Let me be the first to tell you; Single track doesn't care. It doesn't care what kind of bike you ride, nor the shape you are in. It doesn't care how much money you made last year. It doesn't cream about what color your skin is. You could have polka dots all over your body and it would pay no mind. You could be five years old, or eighty-five, and single track will treat you the same.
Single track can be difficult, but also enjoyable. At times it is smooth and flows perfectly through the forest, and other times it is rocky, technical and unforgiving. Sometimes there are sections that you need to get off your bike and walk. But, with practice and repetition, what was once difficult now comes second hand. The more you give to single track, the more single track gives back to you. Like life.
Much like life, single track can be hard. At times you may want to give up. With persistence however, single track starts to come easy. The difficult sections once cleared are but a distant memory, and start to excite you when you think of crossing them again. You start to realize that technical sections are a part of single track, and are unavoidable. You can walk your bike, or ride it. Clean the section, or crash. In the end, single track still doesn't care, but it has made you better for trying. And it goes on forever.
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