Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Mountain Biking?

Could it be that N has found a new sporting interest? We were up in Killington the other day riding the gondola and hiking down the hill. The place was filled with mountain bikers who ride up and then ride down, which is a great concept, when you think about it. It looked cool, so naturally N was intrigued. So much so that it began to percolate in his head, and pretty much from the time we started walking down the hill, I think he was hooked. I’m not sure where this will go, but it’s an interesting direction, kind of in-line with his whole X-games gestalt.

Unfortunately they really stick it to you at the mountain if you end up renting the gear and getting a lift ticket, on the order of about $100 a person, even kids. This begs the question, do you really need all that gear? It seemed to be a bit excessive, and I’m all for safety. We have helmets, we have gloves, would it be enough to bring out own stuff and just buy the lift ticket? I need to investigate this a big more.

In the meantime, we’ll stick with the skate park and BMX bikes. It’s free, and it still has the big cool factor.

Until the next time, thanks for reading, and thanks to Mirko Banfi for the pic.

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