Monday, September 08, 2008

ZING

What is it?

For me it is that feeling of having good legs for the race/ride. Last Sunday at the Brian Head national, prior to the flat tires, I had no ZING. Saturday riding the cross monster on the shoreline and around town, I had ZING. Sunday riding the Scalpel on the same trails I had no ZING.

Funny thing about ZING is that it is only slightly faster than no ZING. But it feels good. ZING is the feeling you want on race day. No ZING is the feeling I don't want on race day.

I would rather have ZING and come in 5th place than have no ZING and come in first. ZING is happy. No ZING is sad.

8 comments:

UtRider said...

That was deep.

drrna said...

I always referred to it as "having someone else's legs". Maybe those were yours I had?

KanyonKris said...

You are the Zing master, Ooommmm.

Mother Theresa said...

Rode the crest loop from PC yesterday. My legs are zingless today.

Eat Sleep MTB said...

When I have zing, I go off the front, blow up, and place crappy. When I have no zing, I sit in the pack, and place better. Zing in a MTB race is pure Zen!

Daren said...

Simple answer Bobman. Cross bike = Zing. I've had several zinging rides with the cross bike on trails the last few weeks.

Faceshot said...

Where would one find this "zing?" Can "zing" be purchased, traded for or aquired in other ways besides actually riding? Please let me know. CX season is fast approaching and I would like to aquire said "zing."

Lone-li-Road said...

Physical no zing, makes mental zing less easy to acquire fo sho