I am new to mountain biking, and this is my first post on this forum. I have been riding Carter Road pretty much exclusively since I live within 30 minutes of the park. I have been steadily progressing, to the point that I have been making just about anything out there. I have been using clipless pedals from the start. At first I used Shimano's, then went to egg beaters. My biggest problem where I loose skin is stalling out on a climb, and tipping over before I can get un-clipped. I had some brutal falls that could have been avoided. I just put platform pedals on to try out. I went out the other night and did pretty well with them overall. There was a couple of climbs I usually make, but did not because it had rained earlier, and the trail was wet. That's what I think anyway. I hit one slippery bridge, and my bike flipped off to the side, and caught myself with a quick foot to the ground. Will I suffer on the climbs with platforms? Any insight on this is appreciated in advance.