Mountain Biking Sports

On Top of the World!

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My husband (the cute one in the tie-dye!) has embraced the sport of mountain biking this year. And although I should be a bit jealous that he now gets out riding more than I do, I’m not. He gets out with the neighbourhood guys and has some heart pounding exercise and great man-bonding time.

Recently they went on a true guy trip up on the mount. pushing their downhill (read: heavy) bikes up the mountain, they decided to get “just a bit further”. I believe one of them may have used the phrase “I know a short cut”.

An hour and a half later into their climb, they finally crested. Tired, hungry, thirsty (REAL men don’t take water on a short trip!) and sore. But they were greeted by a vista that made it all worth while.

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It is the things like this that put the icing on the cake of this sport. That, and the fact that you then get to careen down the hill, free of the screaming muscles and left with the feeling of “holy crap! I just climbed a mountain while pushing a 45 lb bicycle!”.

I’ll finish this post off with admitting that I’m not sure I will make that particular climb anytime soon. But I’m glad he did so I could enjoy the picture which was the fruit of his labour.

About the author

Ginger Nasser

Ginger Nasser

Wife and mother of two, she has found a new passion for physical activity! As a young girl, she wasn't attracted to athletics. When she got older she realized it wasn't the athletic part of the activities she didn't like, it was the activities themselves! She needed a bit of adrenaline to keep her interest.
5 years ago she discovered mountain biking, followed quickly by adventure running and CrossFit. And she hasn't looked back! She hopes you will join her on a journey to help more women find it in themselves to try these things too!

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