The Mountain Bike Life

Tag: Adventure

Sitting around camp the night before the start of our three-day backcountry riding trip, one of our friends exclaimed that they wanted to see a bear. Not too close, but close enough to get a good look. Like most first timers to the South Chilcotins wilderness of southwestern British Columbia, our friends were excited about what they would see and do over the days ahead. The promise of endless stretches of singletrack weaving back and forth from valley bottom to…

It’s easy to get caught up in a lifestyle mountain bike excess. A life of adding and removing items from your cart, a constant shopping experience of media, and the internal debates of which new carbon whip will be best down the road. The media and the marketing burdening you down with a have or have not attitude. Riders on the side of the trails turn into price tags, their bikes judged and their dedication questioned based on their equipment…