Pinkbike Poll: Tell Us About Your Rides

Dec 27, 2013 at 3:58
by Matt Wragg  
For this week, we're going to skip the opinion piece and ask a simple question: what do you ride, how long for and how often do you ride it? Don't worry, normal service will be returned next week and you can go back to debating the world, but for this week we'd just like to know a little bit about your riding habits. Happy trails folks.

Sunset at Ramatuelle.




How often do you ride?

We've already asked you whether you see mountain biking as a hobby or a lifestyle, but how often can you find or make time to get out? Is once a month all that is possible, or are you lucky and can hit the trails most days?





How long do you usually ride for?

How long do you like to get out there for? Or maybe more accurately, how much riding can you find time for? We'd all love to spend our days doing epic rides, but jobs, families and other commitments usually mean being a little more sensible.





Which of these words best describe the trails you ride?

Select as many of the words below as you feel are appropriate to what you enjoy riding regularly. Don't worry about whether they make sense together or not - it's never easy to put your trails into words.







161 Comments

  • 93 2
 best thing I ever did was started riding my bike to work. Its a Specialized Enduro. 40km round trip. Pump the fork and shocks right up, rolls alright. But most of all - its more time on the bike. My fitness would probably improve a hell of a lot more if there wasn't a liquor store on the ride home.
  • 47 0
 So long as you keep it under 3 drinks in a given sitting then you are on the cardio protective end of the J-curve. Its not just wine but alcohol is proven to have a cardio protective effect between 1-3 drinks... beyond that you're doing damage. Sorry for the hijack, it was a big college research paper of mine. Drink up.
  • 8 0
 30km round trip to work here, with a few minutes worth of offroad, did ridiculous things for my fitness. The best part is during summer when you can take "shortcuts" that triple your ride home with a couple of good descents, all the training you will ever need!
  • 4 0
 I wish work was close enough to ride plus my down hill rig would not be a fun bike to do 60 miles of pedaling haha,
otherwise I would bike to work boo I don't drink at all so my cardio is not to bad.
@focofox37 thanks for that info I will be definitely using it on my friend he likes a drink and wonders why his cardio is pant hahah
  • 5 10
flag hampsteadbandit (Jan 3, 2014 at 13:08) (Below Threshold)
 not much mountain biking here at the moment

riding 1000 km a month to work and back on my road bike

does not leave much time / energy for mountain biking


lucky if I get out for 1-2 hours on my day off, if I can be bothered Frown
  • 9 0
 Ride on Ozmike! I ride my spesh enduro to work too. 26 mile round trip. Folks at work think I'm mental riding on roads with tyres that buzz and ends that bounce up and down. If your gonna race on it you may as we'll train on it I say.
  • 5 0
 I can't drive so I bike everywhere anyway. Not my choice so I don't feel self-righteous but a good workout nonetheless.
  • 5 0
 Remember that intervals will get you in MTB specific shape much better than just riding or doing volume "training". 20mins of intervals will do you much better than 2h ride with roadie buddies. Doing "gate" sprints off the traffic lights is awesome too.
  • 2 0
 thanks for the info @focofox. Usually my after ride drinks get upto to 3. Then I get to 6..... then 9.....12, etc So if I keep going up by intervals of 3 I'm doing alright? (great info though, I will keep it in mind)

@premiumcuts - hecks yeah! I bought my Enduro second-hand, I'm amazed at how versatile it really is.
  • 6 1
 @SORTAH that is the best policy for trouble with the fuzz.

@OzMike The flag says Australia, but as long as you got a little Irish in you, you'll do just fine. Personally I'm half French so drinking like that will go fine... until I get caught making out with someones girlfriend.
  • 1 2
 @hamsteadbandit .. so your a roadie not a mountainbiker !!
  • 2 6
flag triggstar (Jan 4, 2014 at 10:46) (Below Threshold)
 What about havin them drinks before you ride and not after lol.....bein drunk and ridin is really dangerous kiddies but a shed load of fun lol.
  • 2 0
 @SORTAH...That might be the funniest cop related bicycle story I've heard. Good work, sir.
  • 1 1
 Oz beer is Gnat's piss, it probably rehydrates you.
  • 45 1
 How about, 95% of the above?
  • 10 1
 I clicked on everything except gravel surfaced
  • 9 0
 I only clicked on Secret/illegal.
  • 26 4
 Pretty much anyone that lives in Vancouver or within an hour of Vancouver wins this poll.
  • 9 1
 Lets extend that to "within 3-4 hours". I live in the Okanagan, and we have some phenomenal riding all around us here (and in the Kamloops area), but Vancouver is an easy drive away. I do weekend riding trips down to the coast every month or so, yet get some pretty awesome riding here in the interior too.
  • 4 1
 Ok my apologies, within 8 hours is more accurate.
  • 7 1
 No no, then we have to deal with the people from PG... haha joking!
  • 18 4
 I speak for everyone take your spam elsewhere.
  • 2 1
 I'd love to get to the coast, but on these roads I wouldn't dare put my bike in the back of my truck. Winter riding up here is fun though, the snowshoers pack the trails really well, can usually ride most days unless the snow is too deep & light.
  • 22 1
 I live in Squamish BC and Work in Whislter, I have it all when it comes to riding!
  • 7 4
 so lucky!!! im on winter break and would go riding every day but i got science project.....stupid school
  • 25 3
 Don't take your education for granted. When you grow older and wiser you will realize how valuable it is/was.
  • 19 1
 That's what they all say
  • 12 1
 Do you need a roommate? I can cook, I sort-of clean and I have cute friends... Smile
  • 5 2
 Trust me, I heard it a million times and now that I'm getting older I regret my teenage angst.
  • 22 3
 No necessarily true Antron - in this day and age you need skills - not degrees. I am a scientist with an advanced degree and knowing what I know now if I was 18 again I would go right to trade school. Just sayin'. We live in a day and age when diesel mechanics make more bank then clinical microbiologists. F#*k College! I was at a party a while back and my friends that are a Endodontist and Dentist we talking about this same crap. When the average salary of a Internal Medicine Doctor in the US right now is $125,000 and a 28 year old kid down the street from me is a crane operator making north of $150,000 with no degree you learn that skills pay the bills.
  • 11 9
 Riding is my education
  • 3 1
 I live in high country colorado Fruita - day trip Moab - weekends Summer - singletrack heaven Winter - champagne powder
  • 11 3
 You're goddamn right. I have quite a few buddies on oil and natural gas rigs out here that have never stepped foot in a college yet make an easy $200,000. However, they also put their lives on the line every single shift and one guy just lost three fingers. So... There's always a balance of the scale, and you always have to pay the piper.

One thing I will say, however, is that a degree in English literature, medieval history or philosophy is just wasting precious money. Go get a goddamn library card and learn it yourself, not by paying for. $40, $50, or $60k 'education' about how to be a good little consumer.

To all of the kids out there: you create your future. So create wisely and according to your own instincts. Provide an invaluable skill -- everyone needs something. Find out what it is and sell it to them. Smile
  • 3 0
 I live in North Vancouver and work on mountain biking as much as possible. That includes right now...
  • 2 0
 I'm not even talking about college, this kid is still in high school. Beyond that, sure, do whatever you have got to do to enjoy life.
  • 4 0
 As an engineering student who's spent some time working in the machine shop on campus, working as a laborer doing construction and in a grocery store. Being able to actually do something is super important. Kids should be required to take shop classes and actually learn how to cut a piece of wood. I'm not saying that higher education is pointless. There's a lot of $ in it and it's a good way to build a solid future but you can go a lot further if you've worked at the bottom and know how things actually go instead of how they go on paper. If you know that those things you'll be valueable to a company and you'll have a good high paying job.
  • 2 0
 You madame, are a lady, and a scholar.
  • 4 1
 Guys, let's all chill the hell out and go ride, alright?
  • 10 0
 Its not uncommon to read a post on Pinkbike complaining about the cost of a nice bike. Nice stuff is usually expensive. So get a (good) job! For those still in school, my (unsolicited) advice is to use your education to develop a marketable skill (pick one you can enjoy). There are always exceptions, but people well educated in science and technology tend to do well. Trades are good choices for many as well, and sometimes lucrative. However, your mind will last longer than your back, so have a plan to migrate to a planning or supervisory position as you age... Still listening?

Didn't think so.
  • 2 0
 Very well said sir!
  • 3 0
 @Antron - education ehh, I just finished 5 years of school and a Masters in Finance, I just turned 28 and I HONESTLY regret going to school. I could have spent that time focusing on racing and riding because school will always be there but when I am 35 the odds of my even having an opportunity competing at a world cup level are zero.

So while school is good, look at ALL your options and don't let anyone tell you or make you feel like that's the "right" route to go, because then you will be where I am. Basically do what makes YOU happy and not other people.
  • 2 1
 I agree with ^^ on considering all options... Most important is finding whatever it is you are passionate about and persuing those avenues of learning. However, I disagree with some of the comments written by others regarding certain forms of education as a "waste of money", and find those sorts of statements to be very ignorant. There are many things that can be learned from some pretty amazing teachers out there at many educational institutions that don't necessarily make a person monetarily rich. If a person's passion is "philosophy art literature from ancient India" or whatever, then they should follow that passion. Saying that following that passion is a waste of time and money is a sheltered and shallow view of what life has to offer for people of all kinds.
  • 2 0
 I work construction at the moment. Big hrs. Big $$$$. Between family and work I have to be pretty dedicated to find time to ride. When I was younger I had all the time to ride but junk bikes, now I have all the bikes I have ever dreamed of and struggle to find time to ride. (never tried and high school, never went to uni and I'm better off financially than most people I went to school with that tried uni)
  • 1 0
 I can relate Turboute, when I was younger I could ride ALL day but didnt have the greatest bikes, now I can only ride on the weekends, if I am lucky, but I have an Evil Undead I can shred on. Life sucks!
  • 3 0
 Yeah carbon v10 for me. I get the "you had better ride this seeing as it cost so much" lecture every time I get a bike. and when I am riding all the time I get the "you spend way too much spare time on that thing" lecture. I have been in the doghouse lately for riding too much. Worth it tho.
  • 3 0
 Oh yea, I get the "bikes shouldnt be your priority" but as for the purchasing they are more like "uhhh you spent HOW much on a bike?" lol
  • 13 1
 Throughout the summer I ride nearly every day, but sadly Canadian winters thwart my abilities to continue the habit
  • 4 1
 Same with me, but a snow ride is fun once in a while.
  • 4 1
 Yeah winter means once a month, but I answered as though it were one of the other three seasons.
  • 7 1
 fat bike ftw
  • 2 0
 Don't make excuses, get some good tires, and learn the skills. I shred the pow on my bike all winter, it's so fun I've hardly touched my snowboard this year.. I'd rather go do a bit of shovelling on my favourite downhill trails..
  • 2 0
 Having best mtb winter ever in Alaska this year, almost no snow but cold enough to make the mud almost frozen. Fast & occasionally slick. Riding almost everyday, so stoked...
  • 9 1
 2013, for me, was all about getting my kids on the trail with me, 9 & 12 yrs old. We went out 4/5 times a month, on rooty, rocky, x/c trails and made one 3 day trip to Copper Harbor, MI. Watching my kids enjoy 'Gardenbrook' and 'the Flow' at CH was the highlight of my year.
  • 1 0
 I'm hoping to have a similar 2014 to your 2013. Just got my 8 and 10 year olds nice hardtails for Christmas. I can't wait to share my love of trail riding with them. Hopefully they enjoy it as much as I do!
  • 11 1
 Which is better: dry and rocky or muddy and rooty?
  • 11 1
 oh now you can make your own polls? dry and rocky of course but I have a feeling most people will pick what their home trails are.
  • 6 1
 muddy and rooty, but just because I'm used to that since we don't have a lot of dry and rocky where I'm at.
  • 10 1
 After years of riding in the desert I have come to the conclusion that I prefer riding on the dry rocks but falling in the mud.
  • 4 1
 Rocks are always better, especially in the dust. Nothing like the ch-ch-c-c-c-cha feeling of skipping through dusty slabs and rocks.
  • 3 1
 I feel like loose over hardpack should have a say in this too. nice and fast in between rocky sections and perfect for sliding around corners Smile
  • 2 1
 muddy and rooty's gotta be better. Better for your bike handling and better for comedy when you and your buddies laugh at each other for flailing on the tiniest roots.
  • 2 1
 I've come to realize this holiday break that the best weather for riding the 'shore is misty and about 5-8 degrees. When the trails are a bit wet, they are sticky. Roots are wet but not slippery. Those cool misty mornings on Lower Seymour are gold.
  • 2 1
 I live in alps so naturally i usually ride in mud and roots,and i enjoy more than on dry/rocky!More technical and to going fast you really need to have good level of riding.But surely the both are amazing because with a bike every trail become amazing!Big Grin
  • 3 1
 I would say muddy and rooty but that's my home trails so I'm more used to it than dry rocks. If it were an option I would choose wet and slabby tho. Sliding Down the slabs in the local trails is so much fun! Smile
  • 2 1
 Steep, muddy and rooty. No berms, lots of off camber turns. Purely natural.
  • 2 1
 Because I am used to mud and slippery rocks and roots, those are my favorite. For some reason I can't stand dusty or sandy trails.
  • 2 1
 @brucedenis i agree those days are great but my favourite days on the shore are the clear, warm mornings in the middle of the summer, but about two-three days after a decent summer storm so it's still tacky.
  • 3 1
 I hate mud. I have grown up with mud and I still hate it. I feel like it damages the trail and damages the bike. I know lots of guys who love it because it makes them feel like they are on a dirt bike or something.
  • 2 1
 Whats mud? Smile ts dry and rocky all year round here! But we do get the odd nasty suprise of coming across a puddle every now and again!
  • 3 1
 @mallorcadave, that sounds like my kind of riding!
  • 1 0
 Muddy and rooty for sure! It's pure fun when you ride in rain, when you come home covered in dirt and mud, but with huuuge smile on your faceSmile Roots are great too, I'd alwayas pick this over dry and rocky!
  • 5 0
 Depends if you have to pedal up it.... if so I'll take dry and rocky. If not can I have dry and rocky up top going into muddy and rooty down below. mmmm muddy and rooty down below.
  • 1 0
 Muddy rooty and rocky Smile
  • 3 0
 I'm gonna have to go with "Not Paved"
  • 2 0
 A little of both as the seasons progress , wet spring to get the skills in place , dry summer to rip And wet and leafy in the fall love it all !!
  • 1 0
 I have sand dunes and pines here. No mud, no rocks, only sand, moss and roots. Mud is impossible, dry is totally unridable. The perfect conditions are when sand turns into concrete when temperature drops below 0C But before snow falls. Just a few days a year... Anything is better than this, but at least I have lots of trails in the back yard.
  • 1 0
 Muddy and Rooty. Mainly because there isn't very much 'dry' here in the UK. But 'Muddy' for UK is more toward the gloopy stick-to-your-face kind of mud so I go through at least 1 new BB every winter haha. Gives me an excuse to buy parts for the bike Smile
  • 1 0
 Dry and rocky for me. Muddy can be fun too (I remember a 4x race many years ago that was so muddy and slippery that pretty much no rider could ride down the course without falling or putting their foot down several times). But for a general ride I prefer dry because it's more predictable, so I don't need to hold back and I can push my level better.
  • 1 0
 Natural or man made?
  • 1 0
 Natural is better,man-made if it's really necessary!Wink
Polished or technical trail?
  • 1 0
 tech, definitely tech, i thoroughly enjoy night riding as well
  • 1 0
 when you say man made do you mean wood? because most trails have to be somewhat built unless you're referring to natural as strictly loamers. i prefer a good mix of built and natural features, but who doesn't love a good loamer every now and then!?
  • 6 0
 Riding the same conditions on the same trails all the time is not as fun as mixing it all up, in the UK we may not have much height, but we do have a massive variety of terrain. You can't beat an epic weather horror occasionally too, but not every time. Sun's really nice overall. Snow's good too. A simple summer line can be hilarious in deep winter mud. 'Variety's the very spice of life, That gives it all its flavour.' - William Cowper
  • 4 0
 I couldn't sum it up better- every day on the bike is a good day, if it is a short xc/enduro/freeride blast around the local trails or an epic day in a bikepark, if you're riding alone or with your mates...
And as I live 100 km east of Cologne in a low mountain range we have almost uk weather- wet and cold, but a good cranking up a short climb gets you warm Big Grin
  • 1 0
 Amen to that locoola! Where do you ride?
  • 1 0
 Gloucestershire, FoD, Wales mainly but try to do trips to the rest of England, Scotland or Europe whenever possible.
  • 8 1
 Gaddammit haven't ridden trails in 3 months due to broken collar bone, they fucking suck. Got big plans for 2014 though
  • 2 1
 Atta boy!!! Go get'em this year kiddo good luck and try ad stay healthy mate!
  • 2 1
 Same bro, I had to miss out on two races and, to ad salt to the injury, got roped into marshalling for them. Been back riding for two weeks and getting the strength in my shoulder back. This seasons gonna be a banger!
  • 4 1
 it sucks so much right? and to top it off i broke it in the most pain-in-the-as way, i broke it in 3 places so the put a plate in and theyre gonna have to take it out in another 3 or so months. but man, if i could even marshall a race it'd make me feel better as i havent really been able to race in 3 feet of snow in -15 degrees!
  • 6 1
 I'd love to now see it broken down by age. 2 small kids, a full time job and home ownership make it hard for me to ride very often.........I do commute every day by bike, but i'm not counting that.
  • 5 0
 Yes, broken down by age and marital status/number of kids. Also by hours/days worked per week.
  • 3 0
 Hey Digthemlows,

is there no way that you could mix up your commute where you live? I live in a city but have several different routes to and from work via parks, steps, slopes and bits of trails. its never the quickest way to get to and from work but I find that adding extra 15-30 minutes to my commute in the morning to enjoy my ride sets my day up just right.
don't discount those commute miles either my friend, for me 7 - 10 miles each way 5 days a week... another 3000+ miles a year before the weekend action begins.
  • 2 0
 Yeah, it's 8 miles each way, and I do launch of tree roots and hit a few stair sets...........but it's mostly street...........I ride my Surly Krampus to keep it fun...............don't think the Knolly would be as much of a commuter.................
  • 1 0
 Learn some tricks, make your journeys uber fun! And buy yourself street dj bike with 1x9 setup.
  • 1 0
 8 miles on a street/DJ bike sounds like hell.
  • 2 0
 8 miles on a 4X bike with gears = no problems!
  • 1 0
 8 miles on a DJ sounds likes lots of Manual time...
  • 1 0
 Or buy a street trials bike and manual your way to work Razz (amongst jumping and flipping everything with a ledge)
  • 6 1
 Missing is the "Ride Everyday" option. Don't own a car and commute every day and ride on my day's off if not in the morning before work.
  • 4 1
 How often I ride for depends on the day, monday to thursday is normally 30 mins each way xc to work, different stuff depending on how I feel. I drive 20 miles then get the bike out of the car and ride the last 7 miles. I do some evening rides also during the week if I am in the mood. Weekends is mostly DH bike riding on varying trails, and out for 4 hours each day during the winter when days are short. Summer is dh and mountain riding at the weekends. I could only select one answer for ride duration, but my duration varies lots. Nothing beats a sub 1 hour blast when you smash out miles or runs, for xc covering a 3 hour group xc ride in an hour is satisfying and leaves you shattered. I just love riding bikes!
  • 4 1
 Living in Essex in the UK I ride mostly xc in the woods locally with away days whenever possible. I am sure I would get out more often on the mtb, especially during the winter, and that is my real love. However I seem to spend a lot of time on the road these days. I race a bit, I love it. I commute and it keeps me sane. I had a 160 bike but I bust it riding too much DH, probably cased one jump too many!! So I have come to realise that my riding is determined by my surroundings. As much as I would love to travel somewhere every week it is not feasible to do that every year!! So, my point is that its not what you ride, how you ride or what you do it on, it that you get out there while some might be on the couch or in a traffic jam. So long as I./you are the wierdo with lights on their heads in the winter or blood gushing from a pedal scar in your leg, whether you freeze up on an rock garden or gap it and pedal on, pack the van up and drive to the alps or rag around in circles in your local woods. Bike riding has rescued me from a mundane suburban life!
  • 4 2
 I ride a 2013 mega AM 3/4 times a week I ride trails xc DH road and big canal rides 78 miles on canal my biggest ride . No not the best bike for rideing canals or road but I just love being on my bike outdoors me and the challenge .just ride it and enjoy :-)
  • 2 0
 I ride when I can and that's not much these days , after a crash 3 years ago then not being well and doing 10 hr days plus 1&1/2 hr commute don't leave me much time ,
I've just got myself a v10 as downhill/freeride is where my heart is but not my skill level , seemed to have lost my nerve since using my head as a brake last time lol !!
My mrs just got me a real nice xc for my big 40th next week so I'll try and fit a ride in as much as possible , also my 2yr old boy is just starting out so as soon as his stabilizers come off I'll get him a real bike and he can get out with me ,
Shame we don't live in whistler !!
  • 2 0
 I'm moving from a place that is rocky and dry (Sierra Nevada, western US) where I have ridden my whole life, to wet, roots, muddy (Northern Vancouver)! I don't even know how to handle it! I am so lucky and happy, but I'm also scared of roots.. Holy hell we only have like.. 3 roots in all of the Sierra Nevada... And they're bone dry! Shit's about to get real. Haha. Recommendations or tour guides/shuttle buddies appreciated Smile
  • 2 0
 Check out Shoreplay. You will be able to ride with Wade Simmons.
  • 1 0
 @satn, great recommendation! Thanks a bunch. I can slide on my ass behind him down Cherry Bomb Wink
  • 3 1
 depends what my little kiddo is doing. if i can sneak out early morning i'm good but if he asks to go do something else like skate, football, fish... than ride with me we'll go do that instead.
  • 2 1
 Vacation bike binges is what I have to do in the summer. Load the suv and go! Because I live in the prairies I have to make up for all the riding I don't do at home. This has lead me to visit some of the greatest biking destinations. This is what makes me feel better about the lack of trails in my area. If I had great trails around where I live, I would not have been so motivated to have seen all the amazing places I have.
  • 2 0
 Sunday morning without fail. 3-6 hours. If we're not shuttling, we spin it up to go down. Love the down! Flowie to gnarly. Not complete without my ride. Dream- to have a great trail from back yard so I can ride everyday.
  • 1 0
 I ride my 2004 Iron Horse SGS Downhill PRO EVERYWHERE. If I ride it's usually no less than 4 hours. I try to do as many climbs as possible, no standing up for me, just sitting and hammering away. Since I bought the bike off of a fellow Pinkbiker, I have barely given the bike a break. Hundreds upon hundreds of miles a week. She's been kind, I've gotten stronger, and all is well. As to the question of weather mountain biking is a lifestyle or a hobby, I find it to be a bit of both, it's hard to put it into words. Once I get a road bike, that'll be seeing some miles as well(Just easier on pavement, as apposed to a 42lb downhill bike with 2.6s). I ride for the exercise and peace that I get during it, even more so when I'm with my mates.
  • 1 0
 As I get older I am starting to feel a little more desperate about getting trail time in. I live at the top of North Van and try to hit the trails as much as possible. I still feel able to actually ride most of the trails near my house without crashing too much or walking too much but each year it gets more scary. These days when I fall it's like throwing a big bag of potatoes on the ground. Weights, yoga, and saddle time to fend off Father Time.
  • 1 0
 moment of bliss: realizing that hardtail really means faster, and adapting to the lack of rear suspension. always been a free rider, but getting the right machine for the right combination of jobs was always a challenge, that's why i buy kits sepparately and go for the extra expense to the cost of a tailored ride.
  • 4 1
 I tore a ligament in my shoulder last week. I still have 3 months before i can ride again. I already miss it.
  • 4 1
 Ouch! Healing vibes your way -- shoulder injuries SUCK! Heal fast.
  • 3 1
 In the UK we ride all summer because it's bearable. But we have no ski resorts so in the winter, we just ride in mud and it depresses us.
  • 3 1
 Mallorca is only a 2 hour flight away. plenty of cheap accomodation this time of year
  • 1 0
 What's the weather like this time of year?
  • 3 0
 was about 20 degrees today but rain for sat and sunFrown luckily its a holiday on monday so i can go ride. Generally its about 15 degrees with the odd day of rain so a bit like a British summerWink
  • 1 0
 @the-dirt-farmer I also ride a bike to work by choice. Ive been riding for over 20 yrs. Alll by choice. winter is the worste, spring is ok, summer is the best time, fall gets crisp. But all is good.
  • 1 0
 I live in south oxfordshire... no hills and a lot of tarmac... at the moment it has been raining so much all the bridleways we use instead of trails are about 2 feet underwater !
  • 1 0
 If I can get a good 3 ish hour ride in the Peaks then a night ride or two during the week that's awesome. I would ride to work but being self employed my van is in the car park of my flat so not really worth a ride!
  • 1 0
 urban/commuting = everyday. allmountain = once a week. downhill = once every two weeks. skatepark = once a month. I hate when the survey answers are limiting and i can't answer correctly.
  • 4 1
 Living on Vancouver Island, tons of great riding available year round !
  • 1 0
 Agreed - just got back from the Dump - awesome riding day!!!
  • 4 1
 Everyone likes to ride technical trails on pinkbike.
  • 2 1
 I'm not much of a fan because i crash and break my bike... or myself Smile but its still fun
  • 2 0
 I have just been thinking who is curious that much about all of us here? Is it specialized, giant, cia?
  • 1 0
 My wife and I budgeted the same amount on fuel this year as we do on bikes. Looks like I'll be on my bike a lot for commuting. I hate buying gas.
  • 2 0
 Just been reading some great posts.... Makes me wanna go ride right now but looking out the window I think I'd drown :-)
  • 1 0
 I'm riding a seriously overbuilt hardtail for both hard trail sections and urban assault. currently broken bb, waiting for a funn hooka or saint to arrive.
  • 1 0
 I'm still in high school so I have have time to ride all the time. After school almost every day and on the weekend. Little obligation maximum ride time Haha!!
  • 1 0
 Same here! I don't think my teachers or friends quite understand my lifestyle...
  • 1 0
 "Select as many of the words below as you feel are appropriate to what you enjoy riding regularly"

"Muddy- 1735"

1735 Brits have responded to the poll Big Grin
  • 1 0
 Seriously fellas. You can't underestimate the amount of potential here in Eastern Kentucky in the Daniel Boone National Forest around the Cave Run Lake area.
  • 1 0
 I always ride to school and here in Wisconsin that means in negative temps. The peace of riding to school in the dark and snow is like nothing else. Highlight of my day.
  • 2 1
 Baby nearly here and busy work+ Need new BB = not been for a ride in a month
  • 2 1
 living in southern europe: you can ride all year!! or you can just avoid some real january/december winter days!
  • 1 2
 I love my ride, it was my first 'proper' bike and although the frame is 4 years old it has the spec of a 2014 bike and I built it all myself Smile , don't get to ride as often as I like though Frown
  • 3 1
 I wish my job let me ride 2-3 times a week.
  • 1 1
 Hmmm, not sure how to answer. once every one or two weeks in the winter... two or three or more times a week in the summer.
  • 3 1
 Where's the option for loamy? Just saying...
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 I wish I had more time to ride. Between full time work, a fiancee, and a dog I am lucky if I get out once a month to ride.
  • 2 0
 My favourite ride is definitly my girlfriend
  • 1 0
 So I guess 4X really is dead? Or at least even less alive than "friendly" or "slow" riding?
  • 1 0
 Austin, Texas literally 100's of trails of every level and style imaginable. Year round riding. Very lucky to live here
  • 3 2
 i just had to pick every answer for the last one.
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 Secret/Illegal woooo
  • 2 1
 Where is very very very muddy? Come on guys. Don't forget about is Brits!
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 Can't see the mud at the moment... too much rain!
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 Am I the ONLY 1 ? That blazes a FAT JOINT for the non assess lift trails for the Climb up.? Try it BLAZE IT and STEEZE it.!
  • 5 1
 I'd burn with ya, Sergio! Let the others get a head start walking up the hill *) Ride everything at least twice>
  • 3 1
 Yee boy! A nice sesh on a trail usually helps find MORE creative lines going DH.
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 nope, not the only one haha, but most of the time i ride sober.
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 Gnar. Often. Till I get to the end of the trail.
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 Haha lol, pretty much.
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 what about weather conditions? I ride whenever I can as long as I last
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 thats what she said lastnight..
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 Homo
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 I think perve would be the right word
  • 2 0
 wow, an entirely negative thread.. Didn't people used to have a sense of humour?

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