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joelstevens

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There are only a few times when we have heard excuses from people not to climb a mountain bike, but we are not being fooled. We want to see the world using the bike, I want to see more-new-worlds in the mountains and for this reason I will write to you top reasons why mountain biking is something you should have tried before.

Mountain biking or MTB is challenging. There will always be a technical point you will want to overcome either uphill or downhill. It will never be easier as you will always ask for more from you and from your bike. So if you like the challenges and the joy they give when you overcome them then mountain biking is a sport, a hobby that you have not tried so badly so far!

It will travel you to unique places. One can argue that hiking can also travel to humans, but we'll say that with the bike everything is getting a bit faster. Believe us how to ride one of your neighboring mountains with a bicycle will be a unique experience as you become "one" with nature and you will feel it filling you. And it's not just nature or sight. It is the freedom and peace that you will feel when you are on your bike in a lush green place with the only sounds you will hear being birds.

Of course, every walk - almost - ends with a frozen beer. Mountain biking does not always have to do with absolute performance or with who gets first to the top. It has to do with fun; it has to do with calmness and good company. What better then after a beautiful day in the mountain with the ladies cruiser company to end the walk in some shady corner with frozen beer and couscous for the day that passed?

You get away. You forget the bustle, you forget the cars, and you forget the problems. You leave them all behind you when you ride on a mountain bike - and if you can not leave it alone behind you, it often causes you the route with its challenges or beauty. As long as you are on your bike, all you care about is how it will be to keep this mood forever. Mountain biking is the best way to get away from your daily routine, to find the peace you need to avoid being crazy by the obligations.

You will be in a great shape. At first you may not like at all that there are hills and you only want to downhill, but over time you will see that the more time you spend on your bike, the more pleasant you will feel. You will improve your physical condition and every time you will ask a little more. The points that make it difficult for you to make your first walks will make you laugh but also feel impressed by your progress. Do not think you will only exercise your feet. The whole body is activated when you are on a mountain bike.

You do not have to carry the back-pack. The bicycle jersey now has plenty of space to carry the basics for a short ride, as well as most new mountain bikes - regardless of category - now have space for at least one bottle. Those who have not tried to ride without the backpack can not understand how much more relaxed you feel.

Leave the car in the house. Start your walk from your home, ride up to your destination and I am sure - even in the city to be your route - you will find several points that will make you smile. Surely you will not say no to a short walk after the job, if you know a pretty fun way! 
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I can tell you why I got into MTB. I was road racing and found that the thing that held me back was bike handling, so I took up mountain biking to develop my skills. It worked but it also opened me up to so many more possibilities in cycling. Now I ride road, mountain XC, mountain trail and especially gravel.  
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GHC

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I don’t disagree, it’s fun.

But in the interest of playing along.

One reason not to mountain bike........it CAN BE exponentially more dangerous.



Adding. Thought this was the bike category, seems more like passion for riding gravel (humor intended).

Adding...Some people have thousands of miles of low to no traffic gravel roads or trails out their back door or close to home ....while the mountains require travel.

But again, I don’t disagree that it’s fun. Ride what you like, ride what you can, just ride.

To sum it up (and you should add this to your list)...... #1 reason to Mountain or Gravel bike is..... you typically encounter fewer Roadies (more humor intended...kind of).
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Seems spammy to me but I don't see a way to report it so...
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LewisQC

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I like technical challenge when I do sports. That's why I like mountain biking. Windsurfing is my favorite sport and it also takes some time and perseverance to be good. 

I've been mountain biking for a long time and I'm still improving and learning, both physically and on a technical point. Today I did a 22km ride in 30 degree (celsius of course) with nearly 600m of climbing and descending (with lots of jumps). I was more beaten up than my last road ride of 75km. It's really fun but you can get hurt (I broke 4 ribs three years ago). I crash rarely since I made the move to flat pedals, and I'm faster going down... 

I do have to drive to go to trail centers because I live downtown. Places to ride are booming so their's a lot of different type of riding to choose from in a 30 to 60 min drive from my home. Here's a pic from my rideIMG_2985.jpg  to 

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ridemagnetic

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Has anyone actually read the OP without falling over in their chair laughing uncontrollably? What a ridiculous essay!

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Of course, every walk - almost - ends with a frozen beer. Mountain biking does not always have to do with absolute performance or with who gets first to the top. It has to do with fun; it has to do with calmness and good company. What better then after a beautiful day in the mountain with the ladies cruiser company to end the walk in some shady corner with frozen beer and couscous for the day that passed?


Frozen beer and couscous after a day walking(?).... the ladies cruiser?.. WTF?!? [rofl] 

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LewisQC

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Has anyone actually read the OP without falling over in their chair laughing uncontrollably? What a ridiculous essay!

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Frozen beer and couscous after a day walking(?).... the ladies cruiser?.. WTF?!? [rofl] 


Mouahah I just read the first 2 or 3 paragraph I guess!!
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leggett24

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I think I just read the headlines
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chas

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Not as good as his first post where, he talked about sex after a heart attack...

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Sexual activity

After 3-4 weeks, you can have sex again, as long as you do not overdo it. Avoid exaggeration until you fully recover, which normally occurs 6-8 weeks after the heart attack..
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My $.02: I'm currently shopping for a new mountain bike. But, I can't criticize anyone who is reluctant to tackle this sometimes very dangerous activity. Depending on your age, conditioning and athletic DNA, mountain biking on challenging New England single track may not be for you. Personally, I fall into the category of an over-the-hill road racer - with plenty of broken bones and scars to prove it. Some of these injuries I earned in the early days of mountain biking back in the late 80's and 90's on the single track trails in suburban NY. When I do get my new mountain bike, despite living in mountain bike paradise of Greenfield NH, I will limit my rides to backyard romps with my 6 year old grandson, as well as tackling some of the Class A, and Class 6 dirt roads and trails around here. I'll leave the single track to younger and nimbler riders.
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IT'S A SPAM POST.

The more you reply to it the more it looks like a legitimate link to search engines.


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