Maybe this post can be a true "First Mountain Bike Ride". I was talking with my LBS and he metioned a couple of bike trails near Omaha. Once again, determined to do a real trail before it gets cold, I call up DH and tell him I'm picking him up to take me there.
WOW and WOW when we got there. We started riding and immediately I fell in love. The hills, the turns, the descents, dodging trees and being with DH was amazing. He did awesome for being a part-time weekend warrior despite his protests of thinking he's in the way.
My 29er did beautifully on the trail. She handled everything that was in her path. I LOVE this bike.
Go to your local mountain bike park and try out a trail. Don't worry about feeling inexperienced. We actually did an "easy" trail which was still challenging, but SO much fun.
I'm in heaven..at least until I hit a tree which brings me back to reality.
Sorry there are no pics. We only had about a 1/2 hour to ride before it got dark. Another time I'll find a way to go during the day and explore more. You really don't want to go by yourself.