EDGE

Last night you threw your kit in the camper and headed off to the bike park with your crew. Now it's time for an al fresco breakfast. You're still early enough to catch the first chair of the day. But for the moment you enjoy feeling the morning sun on your skin and the smell of freshly brewed coffee. You grab your lift pass, car key and a muesli bar and pack them in your shorts pockets together with your phone – just in case. The lift is enveloped in the morning mist but as you reach the top the sun is rising over the mountain. Your motivation is sky high! The group shreds the first trail of the day and your whoops of joy can be heard far and wide. Your bike isn't the only thing that has to cope with the rigours of the ride. Your kit needs to give 100% performance through into late evening. It's been a great day and you sink into bed tired but grinning – because you know you can do it all again tomorrow ...

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