27 Mar Marissa – My Ride in MTBWA
While every mountain bikers journey is different, from the trail head every rider shares a common path. MTBWA wants to celebrate you, the riders!
MTB is a lifestyle where both rider and steed (bike) share adventures across the landscape. It is a culture of getting outside, hitting the trails, and breathing in the outdoors. Our machines sit ready and waiting for the next experience. Be it as our therapist after a bad day at work, or to sneak an opportunity to meet with mates. It is all too easy to get swept up in the fast pace of life, the next race or the next shiny new ‘must have’ item that can make us forget the whole reason why we jumped on a bike in the first place….To.Have.Fun #MTBYourWA.
So this is a celebration of you, the riders and your machine. From industry faces to weekend warriors, MTBWA wants to hear about the bike that has given you that grin from ear to ear.
Why this ride? It’s a comfortable all rounder that fit my budget.
What’s your fave can’t live without bike related item? It’s a toss up between my helmet and Stan’s.
Natural or man-made trails? Natural trails are best for sure.
Fave place to ride ever? The Chapman River Trail is my home track and will always be my favourite. It’s where I learnt to mtb and there’s always something you can improve on every time you ride it.
How long have you been riding bikes? I’ve been riding since I was a kid but really got into things as a teenager. I’ve been mountainbiking on and off for about 20 years now.
Fave bike you’ve ever owned? The first serious mountainbike that I ever owned was a red Diamondback V-Link 3.2 It’ll always be my favourite.
Other hobby or interests? Between road riding and mountainbiking there’s not much time left over so I spend most of it with my husband and three small children.
Rocky rooty or fast and flowy? Definitely rocky rooty. I love technical tracks.
What got you interested in MTB? I loved the independence that came with riding and I still find it gives me a lot of freedom. It’s also a great way to keep challenging yourself.
Strava or for the fun? Both!
Last thing you purchased for riding? New grips.
Photo credit: All photos provided by Marissa.