Friday, July 23, 2010

Mountain Biking.

Mountain bikes are a whole world of money and time I don't have.  I'm already about to lose my job from all the training I do on the road.  How anybody with a semblance of a job and/or a relationship can mountain bike AND be decent on the road is way beyond me.

What I don't get about mountain bikes is how ridiculously expensive they are.  Strange I know coming from a guy with a bike that would retail for like $8k.  But a road bike, if ridden ideally, isn't going to crash.  Of course disaster can strike.  Road bikes seldom crash, but when they do, it's costly.

The first (and only) time I rode a mountain bike, I had good fun, but I crashed like a gazillion times.  I've been told that if you aren't crashing, you aren't learning/progressing/having fun/whatever.  I imagine that as I progressed, I wouldn't crash any less, I'd just be doing it at higher velocities, and I 'd be breaking a lot of shit.  Hydraulic brakes and carbon everything just don't make much sense when a stray branch on that "wicked" descent can snag a brake line, cover you in oily goo, and subsequently snap your carbon frame like a Haussler'd front wheel.

I have respect for people who can do things on a bike that I can't.... i just don't get it.

and yea, I know this doesn't really follow the "rules" format.  Honestly I'm running out of rules.  There really aren't too many of them, just a ton of violators.  Suggestions?


Sorry for the lack of posting lately.  I've been feeling a little burnt out, plus I upgraded recently so I'm feeling a lot less superior than I used to.  Rest assured, I'm still riding, and still making fun of you behind your back on the road, and publicly on the internet.

 Today's rule is worth rementioning
I don't care HOW HOT is is outside, don't wear sleeveless Jerseys.  Just don't.  And cycling caps aren't helmets, they just aren't.  You don't look cool, and you're not the old school pro you're apparently dressing like if I'm passing you up the hill.

That is all.