Why Mountain biking is better than road riding

http://www.sacredrides.com/10-ways-mountain-biking-is-better-than-road-biking

Reason for road riding? I get there way faster. Speed = awesome.

I think you’d be faster than me pulling a rickshaw Ian.

Yea, but road riding makes me better at mountain biking.

I do hope to get out on my road bike more in the spring to be honest. I enjoy riding the backroads and bombing down some of those descents. Hopefully Ian and others will put up with my lack of speed at some point and ride with me?