so who still loves mountain biking here then?
no not at the moment but im not loving any pedal bikes really. ive a ti road, a ss and a fixed cx, an ss 29er a long travel hardtail and a 5spot oh and a unicycle and im seriously considering flogging the lot and getting a motorbike , i just cant be ar5ed with it anymore ;-( maybe it will come back who knowsPosted 6 years agobinnersSubscriber
I is lovin’ it!, lovin’ it!, lovin’ it!
Despite still being sluggish and slow and fat, the fitness will gradually come back as the weather improves. Absolutely itching to spend the summer on dry dusty trails. WOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOO
Ride on the road? Instead of off-road? Through choice? I’d rather remove my own kidneys with a teaspoon, I’m afraid 😀Posted 6 years agoracefaceec90Member
sorry to hear that firestarter. i hope that you get your motivation back.if it’s any consolation have just started riding my bike semi/regularly (suffer with depression).have had long periods of not riding,can totally relate with your predicament mate.if possible don’t sell all your bikes,am convinced you’ll want to ride again at some point.good luck mate 🙂Posted 6 years agostumpy01Member
I love it, just never find the time to actually get out there.
Did a day in the Peaks on Saturday and it was great – the weather cleared up, we were riding a new route, it was technical enough to be testing, without too hard that we had to keep walking sections……..and there was a tea shop at the end.
BUT, I do way more miles on the road now to keep my fitness up. I find it boring though – 20 miles is OK, but by 30 miles I am pretty bored & just wanna get home.Posted 6 years agomonksieMember
Me. I’ve been riding on road more than off by a wide margin of late but I did a huge Peak District ride on Saturday and I enjoyed it so much I managed a 90 minute leg loosener off road around Roman Lakes on Sunday.Posted 6 years ago
I’m on long term stay way from work at and my fitness has rocketed. I love my mountain bike the most at the moment.nickfMember
Still love it, unlike most of my (former) club, who, despite the MTB club name seem to be doing more road/duathalon stuff. Good luck to them, just doesn’t appeal to me.
Yesterday morning’s ride was just great. Sun, breeze, decent mix of tough climbs and fun descents. I’ve been riding off-road for almost four decades now (started when I was about nine, I think) and I’ve got no intention of stopping now.Posted 6 years agoepicsteveMember
I’m doing a lot more road miles than MTB miles at the moment however the increase in fitness has helped me enjoy mountain biking more.
Mountain biking is still my preferred form of cycling, however the increased fitness has also meant that I’m enjoying long meandering road/track rides on the Roadrat a lot as well.Posted 6 years agoaPMember
kimbers – Member
me me me me
1 week in to my potential 12 week lay up with a broken heal and im desperate to get out in the filth; what i wouldnt give for a rocky, rooty, drop off laden bit of trail right now!
You’ll have to come “off-roading” at the Brewery Tap one night instead then…Posted 6 years agomolgripsSubscriber
Me. Even though it’s been a big part of my life for so long. It’s like eating or something..
When I’m doing it it feels normal, it’s when I’m NOT doing it that something feels wrong.
As for road biking – it’s ok but so mucb more boring. Only doing it for fitness reasons now.Posted 6 years agoMrSparkleMember
I am really enjoying it at the moment. I’m getting out at least twice a week and I’ve been riding quite a bit with my 17 yr old son in preparation for us going to SSEC in Belgium at the end of the month. My fitness is coming along nicely and have a new bike build project on the go too. What can I say, it’s all good!Posted 6 years agoracefaceec90Member
after reading all the road threads,just wanted to see how many of you still love the dirt (all cycling is good in my opinion though/even road cycling 😉 there is no doubt that mountain biking is closest to my heart (especially the rides that i have been doing with members from setting a scene mtb forum) i’ve just had too many great experiences to ever give it up. i must admit though to lusting after a boardman team carbon road bike though 😉Posted 6 years agospacemonkeyMember
Yep, still lovin’ it. The same goes for road miles (for extra fitness).
Last year I think I drove to the trails about twice (out of about 100 rides) – all the others I did straight from the lair. Started this year doing the same, but decided last week that I’ve had enough of the immediately local stuff coupled with heading home along the same road sections, so I’m now using the car more. Tis all miles n smiles.Posted 6 years agotazzymtbMember
it’s been the only thing that keeps me sane, riding with some ace folks and and just getting back to lovely scenery, sweet trails and seeing very few other riders/walkers/horsey bods.
Got new bike syndrome as well so keep wanting to just “nip out for a quick spin” 😀Posted 6 years ago
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