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    Things I learned today

    Hi, I'm a long time cyclist (road / commuter) but new to mountain biking / cross country riding. For everyone's amusement, I'd like to share some things I learned today:

    - Pedaling through sand is HARD
    - Fallen logs with no bark are ridiculously slippery after two days in the rain
    - So are pine needles
    - I definitely need a helmet
    - Those cute little chainrings I've seen more and more on the road are actually pretty useful on trails
    - Hybrid bikes with street-friendly, low tread tires really suck for anything not paved

    But most importantly, I was reminded that beer tastes really, really good after a hard ride

    Hope everyone's having a good weekend, look forward to getting to know everyone as I spend more time in the woods!
    would you rather weave through traffic, or sit in it?

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    Awesome! Glad you had a good time and hopefully many more to come. Sand sucks. Mud sucks, too.
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    Sand is hard to ride in, but great to crash in.

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    You never said whether or not you had FUN.

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    The sand I hit here is normally unexpected and matches the hard pack pretty well so when I hit it there is no other way to go but down due to pretty much hitting a brick wall!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ka_Jun View Post
    You never said whether or not you had FUN.
    I was on a bike - it's kinda implied
    would you rather weave through traffic, or sit in it?

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    another convert. welcome.

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    All Hail the trail. Welcome to the world of dirt. Plus you don't have to listen for traffic behind. Get that helmet really soon. Last October I had a "Moment of Clarity" as my head hit a second rock, I thought, "this is a great helmet." From the depression in the plastic and Styrofoam, that was an understatement. But that bifferony is now just a point of pride.
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    Who farted? Ka_Jun's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by freefallkev View Post
    I was on a bike - it's kinda implied
    Fair enough, but wait until you have a bad day on the trail, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ka_Jun View Post
    Fair enough, but wait until you have a bad day on the trail, though.
    A bad day on the trail still beats a good day at the office.

    Unless it ends in the hospital. Then it's just a bad day all around.

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    i havent ridden my MTB since sat(epic cold weather). Its alot more fun than road biking man, welcome!

    (this coming from a road cyclist of about 4 yrs)
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