- I seem to have defaulted to be a Roadie…
Guess I’m just lucky in that I’m yet to have a real close shave with any cars, but I do ride on fairly quiet country roads (which is actually more fun than the slow bridleways in the fields I’m riding next to!). Only problems have been on roundabouts in the small towns I pass through, but so long as you realise that almost everyone in a car is a moron who can’t see outside their little metal bubble then you can pre empt most potential crashes 🙂Posted 4 years agochiefgrooveguruMember
Guess I’m just lucky in that I’m yet to have a real close shave with any cars, but I do ride on fairly quiet country roads (which is actually more fun than the slow bridleways in the fields I’m riding next to!)
I grew up in a Northamptonshire village during the early years of mountain biking and remember choosing to pump up the Farmer Johns on my Muddy Fox to 65psi and enjoying speeding down quiet country lanes instead of slogging through the fields! I hardly touch tarmac now I have the woods and grassland of the South Downs to enjoy (and much busier roads…)Posted 4 years agotinybitsMember
I often grab a quick 20/30 miles after work on the road bike, but its all to keep the engine ticking over so that j can get myself properly beaten up when the conditions allow (that’ll be tomorrow morning then!) on the mountain bike. I live in the middle of Bath and I have loads of trails, on and off road within a very short ride. I’m pretty lucky I guess.Posted 4 years agochivesMember
I got given an old Mercian frame earlier – but it may be so rusted it’s scrap (time with a wire brush will tell). I’m not sure I’m ready to a) go back to downtube mounted shifters or b) ride anything with tyres sooooo skinny 😯
That said, I do a fair proportion of my miles ‘on road’ so perhaps a road iron would make sense, I’m just not sure I want to pass up the option of taking to the trails when I’ve got to wherever I was going (Quantocks last time, great fun).Posted 4 years agob45herMember
i was a dedicated MTB only guy for years, then i worked away in oxford for a year and got a road bike due to the lack of any real mountains nearby, i was surprised how fast i started enjoying my nightly 20 miler and how much difference it made to my MTB riding, no bail out gears get you stronger quite quickly.
MTB if you enjoy riding your bike.
Roadie if you enjoy suffering on your bike.Posted 4 years ago
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