Making Marks | Cannondale
Some might say that mountain biking and painting have nothing in common, but artist and shredder Max Nerurkar would say otherwise. In his latest edit, Making Marks, the Cannondale Waves Crew rider brings together Max’s two passions — art and riding — in a flash of creativity, style, color and positivity. Always a rider, Max discovered his fondness for painting while nursing injuries and taking time off from his bike and board. Battling depression from months of recovery, art provided a therapeutic release that only his riding had previously matched. Whereas most cyclists would think of mountain biking as a sport, Max approaches it more as an art form; an expression of the similarities he finds between riding and painting. It’s easy to watch Max ride and label him a pro mountain biker, but he’ll quickly correct you to share that he’s an artist who happens to also use the trail as a canvas.