Issue 150 Last Word: How did we get here?

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In his Editorial, Chipps says you don’t ‘do mountain biking’, you just ‘are a mountain biker’. I wonder though, how many of you thought you were becoming mountain bikers on……

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Amanda Wishart

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Amanda is our resident pedaller, who loves the climbs as much as the descents. No genre of biking is turned down, though she is happiest when at the top of a mountain with a wild descent ahead of her. If you ever want a chat about concussion recovery, dealing with a Womb of Doom or how best to fuel an endurance XC race, she's the one to email.

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  • Issue 150 Last Word: How did we get here?
  • gordimhor
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    I am old enough to have been rattling around the hills of southwest Scotland as a teenager in the mid-late 70s on a skinny tired tourer. A Vindec Vogue since you ask. I knew about the Roughstuff  Fellowship but  I didn’t know about mountain bikes at all at that time , that soon changed.  I do want some people to “get it ” but although it is selfish of me I certainly don’t want everyone to take up mountain biking I like the space and the wilderness

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    For various tedious reasons I’ve not ridden much recently, but I still look at every path, bridleway or flight of outside steps as if I was about to go down them on a bike.

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    I prefer the term ‘cyclist’ tbh.

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    If you’re a mountain biker, it doesn’t matter if you live in a city, or don’t actually own a mountain bike right now, or haven’t ridden for a while. You just need to know the joy that it brings and want everyone else to experience it too.


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