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Roadies make me chuckle(7 posts)

Roadies make me chuckleHeh...Heh
Jun 20, 2001 1:21 PM
Nice to hear from you Beavis...ColnagoFE
Jun 20, 2001 1:39 PM
or is that ButtHead? He He...Fire~!
I am a cyclist!!!!! Why settle for one typeoffrhodes
Jun 20, 2001 2:22 PM
Why do people have to classify. I ride road, mountain, and cross. All three of these combined have made me a better cyclist. I started off mtn biking, but then I got a road bike. I instantly became stronger. Riding the mtn bike has given me the skills to survive some very scary situations on my road bike. Like bunny hoppig curbs to avoid crashes, keeping it up-right when hitting black ice, and taking risky lines at times to move up in the field. Then add cross. If you can ride a cross bike off road fast, mtn biking will be smooth like butta!!! Don't be single minded. I have a blast on any bike I ride. 100 mile roads rides with Mt. Kearsarge thrown in the middle, mtn biking snowmobile trails in the middle of the winter, and racing cross when other so called bikers are in side sitting on the couch have all made me realize that you don't have to settle for one type of bike.
I agree.look271
Jun 20, 2001 2:28 PM
I ride both road and mtb, as well as commute. Thing is, some people like to come to this board (like Beevis) and stir things up, so what's a guy (or gal) to do. Sit Idley by? I think not.
Well saidMeDotOrg
Jun 20, 2001 3:34 PM
Thank you, offrhodes. Why do we make a world where we view road or mountain bikers as the "other"? Who cares? Road biking and mountain biking each have their own skill sets, some transferrable, some not. Why is someone's enjoyment of one aspect of cycling predicated on it being "better" than another aspect? Whatever makes you happy, go for it.
People who do things solely to annoy others are . . .Kerry Irons
Jun 20, 2001 7:25 PM
Roadies make me chuckle, too!MikeC
Jun 21, 2001 11:21 AM
...which is one of the reasons I'm glad I'm a roadie. Roadies also make me proud. They make me faster than I would be otherwise. They make me feel at home. They challenge me. They leave me alone. They share their beer. They help me when I flat. They tell great stories. They sometimes even tolerate idiots.