Favourite thing about MTB`ing
Simple question really. Do you have a favaourite thing about mountain biking?Posted 8 years ago
Mine would have to be the exeperince of being out in the fresh air and enjoying the scenary.
oh, and riding up hills.Posted 8 years ago
Fast enough to get somewhere yet slow enough to take in what the journey has to offer.Posted 8 years ago
Mainly, I like being outside.Posted 8 years ago
Skinny downhill singletrack can make me laugh out loud even when I’m on my own 😛Posted 8 years ago
the beer afterwardsPosted 8 years ago
Jumps, especially step downs.Posted 8 years ago
Night rides with mates that end at a pub! That’s what’s on the menu tonight! 🙂Posted 8 years ago
Fav things about mtb…….
Being outdoors.Posted 8 years ago
Fast enough to get somewhere yet slow enough to take in what the journey has to offer.
This is what I love about road bikes. Best way to see your surroundings
MTB is a bit different has some of that. Also love the feeling of hooning down some singletrack and carving through corners and berms and the feeling of achievement getting down some bit you didn’t before.Posted 8 years ago
feeling like a kid again, playing in the woods with friends. the sense of achievement sitting at the top of a hill knowing you rode there and you’re enjoying something that those stuck in front of their tv’s at home probably don’t know exists. rolling down things sticking your legs out to the side, riding no handed, its exercise but somehow enjoyable.
no matter how crap i feel, i always feel better after a ride… even when i’ve damaged myself in the process 😀Posted 8 years ago
Being outdoors.Posted 8 years ago
The endorphins and feeling of calm you get from riding.
And the sense of achievement. I woke up with my then gf a while ago and the first thing I said was: “I rode a section I never rode before yesterday.” I was so proud. 😉
Personal freedom. That and the comfort feeling when you get home, scrub up and sit down to relax…Posted 8 years ago
Fresh air.Posted 8 years ago
Quietening of the mind.
When I’m on the bike, the only thing I think about is being on the bike – not falling off, not crashing and riding well takes all my concentration. Clears my head, makes me happy. It’s like meditation and fun all in one.Posted 8 years ago
It is the only time when my head empties of normal life stuff.
Plus, it helps shake off the beer tummy and you get to act like a 12 yr old with your mates.Posted 8 years ago
Riding in the woods at the witching hour… and everything listed here:
Since nobody’s said it yet, “What, people on here ride bikes”? Ah, hilarious.
I don’t know if I have a favourite really, too much good stuff. It’s probably the feeling of getting away with it- biting off more than I can chew and making it work anyway. That’s good on a few different levels.Posted 8 years ago
There’s a lot of reasons why I love mountain biking:
Solitude – I can escape into my own thoughts without having to make excuses or explainationsPosted 8 years ago
Technology – I think my bikes all look ace
Fitness – I love the physical challenge of clearing just one more climb…
The sense of fullfilment – The first time I got both wheels off the ground, my first wheelie and of course the time I felt like a riding God at a Welsh trail centre on my new bike. In reality I wasn’t one, but I exceeded my own expectations.
the forums are a good laughPosted 8 years ago
b**tards i realy wanna go ride now and cant !! 👿Posted 8 years ago
All of it! Yes, I even like grinding up a hill into a headwind in torrential rain, I’m weird like that. 🙂
The only bits I don’t really like are the occasional bits on busy roads, and that’s only because of the odd idiot driver really.Posted 8 years ago
Long, twisting, jumpy descents!!!Posted 8 years ago
Just about all of the above.Posted 8 years ago
The sense of danger and peril from doing fast singletrack and jumps without a helmet 😀Posted 8 years ago
No one thing for me, but, keeping fit in the great outdoors. Playing on your bike with your mates in the woods (I’m the wrong side of 50 now. ). Escaping to the garage to fettle shiny stuff. Nights in the pub or round a barbeque on weekends away with the bikes and mates.Posted 8 years ago
When a deer runs out on a misty dawn ride.
When you catch a jump just right.
The quiet of a hill top when the only thing you can hear is your breathing.
The rush of a near miss.
Pushing yourself as hard as you want.
Lights in the woods when you are out with your mates.
Catching a couple shagging down what they thought was a quiet country lane.
The rip of your tires at full speed over loose ground.
Bouncing your forks in a car park before a big ride.
New kit arriving in the post at work.
Falling off and getting away with it.
10 seconds before the start of a race.
The first post ride pint.
Riding steps without looking like you are falling down them.
and so on and so on…Posted 8 years ago
The company, sometimes
The lack of company, sometimes
CAKE and making room for it.Posted 8 years ago
Freedom.Posted 8 years ago
Repeatedly saying stuff like “That was ^&*%ing wicked!”Posted 8 years ago
Any time spent on my bike, but the moment when u get everything just right (mainly downhill)Posted 8 years ago
Racing your mates down singletrack then shouting (in your best Rob Warner voice) “he’s only gone and done him!” as you squeeze past braking waaaaay to late into a corner. Or that “you lucky bas**rd” as you land badly but successfully.Posted 8 years ago
Peace of mind. Can sit at home worrying about life, work, even falling off the bike and a break meaning maybe no income for a month or 2 and how bad that’d be. But out on the bike all that goes, hit a decent, challenging descent and nothing else matters and then after that I find my mind is completely clear!
Oh, and the sense of achievement when you ride something out of your comfort zone or clear a climb or just ride x miles!Posted 8 years ago
and nadgery rocky technical descents.. and flowy singletrack.. and remote tors.. and sore legs.. and piss taking
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Being with mates
The bullshitPosted 8 years ago
CornersPosted 8 years ago
Doggers 🙂Posted 8 years ago
The sound of giant tyres on roots
Loam/hero dirt/brown pow 8)
There’s too many things really, it’s just……perfect!Posted 8 years ago
it makes me feel the same way it did when i was a kid. love itPosted 8 years ago
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