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Going on my first dirty ride this weekend!

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    Going on my first dirty ride this weekend!

    Yup, going on my first trails ride with some friends on a borrowed bike this weekend. No idea what to expect but super excited! Am I crazy to do this without dirt gear?

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    Re: Going on my first dirty ride this weekend!

    No gear? Keep your feet up!!!

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    Re: Going on my first dirty ride this weekend!

    Try to get some boots if you can.

    Expect to crash, a lot. Expect to be 120% exhausted from having to muscle around/pick the bike up off the ground so much. More than 120% if there are a lot of hills.

    Expect to be 100% hooked and looking for a dirtbike.

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    Man, I wish I could witness this with mine own eyeballs. Wear the toughest boots ya got.

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    Re: Going on my first dirty ride this weekend!

    Quote Originally Posted by Chippertheripper View Post
    Man, I wish I could witness this with mine own eyeballs. Wear the toughest boots ya got.
    Maybe two pairs?

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    Re: Going on my first dirty ride this weekend!

    Eh. At the pace you'll be going you'll be fine in a pair of leather work boots. Better if you can find a loaner set, but you should be ok.

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    Re: Going on my first dirty ride this weekend!

    Probably going with my track boots, as they have already been fully submerged in mud.

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    Re: Going on my first dirty ride this weekend!

    Wanna race the black & blue enduro in ct Sunday??

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    Re: Going on my first dirty ride this weekend!

    I don't know about track boots. I know mine offer virtually zero grip. You're going to want grip on wet rocks, mud, etc.
    You may be better off with a sturdy pair of work boots.

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    Re: Going on my first dirty ride this weekend!

    @ Chipper. Sounds like I'm going to struggle doing much of anything on Sunday

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    Re: Going on my first dirty ride this weekend!

    Size boots?

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    Re: Going on my first dirty ride this weekend!

    US 10.5/Euro 45. If anyone has something that fits the bill roughly between Providence and Hartford, please let me know! Looking for dirty boots to borrow this weekend.

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    Re: Going on my first dirty ride this weekend!

    Quote Originally Posted by Petorius View Post
    @ Chipper. Sounds like I'm going to struggle doing much of anything on Sunday
    It's only 80miles...

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    Re: Going on my first dirty ride this weekend!

    my old pair would be too small- 9

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    Re: Going on my first dirty ride this weekend!

    Quote Originally Posted by McBiggity View Post
    my old pair would be too small- 9
    Thanks for the thought anyways

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    Re: Going on my first dirty ride this weekend!

    Boots are the second thing you need, preceded by a good helmet and goggles. Knee/elbow pads are important as well, especially since you will fall over... a lot. Ask NHBubba about Clough last year...

    Good Boots are extremely important, and I am going to get the best ones I can get once my foot heals. Trust me. In a boot and crutches for another 6 weeks.

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    Re: Going on my first dirty ride this weekend!

    And road racing boots are not an acceptable substitute for proper MX boots.

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    Re: Going on my first dirty ride this weekend!

    Might as well wear slippers!

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    Re: Going on my first dirty ride this weekend!

    Quote Originally Posted by nhbubba View Post
    I don't know about track boots. I know mine offer virtually zero grip. You're going to want grip on wet rocks, mud, etc.
    You may be better off with a sturdy pair of work boots.
    Ok, thats the new plan. I have some tall, solid work boots I will use.

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    Re: Going on my first dirty ride this weekend!

    Quote Originally Posted by Petorius View Post
    Yup, going on my first trails ride with some friends on a borrowed bike this weekend. No idea what to expect but super excited! Am I crazy to do this without dirt gear?
    Welcome to another addiction.

    Try to borrow as much gear as you can. I've never crashed a street bike but I've at least dropped a dirty bike every time I go into the woods.

    I need to seriously upgrade my gear now as well.

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    Re: Going on my first dirty ride this weekend!

    I went cheaper price point on my woods boots, had them for two years and rode with them countless times. Shit luck catching a rock at speed, foot folded. All it takes is once.

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    Re: Going on my first dirty ride this weekend!

    Wake up call for me. I clearly hit something but didnt know I did until I went to shift.

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    Re: Going on my first dirty ride this weekend!

    I have been given the impression that speeds will be really slow on this trip. Two of us will be on borrowed bikes with little or no experience, 1 guy on a DR650 in the woods, 1 guy with a ton of experience on a Christini AWD who will undoubtedly be trying to get the rest of us killed.

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    Re: Going on my first dirty ride this weekend!

    Quote Originally Posted by Petorius View Post
    I have been given the impression that speeds will be really slow on this trip. Two of us will be on borrowed bikes with little or no experience, 1 guy on a DR650 in the woods, 1 guy with a ton of experience on a Christini AWD who will undoubtedly be trying to get the rest of us killed.
    I'm a noob on a DR650. Pretty much never leave first gear unless it's smooth and flat. I smashed that shifter in first gear. You don't need much speed for things to go wrong in a hurry in woods, especially in the mud.

    I didn't think it would be a big deal either, but I stuffed hard enough to knock the wind out of me and tweak my shoulder pretty good. Crash on the street an ambulance is probably coming eventually. Crash bad in the woods and you probably still have to get yourself out. I constantly remind myself of this now.

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    Re: Going on my first dirty ride this weekend!

    Can't wait for the carnage report.

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