I've just gotten started on it here in Grand Rapids, MI. Riding my cousins old bike, he's got some fancy new Giant. No idea what brand I've been riding, haha. Anyway, it's tons of fun! Anyone else here ride?

For those familiar with the area I rode a trail in Rockford called Merril and a trail at Cannonsburg ski resort. Both were about 5 miles with intense uphills and downhills, tight turns and technical sections with Cannonsburg definitely being the more intense of the two.

I found I have the stamina to sustain the hill climbs but still need to gain confidence on the downhills and perhaps a better bike. My bike has somewhat smaller wheels than my cousin, I imagine it gives me an advantage on uphills, but makes for a less smooth ride on rough terrain.

ps. Not me in the picture