Mountain bike vacation - it‘s a time travel machine!!!
Ask anyone who went on a mountain bike vacation what was the thing he or she remembers the most. You will probably get various replies: "Awesome rides! Breathtaking views, longest single tracks ever, fastest DH runs." etc. However what‘s absolutely common to all is that they all took a ride (other then their bike) in the mountain time travel machine!!!
Science fiction or just wicked plain facts? Let‘s find out:
An average net ride takes about 2.5- 3.0 hours. If it isn‘t what you do for a living (and the killing truth is that most of us don‘t), then the average rider is known as ‘The weekend warrior‘.
Now may this be a very modest warrior or even Rambo of the riders, weekend means once, maybe twice a week. Simple calculation gives us the average of 4.5-5 net riding hours a week (not everybody has the privilege to ride twice).
When you go on a mountain bike vacation, riding is what you do for the most part of the day, it‘s like doing it for a living, day after day, and therefore it is very much the most part of your vacation. You usually spend between 6-7 hours a day in the saddle (but hey, you‘re really not suppose to sit that much while blasting DH runs, anyway‘s.).
On an average vacation there are at least 6 even 7 days of riding, which means roughly between 38-49 hours of riding, almost 50 hours in one week! This is equivalent to 8 to 10 weeks in our routine lives. It means that it is like folding 2 months and a half of riding time into one week. Now if this is not twicking with the physics and holding back aging effect, it is for sure making you a much happier rider that same week.
No wonder when guys & gals return from a mountain bike vacation they also say they have raised their personal skill level by at least two steps up. This is what happens when Science goes wild.
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