It’s not often I walk away from a fight, but I’ve been on a WhatsApp Mountain Bike group for the past week which started out good, but after a while it felt like being back on the forums again where some people would put you down for the choices you make for yourself.
IE: Cloak and dagger shit.
There’s been all sorts of pressure to get a new $6,000+ bike (there’s nothing wrong with my old bike!), nbt nbt nbt… I’m like WTF is nbt? NEW BIKE TIME. I bought a new hydration pack, but got bagged out for that as all the new kids are using hydration bum bags these days. It was suggested that I get new tyres as mine are 10yrs old, fair call. I did just that, but now there’s lots of poo poo over my tyre selection.
End of the day I just want to get out and ride. Full stop.
PS: Love this video, reminds me of old times when we stopped to try something gnarly out on the trails, no egos, no pressure (just gentle encouragement!).