Wow that is pretty awesome, my BIl is into all that sort of stuff.
I've always rode bikes as a teenager, just recreationally. I got into running about 5 years ago but then when dc4 was born (almost 3 years ago) I kind of slipped out of the habit. Also dh works away so very hard to find the time (I know, excuses!)
It is actually the kids who have got me back into bikes - the younger two are very precocious cyclists and keeping up with them is my aim!
I went along to a training day with a local women's biking club last year and the amount I learnt in one day was amazing. I have been out for a few social rides (and bike maintenance courses) with the club and had a really good time.
Planning Ride like a Grrrl next year and to hit the trails a bit more often - I reckon as soon as dc4 is on a 16inch bike he will be able to manage the uphills better and we will be able to ride together more. Plus he will be old enough for nursery soon
I am curious to know about all of your biking ... Do you use your bikes to commute, fitness. Does anyone do competitions for example?
I'll kick off ... I've been a hard core cyclist for yonks, did loads of competing: red bull, enduros, MTB marathans. Even kept it up around 4 DCs by cycling to work. Now I am on maternity leave and the bikes are used now to hang up the rain cover from the pram.....
At the moment though am doing HIIT training at home with kettlebells which has kept my fitness up and got rid of my baby weight. I do miss the bike though!!!
God the money I spent on bikes and gear before DCs.
I'm afraid I can't recommend a MTB as I am trying to leave mine behind, and it's almost 15 years old anyway! (not very helpful). But I just wanted to say, I can certainly see the attraction, it looks fantastic! But that is a lot of money for a bike (philistine ).