As a guy that's been cycling since his teens (that's about 30 years now
) mtn biking has helped me transition to riding motorized on- and off-road bikes with the caveat that my brain is happiest at mtn biking speeds. The slower and more technical the better I like it. Faster and more WOT? Not my brain's happy spot.
Its something I need to work on.
I know I've come back from rides in the desert outside Tucson as tired (or more so!) as if I'd gone mtn biking from absorbing all the bumps with my legs.
Riding motos has made me realize that losing your front end mtn biking doesn't have to mean kissing the ground.
Put some power down like you do on the moto and chances are your front wheel will grab again.
My new mtn frame will be here next week.
Bought it on a whim as I was calling Ritchey to get bearings for one of my wheelsets.