MERRY CHRISTMAS

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all our readers.
Its been a hectic few last months here, but we are still here and will be bringing you lots of new stuff to read, products to review, and places we have gone to.

We want to wish you a great holiday and be safe.

From the staff of MtnBikeRiders.com

My shrink is black and has two wheels…

In the past few rides I’ve been on, I’m starting to realize that my bike (the black Sette Reken) is helping me deal with some of the demons that I have. For one, its drawing out some pent up anger that I have from past situations and the pedaling allows me to get rid of the aggression. This usually happens when I’m climbing.

It’s rather weird that this is happening, perhaps its because I’ve got nothing to distract my mind and something about riding a bike, relaxes my brain and brings to surface some of the most negative thoughts that need to be dealt with. Years ago, I used to suffer from severe anxiety attacks. I was on medication for it, but once I started mountain biking, I was able to manage my attacks and eventually I got off the meds.

I’m not saying the riding bikes will cure your mental illness, but for me its proving to be very therapeutic. I get the same way when I am working on bikes. When I’m wrenching, I usually get into this relaxed zone where I am completely happy. Weird huh?

Interbike 2007: Is MASSIVE!

Interbike is mega huge, but from what I hear, its not the biggest tradeshow out there. Khoa took some great shots while up on the Sock Guy Booth of the floor. But these photos, as great as they are, do not give you an idea how massive this place is. But its a good start.

These are over looking the SBS/ Redline booth.