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rode in Malde Creek. view ridelog
Sep 15, 2018 at 17:50
Sep 15, 2018
quotes Esss-Ehm-Deeeee-Eh
15.9 km - 02:01 - 2 achievements
snl1200 dbaker's article
Sep 14, 2018 at 15:33
Sep 14, 2018
Understanding Fear in Mountain Biking
Here's another fascinating side of fear that has been touched on in the comments but I'll add a little- our response to risk changes throughout life. When a male cohabitates with a female there is (across the demographics but varies widely individually) a slight drop in testosterone- a more significant one occurs when a male lives with a child. In addition to this drop in testosterone, there is an increase in vasopressin, oxytocin and prolactin in fatherhood. Testosterone is a hormone that influences competition, challenge, aggression (fearlessness) and vasopressin is a hormone that increases the social experience of stress- such as the stress to provide or to protect. Oxytocin and Prolactin both influence connection with others- desire to give back but also soften the desire and drive to compete and challenge for resources. I've often wondered what this is life for pro riders who build a career rapidly at a young age while driven to take certain risks and then am curious how they respond as some of those states shift in them through time. I think of Cam Zink flipping at Rampage as his wife clutched his daughter in tears. I'm curious how he processed that. However, demographic data can't say much to an individuals experience. I'd love to explore that with them and hear their narratives of it. I know from other research I've been a part of the psychology of aging and how life progresses through some fairly typical stages based on experience and biology. I'd love to map that into over a bikers life. I know as I've gotten older my relationship to fear has changed and especially as a father. However, I grew up as the son of a mountaineer and in that community the codes of safety promoted within the group were different. I don't remember looking with reverence at people who pushed the boundaries of safety. Challenge yes- but not unnecessary risk. I remember one of my favorite climbers growing up, Barry Blanchard, saying that "a good trip is one you come home from" and that always stuck with me in all of my pursuits outdoors. Live to ride another day so to speak. It is a delicate knife edge to walk.
rode in Red Mountain. view ridelog
Sep 13, 2018 at 20:33
Sep 13, 2018
quotes Dark and moist and slick
17.9 km - 02:40 - 2 achievements
rode in Red Mountain. view ridelog
Sep 10, 2018 at 1:06
Sep 10, 2018
quotes Redhead w/ blue elephant
15.6 km - 01:53 - 2 achievements
rode in Monte Christo - KC. view ridelog
Sep 6, 2018 at 20:07
Sep 6, 2018
quotes Milky glass half full monty
14.7 km - 01:59 - 3 achievements - 1 badges
rode in Malde Creek. view ridelog
Aug 26, 2018 at 12:12
Aug 26, 2018
quotes SMA
15.7 km - 01:43 - 1 achievements - 1 badges
rode in Red Mountain. view ridelog
Aug 16, 2018 at 20:56
Aug 16, 2018
quotes Front flat. Good times. Lower half of Dreadhead in the dark sans lights.
12.3 km - 01:37 - 2 achievements - 1 badges
snl1200 Tajlucas's article
Aug 14, 2018 at 16:17
Aug 14, 2018
The Summertime Cast Blues
Finger injuries can the worst! They can feel so minor in the grand scheme of things but really impact grip strength and ability to ride more than other injuries that sound more severe. I've hobbled out some rides with some stupid injuries when I was younger but remember trying to ride with a broken ring finger was nearly impossible. Yep... Kids! Speedy recovery!
snl1200 Tajlucas's article
Aug 14, 2018 at 10:29
Aug 14, 2018
The Summertime Cast Blues Yes- please post more on PinkBike. The history is rad but so is this current work. Loved it. "Life is better on a bike..."
snl1200 Chromagbikes's article
Aug 13, 2018 at 13:13
Aug 13, 2018
Free Premiere: Alchemy 3 - Full Movie
Poo Boss is the worst. Amazing work as always @lornny! So much creativity, time and effort given to us for free! Hope you are getting your return from these as they have been greatly appreciated and should be rewarded!
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