Recently. I bought a BMX thinking it would bring me back to the fundamentals of mountain biking. Boy was I right.
At first, it was hard to get use to the geometry of it. As I progressed, it was a lot easier and I began to do things I could not even imagine. Having a 4130 chromoly frame, rigid, single speed has opened my eyes to a new world.
It has been approximently 5 days since I began riding a BMX. Just today, I hopped onto my Cowan and it felt like crap. The suspension hinders your mobility and the 26 inch wheels too big and lathargic. The drivetrain felt like it was going to snap any minute.
I think I have turned over a new leaf. My Cowan will probably be stripped down and sold or converted into a rigid, ss, trail bike.