I'm a pretty big guy so I hate climbing hahaha. I've actually never really done much "real" trail riding, except for for in the river valley here. I have done some mountain climbs around Jasper on my road bicycle before
It's addicting. The 1.5hrs of uphill for the 20 minutes of downhill is pretty daunting at first. Then you just get used to it. I'm not exactly a tiny person either, however I'm working on that to make my riding easier.
yeah I'm not a big fan of winter in general but I'm ready for it to fuck off as of now. Still looks and feels like full blown winter yet it's supposed to be near spring weather haaaaa. -20ish here this morning, not horrible but I'm just tired of it