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17 Things To Do Now the Downhill Mountain Biking Season is Over

Spoiler: most of them are just going mountain biking

The world’s best downhill mountain bikers gave the 2016 season one hell of a send off at the World Championships in Val di Sole, with Rachel Atherton wrapping up the perfect calendar year and Danny Hart putting the cherry on top of a rampant return to form.

But does that mean that it’s all over now till next April? Do we now have to go back to watching Countryfile and trying to pick out lines behind Alan Titchmarsh’s head every time we need some inspiration?

The answer is no. And not just because Alan Titchmarsh doesn’t present Countryfile.

Now’s the time to take all that stoke you’ve gathered up over the past six months and get yourself outdoors. Here are some suggestions we have for what you should do now the downhill mountain biking season has come to an end. You may notice a pattern.

1) Go mountain biking

2) Pounce upon sale season and buy a new bike

3) Go mountain biking again

4) Watch more mountain biking events; Red Bull Hardline; Rampage, etc.

5) Go mountain biking

6) Buy an awesome bike light

7) Go mountain biking in the dark

8) Try road cycling

9) Abandon road cycling, go mountain biking

10) Attempt to regain the trust and respect of friends you left to go road cycling

11) Teach loved ones about components in the lead up to Christmas

12) Buy a waterproof jacket that actually works

13) Go mountain biking in it

14) Start planning a trip to the mountain biking World Cup for 2017

15) Go mountain biking in the snow

Photo: Ludo May/YouTube Screenshot

16) Buy a tent

17) Sell your house, take tent, and go mountain biking for foreseeable future

Photo: iStock

We hope you found this useful. NOW GO MOUNTAIN BIKING.

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