More dangerous, mountain bikes or dirt bikes?
Posted October 30, 2002 - 11:43 AM
Posted October 30, 2002 - 11:50 AM
Even though the speed can be, and usually is, a bit slower than moto's, they're still easier to get into trouble on. Less suspension alone means less control.........
Posted October 30, 2002 - 12:00 PM
Peace Eh - P.Z.
Posted October 30, 2002 - 12:42 PM
Posted October 30, 2002 - 01:14 PM
Posted October 30, 2002 - 02:46 PM
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Posted October 30, 2002 - 07:25 PM
Posted October 31, 2002 - 07:01 AM
Posted October 31, 2002 - 09:01 AM
Posted October 31, 2002 - 04:08 PM
Posted October 31, 2002 - 04:21 PM
I MTB a lot too, but the guys are right about moto suspension/weight, and breaking being huge factors for saving face(in your case literally).
But I will say that I think on some sections of downhill, MTB guys go way faster. Sure average speed on a moto is higher, but I know a lot of moto guys around here who talk about the crazy MTB guys who pass them like nothin' on some knarly trails.
However, I'm all about the extra benefits of moto cause I get beat up on my mountain bike too. But no 20+ stichings yet...ouch
I think road and MTB cycling is great excersize, fun with the babes, and a great way to save the gas for moto weekends
Heh, whatever it is, in the end...Just Ride It!!
Posted October 31, 2002 - 05:42 PM
Posted October 31, 2002 - 08:24 PM
I'm sooo down with that D!! I'm riding to Laughlin this weekend then the Elsinore gp is the following weekend but after that let's go....
We should set -up ride at snow-summit ! Before it's closed for skiing, Anyone interested in setting up a ride? I think that riding both mx and mountain biking helps-out one another!
Oh, and to answer the question regarding which is more dangerous, Mountain Biking for sure!! Just the thought of crashing my bike on a down hill scares me...... No protection.
Posted November 01, 2002 - 04:33 AM
New mountain bikes are unreal. I feel they are as advanced as a YZ 450 or anything else. They are light, have great brakes and a lot of gears. You dont even ave to be in great shape to have fun. Anyone that does not own one should!
Posted November 01, 2002 - 06:26 AM
I pedel up alot of hills, You can pedal as much as you want! I have a DOWNHILL bike thats weighs more than you head! Why don't you join this WUSSIE on the chair and see who's first coming down the moutain.
Dan - Let me know when you want to go!
Posted November 01, 2002 - 06:45 AM
Got your goat did I. Let's both start at the bottom, pedel all the way up and see who is first back down.
If the Angles forest ever reopens lets go for a ride. How about the first TT mtb ride. Looks like Dan is in.
Going riding with Socal this Saturday. You would be more than wecome to tag along.
P.S. No pedeling involved
Posted November 01, 2002 - 07:00 AM
Posted November 01, 2002 - 10:12 AM
Last time I checked Redbox was located in the Angles National Forest. All of the forest is closed. Can't mountain bike, hike or be in the forest. I checked, my MTB doesn't shoot out any sparks. The Forest service can't be too careful. My yellow labs that run when I ride do like to play with matches.
Really pisses me off we pay triple to use the forest with the Adventure pass demo program, Green sticker money and property taxes. Now you can't even be in the forest until two inches of rain or two feet of snow.
When I called to bitch at the Forest Service they said the would extend my Adventure pass for the time the forest was closed. Waahoo!!!
Posted November 01, 2002 - 12:16 PM
As far as the adventure pass bought one in 2000 ,but did not buy anotherone for this year! They already get my money for that, if you get a ticket, i don't think they inforce it or you can fight it! Redbox is above swizters falls and is roughly 18-20 miles back to JPL, great single track,with alot a stream crossings in the winter. It would be cool to get a ride going or up to Snow Summit!
Dan - what would you be up for Redbox(angeles forest) or up to Big Bear(summit)?