Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 18 of 18
  1. #1
    BRK
    BRK is offline
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Posts
    17
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    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

    cheers,

    BRK

  2. #2
    Senior Member G-Monkey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Posts
    97
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Giant Trance X2

  3. #3
    Fourth Degree Legend junkyard's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    American Gardens Building
    My Bikes
    2005 Kona Cinder Cone & 2010 Cannondale SuperSix
    Posts
    3,826
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Fitness provides me with excitement.
    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

  4. #4
    Gotta Catch em all! lanfarm's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Mississauga, Ontario
    My Bikes
    2008 Giant Rincon
    Posts
    456
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by junkyard View Post
    Fitness provides me with excitement.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MIohJZ-rhyk
    Did you just kick my tire?! I hope you didn't just kick my tire!

    Bass naming contest winner: -=Łem in Pa=-

  5. #5
    BAM! theextremist04's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    kansas
    Posts
    867
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by junkyard View Post
    Fitness provides me with excitement.
    Excitement provides me with fitness.

  6. #6
    Generic Title ProFail's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    North Carolina
    My Bikes
    2008 Trek Fuel EX7, 2007 Trek 1600, 2007 Eastern Warthog
    Posts
    1,927
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by BRK View Post
    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

    BRK
    DH, downhill mountain biking
    FR, freeriding
    AM, all mountain
    XC, cross country
    Generic Joke

  7. #7
    ٩๏̯͡๏)۶ Luke52's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Melbourne, Australia
    My Bikes
    2010 Giant Filter 1. 07/08 Apollo Independent.
    Posts
    502
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    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.

  8. #8
    ODB to those that know me outdoorboy's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    Little Rock, AR
    My Bikes
    Gary Fisher Tasajara (undergoing a total rebuild), Giant NRS, Giant OCR C3
    Posts
    364
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    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.
    Visit ArkansasOutside.com. Lets go play outside in the Natural State!

  9. #9
    ed
    ed is offline
    . ed's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    The Summit of Lee
    My Bikes
    2010 Jamis Parker, 2005 Jamis Komodo, 1998 Jamis Komodo, 198? Raleigh Pointe, 1978 Schwinn Super Le Tour 12.2
    Posts
    10,929
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    To see how many warranty's I can collect on.

  10. #10
    World's slowest cyclist.
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Londonderry, NH
    My Bikes
    Cannondale CAAD5 and Cannondale Rush
    Posts
    1,353
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    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.

  11. #11
    Banned.
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Georgia
    My Bikes
    Trek 3900
    Posts
    1,831
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by chelboed View Post
    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..
    lol

  12. #12
    Senior Member JonnyV's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Bellwood, Pa
    My Bikes
    2012 Fuji Altamira 1.0
    Posts
    1,590
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    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.
    Some people are just like Slinky's. Not really good for anything but they bring a smile to your face when you push them down the stairs.

    2012 Fuji Altamira 1.0

  13. #13
    Official Website Waterboy born2bahick's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    My Bikes
    a lot
    Posts
    3,271
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Ride to live, Live to ride!

  14. #14
    Fourth Degree Legend junkyard's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    American Gardens Building
    My Bikes
    2005 Kona Cinder Cone & 2010 Cannondale SuperSix
    Posts
    3,826
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Steel is real.
    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

  15. #15
    Still pedal hard RJ0909's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    33.046, -96.746
    My Bikes
    05 StumpJumper Expert wth Crossmax SLs
    Posts
    6
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    i'm a pervert.... i even ride my fs mtb on the road for fitness sometimes

  16. #16
    Zan
    Zan is offline
    Senior Member Zan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Waterloo, ONT
    My Bikes
    Road: Trek 1.5 (2007). Mountain: Santa Cruz Chameleon (2008). Beater: Peugeot Recorde du Monde (1850)
    Posts
    1,417
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    the trails offer a great way to escape from the po.
    -- Zan

    "Every dog needs a squeak toy."

  17. #17
    ------------- b.w.'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Minneapolis
    Posts
    26
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Thanks. As a mtb noob, those threads helped clear a lot up for me.

    Quote Originally Posted by G-Monkey View Post

  18. #18
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    yreka, ca
    My Bikes
    like 15. my favorite a 1951 schwinn spitfire cruiser. also have a 1959 amf roadmaster, 1962 jch deluxe cruiser among others.
    Posts
    542
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    ride for the fun of the ride. fitness comes with it as a bonus.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •