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Old 08-30-06, 03:44 PM   #1
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I'm a roadie... convince me

Convince me to try Mountain biking. My friend says he prefers it to road biking and has invited me to go ride one of his bikes. Now, I probably will do this, but convince me to get into mountain biking anyway.
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Old 08-30-06, 03:50 PM   #2
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Take your friend up on his offer and that'll convince you
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Just think about how much you love road riding and how many things you enjoy about it. Now figure that you are going to find just as many things to love about mountain biking (if you give it a fair shot). I go through stages where I prefer road riding to mountain biking, then I go through stages where I prefer mountain biking to road riding. It's always great to have choices. It's very rare that I am burnt out on both disciplines.
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I guess it all depends on what style of mtbing your planning on getting into. Here is the result of a short search.

Road riding vs mountain biking, my personal preference.

I have to agree with the adventure aspect of mtbiking. And I get a better upper body workout on some of the more technical trails. Surface conditions, such as pavement verses loose dirt, gravel, sand, can really increase the physical exertion level. I think this was the most noticeable differece for me when I first started XC riding. Its tough, and like the other poster stated, you have got to be thinking all the time, no zoned out, type rides out in the boonies.

You cant go wrong giving it a try.
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I think pictures speak louder than words.















Do you get to ride like this on a road bike?
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You're way too much of a candybutt to shred the gnar. You just stay on your road bike.
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You're way too much of a candybutt to shred the gnar. You just stay on your road bike.

He rides with me...he knows about candybutts.
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Mountain biking can free your soul in many differnet ways. Ride a new trail for an adrenline rush, ride the same one for a calming and relaxing time.
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What would you rather see, veiws like the pictures above or white line on the edge of the pavement?

It is much more fun going MTB. Give it a try and I don't think you will go back.
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It is much more fun going MTB. Give it a try and I don't think you will go back.
I hate to say it but that is not always true. I have had some amazing days out on the roadie.
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Convince you? Pfft, silly roadie.
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yeah don't bother, we don't need any more people on the trail.
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Road and mtn are different. It's a different energy, a different way of looking at the ride. I've always found that road was me vs. other riders or gravity/wind, but mountain biking is me with the trail as opposed to being against it. Sometimes it's against me, but I'm never against it...
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Why should we have to convince you?

Go ride a mountain bike over a mountain and you'll be far more then convinced.
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If you have to ask...then you're probably not cool enough to be a mountain biker.
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None of those pictures inspire me to ride.
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those pictures definitely made me wanna go out and ride.....in the rockies
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Newbons posting swiped pictures shouldn't inspire you to experience what they imagine mountain biking to be. Why should they, when the newbons posting the pictures haven't even experienced what they are trying to "sell" as mountain biking.

Take a few rides with folks who "know" and you can decide for yourself.
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Newbons posting swiped pictures shouldn't inspire you to experience what they imagine mountain biking to be. Why should they, when the newbons posting the pictures haven't even experienced what they are trying to "sell" as mountain biking.

Take a few rides with folks who "know" and you can decide for yourself.
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I have to agree with the adventure aspect of mtbiking. And I get a better upper body workout on some of the more technical trails. Surface conditions, such as pavement verses loose dirt, gravel, sand, can really increase the physical exertion level. I think this was the most noticeable differece for me when I first started XC riding. Its tough, and like the other poster stated, you have got to be thinking all the time, no zoned out, type rides out in the boonies.
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Well said. I do both. Both are fun in their own way. It's not for someone else to convince you.
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Plus you can do WICKED EXTREME tricks on mtb's that will impress the ladies!
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Just don't ride with any of those "bike snobs". They'll ruin it for you, trust me. They enjoy going around thinking they are better than others, because they drive a porsche and have a 2000+ dollar bike, and can afford to fly across the world to ride epic trails. They also enjoy trolling forums to help themselves feel better about their abnormally minute penis.
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Just don't ride with any of those "bike snobs". They'll ruin it for you, trust me.
Usually those bike snobs have alot more experience. Pictures are kind of a weak way to get one's self psyched to ride.Plus would you want to learn things from a complete newbie or someone with more experience?
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Well heck. I finally got a real life "coach". I met this guy who used to always race in Dowinieville and he is going to start taking me out.

Ewwwwwwwww! That means my bike is going to get dirty!!!!!
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Just don't ride with any of those "bike snobs". They'll ruin it for you, trust me. They enjoy going around thinking they are better than others, because they drive a porsche and have a 2000+ dollar bike, and can afford to fly across the world to ride epic trails. They also enjoy trolling forums to help themselves feel better about their abnormally minute penis.
So does your giant penis get more use than his minute one?
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