50% Up

Date Jun 25, 2020

Max McCulloch has learned to embrace the ups as well as the downs, and has cut a tidy little self-shot edit to that effect:

Growing up, the main trail network I rode was one of those places that really punished you on the climbs. If you didn't have a certain level of fitness and technical climbing ability, it was pretty hard to enjoy many of the trails. After years of frustration, I learned to love it. Cleaning a new uphill section for the first time is incredibly rewarding, as well as pushing yourself technically and physically. In my opinion, if 50% of the riding you're doing is going to be uphill, you might as well try to enjoy it! That being said, I still love the downs and it's definitely a lot easier to make them look exciting on video.

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Morgan Heater  - June 25, 2020, 2:41 p.m.

That is a great video.


+2 Pete Roggeman Morgan Heater
Brigham_Rupp  - June 25, 2020, 3:21 p.m.

Great vid. But 50% riding up? Unless you’re a really fast or descend very slowly... it’s more like 85% up for me!

Pete Roggeman  - June 26, 2020, 9:10 a.m.

Haha, true. I thought the same thing. In some places it feels like even more (I'm looking at you, See Colours climb).


E-wok  - June 26, 2020, 9:05 p.m.



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