One of the many things that amaze me of our local trails in La Sierra de Madrid is that all of them are natural. The meaning of this word can sound quite redundant when talking about trails, but it does not in the MTB world... I feel really proud to know that all the trails flooding our awesome Sierra have been naturally built for centuries by shepherds, traders and even armies. An epic ride becomes even more epic when your tires are rolling over the same trails used by troops moving to multiple wars in the medieval age or shepherds moving their stock along Spain. This increases the feeling of romanticism that sometimes we feel lost in mountain biking. It does not matter if you are a local and you´ve been riding here for years or a visitor on your MTB holidays... the epic feeling becomes a part of this awesome sport´s romanticism... isn´t it?
Words by Félix Torija
Photo by Alejandro Cubino