Happy to see this thread. I love mountain bikes almost as much as I love guitars. Very lucky to live in a burgeoning mountain bike mecca, so I ride several times per week.
Last year I completed the BC Bike Race. A 7 day stage race through various territories in BC. Starting out in North Vancouver, ending up in Squamish. We slept in tents each night, meals provided. Every day averages 35 miles of mostly singletrack, 30,000 feet of climbing overall. Definitely the toughest physical and mental challenge I've voluntarily put myself through. But super rewarding and a fantastic memory, hope to do it again in the future.
Wife and I have also done bike tours in Tuscany and Grand Canaria, bikes are such a great way to explore a new place. We hope to do a RV trip one summer, just bouncing around to different destinations with the bikes and find some adventures.
My main bikes are a Rocky Mountain Thunderbolt BC Edition 140/140, and a Rocky Mountain Altitude 150/160.
Here is the Thunderbolt during the BC race:
The Altitude in it's natural habitat: