I have been riding skinny tires a bunch lately to get ready for a couple of Charity rides with family and friends. There is a large social community of roadies and lots of marked pathes in my neck of the woods. It has been easy to do.
BUT it seems so boring to me. The excitement seems to be preparing for the next climb, choosing the gear you will attack the hill with and then doing your best to keep your cadence @80. Then for anywhere from 5-20 minutes you put your head down and grind. SHEESH, its like bait chunking and calling it fishing. I find myself having to count or remember phone numbers or recall poetry (Cremation of Sam Magee works well) to stay awake.
In Mountain biking everything changes all the time. More ups and downs, grinding a long uphill to bombing a gravelly downhill, switchbacks, roots, obstacles, whooptee doos, seeing a coyote, dodging a skunk or rabbit or snake.
But then I had trouble paying attention for more than 10 minutes in school. Is this where the ADD people end up? Any other ADD types out there.