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      03-02-2013, 10:28 PM   #45
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Originally Posted by M3Now!
Originally Posted by Pauldramos View Post
Road riding is not laziness in my experience.
Laziness may have been the wrong word, and I agree that road rides can be really tough. But on a road bike, you seldom have to worry about obstacles, or traction, or keeping momentum over a series of rocks while climbing, or climbs that aren't graded for vehicle traffic etc.

On the trails, there's stuff that's anaerobic simply because it takes a trip into the red zone just to get up the climb. And while doing that, you have to choose your path around the chunks of limestone, gravel, and manage traction. Sometimes I'm just not in the mood to pay that much attention.

Yeah, totally agree. Very different riding. I understand your comment. Road bike you just get on and go. Mtb pedaling is only part of it.
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