|Photo: Mattias Fredriksson|
Few things can scare you and thrill you at the same time but riding fat tires between 7000 and 14000 feet of elevation on uneven terrain is like nothing you've ever experienced. Dirt just sweetens the ride and if you did it right you'll find some in your pocket sharing some room with your beer money.
Things happen often and sometimes fast on a mountain bike, that's why we ride 'em. For me it's about sinking a nobby into fine Rocky Mountain soil until the trail heads downhill then it's all about the flow. Make it down in one piece and you can grab a Red Bull and pour one out for the privilege to do it again.
We're lucky to live in high altitude with the Rocky Mountains in our back yard, it's no wonder cyclists from around the world head for the hills to step up their game.
I came across a cool article on the Red Bulletin; Click here for some insight on how mountain bike training has evolved.
"Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it."