I have been riding pretty seriously for about a year now and currently have a gravel bike (Cannondale Topstone AL) and road bike (Canyon Endurace CF SL 7.0). I’ve been itching to try mountain biking too and falling down that hole of watching youtube videos and scouring craigslist haha.
I know there are trails around (Western Mass/northern CT) and my LBS has MTB rides, or at least did before COVID. I want to try mountain biking but don’t know where to start. There isn’t much for XL cheap used bikes around me, and I don’t currently know who I’d ride with though I have no problem riding alone.
Is there a good way to scratch this itch? Has any body been in a similar situation who can share pointers? Thanks!!