A bit off topic but it made me smile for days after the event
when I was racing in Afan off road triathlon, in the bike park there was a crowd all oohing and arghing over somebodies superlight full suss bike. It was even pictured on the official website
I don't know what the downhill is called but its quite a rocky one after a long fire road descent with a sharp left at the bottom which then turns into this rocky downhill section.
I was about half way down it on my 90s Explosif having to feather the brakes and pick a line, when Mr superlight suspension passed me not even thinking of slowing or picking any sort of line.
About 10 seconds later I passed him and although he was swearing very loudly I could still just about hear the psst, psst, psst from his front and back punctures as he slowly came to a stop
Modern bikes are lovely and what you can ride on a modern full suspension bike at speed now is silly and if I rode trail centres regulary I'd probably buy something a bit more modern.
I hardly ever ride trail centres even though I have one just up the road, so for the sort of riding I do I'll only ever ride a 90s hardtail.
Lots of us on here grew up through the 70s so we were throwing ourselves off or over anything on our BMXs everyday, so we can bunnyhop, wheely and don't get scared when the ground dissappears beneath us.
I've always said I'll stop having a BMX when I can't bunnyhop a park bench anymore, I can still do it at 42 but it scares me that people are throwing themselves down mountains on modern bikes and then think it mad that I can hop up and down on my back wheel, bunnyhop or wheely.
There are still really skilled 14 year olds who can kick my arse on a hardtail but I do think that the generation who grew up on BMXs have a certain finesse when it comes to riding