I have gained some good friends, and some great scars....
For me it's all about the riding (or more accurately crashing), it has completely rekindled my love of all things related to two wheels ( and I include road cycling too).. the old fitness has taken a massive boost too..
MTB - 1989 Ritchey Ultra , 1990 Explosif, 2001 Santa Cruz Superlight
Road - 1984 Koga Miyata Gents Racer, 2009 Pegoretti Duende
Wanted - 1" black quill stem with cable stop.
'It doesn't get easier, it just gets faster' - G Lemond " Everything in life's a race mate" - G Farmer