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    First time on dirt

    First ride about a few hundred yards from my house, first time on dirt, first 29'er. It ain't much but it's mine.



    I see 30 pounds there that has to go...hoping to drop it over the next 2-3 months with daily riding.
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    Good luck. It is the best kind of exercise cause you are having so much fun you don't even realize how hard you are working.

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    Beautiful bike but I have a word of advice for you:wear a helmet! I've broken two helmets and assure you that they're well worth the money.

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    +10 on the helmet advice. Helmets aren't just for sissies anymore! Did you know that since helmet use became pervasive, the bottom has fallen out of the drool cup market? It's true!

    Welcome to dirt! Ride on!
    Use it, use it, use it while you still have it.

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    Ok...I'll wear a helmet.

    I lived in rural NW Indiana for a few years not long ago and we rode dirt bikes and ATV's without helmets, even dumped a couple times. It was all grass and soft dirt on our 10 acres, but since a few of those acres were treed with a trails system I made, I broke down and got us all helmets. Then my daughter crashed hard and totaled her little Polaris Predator 90. She only took a couple scrapes, helmet wasn't touched, yet I still felt better she had one on.

    I'm stubborn, but not really riding hard yet. Gotta get my kids each one also. I've never been a big safety buff, figuring it causes one to be a little more careless. I'm probably naive in that though.

    I suppose as I get more in shape, I will push it a little more too...
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    Quote Originally Posted by 67Xer View Post
    Ok...I'll wear a helmet.

    I lived in rural NW Indiana for a few years not long ago and we rode dirt bikes and ATV's without helmets, even dumped a couple times. It was all grass and soft dirt on our 10 acres, but since a few of those acres were treed with a trails system I made, I broke down and got us all helmets. Then my daughter crashed hard and totaled her little Polaris Predator 90. She only took a couple scrapes, helmet wasn't touched, yet I still felt better she had one on.

    I'm stubborn, but not really riding hard yet. Gotta get my kids each one also. I've never been a big safety buff, figuring it causes one to be a little more careless. I'm probably naive in that though.

    I suppose as I get more in shape, I will push it a little more too...
    Good decision. I've never felt a helmet 'encouraged' me to ride faster or more dangerously. Improved bike handling abilities do that. Undoubtedly, you'll ride faster as your own abilities improve.

    A helmet reduces the overall risk a little. Worth the $40-$50 and dorky look IMO.

    Congrats on your bike! Hopefully you'll find it as fun an activity as the rest of us here do.

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    My helmet has saved my *ss so to speak. Great you are getting into riding, for me it was a lifestyle change. Gave me something to do in the summer that helped me train to ski in the winter. As an added plus, turns out that mt biking and the balance and movement associated really crosses over well into all kinds of other motion related sports...

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    Sweet ride! & congrats on finally getting to the dirt! Shred it up!

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