For most us, mountain biking isn’t just a sport or a hobby. It’s a way of life. Here are ten reasons why being a mountain biker automatically kicks your level of awesomeness up a few notches.
1) IT’S A KILLER WORKOUT… AND IT SURE BEATS A TREADMILL
When was the last time you heard someone say: “I just killed it on the treadmill, and had such a blast!”? In all likelihood – never. One of the main reasons people give up their exercise routine is because they’re just not having fun with it. And understandably so – after givin’er on the stationary bike, they’ve watched a rerun of Seinfeld and shed a bucket of sweat, and that’s about it. Go mountain biking and you’ll find that for every leg-burning, lung-crushing hill you climb, you’re rewarded with the oh-so-sweet decadent descent you’ve been craving.
2) IT’S THERAPEUTIC
Had a rough day? Feeling like doing this to your printer? Those who take up mountain biking have an effective and positive outlet to turn to when needing to blow off some steam. Throwing a leg over your steed and hammering it out for an hour can have the same (if not heightened) remedial effects as lying on a couch while relaying your childhood sorrows, without the hourly bill. Your problems may not have changed, but your outlook on them certainly will.