Have you ever dreamed of being a different rider than who you are? I'm not talking about wishing you could race one category higher or your long term aspirations. Think about if you could be anyone...
Would you be the old school freerider? An amazing dirt jumper? A world-class XC racer? Or a top-ten UCI DH pro?
Me? I'd probably be the all-arounder. I'd love to be equally comfortable placing well in a stacked DH race and then going out the next weekend and beating up on people in a XC stage race. I did impose some constraints on my fantasy - I imagine in this scenario I probably wouldn't win anything outside of regional or national level races because I wouldn't be focused on one individual event, but I'd be able to ride anywhere and with anyone, having a good time.
How about you? Which rider from this list would you be?