I have a new respect for you hard-core mtn bikers.
After many miles as a wimpy road cyclist, got my first mt. bike, a BD Fly Ti and took it out yesterday. Rode the trails of Devil’s Den in Arkansas. That may have been a less than optimal place for a newbie.
I can barely limp around today.
Fell about a dozen times that I remember. Did an endo. I have never crashed or fallen off a bike before! Not in 10s of thousands of road miles. My right hip, where I cushioned the rocks on most falls, is a huge hematoma. Left blood on the trail.
In short, a great ride!
My first endo at 58; time to htfu.
The bike was great and so caked with mud, you couldn’t even see the derailleurs, but it kept on shifting and braking and rolling. Amazingly tough.