Do you ever do long road rides on your mountain bike so you can "play" along the way? Sort of "Urban Assaults" only 50 miles or more in length. This morning I intended on doing a couple of hours of road biking, but as I stood in front of the bikes I decided to take the mountain bike instead. I use to do 100-150 mile rides of this type when I lived in So Cal, but I limit myself to 6-7 hours now that I am a bit older.
The entire ride today was approximately 60 miles in length and took 7 hours and it included stops at two university campuses for some "urban trials" and several parks for short hill climbs and single track runs. I also stopped at a couple of carnicerias for snacks and water and ended the ride at a Subway for a salad.
I had a great ride, got a good workout, and had a blast, but when I was sitting at Subway I was trying to think of someone to invite out for the next ride, and I realized that none of my friends would want to go. Either the distance/time was too much for them or they just wouldn't want to ride in the city.
When I got home I thought I would see if/how many BF members would be up for this type of ride so.....
Do you ever do long road rides on your mountain bike so you can "play" along the way?