Aaron Gwin recently shared some interesting tidbits of information at the NICA
awards banquet for high school mountain bikers. He told the group that his parents
wouldn't let him ride if he let any of his grades drop below a "B" in school.
As a result, he completed his last few years of high school with a straight-A, 4.0
grade average. He also told the NICA group that he sometimes spends as much as
five hours walking the downhill course the first day so he can study all the lines.
Apparently going faster than everybody else on the World Cup circuit takes
brains and planning as well as pure speed.
Photo: John Ker/Mountain Bike Action