So I just bought my 2nd real mountain bike, my first one was a trek 4000 I think from like 2004-2005. I used it mostly for fitness.

Anyways I just got stationed in Anchorage and they have some awesome single track here compared to where I'm from (San Diego). I use to race sport bikes before I joined the Army, the roads here are in disrepair and there aren't any road tracks around, so I'm basically SOL when it comes to motorcycles for awhile.

So I decided to pick up mountain biking to fulfill my need to be on two wheels. I'm a little more committed to getting better/faster this time around since this will probably be my go to hobby for the summer months.

Oh, I bought a new Cannondale Trail 5 2013.