Man riding mountain bikes is a fun way to go fast. It might be up there with some of the fastest ways to go fast. Its been a while since I've been on my mountain bike, but I had the chance to go out and ride with that Tall guy and Timmay yesterday. We went and rode some Pisgah gnar and it was awesome.
I talked a little too much trash the night before and Timmy made me eat those words pretty good. He dropped me goin up Thrift and so did Danny but that doesn't really count cause his legs are so long. But yeah I felt like crap the whole way up thrift but it was fun. When we got to the top we decided to go down Black Mountain. Thats where the sick and the gnar came in. It had rained all day on Monday and the trail was wet and muddy and slippery. Lots of fun but real sketchy for me. Maxxis advantages hook up like crazy and I like it, but specialized resolutions do not. My front tire was slidin all over the place.
Then we decided to go down lower Sickamore (lame punny) sketchiness continued. So there is this section with stairs on this trail and i pretty much took the worst line and it was scary. But thats why I ride a Stumpjumper, that thing can ride over anything. The ride ended with lots of mud and that makes it fun. I was really dirty and so is my bike and it is happy.
So all in all loads and loads of fun and mud and getting dropped and hurt but mostly fun.