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  • Mountain - XC,FR,DH,DS,4X...etc.

    15 20.27%
  • Road - Training, Crits, Triathlon,TT...etc.

    34 45.95%
  • Touring - Umm, Touring!

    9 12.16%
  • Commuting - Either Road or Mtn or Beater

    6 8.11%
  • BMX- DJing, Racing, Freestyle, ...etc.

    1 1.35%
  • Tandemn - Either Road or Mtn

    1 1.35%
  • Recumbent - Road, Touring or Commuting

    3 4.05%
  • Unicycles

    1 1.35%
  • Single Speed - Either Fixed or Free, Road or Mtn.

    0 0%
  • Leisure Rides - Family slow rides (neighborhood rides)!

    4 5.41%
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    What type of riding do you do?(Poll)

    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!

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    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!)

    So, I checked "Road" but not entirely correct.
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    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.

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    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)

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    Road - endurance + leg power.
    Freeride and urban - fun.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.

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    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.
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    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.
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    90% mountain...10% bmx...

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    1.commuting

    2.road

    3.mountain

    4.touring

    5.winter mountain biking and commuting.

    In that order.
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    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.
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    I had to vote for road. But also commute (road bike) and do leisure riding (road bike).
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    Why can't you vote for more than one?

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    I had vote for MTBing, because even though I spend as much time on the roads, it's just not the same.

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    Preference is a bent.
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    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
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    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:
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    *sniffle* No track riding option???
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    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).
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    I lied. I'm sorry. I couldn't resist. The choice simply fit the avatar.
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    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.
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    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!!

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    Mostly commuting for me.

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