It really was more fun!
It is so crazy (to me) how 16 miles of mountain biking over 2 hours can wreck a person. That is only 8mph! Eight.
It is just SO different than road cycling. Different muscles are engaged. There seems to be more core and upper body involvement. You are also always on attack. Getting around trees, jumping over rocks, tree roots, climbing steep little turns…
Surrounded by trees. Nature.
I really am starting to love this type of riding. Plus, my boys love it too! AND that makes me 🙂