For a racer and his team, the challenge of communicating the collage of impressions of the forces at play while riding is a daunting one. From a practical standpoint, the language to describe these sensations hasn’t been developed yet. We don’t have the words yet to accurately describe our many perceptions, observations, control subtleties, and intentions when riding at speed—especially not when all of these can be happening simultaneously! The English language has more than a quarter of a million words, with about three quarters of a million word meanings, and we still haven’t scratched the surface of these descriptions. Slang, or sometimes just sound effects that evoke these dynamic processes, are often as close as we come.