||Alex Bogusky tells how his most sacred rides functioned as intense teachings, connecting him to something greater. One happened at Trestle Bike Park, in Colorado, while the other is about two brothers rolling on their bikes and boards across a lifetime together. Then Alex jumps into making 2021 the best year riding a mountain bike ever in two steps. The first step is to proclaim your intentions by writing down your mountain bike goals in as much detail as possible and use it for reference of your progression into achieving your goals. The second step is acknowledging that sucking is the first step to mastery. Put your ego aside, fail as many times as needed and never think of getting discouraged before at least 500 attempts. Remember: we compete with the trail and our former selves. Not with each other.