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32 Signs That You’re Definitely Addicted To Mountain Biking

How many of these points apply to you? It's alright, you can be honest...

A lot of people ride mountain bikes, but some think about it a little more often than others.

Some people wake up in the morning and jump straight into their gear, spend more time on their saddle than they do on their feet, and go to bed at night dreaming of perfect trails – often with their ride lying under their duvet next to them.

There may not be a scientific name for an addition to mountain biking, but there are certainly a fair few symptoms…

1) You Own At Least One Bike More Expensive Than Your Car

2) …And This Is Your Only Dream Car

3) You Have Steve Peat As The Desktop Background On Your Laptop

4) Whenever You Drive Past Hills Or Mountains, You Regularly Crash Because You’re Thinking About Their Trail Potential

5) You Probably Clean Your Bike More Than You Clean Yourself

6) Whenever Someone Says ‘Big Balls’, You Think Of Danny Hart

7) You Have A Borderline Suspicious Amount of Spades. Your Family Are Getting Worried…

8) You Take Too Much Pride In Your Dirt Tan Lines

9) You’re Also Fairly Proud Of The Amount Of Time You’ve Spent In Hospital

10) …And Try And Crush A Can Of Red Bull At Every Given Opportunity

11) You Occasionally Consider Whether Growing Your Hair Out Would Let You Ride Like Ratboy

12) If You See Someone On A Mountain Bike, You Stare Down Their Bike To See Their Components

13) When Someone Says ‘Nipples’ You Think Of These

14) You Don’t Feel Like You’ve Earned A Beer Unless You’ve Been Riding

15) You Have – On More Than One Occasion – Almost Started A Fight Over Your Chosen Size Of Wheel

16) Your Current Facebook Cover Photo Is Either Of Your Bike Or Your Local Trails

17) You Think Of Mountain Biking When You Hear Any of These Words

18) …And The Thought Of Any of These Trail Hazards Gets You Uncontrollably Angry

19) You Judge Amounts Of Money Based On How Many New Components You Could Buy With It

20) You Don’t Understand These Guys

21) Nor Why Everyone You Know Isn’t As Excited As You Come Downhill World Champs Day

22) You Think Of Weather In Terms Of What State It Will Leave The Local Trails

23) You Secretly Think Of That Wicked Whip You Nailed When Someone Asks What The Best Moment Of Your Life Was

24) Any Circular Object Makes You Think Of A Bike Wheel

25) You Spend At Least An Hour A Day Watching GoPro Footage

26) You Regularly Consider Converting A Room In Your House Into A MTB-Only Zone

27) You Have Been At Some Point (Or Currently Are) Addicted To This App

28) You Understand How This Guy Feels

29) You’ve Considered Getting, Or Already Have, A Regrettable Tattoo Like This

30) The Phrase ‘Sam Hill Champery’ Slightly Turns You On

31) You’ve Been In This Situation Various Times

32) You Were Tagged Or Have Tagged Your Riding Mate In The Comments Section Of This Article…

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