lol I can make them because I am clipped in. I am a lot of things but I am not someone to shy away from difficult trails up or down and like I said I am faster than most......skill wise I am not that good but I have 31 inch quads and can out pedal nearly anyone especially in short spurts.
Well, I'm not going to argue with fat quads and (nearly) the fastest sprinter on his block. But if you'll go back and read, my point is that there are some places that are so tough that they have to be hiked. If you're not aware of them, that's fine, but your mission-posting about clipless pedals makes it look like you don't know about those tough place and/or that you only ride stuff that is within your comfort zone...NTTAWWT.
Oh, I'm a total Barney. I read this forum to learn things, but I find that every now and then I can help someone - in this case, you.