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Sept. 16, 2020, 11:17 a.m. -  Cooper Quinn

Mountain bikers - especially those of us who have been at it for decades - generally view ourselves as counterculture. Which, mountain biking was, at one point. We're the goth kids on SP dissecting Edgar Allen Poe, or geometry charts, or the latest in moisture wicking technology.  Countercultures often fall victim to themselves, and become the opposite of non-conformist. It becomes a uniform.  Think of the plaid. The Tacomas. The derogatory comments about 'dentists', as if people with real jobs and incomes are somehow lesser. What did you think when you saw someone ride by in jeans? Or on a decade-plus old bike? Or someone riding Bobsled on the newest Santa Cruz decked in full AXS?

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