20 Apr Nathan – 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.
Fave bike you’ve ever owned? 2013 Specialized Carve 29er
What’s your fave can’t live without bike related item? Gloves
Natural or man-made trails? Natural
Fave place to ride ever? Kalamunda
How long have you been riding bikes? End of 2013
Other hobby or interests? Gym, Spin Class, Music, Writing, Drawing, Swimming, 4wdriving, Fishing, Camping, Beach
Rocky rooty or fast and flowy? One normally goes into the other at some point but if I have to choose I’d say Rocky rooty as it involves a lot more concentration and that no fear aspect at certain points
What got you interested in MTB? Always loved it and just finally went out and bought my bike
Strava or for the fun? Strava all the way because it is fun trying to steal your mate’s KOM and c’mon, I drew a picture the other week.. my 1st ever StravaArt which was a lot of fun 🙂
Last thing you purchased for riding? Spokes
Why the 2018 Pipeline Challenge? Because having spent time in the past living on the street and knowing that this ride was raising awareness as well as much needed funds for young pregnant women and the youth who are homeless, immediately made a connection with me, so I wanted to do this because of that and also because I know a ride like this involves a lot of mental endurance and a strong mind to push yourself beyond where you thought your body could go. There’s no doubt in my mind that this will be the biggest physical event I’ve ever done and that’s big.
Photo credit: All photos provided by Nathan