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declan1declan1 Posts: 2,470
edited March 2013 in The cake stop
For those of you thinking 'I fancy a little mountain bike ride' - don't. It's torture.

Just did 5 miles at an average speed of 9MPH. That was on a road to get to a little trail.

Grrrrrr.

Road - Dolan Preffisio
MTB - On-One Inbred

I have no idea what's going on here.

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  • Frank the tankFrank the tank Posts: 6,806
    You foolish person, posting that.

    You do realise should any of them from the dark side read that post it will be used as a stick with which to beat roadies infering we're a bunch of wussies, sissys and softies. :wink:
    Tail end Charlie

    The above post may contain traces of sarcasm or/and bullsh*t.
  • declan1declan1 Posts: 2,470
    You foolish person, posting that.

    You do realise should any of them from the dark side read that post it will be used as a stick with which to beat roadies infering we're a bunch of wussies, sissys and softies. :wink:

    The fact is, we can ride considerably faster than them. I think that wins the argument ;)

    Road - Dolan Preffisio
    MTB - On-One Inbred

    I have no idea what's going on here.
  • Peddle Up!Peddle Up! Posts: 2,040
    Purveyor of "up" :)
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 19,642
    declan1 wrote:
    For those of you thinking 'I fancy a little mountain bike ride' - don't. It's torture.

    Just did 5 miles at an average speed of 9MPH. That was on a road to get to a little trail.

    Grrrrrr.

    So you went on a road ride then....
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • declan1declan1 Posts: 2,470
    ddraver wrote:
    declan1 wrote:
    For those of you thinking 'I fancy a little mountain bike ride' - don't. It's torture.

    Just did 5 miles at an average speed of 9MPH. That was on a road to get to a little trail.

    Grrrrrr.

    So you went on a road ride then....

    I had to ride on the road to get to the trail.

    Road - Dolan Preffisio
    MTB - On-One Inbred

    I have no idea what's going on here.
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 19,642
    so what was the actual mountin bike bit like then...
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • declan1declan1 Posts: 2,470
    ddraver wrote:
    so what was the actual mountin bike bit like then...

    Pretty rubbish. It wasn't a purpose-built trail, but it looked good. Went around it for 5 minutes, then was so knackered from actually going there that I had to go again :(

    Road - Dolan Preffisio
    MTB - On-One Inbred

    I have no idea what's going on here.
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 19,642
    hmmm, sounds like you need to ride more...of anything...
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • Surely you should be driving to the trail in your car, then poncing around on your bike for a while before driving home.

    Admission: I occasionally ponce around on my mountain bike.
  • mallorcajeffmallorcajeff Posts: 2,259
    Thats funny i bought a brand new ghost a while back, i rode it home from work yesterday and it was 11 miles of torture. Its now for sale in the freeads here in mallorca. Ive done 14k miles on the road bikes in the last year. Mtb has done 56 miles. Oops. Lessson learnt
  • I'm riding my son-in-law's MTB at present, here in Australia. Better than nothing........... just :(
    'fool'
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 19,642
    Seriously Guys do you not know the meaning of the word mountain?

    Road
    road.jpg

    Mountain
    maple-lined-silver-creek-trail_silver-falls_oregon.jpg
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
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