so there are some trails that are near by that we could try out. I'd say my son (the older of the two children) could maybe handle them. most of the trails around me are either intermediate or intermediate/difficult. I don't really have a baseline for what that means since I haven't been on these trails before.
from my memories of riding in the woods as a kid there aren't many easy trails so maybe this is accurate. NH is a very rocky/rooty place so this makes riding on the trails hard at times. more so for smaller people with smaller wheels. I remember occasionally discovering some trails in pine forests where the ground was actually smooth and covered with pine needles. traction was not great but the smoothness of the trail was like a vacation for your body and going faster was a lot easier to do safely.
I was never a very impressive mountain biker. I still have my trek 830 (no suspension!) from circa 1994. All I've ever changed on it were the brake pads. this bike would almost certainly not be safe to push really hard. cruising around the neighborhood just about anything works which is why I haven't done anything with/about it yet.
Edited by Mando, 05 June 2020 - 04:33 AM.