Mountain Biking - Do you prefer dirt or street?
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10-30-09, 08:55 PM
Just wondering what everyone prefers - dirt or street (urban mountain bike - not road). For me it is both equally. Speaking of which, time to decide what to do tomorrow!
10-30-09, 08:58 PM
10-30-09, 09:53 PM
Trails .... less people = a good thing.
Dirt. Urban has its place as a diversion, but . . . .
10-30-09, 11:59 PM
Dirt. This the mountain biking forum after all. :D
This is how I grew up:
10-31-09, 06:22 AM
Dirt. Given the choice, I'll almost always pick the trail/pump track over urban.
10-31-09, 06:38 AM
Dirt.....when I can find it.
10-31-09, 07:42 AM
New to dirt. Prefer road biking due to speed but mtbing rocks as well due to variety and beauty of woods not to mentioned reduced wind.
10-31-09, 08:49 AM
I'm going to go with dirt, but I clicked both because dont mind urban I ride it probably 40% of the time during summer, but I do probably more like 75% urban during every other season due to the wet trails.
10-31-09, 09:10 AM
Since the dirt over here is usually filled with beer bottles and tires cost around 22$ a piece.......
10-31-09, 09:23 AM
10-31-09, 09:48 AM
Dirt. Hurts less when ya fall (generally). Quiet. I enjoy the scenery.
10-31-09, 10:40 PM
Both, I'll ride anywhere.
11-01-09, 09:07 AM
Dirt, part of riding is to escape the concrete, steel and traffic.
11-01-09, 09:14 AM
yet when you go into the urban with an attitude of picking lines like in the dirt it has an added challenge and can be just as fun.
11-01-09, 03:05 PM
CraigX3, you are new American Mountain Man. Concrete and steel is just so unforgiving. At least stones move. I bow to your youth.
11-01-09, 03:08 PM
CraigX3, I bow to your youth.
11-01-09, 03:35 PM
It's like pizza or *****. It's all good, just some is better than others.
11-01-09, 08:39 PM
Dirt pretty much everytime...something about concrete just feels...wrong.
Not that I have anything against my street buddies...just not my thang
Let me clarify my statement...I like both b/c I live in ks. If I were in a cool area to ride (eh...hemmm...lift-assist...7x7) you bettah believe I'd be dirt 100/1
11-01-09, 10:05 PM
I live in ks.
I lived in KS for 4.5 years. I never saw so much dirt in my life, Red dirt with lots of humidity.
whatever you gotta do to survive, I understand, its OK!
Red dirt? Only time I see red dirt is when I fall in it and bleed:lol:
NE is more "poop-brown".
11-02-09, 08:52 AM
Aye to the Blood on the trails. Last wipe out scooped gravel under the flesh, took an hour to flush it out. Urgetn care is an Oxymoron, nothing urgent nor caring bout those people.
The Gyp Hills around Medicine Lodge are nice hills and Red as thre KC Chiefs road jerseys. Its a good weekend if you go. Hit the Post Rock Cafe, good KS cookin! Keeps the fat on your bones.
11-02-09, 09:56 AM
Dirt. I.e. Woods.
I'd rather not showcase my lack of talent to the general public.
11-02-09, 02:39 PM
Even though I voted dirt, the 1/2 mile to work is all I have time to ride most days.
11-02-09, 03:08 PM
Dirt...a good mix of technical and smooth single track beats riding with cars any day. I commute every day by bike, and I enjoy that, but I don't LOVE it like hitting the trails.
11-02-09, 03:58 PM
If you hafta ride the street to get to the dirt, you might as well
have as much fun as possible getting there. Some street features by me
are way rougher than the technical singletrack in the woods near enough to
11-02-09, 04:28 PM
dirt. and more dirt. and if there is a landslide, sure, the city will work when it is covered in mud.
11-03-09, 01:40 PM
I love riding the trails in my hometown and have been biking since this spring. I've been at a university starting this fall and living on campus affords me no opportunity to ride dirt. I've learned a great deal about mountain biking from riding our campus. I can take five foot drops and ride/jump stairs, wheelie, brakeslide, pretty much all the cool stuff you learn when you get bored. The dirt still feels so much better and looks prettier.
11-03-09, 09:18 PM
Both, but I tend to ride Urban more, just because there are few good trails around here that you can ride to. I'm friends withMzeffex and he doesn't like to ride down stairs. Or jump them.
11-04-09, 01:56 PM
11-04-09, 05:35 PM
If I were in a cool area to ride (eh...hemmm...lift-assist...7x7) you bettah believe I'd be dirt 100/1Ditto!!! Fortunatly my backyard opens up to some foothills to keep me a little dirty.
I live in Saint Louis and to tell the truth theres not really much dirt around. Anyone you see on a bike has a road bike. Tend to be the one going in the opposite direction of everyone else ramping driveways and peoples front lawns (only hills lol)
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