I'm not sure if I'm in the right thread with this.
See I was never that keen on pounding out the miles cycling on the public road, playing with the traffic or anything.
But I totally love mountain biking and have been doing it for many years now. Whenever I'm around the city, if I can plan it right, at the end of the day I try to get an hour or three out in South Dublin on Three Rock Mountain (love that name), checking out the different trails through the woods. Scaring the living bejaysus out of myself on the fast downhill sections, my mind racing between, "I'm a millisecond away from serious injury here"
to "I am invincible"
and back again.
Then on the way home, reliving those brilliant (and scary) moments in my mind and then weighing up the "I should know better than to do these stupidly dangerous things on a bike any more",
versus, "that was insanely brilliant, when will I do it again",
But it's not all about breakneck downhill speed. Sometimes it's just about getting out into nature, I particularly love early morning, my senses assaulted with all the woodland sights, sounds and smells, just calm and peaceful like. I love this. The daily worries of the world can seem a million miles away just then. Pure bliss.
So any other "mountain goats"