Issue 145: Making Mountain Bikers

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An exercise in learning to mountain bike reminds Hannah how much we take for granted. Words & Photography Hannah For some, becoming a mountain biker is a gradual process. A sort of metamorphosis where you start with a bike and gradually end up as a mountain biker. For a variety of reasons, not everyone experiences this incremental development process. Perhaps they don’t learn to ride a bike as a child. Or they do, but stop riding as they get older.  I grew up with bikes, but only the merest hint of religious ritual in occasional staid church services – the...

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  • Issue 145: Making Mountain Bikers
  • si77
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    I liked this article. A timely reminder that we were all beginners once.

    weeksy
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    One of if not the best articles I’ve read in a long long time.

    I’ve got some Asian mates in IT stuff but none bicycle, ever, they find it a bit alien and it always surprises me.

    vmgscot
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    Like

    pmurden
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    The joy in this article is inspiring, well done to everyone involved.

    IdleJon
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    I agree with the above. I thought this would be just a worthy article but enjoyed it. Good writing, as usual!

    hooli
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    Great article.

    doomanic
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    Love it!

    dhague
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    A great article, and resonates with some of the stories in the recently-published 2nd edition of the Diversity in Cycling report from British Cycling. Cycling needs to be seen to be about more than a hobby for middle-aged white guys, and these kinds of story do that brilliantly.

    el_boufador
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    Yeah as above, one of my favourite articles for a while

    arkike
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    This type of articles is what makes the difference to the other mtb magazines.
    Great writing from Hannah.

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