Its no surprise that mountain biking is a big part of my life.
I spend every chance I get riding my mountain bike. I dont do it for fitness, although keeping fit is nice. I dont do it to lose weight, although being able to fit into my jeans come winter has its benefits. And no, I dont do it because thats just what everyone does when they move to Canmore. No, I do it because I love it.
I love the feeling you get when you’ve just finished climbing that long, windy, rooty, technical and, heck, steep singletrack that just wont let up. I love getting out on my bike with friends, goofing around, hitting a few jumps and drops or just riding something small. Its all rewarding. There is also nothing like the feeling you get when youre out on your bike in the middle of nowhere. Its exhilarating and rejuvenating at the same time.
Remember the last ride you went on? How did that feel?
Lately, Ive realized I suppose Ive known this most of my life, as Ive been riding since I could walk that biking also has a huge benefit that surpasses all others: stress relief. For those who ride, you know exactly what I mean. We all have our reasons to get on our bikes. But, I think you will agree that leaving your worries behind as you coast down some sweet singletrack on one of your favourite trails, with no one to bother you, is one of the best reasons to ride. The simple pleasure I get from being on my two wheels always, and I do mean always, puts a smile on my face and guarantees to put me in a better mood than when I started.
So if you dont ride, why not give it a shot? And if you do ride, see you out on the trail with a big smile on!
What’s the best part of getting out on YOUR bike?