Before I got into MTBing I really had a boring life. It consisted of work, home improvements, and the occasional (very occasional ) weekend outing. I was pretty much happy with this, I don't need alot of stimuli to make me happy.
One thing I did really look foward to were white water rafting trips that my cousins would put togather. We grew up togather as kids and this was a way to get togather. Getting away for a weekend from the family, camping outside, and the rafting made this a much anticipated event. For some reason it hasn't happened in the past 4 years. I guess we got older, and had kids , it became harder to get away.
So I get a call from my cousin today and they're getting another trip togather for early June. The problem is I don't know if I want to go. I'm getting my satisfaction of being outdoors with the MTB'ing. Every weekend ride I hook up with is giving me as much satisfication as those rafting trips. I do like rafting but I like biking more.
The trip is to the New River Gorge/Gauley River in WV. Its around 8 hrs one way. I'd leave on Friday afternoon, raft saturday, then come home Sunday. 16 hours of driving is kinda alot for 1 day of fun and it blows the whole weekend. I'd heard there are some trails out there, but if I took my bike I'd be doing that by myself. I'm the only cousin who's kept in shape with age.
I could see me suggesting to them that we rent bikes after the rafting trip and ride a little.
Hopefully he'll call me back and tell me there booked up so I won't have to decide.