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How many of you ride mountain bikes but are not cyclists?
I could give a crap about bikes outside mountain biking, I raced BMX growing up but never have been a "cyclist" just dirt cycling I guess.
I ride to stay in shape for motorcycle racing, but also seem to have had an elevated intertest in this hobby for years now.
 

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What's the difference between mountain bikers and cyclists?
 

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desrcr said:
How many of you ride mountain bikes but are not cyclists?
I could give a crap about bikes outside mountain biking, I raced BMX growing up but never have been a "cyclist" just dirt cycling I guess.
I ride to stay in shape for motorcycle racing, but also seem to have had an elevated intertest in this hobby for years now.
A cyclist is defined as one who rides a cycle. Last time I checked, a mountain bike is a cycle.

Logic! Catch the fever! :thumbsup:

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desrcr said:
How many of you ride mountain bikes but are not cyclists?
I could give a crap about bikes outside mountain biking, I raced BMX growing up but never have been a "cyclist" just dirt cycling I guess.
I ride to stay in shape for motorcycle racing, but also seem to have had an elevated intertest in this hobby for years now.
Why do you hate Roadies?
 

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I dunno - just focus on what you want to do and don't worry about what anyone else rides or does. I like my bike, bike bling, the singletrack I helped to build, and hanging out with the guys in my area who mtb too). That's all that really matters. :thumbsup:

The way I figure it is most road-only roadies probably never think about mtbrs, most singletrack-only mtbrs (like myself) don't really care about roadies, and those who do both are the really lucky ones who get to enjoy the widest variety of what cycling has to offer. :)
 

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Go ride your bike......have a PBR or two when you get home and all is good.;)
Think I will............no PBR though 19yrs sober but thanks you have a couple extra for me I'll drive lol
 

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yea not a fan of roadies and their peloton, weekend warrior, matching outfit climbs on the roads.
I dont align myself with that. Sorry to anyone whos lycra just got all bunched up.
The closest thing to a roadbike I have is my Homegrown or my lowrider.
 

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BMX and MTB? You're a cyclist.

"Never be ashamed of who you are... You're warriors... be proud."

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You know what bikes are REALLY good for?
Transportation.
You can actually go places on them...
Seriously.
You're missing out if you only ride mountain bikes off road.
I'm not talking about the roadie thing, although that can be fun too.
 

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desrcr said:
I could give a crap about bikes outside mountain biking,
ummmm, well that is OK.... these are the mountain bike forums.

But really no need to make a formal decree.

We all do what we enjoy, right? So just have fun.
 

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You're right your not a cyclist. your a really slow guy in a mountain bike that thinks he is really cool but really just not dedicated, and therefore not any good at mountain biking.
 

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You're a mtbr but not a cyclist? Hmmm, That's like being really smart but without a brain. Don't get your point. You ride mtbs to stay in shape but don't enjoy it? You don't give a crap about other peoples hobbies? You're too cool to be a cyclist?
I'd have to conclude that you're just jealous of roadies tight, colorful, and shinny outfits, or you got beat real bad by a roadie and couldn't keep up.
I mostly ride mtbs, but also ride road, and sometimes I even ride my mtbs on the road. Yes,I ride bikes therefore I'm a cyclist. Althou sometimes I drive my bike to trails using my car, but I'm not a driver. LOL
Live and let live.
 

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Where I live, if I didnt own a road bike and cyclocross bike, I wouldnt be riding very much. Between snow, ice, and then wet trails-- the mtb would only be out from like April to Oct. I like the simplicity of riding a road/cyclocross bike-- just walk out my door and go. No racking up bikes, pumping up shocks, blah blah, etc. Dont get me wrong, I love to ride mtb but it just cant always happen.
 

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You're a mtbr but not a cyclist? Hmmm, That's like being really smart but without a brain. Don't get your point. You ride mtbs to stay in shape but don't enjoy it? You don't give a crap about other peoples hobbies? You're too cool to be a cyclist?
I'd have to conclude that you're just jealous of roadies tight, colorful, and shinny outfits, or you got beat real bad by a roadie and couldn't keep up.
I mostly ride mtbs, but also ride road, and sometimes I even ride my mtbs on the road. Yes,I ride bikes therefore I'm a cyclist. Althou sometimes I drive my bike to trails using my car, but I'm not a driver. LOL
Live and let live.
No anger at roadies. I just don't want a SS, fixie, unicycle, or to even ride bike TO the trail head. I like to ride in the dirt (bike or dirtbike)
An example Im not a motorcyclist but a dirtbiker, I don't own or care to own a streetbike and don't much understand those who ride the street.
Both detach my from the day to day. you meet the nicest people in the dirt.
 

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I hear ya and agree that mtbing is my favorite type of cycling, but it is cycling. That won't stop me from taking a nice road ride let's say to the beach to ride along the boardwalk to check out some curves.
When it comes to powersports, for me snowmobiles win hands down. Have had boats, dirt bikes all my life, quads, jet skiis for many years, but nothing quite compares to riding ribbons of white.
If someone would rather ride anything from a unicycle to a go-cart that's just fine with me, and wouldn't waste time wondering why. That's why there's so many flavors at the ice cream shoppe and that's where I draw the line. Don't know how anyone could eat choc/mint Yuk.
Live and let live.
 
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