Road vs Mountain
So quick to judge and you don't even know me! Your attitude towards roadies sucks! Not everyone is ultra competetive, the guys I train with wait at the top of the hills and at the end of the intervals for stragglers. I've been on huge rides with 50 people, small rides with 4 people, 2 day events with 4,000 people. I wouldn't say roadies have any more attitude than those who ride mountain bikes.
Who cares if I can jump a log- there is no need to do that on a road bike, although most of the roadies I ride with are excellent bike handlers and could probably ride circles around you. I also know quite a few that cyclocross in the fall and they are excellent bike handlers as well, without huge shocks that you need or disk brakes, duh.
I don't drive an SUV, I drive a Subaru. But unless you live next to a trail, most Mountain bikes log more miles on the roof of the car than they do off road. Mountain bikes ARE NOT good for the environment. I don't know anyone who commutes to work on a mountain bike, but I do know many people that ride 20 miles each way to work on a road bike. That is cutting carbon emissions while you MTBers drive to the trail head.
Most snowboarders (not all) are pin heads. They plow all the snow off the trails, are generally reckless and slam into skiers. I ski mostly at areas that don't allow boarders. Call me a snob, see if I care or the people at ALTA or MRG care! We like it with no boarders!
Mountain bikes DESTROY TRAILS. And mountain bike riders are constantly cutting new single tracks. I firsthand saw the damage in a park we used to ride in California.
Why do you think so many places have BANNED mountain bikes? Because most mountain bikers are idiots who enjoy going out after a rain storm and riding in the mud, even though they know its destructive to the trails.
If you really want to enjoy nature, try walking on the trail, you might actually be able to go slow enough to identify plants and wildlife!
Originally Posted by BushwackerinPA
I have to flame closed minded people....which BTW is you.
Road biking is more social? please whens the last time you ever went on a MTB ride. Roadie are *******s, your post pretty much confirms this. I have actually ridden with roadie on MTBs and they pretty much suck to ride with. Ultra completive, douche bags. Plus what funny is they cant cross log or charge a rock garden to save there lifes.
MTB is destructive to the environment? have you ever seen what horses do to a trail? good mtb trails are built with the environment in mind, and smart MTBer want to conserve the trail and the areas around the trail. We ride there, part of the reason I ride is to get out and enjoy the views. I dont want this stuff to go bad I do my best to keep it that way.
Your probably drive some some huge automatic SUV to the store and back and your worried about the environment?
you hate snowboarders to? Do you ski on shaped skis? yep thanks snowboarder for that? is your local resort still open? without snowboarders it probably wouldnt be. Generally I have people I have found who think snowboarder are *******s, should look themselves in the mirror.