- A "good" distance for a MTB ride
Depends of terrain, weather, trail conditions etc.Posted 4 years ago
I tend to go by time, rather than distance/altitude. So a “really” good weekend ride would be 2 X 10 hours (chance to do that these days is limited due to family)
After work blast would be 2-4 hours, depending on urgency to get to the pub.thorlzSubscriber
I think terrain is more important than distance. I find 15 miles in the Peak is harder than 25 mile locally.
Likewise climbing up a fire road is vastly easier than a rocky/rooty climb were you have to work for traction. Same on the downhills ( which for some reason hurts my legs more than the climbing, really need to relax more but that is another matter).Posted 4 years agohooliMember
What is the general opinion for a decent distance for a mountain bike ride?
I guess a weekend long ride and a after work blast?
I tend to get 15 to 20 miles with about 1500ft of climbing in for an after work blast, weekend I can hardly remember as it has been that long but I would look at something around 25 miles.Posted 4 years agojonbaMember
For me evenings are 20-30miles with 1000m of climbing. Weekend rides anything from 30 miles to 70 miles with 100m to 2500m of climbing.
Depends though. Some of my best rides have been short and flat with good mates. Sometimes getting out for an hour after a day of bad weather is bliss.Posted 4 years agogrumMember
I normally find in the Lakes/Calderdale where I almost always ride something around 30km with 1000m of climbing feels like a reasonable ride. But then the longest I’ve done would be about 45km I think.
I really need to get out and live somewhere I have a long XC ride on my door step!
Nah it’s better if you live somewhere with lots of great technical descents within a few hundred yards, but with lots of options for long XC rides as well. 😛Posted 4 years ago
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