for setting ambitious goals. And I agree that without unrealistic goals, we wouldn't have half of the incredible advancements that we have today. But maybe it's best to keep some of those goals to yourself. Be humble about it. How does the saying go? Less talk more rock? Speak softly and carry a big stick? If you're constantly blabbering on about these extreme and ambitious goals but failing to follow through, there will come a time when your word doesn't carry as much weight. People will stop taking you seriously. I think it's also important to be respectful of your significant other. Odds are if you're in a functional relationship, your boo is badgering you about what time you'll be home because you're out doing a fairly dangerous activity in mountain biking and they care about you and your well being. Do them a favor and communicate. With today's technology it takes all of about 10 seconds to send a text saying all is well and you'll be home a little late. Finally, I think it's easy to say to hell with it right now. Easy isn't always good. I think it's much harder to look down the road and set yourself up for success and happiness later in life. I'd be willing to bet if you were able to ask someone near the end of their life they'd say spend more time with family and friends. Take care of yourself so that you're around long enough to do the things you love. Missing your daughters birthday to ride is pure bullshit. Straight up. Buy hey, different strokes for different folks.
  • 2 2
 I wouldn't change a single word you said.
  • 9 5
 Am I the only one who yawned their way through this article? This is the anthem of an entire generation and it's getting boring.

Im not saying it's all horrible advice or that I'm against it, this is more of a f*ckyeahtumblr post than pinkbike.
  • 4 3
 There was a few good points in this article, but most of the crap in there I honestly shook my head at. I kind of got the whole stupid "YOLO" vibe from what he said.
  • 6 0
 I've been drinking with Levy on more than one occasion. Every pretty girl says no, poor guy. But it doesn't curb his enthusiasm....
  • 4 1
flag LoneRiderOfTheApocalypse (39 mins ago)

"I'd say that the most important thing you need to start doing is to stop caring"

Best advice I've heard in a long time.

Couldnt disagree more. The last thing we need is more people caring less.
  • 6 0
 @sold I also agree with you wholeheartedly.

We should stop caring about the trivial (opinions, wheel size, industry standards, what kind of bike someone rides) but should all express more care and concern in the important things (the environment, other people, animals, getting out and exploring etc.). I think society would benefit greatly from a shift in this regard.
  • 3 0
 Well, maybe he meant it as stop caring about the little stupid shit. My dad would so worked up over dumb shit all the time, man how can u possibly enjoy life like that? Don't let stuff get to you and get ya all worked up OR miss out on epic adventures.

Like, I should probably get out to Windham for WC weekend and stop worrying about logistics and room/board.
  • 2 0
 @zephxiii whichever was intended by Mike, I completely support the notion of getting out and living, PERIOD.
  • 3 0
 "Or maybe it is going to hurt, but that's fine, too." YEP, feeling that one right now. A bit much of the devils lettuce and a brew during the rain delay put me into the ground hard on the next lap out. I don't know how something didn't break but as the article says, now I have great story!
  • 3 0
 I didn't read any of the comments, but that was one of the very best things I've ever read on PB or anywhere RE: the 2- wheeled (and any other activity in) Life. I'm 2 to 3 times older than most of you kooks - pay attention to what this kid just wrote!
  • 3 0
 Funny how people in bike industry filter feed products and information, when they are not the best person to do there job Would tell you what should change but don't really care any more
  • 3 0
 Really - YOLO is the best we can do? The anthem of the "look at me" generation! Now if you excuse me, I have to scour my STRAVA stats before I edit and post my latest GoPro footage.
  • 7 1
 Bravo Mike!
  • 5 2
 Best article in a while! Loved it!!!! By the way I am in Whistler at the moment, so if anyone want to make bad decisions, or just have a beer PM me! Cheers!
  • 6 1
 Go crazy - don't buy that bike
  • 5 0
 Step out of your comfort zone and enjoy the mess.
  • 1 0
 Shouldn't this be titled "The idiots guide to marriage "?
It's pretty clear the 3 main objectives exist: Spend what you can't (She REALLY NEEDS another day at the spa), Make unrealistic goals (You've put aside dishes, now graduate to expecting that road trip with the kids to be smooth sailing) and Sacrifice your soul (Ok, so maybe just your physical and mental well being - Of course you just spent 4 hours mowing the lawn now it's time to go pick out wallpaper).

...Seems Legit.
  • 3 0
 I liked this early on, it was philosophies and I thought this piece had greatness potential - but then it just ended on a damp squib - nearly
  • 1 0
 Looking at this article through my eyes as a first time expectant father is a hilarious experience. I'm a natural born worrier and this is a timely reminder to tell my child every day to NOT BE LIKE HER FATHER!! apart from the bike riding thing obviously Wink
  • 4 0
 I did buy the damn bike yesterday. Great advice. Welcome my new Scott Scale HT to my fleet.
  • 3 1
 Amazing bike, now go and beat the shit out the trail!
  • 1 0
 I intend to brother Smile
  • 2 1
 Brilliant artical!!!! I would have or be where I am today if I didn't make stupid decisions!!!
I been in the red tooooo many times to care now and it feels great!! F$€k everyone else and what they think!! Do what you wanna do when ya wanna do it!!!
  • 3 0
 When biking or skiing nothing beats a quick blunt on the way up. We call it 'performance enhancer' however it does not enhance performance. Enjoyment maybe lol
  • 2 0
 Met a dude in a gondola in whistler who whipped out his pipe and a cereal sized bag of Grün. That was a very enjoyable journey back down.
  • 2 1
 I don't ride bikes because its fun, I do it because it's the one constant in my life. Money is paper made by the gov for us to spend, spend yours on whatever makes you happy. It's already been spent anyway. I might never own shit but I sure enjoy the time I spend riding bikes.
  • 1 0
 Technically that's not true. But I see what you're saying and its sound advice. I really couldn't care less about anything else when I'm riding.
  • 3 0
 Cracking piece! My Yeti makes me act like a 12 year old each ride. So, I've got 32 years until it catches up to me!
  • 5 0
 I'm trying to calculate your age... but failing miserably.
  • 5 0
 The answer is 44. Stay in school
  • 3 0
 If he was 44, it would've already caught up to him though.
  • 10 0
 Duh, obviously he's -20
  • 2 0
 trick question you both age at the same time thus it can never catch up, unless bike years are like dog years?
  • 3 0
 Nothing wrong with electric puha. I feel 18 on the inside but not on the outside. Ride on! Woohoo!
  • 3 2
 Really nice lecture, now I HAVE TO BUY the Yeti ASRC, thanks Mike I have to talk with my wife about what I need another bike and going to mtb vacation alone Smile ...
  • 3 0
 No regrets. Live life to the fullest.
  • 1 2
 I seem to buy a new 5 to 7k (nz$, not as pimp as it sounds) bike every year.

My goal is to win a segment of an Enduro race (2nd sucks).

I don't drink booze (but I tend to hold on to the bike for way to long during crashes).
  • 7 0
 you might get 1st if you stick with a bike for more than a year haha
  • 2 0
  • 1 0
 For real? I'm normally up to speed and dialed in 3months max.
  • 2 1
 Although I agree with the general premise of this article "Carpe Diem" the way it gets there by promoting irresponsible bad decision making is not cool.
  • 1 0
 pretty much my philosophy for life...stop waiting till conditions are ideal to buy that new bike, go on that adventure etc. FKING DO EEETT NAO!
  • 17 19
 The most expensive bike I ever bought was a $2k Marin trail bike that is my main ride still. I understand that downhill bikes cost more, but I've done all my DH shredding on a Kona stinky that I traded for and an '09 transition I bought in '13 for $1600. If you're not racing cat 1 or above, you suck at mountain biking and you really don't need all that new flashy shit anyway. If you decide to spend $1000 less on a bike than what your dream bike costs, how many trips to the bike park can you now afford with that $1000? A shit load of trips, and that's a shit load of good times that you wouldn't have been able to afford if you bought yourself the fancy shit that some a*shole from another country rode in a world cup.

There are a lot of young readers on PB and you really shouldn't be advocating the YOLO approach to personal finance (drinking whiskey on the trail is cool though, don't be a f*cking loser kids) and honestly, once you get into your mid 20's people are going to start thinking you're an idiot if you're always blowing all your money on stupid shit and perpetually broke. If you NEED that $5000 bike, get a second job, stop wasting money on bullshit, and SAVE up that money like someone who doesn't have down syndrome would do.
  • 32 1
 I have DS and am offended by your comment. I'm actually a fantastic saver.
  • 15 13
 Drinking on the trail is not cool at all! You'll probably crash and have your sorry a buddies carry your drunk a down the mountain. What if you need to be operated on in hospital. you think the anesthesist will assume responsability?
  • 10 9
 @panaphonic I don't know what DS (dual suspension? everyone has that) means so I don't really know what you're saying. Obviously if you can afford a bike, spend your money however you want.

@eraz77 I would expect a 38 year old to know the difference between having a drink and riding drunk. Sometimes I like to pack a tallcan with me on the long rides and crack it open when I reach the top. Maybe I'll burn one also. It's all good baby. The guys in the article look like they're splitting a pint of fireball between 6 people. That's barely any alcohol and doesn't really affect the bike skills at all.
  • 10 11
 No idea how much alcohol that is, but even one unit can slow down your reaction speed enough that it can make the difference between crashing and not crashing, and most importantly slowing down your reflexes on how to fall properly. Heavy injuries can lie in a small corner. No need to put extra risk in the game, better have a good after-ride-drink than during the ride.
  • 3 7
flag eraz77 (Jul 9, 2015 at 4:09) (Below Threshold)
 @jaurl I was not reffering to you in any way (replace "you" by "one") . I've seen to much crap happening on descents after people had a small beer on top.
  • 8 10
 Same reason why in many countries you aren't even allowed to drive when you had just one beer. Because that split second it slows you down can make a big difference in a sudden dangerous situation.
  • 12 20
flag jaurl (Jul 9, 2015 at 4:23) (Below Threshold)
 alright you guys keep living in your communist nanny states, I'm from the land of the free. Bike parks sell beers to riders at lunch, do you know why? Because it's not dangerous to have a beer and ride! Quit blaming the one beer you had on the fact that you f*cking suck and it's your own fault if you crash, not the .02 blood alcohol content.

And thank you for derailing my original comment with this pointless conversation about your pussy shit. Here is a video of the loser that tried to lecture me about safety doing urban freeride with no helmet on : www.pinkbike.com/video/381932
  • 10 8
 Your swearing and flaming shows how immature you are. Not the best person to take advise from.
  • 7 14
flag jaurl (Jul 9, 2015 at 4:28) (Below Threshold)
 You being butthurt that you got called out for being a hypocrite shows that you need to smoke some more of that legal weed
  • 7 1
 I'm actually surprised you know that about The Netherlands as you just called our countries communist states Smile

But back to the subject, it is indeed derailling and I do agree with everything else you said in your original post.
  • 3 14
flag jaurl (Jul 9, 2015 at 4:35) (Below Threshold)
 Everyone knows about the hookers and weed in Amsterdam. For all I know you guys probably are communist. Did you watch the video of me breaking my stinky yet? take care of yours www.pinkbike.com/video/297578

  • 9 2
 @jaurl suck my dick.
  • 4 13
flag jaurl (Jul 9, 2015 at 5:32) (Below Threshold)
 @torero hey look it's Fidel castro's peasant slave
  • 5 0
 Some people need to lighten up. A few beers makes a cruisey run down dirt merchant just a little bit more relaxing. Who needs reaction time doing a sweet bar hump?
  • 4 0
 Cans of beer is a nice refreshment on a long ride. & is unlikely to really get you into trouble.

Whiskey(or tequila, as is my preference) is for nightrides on easy trails, in order to add some fun to otherwise boring trails, & to increase the shenanigans levels by a factor of 12. Proper application of this method requires enough people on the ride to destroy all aspirations of "strava pace." Volume may get loud. Hooliganism will be a factor.
  • 1 0
 Great read. yes... The art of knowing when and not when to get out of your own way...
  • 2 1
 Electric lettuce paaaaa. That cinnamon whisky shit is shit. I aint drinking that
  • 1 0
 yeah it was the best decision to buy a second lyrik to replace my hold fork and not to repair my brakes at the car!!
  • 2 0
  • 1 0
 You're definitely on the right track drinking that Fireball Sh1t. That stuff is horrible.
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 Fck it, guess I'm getting that bronson
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 Go on man! Have it! A Bronson has gotta be worth some sacrifices elsewhere.
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 there was a Chevy Chase talk show?
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 Smoke bowls and ride
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 Was unsure about taking a ride right now. Not unsure now - I'm out!
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 Hmm sounds like an article for pacmanfan
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 what is electric lettuce?
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 I support this message!
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 Crystal Pepsi
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 I'm ditching my 26" bikes and buy! buy! buy!
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 "I'd say that the most important thing you need to start doing is to stop caring"

Best advice I've heard in a long time.
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 I dunno, I'm kinda apathetic towards it.
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 I think people are missing the title... "Bad Advice for Good times." Take the advice herein with a grain of salt, or perhaps a shot of tequila as well if you paid attention to it.
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