Old, prefer brutal slogs and hike a bike 14er or similar. If its rugged uphill i just carry the bike. Hate gps and photo time with a passion. Get lost most rides, till i know every junction and every trail. Havnt paid a shop to maintain a bike yet. Wont pay retail, high expectations for bikes costing thousands.long time maxxis guy but they may be losing the plot. Still ride a zaskar from 1999 with a marz fork when the wonderbike is under repair or maintenance. "Best way to ride is dont crash" if i dont bonk hard and run out of water, the ride is too short.