There is this saying trending in the bike world – “Where my bike takes me” – referring to amazing places you travel to and discover thanks to mountain biking. And it is true, the places you go with your bike tend to be amazing, even mind-blowing at times. But to me, like many others, going to all these places wouldn’t be half as exciting without the people you are there with. I mean, a ride in the local forest wouldn’t even be as exciting if it weren’t for these people. A big part of riding, is hanging out with your friends on a mountaintop, in a forest, or after a ride at the local pub.
I’d like to make a stand for a new saying – “To whom my bike takes me”. I have mountain biking to thank for so much when it comes to the amazing people I find myself surrounded by. Some are just acquaintances, some riding buddies, some I only see during biking season. But some stick around. Some have become more like family. Some I see or talk to every day – they are the first ones I call when I want to go for a ride, drink a cup of coffee or just watch bad TV. One of those is Lina.