Video: Mountain vs. Road – Passion Split

by Robb Sutton

I came across this really cool video today that a company called put together and it is rather unique. The basic premise is a split screen look at mountain biking vs. road biking.

At Bike198, mountain biking has always been the spark that initiated the passion for pedal induced forward motion. What started off as a love for dirt has grown into road, urban and other platforms of cycling. The best part about this sport is the ability to enjoy it in an infinite amount of ways that all have their unique angles. For guys that like to get pointed downhill like me, the aggressiveness of steep, technical terrain blasting through the trees and rocks is where I find my inner peace. However, that doesn’t take away from the adrenaline rush that comes with testing the limits of skinny tires at 50 mph down a country mountain road.

My favorite caption from the movie is this:

The trail is the technical challenge…solving the riddle. The road is the rhythmic zen…releasing the power.

Cycling is a passion as much as it is a sport. Get out an enjoy whatever kind you call home and do not be afraid to experiment with other forms of the sport.

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