General Cycling Discussion - What type of riding do you do?(Poll)
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06-18-03, 08:05 AM
Don't know if this has been done, but I'm curious as to what type of bike people ride? I ride many different types, but consider myself a mountain biker first and foremost.
Just trying to get a census of all forum members! Just for fun!
06-18-03, 08:23 AM
Well, I ride my road bike on 20-40 mile rides for enjoyment, fun and fitness. I don't do much of "Road - Training, Crits, Triathlon,TT...etc" so not sure what to check. It is a lot more than leisurely neighborhood rides. And I don't do "slow rides" (on purpose, that is!) :D
So, I checked "Road" but not entirely correct.
06-18-03, 08:41 AM
You're asking two different questions here. What type of riding do I *do*? The bulk of my miles are commuting miles, probably a 4:1 or 5:1 ratio.
But the poll itself asks "what is my preference?" Well, my preference is for a long, long country road ride, spending the entirety of a sunny summer day doing a century through the rolling hills of Lancaster County.
I don't get to do that nearly as often as I'd like.
06-18-03, 08:43 AM
I ride road rides, not competitive really, but I ride for enjoyment, and fitness. I ride mostly 40-100 miles rides on weekends and 20+ during weekdays(3+ days during the week)
Road - endurance + leg power.
Freeride and urban - fun.
06-18-03, 08:57 AM
I had to vote Road even though my love for biking began with a dedication to mountain biking. Now with a new daughter I have to do what ever is convienient which most of the time means just hitting the road while she visits with granny.
I had to pick touring because even though I'm not always participating in extremely long loaded tours, I act like I am whenever riding which is to say that most of the time I'm out there to enjoy my surroundings, discover new things, places, etc... basically to explore by bike. Also, I used to (and occasionally still) do a combination of offroad and road touring with my MTB where I try to go from points of interest or towns to other points by way of as much offroad or unimproved trails as possible.
06-18-03, 09:38 AM
As others have stated, I chose road because that is where I get 99.99% of my miles. They are not leisure miles, nor are they races, crits, tri's, etc.
06-18-03, 10:50 AM
see below, but I also do road riding for the endurance training and to give my body a break from the pummeling it gets from mountain biking.
i'm a bmx freestyle/dirt jumper/street rider at heart so that's what I do.
even if i'm on my crappy mountain bike, I still ride it like a bmx.
seat lower, standing and feeling the bumps.
I like to ride in the woods on the mnt. bike for exercise and ride street for fun and enjoyment.
06-18-03, 11:41 AM
90% mountain...10% bmx...
06-18-03, 11:59 AM
5.winter mountain biking and commuting.
In that order.
06-18-03, 12:12 PM
Definately Mountain. I rarely ride the road. Just don't like it. Occasionaly ride the Katy Trail when the trails are too muddy. It is somewhat like road riding but no cars.
I had to vote for road. But also commute (road bike) and do leisure riding (road bike). :beer:
06-18-03, 02:00 PM
Why can't you vote for more than one?
I had vote for MTBing, because even though I spend as much time on the roads, it's just not the same.
06-18-03, 04:05 PM
Preference is a bent.
06-18-03, 04:10 PM
Well number one is commuting then I'd have to say road, but I just picked up a MTB so I have begun to learn the joys of that also
06-18-03, 04:20 PM
I'm pretty new to riding (well at least since before I had a driver's license) so I'm pretty much into leisure rides.
Yesterday it was gorgeous here (for once) so my boyfriend and I headed out to the D&R canal path. Got some fresh air, learned a bit of history about the old canal, and got to watch the Princeton crew teams out practicing on the lake adjacent to the canal. :thumbup:
Useless fact for the day: One of the first commercial uses of the telegraph was in Kingston, NJ where the canal's lock-keepers would telegraph canal traffic reports up and down the canal. :cool:
*sniffle* No track riding option??? :(
Most days, like today, I ride my road bike on a hard training ride. I'm doing the Tri For Real (Olympic distance) in July and I'm planning on scorching the bike portion. Afterwards, I ride to the office and change into my work clothes.
So, I picked road, but it could have been commuting. Or it could have been family/recreational since last night my wife and I rode over to the ballpark to watch the River Cats (local AAA team).
06-18-03, 06:58 PM
I lied. I'm sorry. I couldn't resist. The choice simply fit the avatar.
06-18-03, 09:18 PM
Let's see, commuting, road, mountain, recreational, touring. The order of those changes to suit whatever I feel like at the time and my situation. I agree, we need an option for "more than one of the above", or something similar. I haven't voted as yet.
Gee that was a tricky poll. I commute to work almost everyday but the commute is short-about 3 miles, but afterwards I take anywhere from 12-35 miles detour everyother day, and then on either a Saturday or Sunday I ride anywhere between 65-100 miles; but I am not training for anything nor am I touring, just riding for fitness. So I voted road training crits etc, but thats not what I'm doing and there was no class for what I do. Maybe I'm just reading too much into and should just shut-up!!
06-18-03, 11:30 PM
Mostly commuting for me.
06-18-03, 11:32 PM
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