11/22/17

Yo,

I got into Mountain Biking at the beginning of this year and have fallen in love with the sport. I've done a couple races and gotten a lot better in less than a year and have gotten a lot more in shape.

When I'm on the client-site (consultant, here), I find myself fantasizing about hitting the trails when I get home, or buying a Santa Cruz bike that I can't afford. Next year I'm looking to move to Charlotte where I can be in a big enough city and still have access to the mountains.

Anyone else mountain bike?

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11/19/17

Have wanted to get into DH for many years but there's literally nowhere to do it in the midwest, so I never did. Hoping that someday I can make an attempt.

"When you stop striving for perfection, you might as well be dead."

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11/19/17

I'm seriously considering just becoming a bum for a few years and living off my savings and skiing in the winter and mountain biking in the summer. Picking up an odd job at a bar or just day trading. Would be a hell of a lot more fun than working 70 hour work weeks.

11/19/17
WannabeBankerr:

I'm seriously considering just becoming a bum for a few years and living off my savings and skiing in the winter and mountain biking in the summer. Picking up an odd job at a bar or just day trading. Would be a hell of a lot more fun than working 70 hour work weeks.

I knew a girl that did this. She left for 2 years to go to Colorado, then came back to the same city with a better job than before in consulting. I was like how the hell did you do that? lol

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

11/20/17

Well shit, you pretty much just sold me on the idea. 1 more year till I promote then we'll see if I have the balls to make the leap.

11/20/17

I don't know if I could ever do that, but I envy the people that can. I would love to spend a long period of time in CO tearing it up on a DH bike though. Or anywhere in the PNW.

"When you stop striving for perfection, you might as well be dead."

11/19/17

Can someone do a risk assessment on this? :-D

11/19/17

Massive mountain biker here. Raced the Trans Cascadia this year, best event out there. I highly suggest it.

I'm going to be working in San Francisco this summer for an internship, anyone know what the riding scene is like down there? Any trails nearby that I can get to on a weekend when I have a quick little bit of time off?

11/20/17

Tons of good places in the Marin Headlands

11/22/17

I don't even bike but I know that area, now I want to start biking. Absolutely beautiful out there.

11/21/17

We used to have a cabin in Montana and during the summers I'd mountain bike....some of the most fun I've ever had. I've heard they've really enhanced the obstacles/terrain since I last went. Really hope I can get back out there soon! I'm in the mid-west and there aren't a lot of opportunities here :(

Monkey see. Monkey Doo [Doo].

11/22/17

Met some guy at a PE fund in Park City... Couldn't imagine how sick it would be to ski in the winter and mountain bike/fly fish in the Summer.

11/22/17

SEND IT FOR THE BOYS !!!

Ive broken soo many bones from that one line.

Yeah Im 100% addicted to downhill mountain biking, I try and go every weekend. The adrenaline rush from shredding through a trail is unreal. Also, its very rewarding to feel yourself progress as you hig bigger jumps and clear bigger gaps. Broke two fingers over the course of the summer, but 100% worth it!

11/24/17

Both of your points are so accurate.

Nothing more fulfilling that nailing that jump or section that scares the shit out of you and eventually being able to ride it like no big deal and it's so confidence inspiring.

No broken bones yet but I've been in a few bad wrecks where I've cut my calf and ankle open pretty bad.

11/23/17

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