What defines a roadie?
I’ve never encountered a group of 20 mountain-bikers rideing together on a road, so yes, they are in my experience different.
not much experience then i guess? Mind you big groups of mtbers expecting walkers and horses to get out of their way is far more common i will ceed.Posted 4 years ago_tom_Member
Its a bit of an odd one for me. I ride my road bike every day but only short rides (max of 30 miles as I tend to get bored) so I wouldn’t call myself a roadie as its not the type of riding I enjoy most. I probably only ride my mtb/jump bikes a few times a month though. Dunno. I’m just someone who likes riding bikes I guess.Posted 4 years agoEuroMember
I probably only ride my mtb/jump bikes a few times a month though. Dunno. I’m just someone who likes riding bikes I guess.
Me too also. I don’t even have a road bike. Had one when i was 13 or 14. Nothing special but the roadies would have a fit if they could see how it ended up. I’ve thrown slicks on the mtb if i was doing a bit on the road. You can still mess about without the bike breaking. I don’t think i could stick just cycling for more than a few minutes, so i guess my definition of a roadie is some who enjoys just cycling for a bit longer than that.Posted 4 years agobrooessMember
I only called roadies road-hogs, which they are when they form large clusters.
My club was formed in the late 30’s so we’ve been at it for far longer than you’ve been alive (and probably before even your parents and grandparents were born)… and far longer than cars have been in mass ownership, which began in the 1950’s.
It’s done for reasons of efficiency (and these days safety comes into it) as a tonne of metal tends to beat a few kg of flesh and bone into a pulp…Posted 4 years agomoomanMember
If I see somebody riding a road bike. I’ll assume they are roadies.
If I see somebody riding a Mtb. I’ll assume they are Mtb-ers.
If I see somebody on a Bmx. Yep – I’ll assume they are Bmx-ers.
But reading this thread has kinda thrown things..
A roadie isn’t a roadie unless he is in a club, races and gets along with a former pro rider.Posted 4 years ago
Do these same rules apply to mtbers & bmxers??neilsonwheelsMember
I do a lot of roadying up Cannock chase as the hills are “good” for the legs and there are plenty of them. When I call in to birches valley for a coffee before the 20 miles home I often get a few funny looks but I always give a cheery hello which a lot of the time fall on deaf ears, sad really. The best looks come when I am in full winter tights.Posted 4 years ago
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