Why do we as mountain bikers, love this sport so much? Some of us feel that we are kind of like the black sheep of this biking world, so do we love that small sport, outcastish feel of being the few? Or is it we need an escape from our high velocity lives, of constant going, jobs, school, and sports (for some). The answer for me at least is it is my time alone, my meditation time so to speak. I'll have a terrible day at school, maybe football, family problems whatever, and I can hop on my bike and just forget all of my problems. Now i have never been drunk or high in my life, (im totally against it). But being on a massive downhill, or just riding XC is the most amazing high I can get in my high velocity life. It has now become an obssesion of mine, where I have thought of stopping football to train for races and just ride. We all have something we love this is mine. The best way to describe it is like in the movie Forest Gump, when he just gets up and runs and all of his problems don't seem as big anymore, this is my run. What the question is, is do I have absoulutly no idea what I'm talking about or do you all feel how I do. Is this your escape, if not what is. Have a great weekend, and be safe on the trails, I'll see you out there.