- Please quit all this "DARKSIDE" nonsense
“No-one like daft usage of odd words more than me. Except perhaps my wife. And a few of my wife’s friends. And my wife’s friends’ tennis partners. Come to think of it quite a few people like daft usages of odd words more than I do, but that’s not the point. Stop being silly this instant.”
Posted 6 years agoJunkyardMember
Imagine owning both a road and a MTB * and riding both 😯 What kind of crazy fool would do that I am with the OP roads are for cars GET OFFPosted 6 years ago
Darkside does not bother me it is an amusingly dismissive term used by fat people who would get utterly pwned if they even tried to do it.
* actually go crazy have more than one of eachWaderiderMember
The only thing in this world that is nearly as good as mountain biking is road cycling. The only thing in the world better than mountain biking is rough stuff touring. All cycling is cycling and I can’t understand why the press, industry and enthusiasts segregate the different types 🙂
People like pigeon-holes I guess
P.S. Road cycling is harder than mountain biking x10Posted 6 years ago
Some of us had a go at the Velodrome recently – toughest, most rewarding bit of dandyhorsing around I’ve done in ages.
I’d like to try bicycle speedway next, or maybe bike polo.
Actually, I’d really like a Darkside Longstaff trike.
Anyone got one we could try?Posted 6 years ago7hzMember
As far as I am concerned, ‘Darkside’ is the name of a northshore trail in Scotland.
I’ve not got a clue where it all started here with people using it to mean ‘Road Cycling’, but IMHO it is just daft.
Please just say ‘Road Cycling’ or even just ‘Road’.
Or even better, go to a road cycling forum! Why does it need to be discussed in a MTB forum? How many threads on the popular road forum have ‘muddyside’ posts?Posted 6 years agoThe Southern YetiMember
Sorry Chvck, no idea.
7hz – I don’t actually think it is a forum meme. I was spotted out on my road bike, shortly after I got it, by a roadie that goes to my gym. He’s a classic MAMIL and doesn’t have an mtb… ‘joined the darkside then have we?’ is what he said to me. Go figure.Posted 6 years ago
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