After a quick data gathering exercise based on the Rogue Gallery, it seems the ratio of road bikers to MTB'ers is at least 10 to 1, maybe more like 15 to 1. How come? Is the 50+ crowd:
1. Afraid of harming our aging bodies?
2. It's easier just leave your driveway and ride rather than finding trails?
3. Most mountain bikers are 12 years old?
4. You like speed?
5. You don't like getting dirty?
We need answers.
Actually, after a year of road riding I have started to take an old Trek 800 into the woods and I am having a blast. It's way harder than I thought, a 5-mile single track trip is more punishing on the body than a 25-mile road ride. Stepham will probably agree with that
Anyway, I have my first real trail ride on Monday. A 10-mile trip around Upton State Forest single track and then ride the power lines back to Milford. Since the Trek 800 is really just a heavy old hybrid, I'm picking up my brand spanking new Gary Fisher Wahoo tonight
YaHoo, let's grab some air.