Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Hunting vs biking part 2 The Act

O.k , first off , in part one I believe some people may have taken it the wrong way and may have been offended and to all those offended . SUCK IT UP !!!!! no seriously I didn`t mean to offend anyone with part one , for the most part , I was just having fun and am having fun here as well and if you are hurt than maybe it`s time to put away the Internet .

In part one I talked about stereotypes and with hunting and biking they exist quite strongly . Cyclists are looked at as the Doctor , lawyer , or wannabe doctor/lawyer, successful yuppie type who get dressed in their chamois and ride their bikes to a coffee shop and hang out typing on laptops ,and can dress a little fruity . Hunters are looked at as rednecks who do nothing but drink , chew tobacco , do burnouts in their souped out pick up trucks , and watch wwe wrestling . It`s sad how people stereotype but there are people in both sports (well , mines a sport) who do fit the image that creates the mold .

stereotypical cyclists ??????????? stereotypical hunters
the picture on top is just plain wrong , I couldn't get a better picture of yuppie bikers , sadly there are lots of white trash fat guys brandishing guns .

The act of hunting and biking is vastly different and I will admit is hard to compare . I think for obvious reasons . Riding is a physical act where hunting (for the most part) can be quite motionless . So , I`ll do my amateurish best .

Hunting . To be fair , the closest I came to hunting was shooting gophers on a farm so I`ll do my best . Drive into the woods somewhere after you got permission from the landowner , tags from the government , registration for firearms . (I`ll be honest , sounds like a huge pain in the ass) Haul your equipment into the woods and set up your blind , or treestand and sit and wait quietly ...........................for hours .................... pretty much motionless ...................be quiet , don`t even whisper to yourself . I have heard stories of guys falling asleep in their treestands . Once an animal comes (if any) is when the adrenaline kicks in . The actual kill shot is supposed to be euphoric , orgasmic , basically what attracts so many people to hunting . Most of the time the animal is wounded and hunters have to track their prey (which is a draw for guys). Once the animal is killed and found comes the fun part . You have to gut that sonnofabitch and well that`s just boring and gross . In the end hunting does have it`s high points as far as adrenaline is concerned .

I killed it ! I killed it ! , now what
the hell do I do ?

Riding das bikes . No bias here ........................Really ! HA Ha Ha HA ........ Oh my lord . I will be honest with you . While doing this post I was thinking of times I`ve been bored on my bike and can honestly say it`s never happened . Just the other night coming home in the cold dark depths of the river valley after a crappy ride I still felt good . Every bad ride I`ve had was still better than not riding . It does have alot to do with the endorphins that are released while excercising .
Their are lots of things about riding that make you love life , technical climbs , technical trails , smooth fast flowy singletrack , long epic rides , cleaning hard lines , cleaning super hard rooty climbs , the smell of the woods (o.k hunters get that too)the smell of the woods in the mountains while suffering on a long hard climb , the smell of the woods in the mountains while coming down an insanely fast fun trail after climbing up the other side ...................Shall I go on ?

In the end , it`s obvious that I am very loyal to riding bikes and you all knew this was kind of a joke for me to compare hunting to biking . Were not done yet kids , we will compare equipment and women in future posts . Will I be swayed ? Stay tuned

in the end , we all like our beer ..........hooray for beer

Beer Friday. Mill Street Brewery. Oktoberfest Style

Sorry for the lack of riding. It doesn't have much to do with the current state of things, this lull is attributed to coming off nigh...