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View Poll Results: Dirt or street
Dirt (singletrack, DJ, downhill, whatever) 39 61.90%
Street (stairs, jumps, drops, etc) 5 7.94%
Both! 19 30.16%
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Old 10-30-09, 08:55 PM   #1
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Do you prefer dirt or street?

Just wondering what everyone prefers - dirt or street (urban mountain bike - not road). For me it is both equally. Speaking of which, time to decide what to do tomorrow!
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Old 10-30-09, 08:58 PM   #3
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Trails .... less people = a good thing.
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Dirt. Urban has its place as a diversion, but . . . .
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Old 10-30-09, 11:59 PM   #7
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Dirt. This the mountain biking forum after all.
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Old 10-31-09, 01:28 AM   #8
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Dirt. Given the choice, I'll almost always pick the trail/pump track over urban.
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Old 10-31-09, 06:38 AM   #10
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Dirt.....when I can find it.
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New to dirt. Prefer road biking due to speed but mtbing rocks as well due to variety and beauty of woods not to mentioned reduced wind.
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Old 10-31-09, 08:49 AM   #12
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I'm going to go with dirt, but I clicked both because dont mind urban I ride it probably 40% of the time during summer, but I do probably more like 75% urban during every other season due to the wet trails.
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Old 10-31-09, 09:10 AM   #13
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Since the dirt over here is usually filled with beer bottles and tires cost around 22$ a piece.......
Urban
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Old 10-31-09, 09:23 AM   #14
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Dirt. Hurts less when ya fall (generally). Quiet. I enjoy the scenery.
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Both, I'll ride anywhere.
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Dirt, part of riding is to escape the concrete, steel and traffic.
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yet when you go into the urban with an attitude of picking lines like in the dirt it has an added challenge and can be just as fun.
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CraigX3, you are new American Mountain Man. Concrete and steel is just so unforgiving. At least stones move. I bow to your youth.
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Old 11-01-09, 04:35 PM   #21
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Dirt. 100 to 1.
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Dirt pretty much everytime...something about concrete just feels...wrong.

Not that I have anything against my street buddies...just not my thang
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Let me clarify my statement...I like both b/c I live in ks. If I were in a cool area to ride (eh...hemmm...lift-assist...7x7) you bettah believe I'd be dirt 100/1
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I live in ks.

I lived in KS for 4.5 years. I never saw so much dirt in my life, Red dirt with lots of humidity.
whatever you gotta do to survive, I understand, its OK!
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