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    How many Roadies ?

    How many of you are doing double duty ? How many road miles a week ? What bike are you riding on the road , MTB or road bike ? Do you consider yourself a MTBer , Roadie , Cyclist ?

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    what if you ride a mtb on the road?
    Honestly... ahh I give up

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    I'm not even a cyclist lately. Been lazy and riding my computer chair.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nachomc
    Been lazy and riding my computer chair.
    rigid or full-suspension?
    Honestly... ahh I give up

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    Quote Originally Posted by highdelll
    rigid or full-suspension?
    Hydraulic piston activated height adjustment
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    Quote Originally Posted by nachomc
    Hydraulic piston activated height adjustment

    Pffft...real chair riders go rigid. Or if you are less hardcore you could go with 2-3 inches of foam suspension padding.

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    Ridley Excalibur here with a mix of Campy Record and Chorus. And I ride right now about 100 miles a week. But that will be gong up quite a bit in the next few months. And I would say I'm a cyclist.

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    I am a person who cares about fitness and loves being outdoors. I hike, run, work out in the gym, and ride bicycles all for fitness. Cycling is my primary means of having fun while engaging in fitness in the warm weather. I ride a cyclocross bike with two wheelsets, one for road and one for 'cross. I ride a full suspension mountain bike on trails.

    As the weather warms up I'll go to the gym less and less, get about 150 to 200 road miles a week, 3-4 hours on the mountain bike a week.

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    I was waiting for..... "does it take to change a lightbulb?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by spazzy
    Pffft...real chair riders go rigid. Or if you are less hardcore you could go with 2-3 inches of foam suspension padding.
    wimps

    it's gotta be an old fashioned '40's oak office chair with arms and swivel.

    you know, PI style.
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    Some retro-grouch always has to chime in
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    summer i ride to work on my old school 10 speed as seen below . i would say im a mountain biker considering the road bike only has like 70 miles on it but my 4 mounth old parker has about 1000 all ready.
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    I'd roll with that Raliegh for sure , looks like my size too . Some great replies , I knew there were pavement types lurking in here .

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    Quote Originally Posted by AZ.MTNS
    I'd roll with that Raliegh for sure , looks like my size too . Some great replies , I knew there were pavement types lurking in here .
    its a fun bike doesn't get enough love though
    Quote Originally Posted by craftworks750
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    I was a roadie for a rock band for a long time.

    I raced road bikes in the seventies.

    I have taken two road rides in the last year. I do my local travel on my town bike, a Ritchey P-21.

    If I get hurt mountain biking, I have to do it to myself. On the road there are all kinds of things looking to hurt you. I am almost 100% mountain biker now.

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    I'm a cyclist, prefer MTB but put do road in the hope of becoming "fit". Been riding a Trek Madone 4.something (lowest) for little over a year. Got in three road rides last week and picked up 100 miles, and hit my second car.

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    I'm building up a road bike...Actually, not so much building as buying up cheap parts. I will get it built this summer, just because someone told me I couldn't build a bike for $500...I wanna disprove them.

    But, I do ride my mountain bike nearly everywhere....it's a little alarming at how quickly the tread is wearing off my tires. I guess it's to be expected though, they're cheap tires on old, heavy rims.
    I ride a 26'er with tubes and rim brakes.
    Yeah, I'm basically living in the stone age.

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    I have an older allez that I've been trying to hover around 100 on these days.. tour of the tucson mountains is coming up after all.. I don't consider myself anything, I just ride.
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    About 150 per week for the last 5 weeks since the weather broke. Riding a Ti Sports frame w/Ultegra build.

    I blew past a couple of roadies today who was all dressed up like they wandered off the TDF course, me with my MTB baggy shorts and jersey flapping in the wind...I love doing that!

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    I was into road bikes in the 80's, and then switched to mtbs in the early 90's. A couple of years ago, I moved out to the country. With miles and miles of low-traffic roads right out the front door ... I had to pick up a road bike again. Even started going on group rides, with a (non-pro) roadie group, a couple times a week. Riding in a 15 person pace line at 20+ mph, is a blast.

    I just consider myself a cyclist really, but some guys in the roadie group have, literally, introduce me to others as "this is D ... he's a mountain biker." They mean it as a compliment... I think

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    I have a cross bike set up as a commuter / light tourer. I just consider myself a cyclist. I've been getting more ambulance miles than anything lately. (but that'll pay for new frame, so I'm happy)

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    cyclist here. i like to ride both, sometimes one more then the other. though i've been an mtb'er about 3x as long as a roadie.
    will you rep me?

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    well i started doing just mtb but quickly also wanted to get a road bike for the days i couldnt make it to the trails then made my way to doing triathlons but i consider myself a cyclist first and formost and a triathlete second

    my road/ tri ride is a 2010 Specialized Allez Sport compact

    and milage varies but generally around 50 - 60

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    15 miles to town. 10 road and 5 trail. There and back 5 or 6 days a week. It would be an extra 10 miles each way if I stayed on the road.

    29er hardtail with Kenda Small Block tires.

    I find I pass most roadies unless they see me coming. I'm not going to wear myself out to prove a point. They all seem to want to race.

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    I ride both

    I have a Soma Smoothie and a Guru Geneo

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trail Ninja
    15 miles to town. 10 road and 5 trail. There and back 5 or 6 days a week. It would be an extra 10 miles each way if I stayed on the road.

    29er hardtail with Kenda Small Block tires.

    I find I pass most roadies unless they see me coming. I'm not going to wear myself out to prove a point. They all seem to want to race.
    Thirteen hours into a thread about roadies before someone posted how they pass all the roadies on their mountain bike? You're slipping, people...

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    Quote Originally Posted by davidbeinct
    Thirteen hours into a thread about roadies before someone posted how they pass all the roadies on their mountain bike? You're slipping, people...

    David B.
    It was kind of refreshing though.
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    Whenever I read the "MTB'er passing roadies" posts, I have to think the "roadies" are old fatties on 10 speeds and the MTB'er is a seasoned racer.

    Otherwise I don't get it.

    I own both and the road bike is soooo much faster than the MTB on pavement -- there has to be a quantum difference in fitness for a MTB'er to "pass roadies".

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    Quote Originally Posted by canuckjgc
    Whenever I read the "MTB'er passing roadies" posts, I have to think the "roadies" are old fatties on 10 speeds and the MTB'er is a seasoned racer.

    Otherwise I don't get it.

    I own both and the road bike is soooo much faster than the MTB on pavement -- there has to be a quantum difference in fitness for a MTB'er to "pass roadies".

    Or the roadies are on there cool down and don't really care that you passed them. Its kind of like all the kids talking about how they beat some car in a race. The other car has to know your racing for it to be a race.

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    Does it really matter as long as you ride. If its got two wheels and pedals I'll ride it. Road/MTB, Rigid/Full Squish, 26"/29", Single Speed/geared - why can't we all just get along

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    Quote Originally Posted by pulser
    Or the roadies are on there cool down and don't really care that you passed them. Its kind of like all the kids talking about how they beat some car in a race. The other car has to know your racing for it to be a race.
    It's always a race
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    As I get older (I'm 42), I find myself slightly enjoying my road rides more than my off-road riding.

    I have a Jamis hybrid that I've upgraded (Shimano 105, DuraAce, nice thin Roadie tires) which I take on 50-60 mile rides every weekend in the winter and spring, weather permitting. I love cruising through the bucolic countryside here in central Oregon. I only manage about 15mph, but it keeps me in shape - and sane!

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    Been too wet for the local trails for the most part this year so have been riding the road more than offroad so far. Today's road ride will put me up to about 130 miles this last week, probably close to 10,000 ft in elevation gain. Am using a TST frame with mostly Ultegra stuff and also in the midst of rebuilding my old Trek 2300 into a ss/fixed gear for something different while on the road. Weather for the next several days looking pretty good, so should put me back in the dirt for a while...
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    Me....not enough.....Trek Madone 5.2.....& cyclist....

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    i know a "hardcore" mtb who rides a converted mtb with slicks disc brakes and flatbars, and he's bragged about "passing roadies".....what he said^

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    Quote Originally Posted by davidbeinct
    Thirteen hours into a thread about roadies before someone posted how they pass all the roadies on their mountain bike? You're slipping, people...

    David B.
    Nope, Ricko beat me by 5 hours.

    You're slipping Dave.

    I only pass them if they don't see me coming. I'm 52 years old and weight 200lbs. My bike is 30 at least. If they want to beat me, they can.

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    i have a specialized allez elite. probably ride it 50/50 split with my mtb. fun to go fast, and easy to do out the front door.

    I own both and the road bike is soooo much faster than the MTB on pavement -- there has to be a quantum difference in fitness for a MTB'er to "pass roadies".
    those kenda sb8's are like road tires for a mtb. there's gonna be more rotating mass due to the rim weight...but i doubt the difference is as big as you think it is.

    i haven't weighed either of my bikes in awhile, but i swear by feel...my road bike weighs more than my 26er xc bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by biggoofy1
    well i started doing just mtb but quickly also wanted to get a road bike for the days i couldnt make it to the trails then made my way to doing triathlons but i consider myself a cyclist first and formost and a triathlete second

    my road/ tri ride is a 2010 Specialized Allez Sport compact

    and milage varies but generally around 50 - 60

    How do you like that 2010 Allez? I'm trying to decide between that and a 2010 CAAD 9. Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trail Ninja
    My bike is 30 at least. If they want to beat me, they can.
    So that would be your bike weighs 30 or is at least 30 years old?
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    Cyclist, couple of hundred miles a week on the road. XC and DH at the weekends where possible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by canuckjgc
    Whenever I read the "MTB'er passing roadies" posts, I have to think the "roadies" are old fatties on 10 speeds and the MTB'er is a seasoned racer.

    Otherwise I don't get it.

    I own both and the road bike is soooo much faster than the MTB on pavement -- there has to be a quantum difference in fitness for a MTB'er to "pass roadies".
    I own both too. All 3 actually. A 26er FS AM bike at about 40 lbs . A 29er hardtail at about 30lbs and an old 21 speed road bike with 27" wheels at maybe 15lbs.

    I don't find much difference in ride time between the road bike and the 29er given the same amount of effort and the same distance. Big difference if I take the AM bike.

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    I'm a cyclist , mostly road since the trails are not open , still too wet . When I can get on the trails its about a 50/50 split . Pick up a new Cannondale Cad 9 tomorrow , retire the Univega to trainer/roller duty . About 60 miles a week since its still early in the season for me .

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    Quote Originally Posted by canuckjgc
    Whenever I read the "MTB'er passing roadies" posts, I have to think the "roadies" are old fatties on 10 speeds and the MTB'er is a seasoned racer.

    Otherwise I don't get it.

    I own both and the road bike is soooo much faster than the MTB on pavement -- there has to be a quantum difference in fitness for a MTB'er to "pass roadies".
    I was coming home and the end of my ride last summer, I passed a guy in his 40s on an old 80's roadie (down tube shifters, it was pretty beat up) on a big climb riding my Nomad with 2.3" Nevegals. I wasn't really trying to race him, but I try to ride at a descent pace.

    5 minutes after the road turned flat, he flew by me when my big tires slowed me down.

    My point, even non-cyclists like to "race", and the skinny tires make a world of difference on the road.

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    Oh, I ride my Cannondal Six13 with a Dura Ace kit mostly. I get about 100 km every week after work. On weekends, I drive to trails and get some good MTB rides in.

    It really sucks to work in the middle of farm lands. Everything is so flat, and we have no forests to ride in

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trail Ninja
    an old 21 speed road bike with 27" wheels at maybe 15lbs.
    This I gotta see! Pics or it doesn't exist...
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    Love mountain biking, road riding is OK too. This time of year the trails are really wet and muddy with a dash of snow, not an ideal situation, so I hit the road for a good workout. I live on a hill that climbs about 1300' in about 2.5 miles so if I hit that a couple times it's a pretty good workout.
    About to get off my butt and saddle the Cervelo S1 up for a ride; roads are just about dry from last night's snow.
    Paris-Roubaix this Sunday; should be a great race.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bikinfoolferlife
    This I gotta see! Pics or it doesn't exist...
    Maybe he's talking about just the frame
    I ride a 26'er with tubes and rim brakes.
    Yeah, I'm basically living in the stone age.

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    Roadie too....like to train on the road. Commute to work also....just riding in general makes me happy !
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    Used to ride both but sold the roadie, my son used to do road, crit, dh and xc but decided to drop dh and is now doing xc, road, crit and tt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bucksaw87
    Maybe he's talking about just the frame
    I could be way off on the weight of that one. I've never weighed it. The point was it's way light compared to the other bikes I ride but no faster (for me) on a long ride on gently rolling terrain than the 29er.

    BTW it's only a 6 gear cassette not 7.

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    road biking beats walking! ive got an OCR1. its nice to hop in the road bike and go explore. mountain biking is much more fun though.

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    I'm a cyclist who prefers riding my MTB.

    I like my road bike, but I prefer being on a trail on my MTB. Most trails are closed because it's too wet this time of year so most of my riding is on the road right now. Hopefully that will change in a few weeks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trail Ninja
    I could be way off on the weight of that one. I've never weighed it. The point was it's way light compared to the other bikes I ride but no faster (for me) on a long ride on gently rolling terrain than the 29er.

    BTW it's only a 6 gear cassette not 7.
    I was just pokin' a little fun. But seriously, post some pics! I loves me some old road bikes
    I ride a 26'er with tubes and rim brakes.
    Yeah, I'm basically living in the stone age.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AZ.MTNS
    How many of you are doing double duty ? How many road miles a week ? What bike are you riding on the road , MTB or road bike ? Do you consider yourself a MTBer , Roadie , Cyclist ?
    I consider my self a mountain biker. I just bought a road bike a touch over a week ago - a Specialized Roubiax Elite. I have it to get miles in because mountain biking is feasible everyday for various reasons.

    I would like to start riding 150 miles per week (combo miles).

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