Am I turning into a roadie…
always considered myself a mountain biker who does some road miles but looking at my strava stats suggest something else!
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?Posted 4 years agocrazy-legsSubscriber
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.Posted 4 years ago
3hrs ride, do 15 miles and spend 2hrs cleaning bike and kit
3hr ride, 50 miles, 10 mins cleaning bikeiaincSubscriber
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…Posted 4 years agoD0NKSubscriber
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 bikesPosted 4 years agodanielgrovesMember
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.Posted 4 years ago
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