You glide over the rough, unpredictable terrain in a cloud of dust. The mountain bike is no stranger to you, though this is the first time you’re using it to navigate your way through obstacles.
Completing the high incline climb, you make a mental note of the fact that you’re not as out-of-breath as you thought you’d be. Despite the sweat and dirt that clings to your skin, you feel oddly rejuvenated.
Soon, it's time to begin the descent. And, as every child will tell you, the ride downhill is a lot more fun than the uphill climb.