Maybe so, but the coolness factor running up icy roads with a board strapped on must be accounted for, and its a little hard to find any dirt in Aspen/Snowmass in the winter. Half a day of Monarch powder, ride down the mountain change gear and head for the mountains on the east side of Salida which were snow free. Best of both worlds!
I am an artist by heart, sometimes dirt is my canvas and the tire is my brush!
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