equally enjoying road and mountain biking
came from BMX background in early 80's:- racing then freestyle
got seriously into mountain biking in late 80's:- racing XC, racing DH during 90's and FR during 2000's including stint as sponsored rider for 2 Canadian brands and many trips to Canada i.e. Vancouver and Whistler.
never really got much into road during this period?
in past year since working as mechanic at a road orientated bike shop, found myself really getting into road. thoroughly enjoying learning a whole new aspect of riding.
very accessible, great for fitness and power. certain "purity" to a road bike, very simple and stripped down. nowhere to hide when trying to go fast on the flat or up a big hill. much more 'hardcore' than I was led to believe
still enjoying both mountain biking and road. own a high end carbon fibre road bike, and a high end carbon fibre mountain bike. tend to alternate between road and mountain biking every other day.
big bonus of road is my missus can ride with me (she has a nice carbon fibre women's road bike). mountain biking scared the sh*t out of her (she did try many times)