I Love Mountain Biking

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 408 People

    My Love Of Mountain Biking

    I. Have been mtn biking for 13 years & have loved it since day 1.
    dirk0783 dirk0783
    31-35, M
    Feb 8, 2013

    The Best Sport In the World!!!! Forget Football!

    I've been into mountain biking for several years but had to take a 5 year break. Hoping to get to Utah this year! I mostly ride near Bend OR there are some great trails around there.
    extreme1521 extreme1521
    26-30, M
    1 Response Apr 26, 2008

    Growing Up With Biking

    Being born and raised in Belgium, I was influenced by bicycling everywhere. My dad was very into bikes and had 6 different bikes. My mum liked to bike too. My family is really into Le tour De france. All of my siblings and I have been watching it since we were babies. We always...
    Fieldhockeylover Fieldhockeylover
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jul 17, 2013

    Bike Ride Back To The Car.

    I was wanting to do some bikepacking so off to the Arizona Trail. My brother met me at the end of the trail to leave a car we then drove to the trail head to camp the first night. Up early ate a good breakfast and maybe got a late start on a trail we have never ridden. Making a...
    tfitz tfitz
    51-55
    Jan 8, 2013

    I love going mountain biking riding steep,

    rough, technical terrain with jumps and drops along the way. I ride about 4 times a week minimum and is the only sport I enjoy
    goonteam goonteam
    18-21, M
    1 Response Jul 16, 2014

    happy MTB!

    I started mountain biking 2 months ago, and it has become a passion, something that I live for! I used to bike when I was a teenager but haven't reality been on a bike since then. A little over 2 months ago a friend brought me back into biking. I went out and bought a nice bike...
    Frenzynium Frenzynium
    31-35, F
    1 Response Jul 2, 2012

    I Cant Wait.........

    I have always wanted to get into moutain biking and i have always loved riding my bike for the past year or so tho i have been without a bike :-( and I have constantly been meaning to get a bike so that i could get into mountain biking seriously,I was walking past a bike shop on...
    XxBlackCat100xX XxBlackCat100xX
    22-25, F
    Jun 6, 2011

    Just got my bike back

    for quarterly tune-ups, and I can't wait to ride tomorrow morning! I think I'll go to Sherman Branch in Charlotte.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    May 6, 2015

    Why do I ride?That's something I ask myself

    regularly. Why do I ride?Is it something I can answer? ...im not sure.All I know is when I ride, when I'm on my bike. On the hills, I feel free. Its just me and my bike.When I ride there is no feeling better.I get lost in the hills but I find myself.I get tired but so awake.I...
    Mikeyy1990 Mikeyy1990
    26-30, M
    Jun 15, 2015

    Mountain Biking Part Of The NE Texas Trail!

    This week, I'm starting my 2 day bike ride on the NE Texas Trail! I will be biking a total of about 125 miles and I'm so stoked. It's going to be a blast!
    Kyvedder Kyvedder
    16-17, F
    Jun 24, 2013

    I'm In Heaven

     Just moved to Rapid city South Dakota from San Rafael Ca. At First I was bumed because I though I was leaving the best mountian biking a person could ask for behind. All I can say is that it is amazing here. The mountians are big and as techy as you want, I've stacked it up...
    happyhiker happyhiker
    46-50, M
    Nov 14, 2008

    Not only do you have a lot of fun

    while practicing mtb, but a certain survival instinct emerges because in the end, you don't want to be stranded in the middle of nowhere! The best part: you don't have to depend on others to practive mtb effectively! You can always join a group but if you don't like team sports...
    hollow567 hollow567
    18-21, M
    Dec 21, 2013

    Love Mtb

    Good memories through out my early years of taking my bike with my best friends on top of highest hill we could find then riding down on very rough road full of stones, gravels, mud man it was crazy...IT was such thrill such fun just CRAZY..so many memories too. Some funny ones...
    wishfordeath wishfordeath
    22-25, M
    1 Response Aug 23, 2012

    Helpful Crash --- Not

    I was trying to convince one of my friends to pick up mountain biking or biking in general because I was lonely being the only one in my group of friends who actually get up everyday and ride a bike anywhere. As my friend and I were heading towards the wicked road in Malibu which...
    siriolacearin siriolacearin
    18-21
    Nov 1, 2009

    It's A Rush

    Yeah me too, I love to go tearing around, night riding through the woods also gives me a thrill, especially at this time of year, churning the mud up & getting filthy. I live near a country park that has some wonderful downhill single track that gets your heart...
    sifu sifu
    41-45
    2 Responses Nov 1, 2009

    Accident #1

    There's this wonderful trail 5 miles from my home- with tree roots and rocks all over the trail- it's a fun ride. I usually do the trail back and forth twice or thrice. Being a newbie, I wanted to try out many of my newly acquired skills on the trail and dragged my friend along...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jul 16, 2013

    When I Got My Mountain Bike My friend

    as In cuzzin he was the best, he found me a bike and It was a mountain bike. It was fast speed and big wheels and the color was purple and slightly used to It was better then nothing on the other hand I loved that bike. In the summer time I rode my bike around the neighbor...
    napninjanx napninjanx
    22-25, M
    Mar 1, 2014

    Mountain Biking Is My One True Passion In Life

    Been biking going on 20 years, I guess. I started back in the early 90s when I was living in Germany. I bought my first hardtail (Diamondback Ascent) and got into a small group of friends that enjoyed riding. We tear up the German countryside and forests, and into other nearby...
    testengr testengr
    51-55, M
    1 Response Sep 18, 2012

    Starting Too

    I grew up riding bmx, I was given an old mountain bike a few years ago. It's heavy, it's full suspension, it's close to top of the line 10-15 years ago. It's been good to get out riding it lately and after hopping on something alot lighter I'm debating a new bike, and not sure...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Sep 14, 2013

    I Love Mountain Biking

    I started mtn biking when I was 9....I learned to ride my bike when I was 4 & have loved it ever since. I have a bad right leg, so I can't run to stay in shape, so, I am glad I love mountain biking. My dream ride, is in Whistler, BC.
    dirk0783 dirk0783
    31-35, M
    Apr 5, 2013

    Things you see when you bike .

    ..the blue pool along the Mckenzie river trail in orefon
    kdick62 kdick62
    41-45
    1 Response Nov 8, 2014

    Today was the first day I've gone in weeks,

    and I missed it. However, since I had to break my bike down for storage, I didn't quite get all the of it exactly how I like it. My ████ feels like I've been sitting on a church pew for 12 hours.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Jul 29, 2015

    The buzz it gives you

    when you are speeding is awesome
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jun 19, 2014

    The only time I feel free is

    when I'm on my mountain bike.
    Mattymingles Mattymingles
    36-40, M
    Oct 11, 2015

    My First Off-road Ride!

    Growing up, I was always a cyclist, but stuck to the road.  Sure, when I was a youngster, we rode our Schwinn Stingrays and BMX bikes in the woods; my best friend and I even had a little mini-trail system, with names for all the trails, in the woods behind our houses. ...
    fallentower fallentower
    41-45, M
    1 Response Sep 6, 2008

    Not Typical

    I am a 47 year old woman, not your typical mountain biker but there's nothing typical about me as it turns out. I started biking a year and 1/2 ago when my brother built me a casual road bike for the Silver Coment trail near Atlanta. I realized in my hometown biking is not...
    frolickingfiona frolickingfiona
    51-55, F
    Jan 2, 2013

    During the work week I'm all about getting

    dressed up in my heels, skirts and pretty polish too. When the weekend hits in the summer; I sneak quietly out of the house at 6:00 a.m. and hop on my silver, blue mountain bike. Off on the trails I go... hidden in the woods. The sound of gravel under my tires makes me want...
    Fallgirl007 Fallgirl007
    41-45, F
    1 Response Feb 20, 2014

    Crested Butte

    i went mountain biking for the first time in crested butte colorado and fell in love instantly. so i bought a trek and started to mountain bike in my hometown. never have i done something so amazing! I love IT!
    sparrowAX sparrowAX
    18-21, F
    1 Response Feb 6, 2008

    Mountain biking is my life!

    I started biking about two years ago with my friend. He said how it was so much fun and how I had to try it so I bought myself a cheaper mountain bike and rode around for a while on the roads. I used to ride from my house to town a few times a week which was about 10 miles. After...
    MTB4135 MTB4135
    16-17, M
    Jul 10, 2012

    This is wonderland...

    some rabbits, but mostly bears...Squamish.
    kdick62 kdick62
    41-45
    1 Response Nov 8, 2014

    I try to get out and ride every week

    but that doesn't always happen. Always looking forward to the next ride! singletrack+outdoors+endless trails=my Mecca
    thr080766 thr080766
    46-50, M
    1 Response Sep 15, 2014

    I Rock A Norco Savage

    6 inches of travel up front, 6 in the back, 3 inch wide wtb werewolfs, bear claws, no accessories. and because im an idiot, no helmet. ill get one. i live in a town in alaska that has **** for mtbiking, so i go to bellingham in the summer to bike on galbrath mountain. anybody...
    VomitEnema VomitEnema
    26-30, M
    1 Response Mar 26, 2010

    I have had my Rocket 88 Schwinn

    for at least 10 years now. Its my baby, we have been through a lot together! She flew out to Alberta with me where we experienced real mountains! She helped me complete something on my bucket list, we were in 24hrs of adrenaline in Canmore together on the Delta hotel team. She...
    BlueTiger57 BlueTiger57
    31-35, M
    May 15, 2014

    It took me 3 hours to fix my Stan's tubeless

    wheel. The tire hade a flat and all the sealant inside dried up. So it wouldn't hold air. I took the tire off and scribed off all the sealant. It had the consistency of dried rubber cement. Looking online, there is no good way to do this. I tried. Good off which is xylene...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jun 13, 2015

    It's fun I did a lot last summer with my uncle

    in Oregon on mount hood that was fun
    livelovehopefree livelovehopefree
    16-17, F
    Sep 18, 2014

    Love It

    I love mountain biking! Feeling the wind in my hair and the burn in my legs as i pedal hard up a slope. Going down is always the best! Cycling down as fast as i can and bouncing all over. Awesome.
    sarahsummersrockz sarahsummersrockz
    22-25, F
    Jun 13, 2013

    MTB Classic

    Super excited since I signed up for my first mountain bike classic in Michigan. Here comes a summer of conditioning!
    Kyvedder Kyvedder
    16-17, F
    1 Response Jun 2, 2013

    I love the thrill of intense Bike Riding,

    I live in Canada, It's Insane over here. Trails are made by Me and my Little sister (Whose 14, and An Insane Trailblazer like me)
    HandfulOfPaper HandfulOfPaper
    18-21, M
    1 Response Jun 19, 2014

    The Dead Zone

    I moved from Vermont to New Mexico and now I live in Wisconsin aka: The Dead Zone. As anyone who has been there (and most that haven't) knows Vermont and New Mexico have stellar mountain biking. Very different but both very, very good riding. I have been riding in Vermont...
    jllong jllong
    51-55
    2 Responses Jul 11, 2013

    https://www.youtube.com/user/swimfanmanJust a

    taste ... can also check me out on instagram... send me a message is you want to follow me on Instagram
    swimfanman swimfanman
    26-30, M
    Feb 6

    First Real Crash

    This is from yesterdays trail ride. It was just clips so you didn't have to watch the whole 40 min ride.Enjoy and I even slow motioned the fall and subsequent injury too. Glad I had the GoPro's running. http://youtu.be/yrMXpBpkQgY I am going to get my butt to the hospital and...
    running4hissanity running4hissanity
    31-35, M
    1 Response May 5, 2013
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