OK, I just got my first ride. Well i dont count the crap i had growing up so its my first real ride. Its nothing special , a giant rincon. I like the bike so far. The shop did a great job of setting it up for my height , measurements, etc. I thought i would cruise on the road a bit and do some light trails. Behind my house there are plenty of large hills of soft silty clayish dirt from new housing developments. Some are fairly high and very steep. So i figured i would try that. WOW, i had a great time and now im thinking the only reason one might ride on pavement is to get to a good trail or other place to ride. But I had one serious issue. It has been raining a lot in tennessee and the tires just get all gummed up with mud. It wont come off the stock tires and after a few good hills i cant get any traction going up. Are there some good tires for slick muddy conditions?