The Mountain Bike Life

Author: Brad Morrison

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The benefit of being a mountain biker doesn’t stop when you put the bike down. If you measure the quality of a relationship by how well it’s going when you’re not out having an adventure, your mountain bike is ‘the One.’ A bike is a kindred spirit, that rare, cool friend that’s always up for anything. It doesn’t care at all about anniversaries, never asks what’s the magic word is, and would never in a million years ask you to…

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After a decade of glorious mountain biking, a time chocked with memories of rides so sweet they paid for the bike a hundred times over, the unthinkable happened – I backed over it with my truck in a parking lot. It had been an expensive purchase, much more than any bike I’d ever owned, and I’d always been a cost-sensitive person.  I was the consummate accepter, forever willing to take something I sort-of wanted over what I really wanted –…