1. The most important thing about buying a new bike is to make sure it fits. The only way you'll know if the bike is right for you is to size up the bike and make sure that the bike's geometry matches your body's geometry. Ask questions and do some research.
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2. If possible, try to find a shop that will let you demo the bike on real dirt. Five minutes in a parking lot won't cut it. You wouldn't buy a car without a real world test drive, and a bike should be no different.
3. Don't belive the hype. Just because your favorite rider or best friend rides a certain bike, that doesn't mean that's the best one for you. Have an open mind and be realistic about your needs and ability.
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    Florida Rides in Summer

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    Just wondering if anyone here in the Sunshine state finds themselves doing two miles at Alafia (North Creek, to be exact) in this oppressive heat, and just..completely pooping out? Is it just me?


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    North Creek is a nice warmup Just go out and ride. Rest when you are tired and hammer when you are not and it will come with time, just enjoy being out riding. Take plenty to drink and you'll be fine.

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    Thanks, Willembad. I usually do at least North Creek and Rollercoaster, but after North Creek..I was like... No way. It's bothering me, even though I knew that I made the right move, still felt like I copped out somehow.

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