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    Would rather...?

    As much as I like MTB's, I would rather be on a road bike for training. What about you?
    Authorities speculate that speed may have been a factor. They are also holding gravity and inertia for questioning.

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    Seeing as I don't currently have a road bike, cross bike or a mistress I guess mountain biking all day it is.

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    I'd rather ride my mtb all day, but I currently don't have anywhere nearby where I can do that. soon, though...soon.

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    Now, if it were ride the mistress all day and go for a 2hr MTB ride...I need a mistress, anyone got any leads for me?
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    hallowed be thy dirt
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    plus the roadbike forums scare me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by monzie View Post
    Now, if it were ride the mistress all day and go for a 2hr MTB ride...I need a mistress, anyone got any leads for me?
    Give my wife a call, she's not busy.
    Authorities speculate that speed may have been a factor. They are also holding gravity and inertia for questioning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 53119 View Post
    plus the roadbike forums scare me.
    Different crowd. I road bike when i don't have the time to mnt bike.

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    training is stupid, road bikes are stupid, training on a road bike = retarded

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    Quote Originally Posted by FoShizzle View Post
    training is stupid, road bikes are stupid, training on a road bike = retarded
    I get what you're saying, but I can hop on any bike in the driveway and go for a ride. I have to drive 40 minutes to get to the nearest trail.

    by the way... racing is the best training.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FoShizzle View Post
    training is stupid, road bikes are stupid, training on a road bike = retarded
    "papa, it's 2012 and everything is still stupid" - my 9yr old

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    Roadbiking can be fun. I just don't like doing it near cars, stop signs, stoplights, or flat straight roads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caffeine Powered View Post
    by the way... racing is the best training.
    I agree... Racing and riding with faster people is the best way to get faster.

    I do prefer the road bike for strictly training, as it's simply easier to go out and make myself suffer for 2+ hours. It's easier to work on the fitness side of things with the road bike -- I spent the last three months only riding and racing road bikes, and I noticed on my first mtb after the season that I was incredibly faster, especially going up the trail.

    That said, right now I'm working on my skills on the mountain bike. That's what held me back last season, and I learned from road season that I can easily hang with the pack, and those are most of the same guys who I'll be racing mountain bikes with this fall. I'm not too worried about the fitness anymore, so hopefully by the beginning of the season I'll be at the point (both skills-wise and fitness-wise) where I can be competitive on the mountain bike, and earn some upgrade points.

    But I still have better bike-handling skills than most of the roadie-only guys I was racing with this season. All my passes occurred in places where they were using brakes unnecessarily.
    Sometimes, I question the value of my content.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 53119 View Post
    "papa, it's 2012 and everything is still stupid" - my 9yr old
    smart kid...you should listen more

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    Road bikes are fun, but I like my mountain bike
    better. I can play with the wife anytime I want, so
    I ride when I can.

    Best, John

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    no road bike, no cross bike, no mistress so...

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    Quote Originally Posted by FoShizzle View Post
    smart kid...you should listen more
    always. nothing like the clarity of a yet uncluttered mind and heart.

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    I don't mind riding on the road if there aren't any cars. Nothing like a SUV going 50mph, passing within 3 feet of your handlebar.
    Everyone is entitled to my opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ghoti View Post
    Nothing like a SUV going 50mph, passing within 3 feet of your handlebar.
    I wanna live where you do...SUV's driving slow and giving a wide berth.
    The Ironman race here doesn't even get that kind of respect.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Caffeine Powered View Post
    Give my wife a call, she's not busy.
    That's not what I heard...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ghoti View Post
    Nothing like a SUV going 50mph, passing within 3 feet of your handlebar.
    Ever tried a big truck passing within 1 foot of your handlebar? In my part of the world riding a road bike is a more dangerous business than getting a mistress from a nearby village.

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    Quote Originally Posted by s0ckeyeus View Post
    That's not what I heard...
    I call next after next.
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    Id scrap the passion forum all together, its a breeding ground for unicorn milkers, rainbow chasers and candy cotton farters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtbnoobadam View Post
    Seeing as I don't currently have a road bike, cross bike or a mistress I guess mountain biking all day it is.
    me neither. so MTBing. I have a $$$ road bike I never ride. roadies suck asphalt. i prefer to wrap my clavacle around trees.
    “Everyday is a good day,” from the Blue Cliff Records, Yun-men (864-949 AD).

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    Cross is big in my new town. So might try that next Fall. Good for mud season riding

    I've always wanted to try BMX Cruiser Class racing, but no tracks nearby.

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    Quote Originally Posted by monzie View Post
    I call next after next.
    EWWWWWW! Sloppy seconds???!
    life is... "All About Bikes"...

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    Why is the last option so specific? Since I don't see a specific combination of options as an option to vote on, I choose not to vote.
    life is... "All About Bikes"...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ambassadorhawg View Post
    Why is the last option so specific? Since I don't see a specific combination of options as an option to vote on, I choose not to vote.
    You've never had your partner ask you "how can you ride all day? Are you really on the bike all day? Is there another woman?

    Or haven't heard a rider say "the bike is my mistress" or a spouse call a bike "the other woman"

    My wife thought I had a mistress for a long time. Thank god for PowerTaps.
    Authorities speculate that speed may have been a factor. They are also holding gravity and inertia for questioning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caffeine Powered View Post
    You've never had your partner ask you "how can you ride all day? Are you really on the bike all day? Is there another woman?

    Or haven't heard a rider say "the bike is my mistress" or a spouse call a bike "the other woman"

    My wife thought I had a mistress for a long time. Thank god for PowerTaps.
    Nope, nope, nope, nope, and nope. My "other woman" is my truck. LOTS of people have asked me about that.

    Never had a mistress, but I have two-timed and even three-timed in my younger days.

    Don't really wanna ride "all day" and certainly not every day either. My aching, damaged, middle-aged body couldn't handle it. For me riding is an escape from reality, a great means of exercise and physical therapy, and fun... In that order, specifically. Now, if I felt the need to escape from reality every single day, I'd be in a looney home by now.

    Your Poll is great.. don't get me wrong.
    life is... "All About Bikes"...

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    Quote Originally Posted by 53119 View Post
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    indeed...your son should be an MTBR moderator

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