I can easily ride 50 miles or so on the road but would really struggle to do that much off road, after doing the 23 mile red route round dalby forest today (70-80% singletrack) I was pretty much exhausted and my upper body aching like it never does after a road ride. In my opinion off road is a lot tougher, you get nothing for free as you can do on the road if you freewheel on the flat or down a hill. As an earlier poster said if road was not easier there would be no roads! If I want an easy ride I will ride the local roads, If I want a hard ride I go to the forest and go off road.
Energy expended on mtb v road
Holy Thread Resu....etc etc
Welcome to the forum paul.
Man - you're going to be popular!
Thanks for the welcome, it's ok I if I'm not popular i will just ride around the forests and mountains and the roadies will never be able to find me to bully me!
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