say the lime shirt dancer represents the roadies, while the white t-shirted dancer represents the mountain bikers.
Happy New Year all
Happy New Year all
I think you have inadvertently described a 10K pursuit. My road rides begin with an upbeat intro of hip-hop, then move into a symphony of strings. Soon comes a thundering double-bass onslaught before the screaming guitar descent, ending with some old-school country on the way back in. In contrast, my dirt rides are punk [mostly NOFX] combined with zippy electronica. I dance to all of it, sometimes with grace, sometimes without.HandyMan said:Mountain biking is like dancing. The bike is your partner and the trail is the song.
But road riding isn't. if road riding was like dancing, the song would be a single beat that went on forever, and the only way to dance to it would be to tap your foot over and over and over and over. There is no melody, no flow, just cadence.
yeah, the more I ride on the road the more I understand the stereotype. Although I have to admit that I don't smile too much when I'm on the road, not much fun in pure pedaling (it's all flat down here).eraSSerhead said:Good stuff FloridaFish :thumbsup: There were some pretty funny replies over at RBR (http://forums.roadbikereview.com/showthread.php?t=158240) here it just seemed to upset the wards (would have thought that would of been the other way round).
I admire all types of riding, road and mtb just happen to be my favorites so...
But the op was more a commentary on attitude towards riding then it was about skills. As a roadie of many moons myself it seems to me that the reputation of sometimes being a little bit uptight is somewhat deserved. Oh well, they didn't "get it" over there either :skep:
Hmm dunno, maybe so. But as long as we're being serious...me thinks a good session on a good trail maybe gets close to the feeling of dance:Bob Goatse said:Dancing about cycling is like writing about music.