Thursday, April 2, 2009
How To Reap The Benefits Of Excuses In Mountain Biking
In my last deep thoughts I examined the reasons why excuses can be beneficial in mountain biking by distancing yourself from responsibility. In this episode I will tell you how to implement excuses in mountain biking for the best possible results. Before you even start your race you need to have a planned out excuse strategy. Start complaining about something that you can later use as an excuse for why you didn’t perform better in the race. It’s the set up for the excuse.
The best place to announce your excuse is at the starting line of the race. Pretend like you are having a conversation with the person next to you but speak loud enough so all your competitors can hear your complaint.
If another rider passes you on the course it is always a good idea to use an excuse as he or she passes
This lets the passing rider know that they are not actually better than you.
If you have a hard time thinking up excuses mid race write them down on the back of your number plate or on your stem.
After finishing the race go in for the kill; use your excuse that you set up before the race. Tell everyone!!!
Using excuses is always a good idea even if you had a good race use the an excuse to rub it in the face and belittled all your competitors (The more belittled they are the bigger you are in comparison).
I made this excuse wheel (this is just a prototype). I'm thinking about selling them out of the back of my car at bike races.