Beginners group ride

C8N

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More tough love - you can ride High Mountain on a HT and flats. :p:p
I got RF chesters pedals for the interim and when I was at Allaire couple of weeks ago, I was riding with my hiking boots on and my feet were all over the place. Maybe I should get some shin guards. The sad part is, I actually got shoes for plat pedals from @Mr.Moto a week or so before the fire but they were also in the garage.... :(

With the FS, I was getting lazy and sloppy... not picking lines all that much. I guess I can consider this period as getting back to fundamentals. I still had tons of fun at HM on my Talon with flat pedals when I first started. The rocks at HM will surely feel bigger on the HT and I prolly wont be able to bomb down some descents as fast I have done with a FS but fun will be had. I also forecast there will be few more crashes as well.

At this point, if the Talon sells... I am really gonna be sad to see her go. She has been with me thru thick and thin!
 

huffster

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Just to be transparent and make sure you know I am teasing...

I don't currently have a FS bike in my stable. I would like to have one, but funding does not permit at the moment. If I had one, I would likely select it when riding High Mountain.

Also, on the flat pedal subject. When I started riding MTB regularly I rode flats because that's what was on the bike. I then caught the bug for clip-less. I really liked it and noticed the published benefits. I did that until I hit the first winter. I could not keep my toes warm and did not have the dough for Lakes/Wolvhammers. So, I returned to platforms and wore hiking boots w/toe warmers. I've never gone back. I don't know why. It just feels natural to me. So, I think if you do it routinely, you adapt and remember to adjust your technique.

No matter what, ride and enjoy!
 

qclabrat

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okay, let's do this
Sunday opened up for me so looking for an AM ride
Reports say LewMo is doing well though expect some downed trees

Post up if interested, 8AM start for a 2-3 hr ride
 

C8N

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okay, let's do this
Sunday opened up for me so looking for an AM ride
Reports say LewMo is doing well though expect some downed trees

Post up if interested, 8AM start for a 2-3 hr ride
In!
Can we not get lost this time? lol jk!

Wait... this is a fat bike ride right? Damn...
 
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