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Thread: Cherry Go Boom

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    Cherry Go Boom

    So after three weeks of commuting my shiny new bike across town on pavement I took it out on the trails today for the first time. Just a short loop on what I imagine would be regarded as an easy trail. What a blast.


    1. You gots to have gloves. I don't yet and my hands were the big sweaty. Not to mention see #2.
    2. Crashing is fun if you don't get hurt. Better yet, if you don't get hurt but you do get wet it makes you smile fantasically.
    3. I'm a big fat out of shape lard ass.

    As yet unknown:

    1. Regarding trail etiquette, I know I should yield to uphill bike traffic. Does that include hikers?
    2. I can see myself going through shoes fast. I'm reluctant to pay $100 for the likes of a pair of 5/10s just to trash them in a season. Will on-sale skate shoes suffice for flats even if they don't last as long?

    Thanks in advance for any help.

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    Always yield to all hikers. And horses. They have right of way. Often hikers will move out your way well in advance. Then you can just thank them and smile.

    For flats, skate shoes are fine. If you think you'll trash them, definitely go for cheaper ones. If you decide to get clipless pedals, then you can get some fancy shoes--they'll last longer.

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    skate shoes last a long time i go through about a pair or maybe 2 a year, just get a quality pair and youll be fine

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