Cycling - which are you?

Do you like the rough stuff or nice smooth roads? Or r u bi?

Some interesting debates on cycling on this site, just interested in preferences,


  • [settles back comfortably with very large bag of Giant Smarties and a pint of Diet coke...]
  • Lycra clad roadie I'm afraid, though MTBers are sexier I'm just too scared of falling off and can't be bothered with the cleaning involved.
  • LizzyBLizzyB ✭✭✭

    Sexier bikes, sexier clothes, sexier men*.

    I rest my case

    *I can get away with this cos hubby is a road bike person
  • LizzyBLizzyB ✭✭✭
    Should add that road bikes are infinitely more fun to ride, go faster and are a lot easier to carry up and down steps when you live in a second floor apartment.

  • I'm with LizzyB! Not in the biblical sense of course, though I could be persuaded!
  • LizzyBLizzyB ✭✭✭
    Multi - I've seen your bike. Phwoar!
  • [takes a swig from Jj's Diet coke and prepares to heckle]

    Men in colourful lycra on those tight muscular bodies, [shudder]is just so sexy!
  • Roadster too.

    Lizzy B I have a question. We're about to buy our first home and won't be able to afford somewhere with a garage. Do you store your bike in your 2nd floor flat? Is it convenient (apart from carrying it up three flights of stairs?


  • Road and lycra.

    I've got a mountain bike but the back wheel was nicked while I was swimming.
  • So no bi's at the moment?

    Some good points, but "road bikes are infinitely more fun to ride" .....only on the road though, and there's no dirt, jumps, trees on the road.

    Keep them coming.

  • LizzyBLizzyB ✭✭✭
    Banana Boy - we have three road bikes in the dining room, not really a problem, carrying them downstairs is fine as well, but the final flight of steps is stone, a bit of a 'mare in cleats, I sometimes wait until I'm outside before putting my shoes on.

  • [crunches thoughtfully on SMarties and offers bag to Destiny...]

    <<Will'll be in soon, I 'spec. He's definitely bi.>>>
  • [thoughtlessly stuffing SMarties into mouth, thinking about the Rhino in lycra]

    Have to agree with you Jj I think WW swings both ways.
  • Hmmmmm...Tour de men in tight lycra....dribble dribble........

    sorry, got carried away there.
    Mr Fraggle has road and mtb - and wears tight lycra for both....lucky me ;-)
  • [glugs Coke and burps delicately behind paw] but...[crunch] ... the lycra didn't lay well over the armour plating, I thought...
  • but Jj, Lycra with armour plating peeping out, I find titilating.
    [Stands up suddenly and shouts]

    Bring it on Rhino!
  • LizzyBLizzyB ✭✭✭
    Cycling Weekly ... the thinking woman's 'Playgirl'....

  • Jose.Jose. ✭✭✭
    have a MTB but wear lycra for cycling (even in the gym)
  • OK, ta for the views so, and take it I'm outnumbered here.

    Is it really that much more fun to be riding on roads with CARS/LORRIES/COACHES or through beautiful wooded trails with jumps and trees and the only traffic be horses, dogs, and cows (and RAMBLERS, grrr)?

    Sadly, the only advantage I see with roadie's at the mo is the girls having a pref for lycra. Lizzy, your view about sexier bikes is taken on board but I think the new Spesh full-susser's are drop down gorgeous (no competition there).
  • But mtbers wear lycra too, and they get muddy- very sexy.
  • well ive got a road bike that i used to love riding fast - but never felt that safe on

    and an offroader that ive never warmed to because its so slow and heavy

    what id really like is a hybrid - fast enough but tuff enough for ruff roads

    is that a bit bi ?

    oh and ive got loads of lycra not that anyone here would want to know - and some chamois shorts too

    and a purple helmet!!
  • Thanks Jose, the lycra is just a general fashion thing. I think the World Cup Downhiller's even wear lycra on race day.

    I have to confess to wearing lycra when running.

  • C'mon- you must remember the cuffuffle Richard mmmms tough guy RW cover cused.
  • Jose.Jose. ✭✭✭
    I wear most of the time lycra when running too.

    You can't tell the ladies to wear it and don't wear it yourself. It's not polite. o)
  • [Thinking about GI Buney in Lycra and purple helmet]

    You go girl!

    GaryT, you run in the stuff, well 'er a few of us run round Richmond Park and we often lack motivation on the second lap. You are VERY welcome to join us.
  • & you're welcome too, Jose!
  • Jose.Jose. ✭✭✭
    on my bike or running?
  • Running of course! I'm only good at oogling cyclists.
  • Jose.Jose. ✭✭✭
    when you go, weekends?
  • did somebody mention mud?
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