ohh sh*t that was some true, interesting, and hilarious stuff!
After I finally collected my self to post a reply I couldn't think of a better way to say it! NEW POST! and to that guy said it was lame... "HELLO ROADIE and welcome to the new age!" LMAO
Exactly. A bike is a bike. If you're strong on an MTB, you'll be strong on a road bike. And vice versa. Though there are definitely different strengths and skills involved in each discipline, so you could dominate in one and just be pack fodder in the other. And DH is a whole different matter, though I bet crazy descenders like Paulo Salvodelli could pick up wicked DH skills pretty quick.
I know Rollie is an old roadie; he's a homeboy from Victoria and I've been following his career since he wore rubber pants. But he was never as successful as a roadie as he was on the MTB. He did ride away with our local road race every year though, crushing entire teams solo, so he wasn't too shabby on the skinny tires.
1. You must get a tattoo. Before you even begin thinking about shopping for a mountain bike, let alone taking your first mountain bike ride, you must get a rad tattoo. It's the law. There are actual mountain bike police out monitoring the trails
By and large, people don't do intentionally stupid things on road bikes. You just ride. This is not the case on mountain bikes. At all. People will look at a nine-foot dropoff and say, "I think I can make it." I'm pretty sure this has to do with all the brainpan rattling.