Philamanjaro RichardCunningham's article
Jun 2, 2016 at 8:11Jun 2, 2016
Opinion: My Favorite Bike
When I was a little kid, my parents bought me a second-hand full sus bike from a car boot sale, and I loved it. None of my friends' bikes came even close to it, I spent hours dialling in the V brakes and painted my road black with the back tyre. It didn't matter to me what brand it was, that it was a ridiculously heavy steel frame, or that the suspension was absolutely awful, because it was my bike. Now I've just got back into riding, bought myself a hardtail, and I love it just like I loved the first bike. I'm riding more, riding harder and loving life. My favourite bike is still the one that I'm riding now, the one that I invest time into maintaining, into cleaning and caring for, and then smashing down a trail or a road. Plus, if any bike takes me somewhere that sells a decent pie, that's the best bike in the world.