10 things every mountain biker should have done?
Lower your bike down a 25 ft cliff cos you don’t wan’t too back track 15 miles, climb the dam and climb a 8 feet fence with bike and pack on the other side.
Get lost and the resort to follow the stream to civilisation.
Those things happen if you do a two week tour across a country with only a car road map and a mate who sort off speaks the language.
For the guy with tie a knot in the tube(it does work) done 200+ miles on one on the road bike before i punctured it again in another spot.Posted 4 years agojulianwilsonMember
Done all on that list except the group high-five at the very end. Although riding to the sea fees like cheating for me: -almost unavoidable where I live 😀
I would like to add:Posted 4 years ago
-Ridden a mountain bike in a cross race and beaten people on cross bikes.
-Owned a singlespeed mountain bike (whether you liked it/saw the point is optional!)
-Fallen off in a trailcentre car park/reclaimed railway cyclepath.
-Burnt yourself on a disc rotor.MussEdSubscriber
Ride through dog/cow/sheep/deer faeces and ‘enjoy’ the spray on your face. Makes you feel alive.
Throw your bike down off the side of the trail in a fit of rage as you’re slowly eaten alive by swarms of midges trying to affect a bodge to get you back.
No one mentioned laugh at a mates crash until you realise they’ve banjoed themselves…Posted 4 years agobrattySubscriber
Did all of them before I left school, but my 1st experiences of each would be a bit more northern…
Sleep next to your bike – (pics of me waking up in a dark damp wood in the lakes covered in slugs i had squashed in my sleep)
Racing – (pics of me getting gobbed in the face, then my seatpost slipping down reversing my earlier progrees through the field as my saddle height bacem a bit too BMX)
Riding abroad – (pics of sunburnt skinny youth on a dodgy french hire bike rolling round endless fireroads)
Build your own bike – (pics of me in a freezing cold garage rebuilding my dads old 531 60’s road bike using no new parts)
Explore your own trails – (pics of my pushing a raleigh equipe through a bog)
Music would also have to be something the smiths – ‘punctured bicycle on a hillside desolate’Posted 4 years agoaracerSubscriber
Ridden in horizontal rain, requiring you to pedal downhill to get anywhere (because then you appreciate the good days more).
Or how about walking downhill on tarmac because the cross-wind made it impossible to ride (though thankfully no rain on that occasion).
-Owned a singlespeed mountain bike
Pah – if you’re going there:Posted 4 years ago
ridden a unicycle off-road 8)cynic-alMember
Anyone ever done the grass/turf in a tyre cos you’re 15 miles from the car and just burst your last inner tube?
I’ve done it, it does compress so you need to put loads in there, and you can’t avoid a flat spot, which will kill your back after 10 miles.
Knot in inner tube has worked fine for me.Posted 4 years agoAlasdairMcMember
Given the number of trail centre only riders these days, I think every mountain biker needs to just draw a circle on a map and follow it to see what’s there.
Also, in the same vein, discovering a ribbon of unridden singletrack after a day’s bog trudging is always particularly rewardingPosted 4 years ago
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