For many people, mountain biking is a lifestlye. It also has a very distinct culture that goes along with it… and it’s a pretty rad culture to boot. As a mountain biking community, there are certain experiences and cultural anecdotes that we can all relate to and have a good laugh over.
HERE ARE 10 THINGS ONLY MOUNTAIN BIKERS WOULD UNDERSTAND…
1. PARDON, YOU WALK IN THE WOODS?
You go for a nice stroll through the forest with friends, and get a little jittery. Your head spins around, your palms get sweaty and you wish you had your bike. When hiking any trail – you consistently say to yourself “I could bike this.” Having two wheels hit the ground versus two feet feels much better!
2. YOU KNOW THE TRUE MEANING OF “DISTRACTED DRIVING”
Forget the cell phones, distracted driving simply means checking out the type of mountain bike strapped to the car in front of you. “I wonder what trails they are going to ride?” “Are those 29ers?” “Hardtail? Full suspension?” So many questions!
3. YOU LOVE THE FEELING OF MUD AGAINST YOUR LEGS
There is something liberating about riding through the mud and returning home with dirt on your legs, arms, face… etcetera. It means it was a good ride. Not to mention the inside of your car always looks like you just finished a great adventure.
4. YOU FIND PLEASURE IN A POST-RIDE BEVERAGE
Sure, everyone loves to go for a beer, but there is something special when you earn it on the trail. The next best thing to hitting some singletrack, is the post-ride beer after the ride. For mountain bikers, it’s not just a beverage – it’s a moment to share your trail stories, learn from your trail buddies and review your recent bumps and bruises.