JohnClimber - Member
If you don't get it now you will when you're over 34 (the youngest rider there this weekend)
Normal mtb'ing you ride up hill's at your own pace puffing and panting with an occasional chat with a fellow rider, then blast downhill having fun on your own for a few minutes then repeat.
Beach riding not like that
Wow!! that's a scarily narrowminded view of mtbing you have there john.
I take it you've never gone on a family ride, just ridden for fun with no purpose or destination, gone to a skate park, raced 4up DH down an alpine DH track against your mates, pushed your bike up hills with friends all day long, ridden mediocre trails at a pace where there's far more chatting than riding with no other goal than to spend time out with mates or maybe go for a pint at the end, ridden long trains through a nice set of Dirtjumps?
I do love beaches tho (grew up in a house on the edge of a cliff overlooking some amazing coastline) so I do "get" beach riding, it's just nowhere near as much of a buzz for me as even roadriding is. I'm considerably older than 34 tho so maybe that's why .