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mikem9 11-17-2013 10:06 AM

Offroad Riding vs. Street Riding
 
Which is your favorite and why?

Sparrowhawk 11-17-2013 11:07 AM

Off road, which by my definition includes primitive"roads". I can ride as fast as I want without a concern for LEO. The only rules to follow are the rules of physics. I can camp without listening to loud groups or generators.
http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/f...r/IMGP1098.jpg

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klaviator 11-17-2013 11:49 AM

If I had to pick one I'd pick street riding but I prefer being able to do both. I sold my pure dirt bike because I never rode it. I hate having to haul my bike somewhere to ride it.

On the other hand, I won't own a bike I'm not willing to take off the pavement.

http://i645.photobucket.com/albums/u...2/CIMG4072.jpg

To answer your question, nothing beats riding a bunch of paved curves.

Grinnin 11-17-2013 03:47 PM

Yes.

Barry 11-17-2013 07:18 PM

Off road. Hands down. I ride for excitement, and there is that in huge amounts off-road. Unless you are an idiot, you can't get that to the same level on the street. You can PUSH HARD off road (or on a race track). No chance on the street.

fallingoff 11-17-2013 07:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mikem9 (Post 22799551)
Which is your favorite and why?

Whatever I'm doing at the time.

Cheers

Keithert 11-17-2013 07:36 PM

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Originally Posted by Sparrowhawk (Post 22799908)
Off road, which by my definition includes primitive"roads". I can ride as fast as I want without a concern for LEO. The only rules to follow are the rules of physics. I can camp without listening to loud groups or generators.
http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/f...r/IMGP1098.jpg

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What kind of tent is that?

In Illinois there's very little off road so I guess I prefer on road. I envy you guys that have a lot of off road areas to explore.

Sparrowhawk 11-18-2013 07:38 AM

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Originally Posted by Keithert (Post 22803319)
What kind of tent is that?

It's a cross between a bivy and one person tent that was made by Integral Designs. I also carry a tarp for bad weather. Privacy is rarely a concern so a shelter is just for weather and bugs.

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sweetwater 11-18-2013 07:41 AM

Tend to enjoy the backroads here and many are poorly maintained or dirt, BUT there aren't miles and miles of this kind of riding near the city. You gotta get out a little bit...

We've become so opposed to superslab that when we talk about a mountain trip, we almost always talk about hauling the bikes.

Rodzilla 11-18-2013 08:37 AM

Off road. Singletrack preferably.

JDK111 11-18-2013 08:42 AM

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Originally Posted by Sparrowhawk (Post 22799908)
The only rules to follow are the rules of physics.

.... and the landowners if you're on private property.

KX50002 11-18-2013 09:21 AM

I prefer dirt, but there seems to be less and less area open to riding around here.:ban The last time I was at my favorite childhood riding spot, the police showed up with guns drawn. I'm a fan of guns, but I really prefer to look at them from the breech.:gun1

LittleRedToyota 11-18-2013 10:37 AM

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Originally Posted by Rodzilla (Post 22805910)
Off road. Singletrack preferably.

me, too.

it's more funner...to me, anyway.

i've yet to find any kind of riding that i don't like, though...

NJ-Brett 11-18-2013 11:41 AM

I like both and see no reason to have to pick one over the other.
When its cold and wet, dirt riding is more fun then street riding.
When its nice out, its nice to go somplace far away on the street and explore curvy roads.

I also like running errands on the street bike.
Dirt riding is great fun, but I would not want to limit my riding to just that.
Same with the street, but sometimes you want to get the wheels off the ground, slide through turns, and go ape shit.

corndog67 11-18-2013 11:54 AM

Riding a lot of off road definitely makes you better street rider. I truly like riding dirt bikes, but I don't bounce as well as I used to, nor do I heal as fast. So for right now, its street only, but I'm trying to get a KX deal worked out.


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