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any mtn bike riders out there?(20 posts)

any mtn bike riders out there?got2ryd
May 8, 2001 4:51 PM
just curious if there are any of you who mtn ride as well. i recently just back into road riding with my new bike. fun!
mtn bike riders out thereBrian B.
May 8, 2001 6:00 PM
Ahh, but of course. For me, nothing beats a smooth Saturday road cruise followed by a rocky, muddy Sunday trailride.

I love the weekends where I have the time and energy to do both.

-Brian B.
May 8, 2001 6:34 PM
I guess that would make me bi? bibiker :-) I love 'em both!
you bet, new Raleigh R700, Giant XtC DS1, Trek hybrid too..IAmtnbikr
May 8, 2001 6:44 PM
just got my new road bike, really enjoy riding it as well as off-road stuff too. That way I can ride and not tear up muddy trails when it's too wet for riding them. My view is, why not ride, to hell with being snobbish of either road or mountain, they are BOTH fun.
Mtb sucks, this is a roadie site!!!!!Largo
May 8, 2001 7:25 PM
Hah! Fooled yah!
Mountain biking, my first love, sigh...........
But when in Rome, that is, while i am captive here in the city, i am concentrating on the road scene.
Nothing like sweet single track on my Sola.
Strangely, i don't enjoy racing mtb, i just think that road is a better venue for racing than mountain bikes. I would rather just go on long epic backcountry rides with my friends.
Road racing is just so much more interesting.
May 8, 2001 7:27 PM
I must admit though, I've been neglecting the needs of my MTB lately.
I guess the warm weather has kept me on skinny tires.
My first love was MTB, then after a couple years I got a road bike.
Now I'm a much stronger MTBer due to the cross training, if you can
call it cross training.
The DH skills on my mtb get rusty though. I can't get too technical on trails until I shake the cob webs off with a couple dirt rides.
Sorry for tyhe ramble. Its a long way of saying "yep"

I think there's 3 types of riders:
Roadies, MTBers, and Cyclists (who ride everything they can).
crazy for one then the otherHwy45
May 8, 2001 8:43 PM
All I can say is that if you never ride in the woods your missing out. I not talking about anything technical just rolling trails in the woods. I love to ride a road bike but I enjoy the pleasure of both.
Used to Race on an MTBslbenz
May 8, 2001 10:42 PM
Still ride my mountain bike up Mission Peak Regional Preserve in Fremont, CA. Happens to be almost in my backyard. It's a custom-made Sycip full-suspension XC bike. Mountain biking is still my first love but road biking sure comes in at a close second. Like the other poster said I'm a cyclist whether it's on the dirt or road. The main thing is that you enjoy what you're doing.
The Power of Perceptiontrekkie
May 9, 2001 1:58 AM
After doing shuttled DH runs all day on a 45+lb DH bike, hopping on a road bike the next day makes it feel remarkably light no matter how many times I repeat this. This really motives me to ride further and faster because the bikes just FEELS that way. OTOH, my Y-foil's ride has never seemed so harsh before :P
try a nice light 24 lb hardtailclub
May 9, 2001 7:11 AM
real men don't need no wussy shuttle and wouldn't be caught dead riding down a hill they didn't climb. Earn yer turns!
Gotta Agreegrz mnky
May 9, 2001 3:52 PM
DH, isn't that French for fat guys that can't climb? Well that's not really true, but it's what I like to tell myself. A DH ride is sweet, but not at the expense of having to push it up hill or rely on a ride. The places we go there isn't any way to get a shuttle - it sorts out the weak.

Gotta love the new XC full suspension rigs at 24 lbs.
I train on the road to race on the dirt...biknben
May 9, 2001 5:20 AM
But have to admit I enjoy the road bike just as much as the MTB.
Yup...Greg Taylor
May 9, 2001 6:53 AM
I got into this craziness by riding a mountain bike. I'll race a few times a year, and have fun the rest of the time. Just put a new fork (Marzocchi Z3 that I got on blowout at Nashbar)on the hardtail, and it is begging to be wrung out this weekend.
May 9, 2001 7:13 AM
I decided to get into biking because of mountain biking. There's just something so enchanting about jumping over logs and ditches in the pouring rain and hoping to god that your breaks don't give while maneuvering down a steep embankment.
I just got into road biking a few months ago and although the challenges are a little different it's just as fun.
re: any mtn bike riders out there?CA
May 9, 2001 8:30 AM
I have fun doing both and mix it up weekly.The mountain bike will bring the "kid" out of anybody.
ride and race a rigid single speedmondo mike
May 9, 2001 8:51 AM
doing the 12 hour night train race this saturday
in north carlonia, solo. did a 120 miles offroad
last sunday to get ready for it. 11 3/4 hours.

peace mondo
re: any mtn bike riders out there?Chas
May 9, 2001 9:36 AM
Started MTB last year with a Trek 8000, love it. Only trouble was the extra time spent loading up and driving to the trails. This was costing me an hour both ways. Built myself a Trek 2300 over the winter so I can just walk outside and take off. Now I'm able to ride alot more often. I will continue to ride road and trails.
if you don't do both, you're missing half the fun (nm)Cory
May 9, 2001 9:39 AM
of course...BudhaSlug
May 9, 2001 2:49 PM
actually I started as a mountain biker a few years ago, last year I bought a new mountain bike that was rather expensive (mmmm Titanium), and decided to get a cheap roadbike so I didn't have to drag the nice bike around everywhere. Bought a used Trek 2200 (mid 90's carbon/aluminum mix) with campy Athena 8spd, and within a couple weeks fell in love with riding roads too. This winter I changed out the frame and fork on the roadbike to a nice hadbuilt 853 frame (Igleheart) with EC70 carbon fork and transfered the components. Also built myself a freak bike... Surly Cross-Check frame with SS/Fixed wheel (usually ridden fixed), and a bunch of closeout, and used parts... I use it for winter riding through snow, cross (not racing, just riding), commutting, touring, errands, you name it. Now I ride a bit of everything.

Peace and Light,
Ben (Hasn't met a bike he couldn't learn to love)
re: any mtn bike riders out there?look271
May 9, 2001 6:54 PM
Don't do it too often, but I do enjoy it. What else can a 42 yr old man come back from being muddy, bloody, and bruised and still have a s%^t-eating grin on his face? :-)