Just began riding again this Saturday morning. Got my MTB (Schwinn Frontier) out this morning & rode 10 miles. The ride had some good inclines and stretches. I have a road bike (1987 Bianchi) that I haven't ridden in many, many years. I was an avid cyclist for yeard but the road bike has been retired for quite some time. I did work my way up to a century ride. Honestly it's going to take a major tuneup to get it going but it will be worth it.
Question - riding 10 miles on a MTB compared to riding my road bike? Obviously the MTB is heavier, bigger tires, off road trail design tread. My road bike is much lighter, smaller tires, gearing different, etc. What I am trying to say is - it takes a lot more effort to ride a MTB 10 miles than a road bike on the course I rode today. Is there a comparsion ratio that can be considerd here? Riding 10 miles on the MTB would be like riding what 13 miles - 15 miles on my road bike?
Let me know what you think.