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New member and very confused

Postby topgear » Mon Dec 08, 2008 11:14 pm

Hey all, i have always taken an interest in road bikes.. i wanna look at getting one but i have alot of bills at the moment, i wanna get into riding my bike daily for exercise and to build my legs up, is it a good idea just to ride my mountain bike till i build myself up or.....??

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Re: New member and very confused

Postby Fleshpiston » Mon Dec 08, 2008 11:27 pm

topgear wrote:Hey all, i have always taken an interest in road bikes


Gd'Day...same here...i luv their handling prowess and responsive acceleration...etc...etc...luv em better than a red ducati

some riding is better than none...so...jump on your mountain goat and start pedalling...that way you'll become faster and stronger for you upcoming road machine :twisted
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Postby Pax » Tue Dec 09, 2008 6:34 am

Absolutely get onto that MTB...

Riding is riding, it is all fun. The MTB will get you fit, then when you can afford a Road Bike, you'll enjoy the lighter, more agile ride, and you'll get more from it because you're already fit.

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Postby sogood » Tue Dec 09, 2008 7:00 am

If you are focused on health and fitness, then the type of bike wouldn't make a difference. :wink:
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Postby ni78ck » Tue Dec 09, 2008 8:25 am

if you have not ridden in a while any ride will be great. you must build your legs up!
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Postby JV911 » Tue Dec 09, 2008 8:33 am

get on the MTB then maybe score a 2nd hand roadie
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Postby Fleshpiston » Tue Dec 09, 2008 8:33 am

sogood wrote:If you are focused on health and fitness, then the type of bike wouldn't make a difference. :wink:


Well said :wink:
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Postby MidlifeCyclist » Tue Dec 09, 2008 9:26 am

Get the biggest, heaviest bike you can and ride it up a hill = fitness! :lol:

I have my daughter on the weeride and we do 30kms round trip all the time. At the end of it I feel like I've done 60kms :lol: I then do the same trip without her and I feel like I'm flying :wink:

She's the best training tool there ever was!

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Postby gorilla monsoon » Tue Dec 09, 2008 1:47 pm

What they all said! :D
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Postby im_no_pro » Tue Dec 09, 2008 4:12 pm

gorilla monsoon wrote:What they all said! :D


+1 - i've been bashing the old mtb around on shortish (<30k) rides until I pick up my road bike. Some riding is better than no riding!!
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