Last year I bought a Jamis Citizen (http://www.jamisbikes.com/usa/bikes/...itizen1l.html#). I wasn't really planning on doing much mountain biking at that point in time, so I just got the bike that seemed the most comfortable. Now I want to try mountain biking at this state park (Platte River State Park in Nebraska). I've heard the trails there are pretty tough, but I can't really remember what they look like exactly.
Would it be dangerous for me to ride my street bike on mountain biking trails? I mean, I wouldn't be going in mud or anything like that where I'd need more traction.
There'd just be steep hills/dirt trails.
Would it be crazy for me to try this? It doesn't seem like a big deal, but obviously they make mountain bikes/street bikes different for a reason so I figured I should ask.
Also- would adjusting the handlebars help any? They're the "hi-rise comfort" ones, but I think they can be lowered a bit.
Let me know what you guys think.