Hey i guess this is just an introduction. I used to be very keen on cycling and had a MTB and BMX and used them regularly. The only trail near me is a little hill that takes 30mins to cycle to and 5mins to cycle home from, quite a hill! i make the most of it though and explore all the sides of it. I ride a hardtail, TrEK 4300, like it alot. I just got back into riding MTB this year, so this bike is perfect for me, not too technical but a solid piece of kit. Getting involved with ym university bike team next year, but until then im just exploring the loacl mountians.
In ireland there is no official mountianbiking allowed, but there are thousands of awesome trails around built by locals, and although its not approved of, its tolerated as long as trails are not thrashed and kept tidy. Come to ireland, it rocks