I really enjoy the outdoors and used to be a keen hillwalker until I got into mountain biking in a big way and it's got me thinking 'why do I enjoy it so much'. I think you can have the amazing adventures on a bike that you would on foot with added bonuses. You get the exercise, you can see amazing views and wildlife and you get the added thrill of the descent. For me it's the going down hill bit that I crave the most but all other factors considered it really is an awesome hobby.
What are your thoughts on it?