Mountain biking is scary, sure, we get that, but that's a large part of why we love it so much.

You’ll have the most fun when you face your fears and launch into the gnar with full commitment. Of course, that’s easier said than done and it’s hard to resist making up a little excuse to get out of it. Here are some of the best we’ve heard (and used) while out on the trails:

1.

Windham does have its moments that make it different to other rounds on the circuit. Interesting rock garden features with good like options should really make for some tight racing. Just still a shame the length isn't there.
Windham does have its moments that make it different to other ro

2.

Dodge the gnar windy
Dodge the gnar windy

3.

Dodge the gnar brake pads
Dodge the gnar brake pads

4.

Dodge the ganr audience
Dodge the ganr audience

5.

dodge the gnar tabletops
dodge the gnar tabletops

6.

Dodge the gnar gopro
Dodge the gnar gopro

7.

dodge the gnar downhill bike
dodge the gnar downhill bike

8.

World Cup #2 Cairns 2016
World Cup #2 Cairns 2016

9.

World Cup #2 Cairns 2016
World Cup #2 Cairns 2016

10.

World Cup #2 Cairns 2016
World Cup #2 Cairns 2016

11.

Dodge the gnar shoulder
Dodge the gnar shoulder

12.

Popping out of the traverse and you are thrown into this all new
Popping out of the traverse and you are thrown into this all new

13.

dodge the gnar - too full
dodge the gnar - too full

14.

Out of the gate and into those infamous big booters. No changes
Out of the gate and into those infamous big booters. No changes

15.

Troy Brosnan headphones on and solo track walking today. Gathering his thoughts ahead of one of the biggest races of the season. Last round undoubtably not going his way, he will be looking to make amend and show what he means.
Troy Brosnan headphones on and solo track walking today. Gatheri

16.

dodge the gnar new bike
dodge the gnar new bike

17.

This rock section that was introduced last year was pretty gnarly, with no direct line it was made tricky by the constant rain. This year its looking a little more tame after a year of filling in. Still a section to think about but shouldn't cause as many
This rock section that was introduced last year was pretty gnarl

18.

dodge the gnar knee pads
dodge the gnar knee pads

19.

Dodge the gnar slow puncture
Dodge the gnar slow puncture

and the classic:

20.

But getting first glimpses of the track shows that its all prett
But getting first glimpses of the track shows that its all prett