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Show me your Warface....

gtvlussogtvlusso Posts: 5,112
edited September 2010 in Commuting chat
This morning, whilst climbing a short steep hill on my way to work on the fixie, I realised I was gurning.....and shouting "come on m*therf*cker" at myself.

Does anyone else have an involuntary warface and warcry when powering up a hill or sprinting at full pace?

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  • t0pc4tt0pc4t Posts: 978
    yes, it makes me feel sorry for my wife and respect for her ability not to laugh
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  • jongingejonginge Posts: 5,945
    a facemask can cover all manner of sins :D
    I'd start wearing one if I were you :P


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  • jonginge wrote:
    a facemask can cover all manner of sins :D
    I'd start wearing one if I were you :P

    Why you little! *shakes fist*
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  • jongingejonginge Posts: 5,945
    jonginge wrote:
    a facemask can cover all manner of sins :D
    I'd start wearing one if I were you :P

    Why you little! *shakes fist*
    mwah-ha-ha-ha
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  • ceecee Posts: 4,553
    Off-road.....I have been known to shout at my front wheel.....

    particularly during very sloppy, rooty and rocky descnts where it tends to ping about a bit....
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  • I don't know what sorts of grimacing I might do, but I know that I grunt, and sometimes even growl, if I really pour it on in a hard sprint. Occasionally, I'll do it deliberately to unsettle someone when racing away from a junction. I suspect that hearing a growl on your shoulder, and then seeing a large man sprint away makes most people either give up, or race all the harder, both of which outcomes are fine by me.
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  • asprillaasprilla Posts: 8,440
    My war-face is either a zen like trance to me grinning like a loon as the endorphines kick in.
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  • notsobluenotsoblue Posts: 5,838
    This is where I usually release an involuntary "Wilhelm" after sprinting to the top being chased by inpatient cars at the end of a 20+ mile ride: http://goo.gl/maps/p7Cu .
  • Im a bit of a Chris Sorensen

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    I mean with the gurning
    I can't ride for toffee :)
  • gbsahne001gbsahne001 Posts: 1,963
    I have been known to shout at the wind / rain on the lines of, "come on then is that the best you can do"

    I also sing out loud when I'm cycling; not a good look / sound
  • asprillaasprilla Posts: 8,440
    gbsahne wrote:
    I have been known to shout at the wind / rain on the lines of, "come on then is that the best you can do"

    Haha! I've been known to shout exactly that when the rain is horizontal!
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  • waddliewaddlie Posts: 542
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    Yes, that is really me, and yes, I do wear that helmet when I'm out on my bike. (Honest.)
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  • notsobluenotsoblue Posts: 5,838
    waddlie wrote:
    Yes, that is really me, and yes, I do wear that helmet when I'm out on my bike. (Honest.)

    :D Whats the FCN modifier for that?
  • gtvlussogtvlusso Posts: 5,112
    gbsahne wrote:
    I have been known to shout at the wind / rain on the lines of, "come on then is that the best you can do"

    I also sing out loud when I'm cycling; not a good look / sound

    +1 with the singing.....usually the last song I heard before I left the house....
  • t0pc4t wrote:
    yes, it makes me feel sorry for my wife and respect for her ability not to laugh

    We're talking about when your on the bike not when you two are up to no good in the bedroom..... :P
  • War face not so much, involutary yelling at the bike, my legs, the rain and wind yes.

    Have been known to shout into particularly bad headwinds "Fu<k Off im doing my best!"
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