As mountain bikers, we tend to make fun of roadies. All they do is suffer and eat (at least that’s the stereotype). But in a lot of ways, roadies are bad ass. Unlike soccer players who feign injuries at the slightest impact, pro road racers have fallen off bridges, hopped back on their bikes, and kept on pedaling.
While we respect our Lycra-clad siblings, there’s a reason at least I prefer mountain bikes. When you’re riding or racing on the dirt, it’s usually a battle between yourself and the clock. There’s no chance for someone to crash in front of you, send carbon shards flying, and run you off a bridge.
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