I woke up this morning and my legs felt tired, I wondered why and then thought about the ride I did yesterday. I met my clients at 9 in the morning and we were climbing into the forest right away. At 12:30 we stopped for a Soba Noodle lunch and were back on the bikes by 1:30 . Rode all afternoon and got back to our cars at around 4:30. Our pace was good, always able to talk as we rode but 6 hours of MTB riding will make anybody’s legs tired.
At least 50 kilometers and 1400 meters of climbing probably more and no breaks , 2 very strong fit Gals. I am now 14 years into Freeride Adventures and in the last few years have really noticed a big increase in female riders here in Japan, not girls just tagging along with their boyfriends, but girls who ride because the love it.
I mentioned to some girls once that I was sad that I had a female customer tell me she wouldn’t continue MTB riding because she might scrape her legs, they told me that girl was “Tadashi Nihon no Onanako” (proper Japanese girl) and they were “Warui Onanako” (bad Japanesse girls). I am happy to find more that there are more Bad Girls riding MTB in Japan!