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Discussion: mountain biking

in: BrandNewMe; BrandNewMe > 2015-12-29

Dec 30, 2015 9:28 AM # 
I agree far inferior to any sort of running but i can't think of a better method of cross training. It certainly beats swimming or, heaven forbid, aqua jogging. I do hate the faff though and great rant nevertheless.
Dec 30, 2015 10:12 PM # 
There's nothing wrong with mountain biking. All you have discovered is that cyclepaths are shit. Especially in deepest Englandshire.
Dec 31, 2015 6:21 PM # 
Best to stick to gravel paths and tracks for mountain biking.
Jan 1, 2016 9:19 AM # 
Cat T:
i know exactly what you mean Claire! it's always my last resort. so. much. faff.
Jan 1, 2016 8:54 PM # 
The best way to enjoy moutainbiking is to do it on a road with a road bike.
Jan 2, 2016 5:26 PM # 
I always have high hopes for mountain biking. It should be good. You're outside in the fresh air, doing some cardio. But it is always such a let down. At least with aquajogging / swimming the expectation is that it is going to be totally shite.

The best bit of the cycle was when I abandoned ray and took the road through box hill. Nice smooth surface. Shame the tyres were so sticky. I agree with Nixon. Road tyres on a road are the only way.
Jan 3, 2016 1:19 PM # 
C'mon, even orienteering is pretty if you do it in the wrong place/time. MTB centres like Glentress can be pretty good fun. Road bikes/tyres are fine as long as they stay attached to the road :( But I'm with Chas and Cat, any form of running is much less faff.
Jan 6, 2016 5:31 PM # 
I agree with the overall sentiment - but just like running I still prefer off road given a choice.

It sounds like you just had the wrong machine for the job - Just as you'd wear dobs instead of normal trainers in mud, this ride probably needed a Fat Bike

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