skiing/biking

AlpineZone

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 13

Thread: skiing/biking

  1. #1

    skiing/biking

    sorry, put this in the trips forum by mistake...



    Was new to skiing this year and have a blast. Just curious, whats the connection between people skiing and also biking? Do you guys bike on the same mountains where you ski? Is it because it keeps you in shape for the next ski season? thx

  2. #2
    Greg's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2001
    Location
    Thomaston, CT
    Posts
    31,083
    I originally started mountain biking to be in better shape for ski season. As it turns out, I discovered something I could now be (almost) equally passionate about in the summer, and it kept me from dwelling on skiing all summer. I think there are several parallels between mountain biking and skiing, but the MTB learning curve is much quicker, I think.

    I don't do any lift-serviced mountain biking at ski areas or places like Highland. Part of the appeal of mountain biking for me is there is a lot of areas near me in CT to do it. Also, once you have the bike and the initial gear needed, the only expense is maintenance.
    I ski double black diamonds.

  3. #3
    Quote Originally Posted by aerostern View Post
    . Just curious, whats the connection between people skiing and also biking?
    The connection between the two is they are both really fun.

  4. #4
    Quote Originally Posted by Greg View Post
    I originally started mountain biking to be in better shape for ski season. As it turns out, I discovered something I could now be (almost) equally passionate about in the summer, and it kept me from dwelling on skiing all summer. I think there are several parallels between mountain biking and skiing, but the MTB learning curve is much quicker, I think.

    I don't do any lift-serviced mountain biking at ski areas or places like Highland. Part of the appeal of mountain biking for me is there is a lot of areas near me in CT to do it. Also, once you have the bike and the initial gear needed, the only expense is maintenance.
    +1

    I wanted an "outdoors" activity to get me in better shape for skiing and after a few rides, I found I could be super passionate about it. I now find myself looking up biking videos on Youtube almost to the same extent that I would look up skiing vids.

    I think quite a bit about when I will get out for my next ride. I would prefer riding any day of the week to sweating it out in the gym.

  5. #5
    bvibert's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Torrington, CT
    Posts
    30,386
    Quote Originally Posted by Greg View Post
    I originally started mountain biking to be in better shape for ski season. As it turns out, I discovered something I could now be (almost) equally passionate about in the summer, and it kept me from dwelling on skiing all summer. I think there are several parallels between mountain biking and skiing, but the MTB learning curve is much quicker, I think.

    I don't do any lift-serviced mountain biking at ski areas or places like Highland. Part of the appeal of mountain biking for me is there is a lot of areas near me in CT to do it. Also, once you have the bike and the initial gear needed, the only expense is maintenance.
    Quote Originally Posted by MR. evil View Post
    The connection between the two is they are both really fun.
    Quote Originally Posted by BackLoafRiver View Post
    +1

    I wanted an "outdoors" activity to get me in better shape for skiing and after a few rides, I found I could be super passionate about it. I now find myself looking up biking videos on Youtube almost to the same extent that I would look up skiing vids.

    I think quite a bit about when I will get out for my next ride. I would prefer riding any day of the week to sweating it out in the gym.
    I concur with the above.
    Brian

  6. #6

  7. #7
    It keeps me from committing crime.
    Making sanity obsolete since 1982...

  8. #8
    marcski's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Westchester County, NY and a Mountain near you!
    Posts
    4,575
    Quote Originally Posted by Marc View Post
    It keeps me from committing crime.
    Fashion and style crimes excluded.

  9. #9
    Quote Originally Posted by aerostern View Post
    sorry, put this in the trips forum by mistake...

    Was new to skiing this year and have a blast. Just curious, whats the connection between people skiing and also biking? Do you guys bike on the same mountains where you ski? Is it because it keeps you in shape for the next ski season? thx
    i thought i was getting into a cheap off-season activity that helped keep me in shape, one i could do with my kids.

    found out it wasn't so cheap and like skiing, i prefer to ride areas my kids don't enjoy


    *note - not that i rode a whole lot last season.
    shit happens, wear a helmet.

    2016/17
    MT Snow - 12.30 1.7 1.29 2.4 2.11
    Attitash - 2.17
    Black MTN - 2.18
    Wildcat - 2.19
    Eldora - 4.7
    Snowmass - 4.10
    Aspen - 4.11

  10. #10
    bvibert's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Torrington, CT
    Posts
    30,386
    Quote Originally Posted by gmcunni View Post
    i thought i was getting into a cheap off-season activity that helped keep me in shape, one i could do with my kids.

    found out it wasn't so cheap and like skiing, i prefer to ride areas my kids don't enjoy


    *note - not that i rode a whole lot last season.
    Bike riding can potentially be somewhat cheap (compared to skiing), if you stick to mellow stuff, or cruising bike paths. To get a decent cruiser you're not going to be out any more than what a pair of skis cost. Even to get a decent HT to bash through the woods won't cost you much more than a good pair of skis and boots. Once you have the bike it's free to ride it in most cases. If you can manage not to break anything then normal maintenance items for the year are less than most people spend on lift tickets a winter. Once you get beyond that level things get expensive fast though.
    Brian

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 7:29 AM.