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Old 10-09-08, 08:13 PM   #1
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MTB for what purpose?

Greetings all,

Have newly discovered Mountain Biking and would just like to say its extremelly addictive, but my query is this, Do most of ride for fitness or ride purely for the experience?

In addtion to this could someone please tell me what FR, DH, etc mean, as i see them a lot and can make minimal sense of them

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Old 10-09-08, 08:50 PM   #2
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I ride for both fitness and excitement.

biking terms... DH, freeride, XC, anything else?

CrossCountry XC vs. FreeRide FR vs. DownHill DH
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Fitness provides me with excitement.
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Excitement provides me with fitness.
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In addtion to this could someone please tell me what FR, DH, etc mean, as i see them a lot and can make minimal sense of them

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DH, downhill mountain biking
FR, freeriding
AM, all mountain
XC, cross country
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I ride for fun, and also adventure I suppose.

It always feels good riding a new track.

Fitness is just a side-benefit in a way.
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Old 10-10-08, 04:32 AM   #8
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Wow, catch 22, chicken or egg, yin and yang...

I enjoy riding, health and fitness are a by-product so I try to stay healthy and fit so I can ride more.
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To see how many warranty's I can collect on.
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I originally got in to biking because I needed to get fit and it was the most fun activity I could think of that would get me in shape. Now I bike because I enjoy it and fitness is simply a happy byproduct.
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To see how many warranty's I can collect on.

How many warrenty's have you gotten so far? lol
and I guess since you ride for that,
I ride to see how many parts I can break..
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Well, it kinda seems like I ride to get lost in the middle of no-where and to hurt myself. These happen more than anything else. So, that's why I ride. I ride the road bike for fitness.
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Ride to live, Live to ride!
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i'm a pervert.... i even ride my fs mtb on the road for fitness sometimes
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the trails offer a great way to escape from the po.
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Thanks. As a mtb noob, those threads helped clear a lot up for me.

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ride for the fun of the ride. fitness comes with it as a bonus.
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