The Dark side who’s in & who’s out?
I ride a road bike to work, and I ride another one when I don’t feel like spending longer cleaning an MTB than I do riding it.
A mate who swore blind he would never go to the Dark Side caved in over the weekend apparently. He had argued that blatting down busy roads risking life and limb in traffic and watching nothing but another blokes lycra clad bum could not be fun. We have demonstrated that bumbling along quiet country lanes looking for a cafe to stop at is, in fact, the correct way for a group of overweight, middle aged blokes to ride road bikes.
Oh, and a couple of our lot entered the “girly” sport of cyclo cross this year. Which presumably puts me several shades the wrong side of “girly”, as I couldn’t do it!Posted 9 years agothisisnotaspoonMember
i probably go for more ride on the road bike, but thats only because when ge home from work and fancy a ride i dont want to spend half an hour riding to a trail, ride for not long at all, then ride back. Would much rather got for a few hours on the dark side and save the moutainbike for the weekend.Posted 9 years agoRudeBoyMember
I bought a lovely little Rossin frame, a few years ago, and built it up with bits off an old steel Paganini someone gave me (bionickev off here now has that), but what was too big. Sadly, my bike needs quite a bit of tlc, as there’s quite a few bits worn out.
It’s nowt special, and there’s no fancy carbon and that on it, but it is a lovely little bike. I will definitely do it up (I have some new bits), and have it ready for the Spring and Summer.
If we ever have a Summer… 🙄Posted 9 years agometalheartSubscriber
I originally came from the darkside.
I like the steadiness, the constancy of it. You can really sort your head out over stuff on a road bike.
Plus a nice running bike on a fine spring’s morning, nothing better (cept mebbe a fine running mtb on a glorious summers day….)Posted 9 years agoCandodavidMember
Used to be on the Darkside but didn’t enjoy the traffic and crap roads in Somerset. Have an old Diamond Back slicked and racked for commuting/shopping and general road use. Off road as a rule of thumb for me then I can only blame myself for injuries rather than an irresponsible driver or pedestrian.Posted 9 years ago
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