I am first and foremost a mountain biker, but find myself on the road bike for a change of pace, when the trails are muddy, or when I need to get some miles in. I probably get four or five mtb rides for every road ride, but the road rides are always for more miles.
No its not legal, but I'd still prefer a drunk guy riding a bike as opposed to one in a car.
For me I would say for about every 25 mountain bike rides I take I will have one road ride in there. I like how I can cover so much ground on the road bike and that there are many more roads than trails but like a previous poster said I dont like being at the whim of someone who's talking on a cell phone, fiddling with the radio knob, while trying to get around me with another car coming in the opposite lane.
Well, officialy you can be arrested for "public drunkeness" (English translation is hard to give). But the coppers don't give you a hard time as long as you are not herassing people. They'll fine you for not having lights on your bike at night, and for not having an ID on you (that's one sinds a couple of years in NL). But as long as you don't barf on their suits, they're good about the drinking....
I had many long epic rides on my barcruizer. Most memorable is the one where my buddy was riding on the backrack and my bother on the bars. The 3 of us ended up being coverd in bruizes, leaves and branches by the time we made it home ut:.
It has been 4:1 lately. I spend most of my exercise time on the road bike as it is quicker and easier to get out on. Our good trails are 40 minutes away and in that time I can be at our local road hill doing repeats. (the old racer in me keeps coming back.)
I road biked my FS rig the other day. It was somewhat painful...
But it started with a fun ride on an old railroad grade for about 20 or so miles, the FS allowed me to haul on it, was hitting around 25-30 in the flats. (gps at least, mileage may vary with that info)
usually about 5-1 Mountain to road (I don't count commuting with the roady as a ride)
I figure thats about right, considering my bike ratio is 3-1 Mtn vs road...
though the ratio is looking like it will change in favor of the road, between gas prices, and my getting involved a little with the local college race team.
shaved legs in the future? Maybe, we'll see. Lord knows I look good in lycra.
About 1:10 road to mtb. I ride the roadie for the endurance it offers, but really can't get right with the roads and drivers here in Atlanta. I'll ride the gaps in N. GA and some of the area centuries ... but that's about it. Dirt rules! :yesnod:
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