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    Real mtbrs do not ....

    1. Use water bottles..
    2. Wear lycra shorts (they wear long baggy shorts)..
    3. Have visor on their helmets..

    Etc, etc... Did I miss anything?

    Hello, roadie here who's trying out mtb. I need advice on the dos and donts so I wont get yelled/ laughed at on the trails. Please help.... Thank you....
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    1 wrong
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    a hardcore roadie who thinks they are riding fast XC will get eaten alive and left for dead by a real mtb'er
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    Real mountain bikers enjoy the ride and don't care what others think.
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    Uhh, last time I checked lycra and water bottles were the way to go. At least around here. But it does depend on the discipline; the downhillier and the more technical the trails the more you'll get laughed at in lycra. So it's great for XC, okay for AM, most likely bad for FR and DH.

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    Real mountain bikers:

    1) Rob the elderly;
    2) Sell drugs near elementary schools;
    3) Eat the souls of the weak.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JesusGarcia View Post
    1. Use water bottles..
    2. Wear lycra shorts (they wear long baggy shorts)..
    3. Have visor on their helmets..

    Etc, etc... Did I miss anything?

    Hello, roadie here who's trying out mtb. I need advice on the dos and donts so I wont get yelled/ laughed at on the trails. Please help.... Thank you....
    Um, no. Use and ride whatever works for you. Think function trumping form. If you're insecure enough to really worry that much about what other riders may think, may I suggest you take up Tiddlywinks?

    Bottles? Sometimes. Longer rides when more than in the Camelbak bladder is needed, or racing. Or just when I'm going short and close to home and don't feel like lugging the pack. Or also think XC racing.

    Lycra? Some do, some don't. Wear what you like. 99% of the time I'm in baggies, but have done some long enduro races in the past where baggies would have suuuuucked.

    Actually, it's the other way 'round. Most "road" specific helmets are visorless, and most "mtb" specific helmets have visors. Again, wear whatever helmet fits and feels good.

    It's ain't rocket surgery.
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    Quote Originally Posted by junkyard View Post
    Real mountain bikers:

    1) Rob the elderly;
    2) Sell drugs near elementary schools;
    3) Eat the souls of the weak.
    now now, speak for yourself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by junkyard View Post
    Real mountain bikers:

    1) Rob the elderly;
    2) Sell drugs near elementary schools;
    3) Eat the souls of the weak.
    Sometimes, you can combine 1 and 3.
    I believe the clouds in my coffee more than the weatherman on t.v.

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    Real mountain bikers......
    Ride Bullits and answer to '66.
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    Real mtbrs do not .... take most all "advice" that they read on this hilarious forum seriously.

    Lycra is only for h0m0s

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    The photos above are a Public Service Announcement from the Road Nazi Trail Division Go F Yourself Project.

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    Quote Originally Posted by khunningstunt View Post
    Real mtbrs do not .... take most all "advice" that they read on this hilarious forum seriously.

    Lycra is only for h0m0s
    Hell, I didn't even know how to ride a bike until I started hanging out here.

    Anxiously awaiting some Moab time next week. Tim tells me he's got something new to showcase.
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    wrong about the first two. i wear lyrca and i kick everyones ass on the trail(most of the time)and if people make fun of me i say who just kicked ur ass up that climb and then take off and laugh as they try and catch up...

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    Quote Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
    The photos above are a Public Service Announcement from the Road Nazi Trail Division Go F Yourself Project.
    You just went up two notches in my book PCad. Moto F-ing Becane.

    You really don't give an "S" do you?

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    Oh i think pcad gives a a huge S two infact.
    When in doubt, style it out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by junkyard View Post
    Real mountain bikers:

    1) Rob the elderly;
    2) Sell drugs near elementary schools;
    3) Eat the souls of the weak.
    I knew I was doing it wrong. I was eating their souls and THEN robbing the elderly. duh.

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    just have fun!

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    Quote Originally Posted by funrover View Post
    just have fun!
    Correct.

    But technically speaking, there is no fun in cycling.

    It's complicated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by giant rules!!! View Post
    wrong about the first two. i wear lyrca and i kick everyones ass on the trail(most of the time)and if people make fun of me i say who just kicked ur ass up that climb and then take off and laugh as they try and catch up...
    Wow you must be really awesome! Are you pro? If you could spare the time I could round up the TGMBG and you could give us some tips on how to be fast.We could get up some money if you would be willing to do a demo on the proper way to laugh at people on the trail.If we had time at the end of the demo you could teach up how to be a internet badass........Yeah,that would be so cool.
    Like a circus monkey on a stolen Harley......

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    Real mountain bikers care more about the trail ahead than what other people ride/wear/drink from.

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    Quote Originally Posted by giant rules!!! View Post
    wrong about the first two. i wear lyrca and i kick everyones ass on the trail(most of the time)and if people make fun of me i say who just kicked ur ass up that climb and then take off and laugh as they try and catch up...
    I think you want the roadie forum......thats a couple of forums down

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    Real mountain bikers drink good beer.

    that is all.

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    ^^ I guess Im not real then..
    Darn.. I was fooled for so long.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scrublover View Post
    Sometimes, you can combine 1 and 3.
    Very true. Just like Bubba Ho-Tep.
    Quote Originally Posted by dminor View Post
    The caveat with a strap-on, of course, is you will have to get creative with a couple of lock cables and an anchor point

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