- Words/phrases that should be erased from the MTB dictionary.
You mean the start / car park / a point on a map / pre-arranged meeting place
while trailhead does sound a cringeworthy word there should a better name for “where the trail/route starts”. Car park or meeting point are just that, quite often there’s a fair bit of road to get to the first bit of trail, either from my front door or from the meet point, dunno about you but my route/mtb ride starts when wheels hit the dirt, not necessarily when I start turning the pedals.
“Body English.” As in, weighting the bike this way or that as you ride along.
again sounds a bit **** but is a meaningful term, it’s “all that throwing yourself/your bike around that maintains forward motion and gets you over/around stuff that doesn’t include pedalling”. You could use thrutching I guess, but I think thrutch is at the extreme end of the body english scale (with slightly leaning into a gentle corner at the other end)
The word “natural” when referred to as a (non-trailcentre) location.
shirley that’s only used when talking about trail centres? ie “glentress is fun but I prefer natural trails” please gods don’t say trail centre riding has become so ubiquitous that some people feel the need to define it as such whenever they talk about it?Posted 3 years ago
Donk, please leave the thread, we don’t like your kind round ere.
Trailhead just means Start
Body English actually derives from body language even though in Sports commentary (ie cricket) and MTB magazines it is used as a euphemism for leaning a bit forwards/backwards/sideways.
Natural is a cod philiosophical term. All trails have been manufactured in some way, by humans/animals anyway humas are a product of nature, therfore all they produce is natural.Posted 3 years agoThe PinksterSubscriber
When did ‘crossbars’ become ‘toptubes’??
Re. the 650b thing. I have no problem with 650b, it’s a proper tyre size that had been around for a long time, but 27.5 inch??? It’s 650b, not 27.5″. it doesn’t even measure 27.5 inches and 27.5 inches is just too much of a mouthful to say, it doesn’t roll off the tongue, certainly doesn’t make it ‘come alive’..
….and breathe…..Posted 3 years ago
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