Yeah, I'll be accused of trolling, so maybe there is an element of that, but also a genuine interest.
Following on from a thread the other day and a comment that MTB'ing was dying off and road riding coming to the fore (not sure I entirely believe that). Maybe road is increasing in popularity, but I don't reckon MTB is dying - if it is, then meh, more room on't trails for moi!
So, some will ride a road bike for exploration, fitness, speed, I appreciate that - and still use an MTB as well.
What about those that have drifted away from MTB'ing and are now into road riding? What has drawn you to it? And what is more appealing than MTB'ing? Was your MTB'ing boring?
For me - I did road riding when I was younger (admittedly not at a serious level), I can't think of anywhere I'd want to explore on a bike locally on road - I've driven literally every inch of road within a 50 mile radius (slight exaggeration), MTB'ing gives me a moderate level of fitness and I can get all the exhilaration and physical/technical challenge (as well as a massive buzz) riding off road.
So, hope my few paragraphs has gone some way to show this isn't a full on troll. Not an anti roadie post, just curious as to how anyone can actually 'prefer' it.
No doubt some shirtyness will ensue though