Sunday, March 29, 2009

Why do mountain bikers have so many excuses?

Why do mountain bikers have so many excuses?

I think cyclists in general have a lot of excuses. If there was an excuse-o-meter that located excuses I am confidant that the highest concentration of excuses on earth would be at the finish line of bike races.

There are a lot of things that can go wrong with your bike and your self. So a lot of the excuses are justified but other times not so much.

Excuses aren’t necessarily a bad thing, they can be helpful. As long as you can convince yourself that the excuse you use are true you can reap the benefits of having more confidence and a better self esteem

Telling your self excuses helps build confidence by taking away all the blame from your self and putting it on things , events, conditions and other people.

“Its not my fault I would have won that race if it wasn’t for my (bad knee, crappy bike, other people getting in my way, my inappropriate tire tread pattern, bla bla bla Ect. Ect. Ect.)

In a way, you convince your self that you have no control over what happens to you. this creates some comfort knowing that things are out of your hands and that you arn't responsible for the outcome.

In my next deep thoughts I will give detailed examples of how mountain bikers can use excuses to their benefit.

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