Repack Rider wrote:
How nice of you to say that.
Didn't realize the man himself is on this forum! How cool is that!?!!
Yeah your book was definately the inspiration that sparked a passion for mountain biking that I still have today. The reason bieng, from reading it I learnt about how it all started, why it started, who started it and how it grew into what it is today.... something the magazines like MBUK and MBi that I was starting to take an interest in around the same time could never do.
The magazines portrayed mountain biking more as just a product you baught or a scene that you were buying into, which would have ultimately put me off as i'd have begun thinking that I could never get into it seriously without bieng able afford the right kit. Instead I pushed my heaps to their limits, thrived off the adrenalin and learnt how to improve my bike as parts broke and improve my riding style as bones broke. And I loved every minuite of it