do you have to cycle to get to something decent to ride?
My closest loop is mainly flat but fun and after 10 minutes of curbs, steps and assorted urban obstacles, i'm there. A hilly forest with xc/mild dh around 4 miles away with a quarry beside it. It's uphill all the way and i've not cycled it in years, but once i've finished a bit of work in there i'll start again. Cycling with spades isn't fun And that's about it. The really good stuff is drive only (for me anyway) and ranges from 15-80 miles away.
What about you? Anyone live on top of a mountain and opens the door and just goes? I'd be jealous of that now.