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  • Road

    18 58.06%
  • Off-Road

    8 25.81%
  • No Preference

    5 16.13%
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Thread: Fave terrain

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    Fave terrain

    Where do you prefer to ride your bike, regardless of what kind of bike it happens to be?
    when walking, just walk. when sitting, just sit. when riding, just ride. above all, don't wobble.

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    I voted for off-road. On the other hand, I answered road bike on the poll about bikes?? I don't have a mountainbike but I like to ride my hybrid off-road sometimes and it's more fun than riding on my roadbike on the road.
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    I lean a little towards road riding, but since I don't really care what the terrain is like, I said "no preference."

    I've ridden my trail bike on the road and I've ridden my 10-speed commuting bike with 26x1 3/8 tires on trails. One time, I was riding my commuting bike along with a friend that was riding his trail bike. We decided to go down this trail that ended up being very muddy. I was down to where every pedal stroke would hit mud, but I made it through! My friend had to get off of his bike and pull it through the mud!

    I even had fun when I took my road bike with 700x23c tires through wet grass and mud to avoid a fallen tree!

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    I voted no preference because I like both and my favourite commutes involve both. I like the smooth speed of road, and occasionally even enjoy traffic but generally I like the abscence of traffic off-road and countryside. I'm not heavily into technical trail riding, an easy trail through beautiful countryside would be my choice.

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    Currently riding an MTB with a split personality - commuting, touring, riding for the sake of riding, on or off road :)

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    I am not into real Xcountry, but I like trails through nice scenery, with few intersections to slow down for. I like the smooth rolling and speed on the roads, but the state of the pavement on many Montreal roads is worse than Xcountry.

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    98.875% of my riding is on the road with the trucks and the drunks and the other jerks. I prefer being off road on my two feet, instead of two wheels. It's easier to stop and smell the roses and commune with Nature.
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    I voted 'road', though my road bike is actually a mountain bike set up for speed. I love the rush of riding through traffic, so that might account for my preference. I'd also really like to do some touring soon.

    I do ride off-road occasionally, which is a great way to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life (though the trails I ride are in the city). One thing I really like about riding singletrack is the lack of wind.

    I want to start riding trials, too.

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    Originally posted by bikerider
    I voted 'road', though my road bike is actually a mountain bike set up for speed. I love the rush of riding through traffic, so that might account for my preference. I'd also really like to do some touring soon.

    I do ride off-road occasionally, which is a great way to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life (though the trails I ride are in the city). One thing I really like about riding singletrack is the lack of wind.

    I want to start riding trials, too.
    I voted 'off-road', but i use one of my bikes to cycle to uni everyday on the road. And i too love riding thru traffic at madspeeds, specially when the traffic is hardly moving
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    I voted "road." That's because I ride to work.

    But today there was a tree down across the lane, so I went off-road to go around it.

    Still, all I know is road, road, road...
    No worries

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