You’re grinding out a long solo drive, and you have a brand new bike, and you’re feeling antsy.
This exit looks good.
Unloaded and ready to roll.
Pull off the ramp and turn toward the hills.
Turn left on this dirt road, right on this one.
Wow, check out that climb. You bet it goes on forever.
Park and unload.
Warmups are for sissies with spare time. Pin it now.
Wow, this is steeper than it looks. And looser.
Up, up, up. Spinning flat pedals, floating above red line and bouncing off the rev limiter.
Bummer, this climb is shorter than it looks.
Have a look around. Take a picture. Pretty sweet.
Pedal pedal pedal and you’re blasting downhill. Big knobs grab loose dirt — not completely, but enough. The bike feels good, but not good enough.
Back to the van. Adjust the suspension.
Up and down, up and down until dark.
That feels better.
Know more. Have more fun!
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