Your biggest biking regret?
Selling my first mountain bike (1990 Marin Muirwoods) to a school friend. At the time it helped pay for a “better” bike… but looking back, I wish I’d kept it. It was my ticket to a whole new thing.
I love the look of those old Marins. There’s always some beauts on Retrobike.
Oh, and maybe not riding a bit more when I was at uni – it might have kept my head clearer when going thru the emotional washing machine.Posted 3 years agocoolhandlukeSubscriber
Riding down a very steep chute in Les Gets at the canyon? Encouraged down by my “mates” who told me it was fine…..
Ends up it wasn’t as there was a ditch at the bottom, too steep to stop..bailed.
So, mates hadn’t even ridden that chute! Twunts.
Torn ligaments in my shoulder took the rest of the summer to mend.
The next bloke down, also encouraged to ride it by his “mate” despite me being in the ditch, blew all the oil out his fork seals and pancaked his front wheel on his full on DH bike.Posted 3 years agomartinxyzMember
Turning my nose up and saying ‘nahhh’ about 18 years ago when asked if I wanted to go to a velodrome by someone high up in a cycling body that thought I’d do pretty well. Might have been crap, might have done o.k. It’s the not knowing that peeves you off.
So for any youngsters reading this that ever get asked anything along these lines,do it.Posted 3 years agoaugustuswindsockSubscriber
Might sound corny, but really wished I’d biked round the world, I did the back packer thing in my yoof, loads of travelling, India Nepal, s e Asia, oz, africa etc etc, had no interest in non motorised bikes then, in quiet moments I sit and plan bits of the journey I’ll never get to do now!Posted 3 years ago
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