Now officially joined the dark side

Discussion in 'Beginners' started by Panter, 21 Sep 2007.

  1. Panter

    Panter Just call me Chris...

    Ordered a Giant SCR3 this morning, it'll be here Monday. Then I'll offically be a roadie :blush:

    I know its a pointless post, but I'm quite excited as its my first EVER road bike :o)


    Chris :smile:
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  3. mondobongo

    mondobongo Über Member

    Welcome the 'Dark Side' is a pretty cool place to be just wait till you feel the speed of a road bike. I am well hooked after swapping my MTB for a Road bike a month or so ago.:blush:
  4. palinurus

    palinurus Legendary Member

    I thought recumbents were the dark side?

    Anyway, enjoy your bike- as if you need any encouragement.
  5. OP

    Panter Just call me Chris...

    Thanks peeps :o)

    No, I'm a MTB'r, so roadies are the Dark side. For me, anyway :smile:

    I had a quick go on a road bike yesterday. A bloke at work very kindly bought in his Lemond Buenos aires for me to have a spin on, it was an amazing bike :blush:
    Mind you, I think the wheels on it probably cost more than my Giant :biggrin:

    Still, very much looking forward to the speed. Much as I love my MTB, there is a distinct lack of mountains here in Kent, while there are lots of roads :smile:


    Chris :sad:
  6. stevenb

    stevenb New Member

    South Beds.
    Nice one mate.

    I like having the best of both worlds.

    I also have a set of wheels for off roading and a set of wheels for road riding...purely bcoz I can't be a*sed to keep changing the tyres over. :blush:

    A road bike makes the world of difference for speed.
  7. Paulus

    Paulus Started young, and still going.

    Welcome to the world of the roadies. More speed for less effort.
  8. DLB

    DLB Senior Member

    I went from owning a hybrid to owning a hybrid and a road bike about 8 months ago. The speed of the road bike is so much more thrilling (even if my speed is normally only 13mph :blush:)
  9. Cathryn

    Cathryn California Correspondant

    Nothing pointless about a post made of sheer excitement! Sounds brilliant!!
  10. Abitrary

    Abitrary New Member

    What is the dark side though?

    Roadies call MTB the darkside, and vice versa.

    I enjoy riding my hybrid, which might be the greyside.

    But, what if there was some sort of final decision about the light and darkside in the road / MTB debate?

    Where would my hybrid be?

    I am now confused???

    Only Noam chomsky can assuage my confused brow:

    "Either you repeat the same conventional doctrines everybody is saying, or else you say something true, and it will sound like it's from Neptune."
  11. Frazer

    Frazer New Member

    If you head in the right direction however there are a lot of nice hilly roads in Kent into the countryside
  12. OP

    Panter Just call me Chris...

    Thanks again peeps :biggrin:

    Yup, I hear you. I've been discovering a few lately and am, hopefully, joining a club ride today.
    The only thing is it all involves fitting the bike carrier and driving somewhere, whereas with the roadie I'll be able to get straight out on it.

    I'm a bit of a closet bunny hugger and I do like the idea of using the car as little as possible.

    Roadies ride round in tight groups wearing rubber pants. tHats the darkside. I rest my case :biggrin::sad:

    Incidentally, I currently ride a hybrid on my commute and can confirm that its the Orange, with a hint of sunset Yellow side. Oh, and Green.


    Chris :biggrin::biggrin:
  13. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    South Manchester
    Road bikes are the best for long as there is tarmac !
  14. OP

    Panter Just call me Chris...

  15. killiekosmos

    killiekosmos Über Member

    Panter, you'll love the Giant. I got an SCR 2.0 six months ago, having been used to MTBs any hybrid tourers. It is soooooo different. My weekend and evening rides are a lot more fun and a lot quicker. Still use the others for rough roads but on smooth surfaces the Giant is king!
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