One of the fun ways to exercise and relax is through biking. Not only that you burn fats, but you get to go to places and explore. For starters you begin at your own neighborhood. Then after a few weeks you can start going around your city. However, this would require a mountain bike. Mountain bike are specially made with gears that can help you maintain the right amount of speed and force when biking uphill or downhill. Be sure to choose the correct mountain bike that fits you. This must have the right weight (not too heavy especially if you’re a female) and the correct height. If you are purchasing a new bike, try it first so as to know if that’s the perfect bike for you.
Now that you have your chosen your ideal mountain bike, and is now ready to bike around the city, make sure to have the safety gears which are very essential. You must have an enclosed shoes, helmet, knee pads, gloves, wrist protection, and padded shorts, elbow pads and shin guards. There are other protective gears but what I have mentioned are more or less the basics. Other than these, make sure your bike is full equipped with a bell, and lights. The brighter your bike at night, the better since this would protect you from other vehicles. Also, make sure you have a water bottle to hydrate yourself every now and then. Lastly, always be ready with a handy first aid kit.
Once you have the correct protective gears when biking, this would give you the confidence to overcome your fears on mountain biking. You are now ready to face possible dangers. Other than having the protective gears, it is ideal to plan where you are going. By doing so, you would already know your preferred route. Best if you also install a mobile application that would guide you and track your biking exercise. There are a lot of bike apps nowadays that shows you how many calories you’ve already burned plus the distance and speed you are taking. This would also add up to your confidence since you have a GPS tracking (just in case you get lost). However, it’s still best to bike along with a group of friends. This is more fun and you would have people who could guide you especially when you are a beginner.
Don’t forget to always maintain your bike, make sure to check the tires, oils and breaks. When you are out to bike always be mindful on any changes that you may hear or feel when biking. Never risk if you feel there is something odd.
Knowing that you are prepared adds up to your ability to go mountain biking. You may stumble down a few time at the beginning but when you have the correct gears you have nothing to fear when you try again. We all know the saying – try and try again until you succeed. This is still effective especially in mountain biking.
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