Mountain Biking - Give in to the dark side!
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11-30-05, 06:47 PM
Well, I got my MTB project up and running so I had to go check it out. I went to some trails I used to ride on my Dirtbike and did a bit of XC riding. I've never really done any offroading (well that I had to pedal anyway!) so this was new to me. I must admit I had a blast. It is different than road riding though, I was dripping with sweat after just a few miles. Good trip! On the way home I stopped by the LBS to get a map of some other trails. Sigh, now I see MTB upgrades in the future!
welcome to the addiction :)
its a fun sport, hit some nice single track made for bikes. they are a blast.
Dirt bike trails suck ass for riding mtnbikes on. Lotta ruts. Its a nice challenge, especially climbing, cuz you have to pick a line and commit, but true bike trails are so much nicer.
Congradulations on switching over. I'm guessing that you still road bike, but you will learn to appreciate those guys with knobby tires when you pass them at the trail head. Mountain biking definetly is harder on the body then road riding. I dont want to start a flame war, just stating that it uses more energy.
12-01-05, 05:05 AM
Yeah, these trails were badly overgrown. I was following tire tracks from 4x4s through seat high weeds for much of the ride. The worst problem I had was weeds and sticks getting into the driveline and helping me shift! :eek: Still, kudos to the bike for being able to get through the stuff. I was impressed with just how well the bike handled offroad. It's just an old non-suspension Parkpre, but it powered through everything I encountered. I didn't miss the motor at all! (Well OK, maybe a little :D ) I'm gonna hit some singletrack today. There's a county park nearby that a MTB club maintains about 8 miles of trails on. Should be fun!
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