Chatter in some of the other threads got me thinking about people's favourite places to ride. Some love the Shore and some say it's clapped and other regions are better like Squamish or Tri-cities. At the end of the day does it really matter where or even what you ride? There are for sure some trails that I like better than others, but I'd never shy away from a ride even if it was planned for one of those trails I'm less enamoured with. I think if you're always riding one area and the same group of trails then it can get tired/clapped out, so it makes sense that a newly discovered mountain or trail can seem like gold. There's so much variety locally though, it seems weird getting trapped into one mountain or a single set of trails. Does proximity to home make a huge difference? I live pretty much half way in between Seymour/Fromme and Eagle/Burke so they all see regular rotation. With Seymour and the parking for climb I do only being 10-12 minutes away that's usually the go to ride, but I mix it up enough that I never think of saying Mtn A is way better than Mtn B. Thoughts?
Opinion is the lowest form of intelligence. It requires no accountability, no understanding.
The highest form of knowledge is empathy, for it requires us to suspend our egos and live
in another's world. ~ Bill Bullard