Singletrack Magazine Issue 117: In The Beginning

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Olly Townsend recounts how his earliest experience of mountain biking could quite easily have been his last… Even though this photo was taken nearly 30 years ago, the emotion conveyed in my facial expression seems to have burned its way indelibly into my soul. That heady mix of excitement, adrenaline and full-on fear is one that most mountain bikers get to experience on a pretty regular basis – it’s part of what makes mountain biking so addictive after all. Just out of shot to the right is quite a steep descent. I suspect now in the era of decent suspension,...

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