What dialogue is going through your head

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12/29/2018 2:22 PM

Title speaks for itself - what do you tell yourself either in your head or out loud while riding/racing? For me - and I’ve said this before in another thread - its go go go coming out of corners and get on it - there’s been a few oh shit oh shit - but I’m really curious - what self talk is taking place out on the track?

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12/29/2018 2:29 PM

Im the best..... around... aint ever gonna bring me down! And lots of brapps haha

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12/29/2018 3:00 PM

Great topic and excellent question. I dont race anymore but when I did I would actually do mathmatical equations in my head. Usually including my # and the# of the racer ahead, or who I just passed, etc. Alot of the time it was just random multiplication tables, random division and exponents. Another strange one is I would talk backwards ( a skill that i've had since my youth) to myself. Reciting banners, racers names and of course random things. Last but not least, when I was in middle school and High scool I took Spanish class so I would do verb conjugations in my head and essentially practice espanol. Mental focus and concentration is an interesting topic with a lot of theories worth researching.

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THERE IS NO SECOND MOTO IN LIFE!

12/29/2018 3:05 PM

I tend to giggle when things go bad. I giggle a lot!

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12/29/2018 3:06 PM

I like to sing songs. Something fast pace but keeps me relaxed. Plus I like to think of one thing I need to improve and focus on until it becomes routine.

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12/29/2018 3:09 PM

“Did I leave the oven on?”

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12/29/2018 3:13 PM

I mutter instructions to myself, good lines, close calls, lines to take next lap, gear selection for sections, brake points, just old habit.

I hear some guys shouting to themselves or others, swearing, going off! Everyone handles adrenaline differently. lol

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12/29/2018 3:24 PM

Seems I tell my self to stop thinking about the hot girl track side and concentrate on the task at hand.

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12/29/2018 3:36 PM
Edited Date/Time: 12/29/2018 3:45 PM

Nothing. Life is shut off. It’s wierd. I think about nothing but the task at hand. Hitting my marks. I only talk after the panic rev. And it always ends with “aw shit this isn’t going to end well”. But mostly just different renditions if the F word.

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Since 1987

12/29/2018 3:38 PM

Sir Roostsalot wrote:

Great topic and excellent question. I dont race anymore but when I did I would actually do mathmatical equations in my head. Usually including my # and the# of the racer ahead, or who I just passed, etc. Alot of the time it was just random multiplication tables, random division and exponents. Another strange one is I would talk backwards ( a skill that i've had since my youth) to myself. Reciting banners, racers names and of course random things. Last but not least, when I was in middle school and High scool I took Spanish class so I would do verb conjugations in my head and essentially practice espanol. Mental focus and concentration is an interesting topic with a lot of theories worth researching.

I used to do that a lot when i ran. Lots of math can get done in 3 miles lol.

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12/29/2018 3:40 PM

Don't crash, don't crash, don't crash, don't crash.......

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12/29/2018 3:45 PM

Im always wondering what gear im in lol
I wish i had a gear indicator

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12/29/2018 3:45 PM

Grenader26 wrote:

“Did I leave the oven on?”

Deadpool

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I ripped a start from Egypt and I was happy about that.

12/29/2018 3:50 PM

Hell yeah !!!

I'm in third

Fourth

Fifth

Sixth

Seventh

Ok I'm faster than 8th

Yeah he got a shit start but no way I'm out of the top te ...

Should've covered that line ... daymmmm

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12/29/2018 3:52 PM

Breath

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12/29/2018 3:56 PM

GeorgiePorgie wrote:

Nothing. Life is shut off. It’s wierd. I think about nothing but the task at hand. Hitting my marks. I only talk after the panic rev. And it always ends with “aw shit this isn’t going to end well”. But mostly just different renditions if the F word.

I was like that most of the time especially racing.. Which is what I love so much about it!

That said my mind would wander if I was runnin laps at home haha.. Mostly songs but I remember as a kid runnin the come through the pack to win on the last lap fantasy haha

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why am I reading this? ..... Oh christ, now I'm posting...... shiiiiiiiit!!

12/29/2018 4:13 PM

I’m winning practice!!!!

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Don’t piss off the old people - the older they get the less “life in prison” is a deterrent for them!

2020.5 KTM 450 SXF FE
2006 KX250

12/29/2018 4:27 PM

Mainly nothing. As I get older, it seems to come after the second lap... "Eat.....less....pizzzzaaaaa"..

During racing, not just local stuff, but qualifiers and bigger races, I ride like shit if I can't gain mental clarity. The past few years, at local races, it seems like I always had my wife and kid (3.5 year old now) in the back of my head. Mainly when pushing or thinking about jumping a booter here or there. Once I lined up at a regional, post kid, I was so in the moment it was like I was soley put on Earth for that moment. I might try for Loretta's again just to try to achieve that clarity again, like granular clarity. I can see the grainyness of the sand in my head right now from a few corners at Baja.

When I was younger and had no F's to give, I would think about all kinda stuff. Seemed like the less thought I put in to it, the better I rode.

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12/29/2018 4:35 PM

Mainly “Breathe idiot!”
When I was a kid I used to always tell myself RC was on my arse to keep me from dropping intensity lol

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12/29/2018 5:39 PM

" Man I feel good!!.....wonder if I look good hucking this big ol' jum........oh look a butterfly!"

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12/29/2018 5:46 PM

My brain will often fixate on a song and it will replay over and over in my head. Sometimes i zone out and my brain just goes wherever it wants to. I forget everything about the real world and feel fresh as a daisy when i drive home. I always feel great until i cant ride for awhile. Great topic

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12/29/2018 6:14 PM

"Man I am so sick"
-2 corners later -
"Omg I am a complete goon, I should probably pull off and go home"

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12/29/2018 6:29 PM

"Smoother is Faster. Don't sweat the small stuff." Whenever I have a bobble

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I ripped a start from Egypt and I was happy about that.

12/29/2018 6:32 PM

Dumbass, your getting passed again. Your better than that, quit riding like a sissy!

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12/29/2018 6:39 PM

Moto520 wrote:

My brain will often fixate on a song and it will replay over and over in my head. Sometimes i zone out and my brain just goes wherever it wants to. I forget everything about the real world and feel fresh as a daisy when i drive home. I always feel great until i cant ride for awhile. Great topic

I was going to post this exact thing. I think whenever I'm in any sort of flow state, I'll have sometimes just one or two lines from a song looping in my head.

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12/29/2018 6:42 PM

1. Riding is the one thing that truly shuts my brain off so I don't think anything usually
2. Besides that, damn this jump is big
3. Holy fuck the landing just disappeared
4. This shit is gonna hurt
5. I wonder if QT is still serving breakfast pizza today
6. Im going fast

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12/29/2018 7:02 PM

Might be in a minority but i dont have anything in my head. Its a weird zen like focus

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12/29/2018 7:34 PM

Some of you guys have way to much thinking going on to be out riding.

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12/29/2018 8:28 PM

This is some weird shit. Please continue.

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12/29/2018 8:32 PM

Point the toes In toward the fork leg. I heard some one say to try that in another thread. Actually seemed to help today! But usually not anything unless someone makes me mad

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