This is almost a question of MTB fashion...
I was riding the Kona last night, out with my mate who's just bought a Â£700 GT but never been in to Mountain Biking. Being from Cambridge the local trails are in no way challenging, it was a warm evening and i have no bottle cage so the Camelbak was on. Other than that i was pretty much just in combats and a t-shirt.
For those that know it, we rode through Milton Country Park, to Bite Bait Lock, along the river to Grantchester Meadows and on to Byrons Pond.
At one point we bumped in to a dozen or so guys on pricey steeds, fully kitted out and some even with helmet cameras
. As usual i was ahead of my mate so took the opportunity to stop and gaze in bemusement. They eyed my retro-ride distrustfully before riding off, with one guy commenting 'Not enough Hills for us around here'.
Am i a bad person for thinking these guys were taking things far too seriously, or do others treat every ride as seriously??