|road bike or trail bike?|
It's one of the few forums that allows anyone to participate w/out joining.
This particular forum starts with a question about why anyone would want to ride their bike on the road when there is a perfectly good trail right beside it or near it.
I've often had the same question. I will go way out of my way to find a trail rather than ride on the road. On the other hand, some people seem to avoid trails like the plague.
I love the topic of the discussion, but it doesn't seem to go anywhere. Half the participants seem curious why the bikers are avoiding the trail and the other half keep answering because, "Bikers have a right to be on the road."
Here's what's so frustrating about that:
- Just because you have the right, that doesn't explain why you do that. I have the right to play an accordion in a walk-refrigerator in Speedo tights. But why would I want to?
- Often times, these people seem to be saying, "By gosh, I've got the right to impede traffic, risk my life, and piss people off, so by golly I'm going to do it."