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I've lived all my life in the Southwest Virginia/Northeast Tennessee region. I could do without the mosquitoes, and snakes give me the creeps, but what I dislike most about riding here is the humidity. Many times what I thought were raindrops falling on my knees were actually beads of sweat dripping off my face. I…
Great article, Greg. I think we should keep in mind that when we ride mountain bikes, we become ambassadors for the sport, whether we want to be or not. The way we act toward other trail users can affect their opinion of mountain bikers as a group for better or worse. You handled that encounter…
This is hilarious. Thanks for sharing.
Riverntrail   on Jan 19, 2018
commented on Trials on the Trail of Life
This is very touching, Timm. I know from experience what you're going through. I lost my son 10 years ago. Although I still miss him terribly, I can recall the things he did and said and actually laugh and smile instead of cry. It might not seem true now, but grief does subside with time.
Terrific job, Paxton. Very concise and well written. I hope we will be reading more of your articles in the near future.
Greg, I've discovered that one of the few advantages of getting older (I turned 55 this year) is I no longer spend time worrying about what other people think about me -- or my clothes, car, income or house. I don't feel much peer pressure anymore, nor do I feel obliged to defend my opinions…
Riverntrail   on Jul 17, 2017
commented on Riding into the Sunset on the Dusk Patrol
Roger, you did a fine job of capturing the pleasures of late afternoon riding. I think there's nothing like mountain biking in the woods as the day wanes. It's so easy to just live in the moment then and take in the sounds, smells and moods of the forest. I hope you'll be posting more…
Riverntrail   on Mar 8, 2017
replied to Favorite Songs to Ride To?
Motorhead: Crazy Like a Fox Judas Priest: Desert Plains Robert Calvert (Hawkwind): Ejection
Riverntrail   on Oct 27, 2016
commented on Over a Beer: Riding to Live
Greg, your words and experiences really resonated with me. Being on my bike in the woods significantly improves my mood, outlook and sense of well-being. Mountain biking has become my exercise, escape, adventure and stress relief all rolled into one. I had dabbled in the sport sporadically over the years, but that changed in 2008…
Riverntrail   on Sep 14, 2016
commented on a photo of Monarch Crest Trail
What a stunning view. You are a lucky, lucky man, Greg.
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