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  • Am I turning into a roadie…
  • aw
    Member

    always considered myself a mountain biker who does some road miles but looking at my strava stats suggest something else!

    Bikes
    Alan Xcross single speed 156.3mi
    Boardman team carbon 4,457.9mi
    Genesis flyer SS 688.8mi
    Klein Attitude V 244.3mi
    Merina MTB 175.4mi

    This over 18 months to 2 years and shows over 5,000 road miles but only about 500 off road miles!

    also shows no matter how much I preach about the benefits of Single speed did only 156 + 689 SS miles compared with 4,458 geared miles!

    The commute to work does not help the ratio pushing up the road miles of course (15 miles each way).

    How can I stop the trend and should I?

    Jamie
    Member

    You do realise we all have road bikes, right?

    mrmo
    Member

    my strava feed says 11,200miles on the road bike and 1800 on the mtb, that is since end 2011.

    Don’t worry about stoping it at this time of year, wait till spring when the blue bells are out and the trails start to dry out again.

    wl
    Member

    Why would you want to stop the trend if you’re enjoying yourself? Unless, of course, you’re slightly embarrassed because there’s something slightly odd about folk into road riding.

    Karl33to
    Member

    If you have to ask, the answer is YES!

    joolsburger
    Member

    Don’t worry about stoping it at this time of year, wait till spring when the blue bells are out and the trails start to dry out again.

    This is so wrong.

    brakes
    Member

    you’re just training to make yourself a better mountain biker.

    mrmo
    Member

    This is so wrong.

    Too many trails i know only get trashed if you ride through the winter, plus the bike gets trashed, plus the cleaning, after 20 years i just can’t be arsed anymore.

    Strava data obviously corrupted by malware…

    Premier Icon Kryton57
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    I’ve just started receiving some road race coaching… 😯

    fasthaggis
    Member

    OP

    Oh your poor heart,you must be so distraught,stay strong there,chin up and all that.
    You never know ,you may just learn to love it.
    😆

    danielgroves
    Member

    You do realise we all have road bikes, right?

    Not all of us.

    monkeyfudger
    Member

    Swap the miles to hours, how’s it look now?

    jeffm
    Member

    Is this thread just a thinly veiled excuse to drop in how many miles your doing on the road?

    johnellison
    Member

    Ask yourself these questions –

    – Do I hate myself?
    – Do I hate everyone else?
    – Do I ride a road bike?

    If you can answer “yes” to any two or more of the above questions, then yes – you are a roadie.

    Too many trails i know only get trashed if you ride through the winter, plus the bike gets trashed, plus the cleaning, after 20 years i just can’t be arsed anymore.

    Amen. I love off road but the hassle of winter round these parts is a pita.

    asterix
    Member

    Jamie – Member
    You do realise we all have road bikes, right?

    +1

    come on danielgroves you know you want to really (its all right you don’t have to admit it here if you don’t want to)

    fasthaggis
    Member

    The hardest thing is telling your parents .

    Premier Icon portlyone
    Subscriber

    Swap the miles to hours, how’s it look now?

    Exactly, for me:

    50 miles on road bike = easy
    50 miles on a mtb = certain death

    Jamie
    Member

    Not all of us.

    mudsux
    Member

    50 miles on road bike = easy
    50 miles on a mtb = certain death

    Did you mean
    50 miles on a road bike at time trial pace.
    vs
    50 miles on a mtb at pub & pie pace.

    ?
    🙂

    tang
    Member

    Bored in London, just purchased procycling(I follow road racing fairly closely). And I like it.

    Premier Icon portlyone
    Subscriber

    50 miles on a mtb at pub & pie pace

    There’s another pace?! 😳

    Premier Icon crazy-legs
    Subscriber

    Too many trails i know only get trashed if you ride through the winter, plus the bike gets trashed, plus the cleaning, after 20 years i just can’t be arsed anymore.

    A +1 from me as well.
    3hrs ride, do 15 miles and spend 2hrs cleaning bike and kit
    vs
    3hr ride, 50 miles, 10 mins cleaning bike

    Dibbs
    Member

    Too many trails i know only get trashed if you ride through the winter, plus the bike gets trashed, plus the cleaning, after 20 years i just can’t be arsed anymore.

    +1

    Premier Icon iainc
    Subscriber

    trashing trails and manky bikes – yes, hmmmm

    road riding in winter, slippery leaves/grit/potential ice/dark roads…..hmmmmmm

    I have had a few too many close encounters on the slippery rural back roads that are handy for road riding and now tend to be a bit more selective about weather conditions. I also tend not to road ride if temp less than 3 degress ‘cos I am a pussy on ice.

    Luckily I am a 20 min drive from Glasgow Velodrome where I hope to spend a few hrs a week this winter…

    johnellison
    Member

    I have had a few too many close encounters on the slippery rural back roads

    😯

    You are Stan Colleymore and I claim my £5…

    Premier Icon D0NK
    Subscriber

    I was going to say commuting by road and the ease of road miles push the ratio in the wrong ( 😉 ) direction but 10:1 is pretty bad, I used to manage about 1:1 but that was summer xc commuting pushing up the mtb side. My commuting vs fun riding ratio always has been pretty bad 🙁

    plus the cleaning, after 20 years i just can’t be arsed anymore.

    I just stopped cleaning my bikes

    Premier Icon DezB
    Subscriber

    Does Strava measure ‘enjoyment’?

    Premier Icon iainc
    Subscriber

    You are Stan Colleymore and I claim my £5…

    🙂 PSML !

    will
    Member

    If you own a cotton cycling cap you are a roadie. Fact.

    IanW
    Member

    Well I own a cotton cap and some singletrack shorts, guess that make me the Obama of cycling.

    will
    Member

    *mind blown*

    hh45
    Member

    This summer I realised that I now prefer road riding to mountain biking. 70% of the time anyway. Quite shocking really as I was a mountain biker first, I have 3 mtbs to one road bike and always thought roadies were a bit silly. I just like road riding!

    danielgroves
    Member

    come on danielgroves you know you want to really (its all right you don’t have to admit it here if you don’t want to)

    Few days late back here, but…

    I did have a road bike last spring for a while. I hated and sold it. Built a new XC bike with the funds, that did more miles in the first month of owning it than the roadie did in the four months I owned it.

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