OK. ALOT of sweat.. I set out this morning to Marsh Creek on what would be my first trail ride in about 8 years, first time with a FS bike, and first time with clipless pedals.. I was a bit nervous but excited to get out there. So, I arrived a little before noon (11:50) and hit the trails. 11:52 I'm on my face OK, I get up.. just a scratch.. it was uphill so I was going pretty slow, which was the problem in the first place. To my surprise, that was the last tumble of the day. I'm still not used to clipless and find it easier to unclip my left pedal when I hit anything technical, but I'm sure I'll get used to it. I had a blast overall, and can't wait to get back out there.
On a final note, I have even more respect than ever for MTBers, my legs were dead after about 30 minutes which took me by surprise since I consider myself to be in pretty decent shape, I run, bike (stationary), and lift weights, as well as play hockey and other sports atleast 6 days a week. I guess it's just a kind of exercise I'm not used to.. maybe I should have got a DH bike
Thanks for the tips and help, this forums been great.
By the way, the trail looks pretty good, it's not that wet (maybe 2-3 puddles, one unavoidable) on the blue trail. I didn't really see any obstacles that didn't look like they were supposed to be there, maybe a hanging branch or two that could be moved.
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