When we were young, we had bikes. To us, it wasn't a mountain bike or a road bike or a comfort bike or a hybrid or a touring bike... We just rode our bikes. I am one of those folks who went from there to mountain bikes simply because I found them more versatile and used them to ride both road and mountain. I couldn't afford seperate bikes. I rode my MTB everywhere and for any occasion because I liked to ride and it was the only bike I had.
But now I have a road bike as well as a mountain bike and I've recently been finding myself going to pains (okay well I exagerate) to pick the right bike for the riding. I think maybe I'm somehow shortchanging myself by not simply jumping on whichever bike I see first and just riding it. Okay so maybe it would not be such a great idea to take my roadbike down singletrack but I think you get the idea. On one hand, my mind keeps telling me it's wrong to be seen out with my full-suspension MTB on the road and on the other, it tells me that variety is good for the soul. What do you folks think? I know some people who snicker at others for riding MTBs (especially dual-suspension) on the paths and streets. I hope I haven't become one of those.