With winter long over, and the snowboards put away, the gears have shifted and I've rolled out my mountain bike. I have been mountain biking for about 4 years now, and it has become something I really enjoy and I relate it to my passion for snowboarding. There are many similarities between snowboarding and mountain biking. With so many ski areas these days offering mountain biking, it gives you the opportunity to ride the same lifts and some times even the same trails all summer long. At Mammoth Mountain there is a snake run that I have been riding since I was very young, and now it's a sick mountain bike trail which makes it all the more epic.
I love the similarity of both. Being outside, being on the mountain, the air, wind in your face, blazing through the trees, picking your own line, and progressing. They both offer new challenges each and every session.
With snowboarding being seasonal, riding a mountain bike is also a great way to stay in shape and in tune with speed and picking your line.
Enjoy the summer, because winter is just around the corner and I'm definitely looking forward to it.