Mountain biking is a-lot of fun, but it can also be very dangerous. The good news is that there are a number of things that you can do to keep yourself safe while you are mountain biking. You should make sure that you wear a helmet at all times while you are biking, regardless of how hot it is. If you do fall off your bike, then your chances of suffering a head injury will be Read the rest of this entry »
Hiking trails are wonderful places, and countless people use hiking trails as places to relax and enjoy nature. However, many who use these trails are naturally adventurous, and it can be tempting to ignore trail directions. Doing so, however, can be risky.
Trail directions are designed to ensure that hikers remain safe. Even areas that seem safe may present potential dangers, and those who ignore trail directions risk becoming injured while hiking. Hiking trails are designed with safety in mind, but those who ignore trail directions will be unable to take advantage of this safety.
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When you are planning a mountain biking trip, there are a variety of things you need to pack. The first step is to make a list and cross off the items as you pack. This will ensure you don’t leave an important item. Start packing by including your first aid kit. You should also add batteries and a flashlight.
Your first aid kit should include basic items that will prevent infection in case you have an accident. Pack both heavy and light-weight clothes. The mountains are known for their changing weather conditions.Additional Read the rest of this entry »
Taking off on the trails to do some mountain bike riding is a lot of fun. But it is important for one to be prepared with the essential gear that is needed.
A bike tool kit is one of the items that should be part of your gear. Make sure that you have the equipment to repair a flat tire in this kit. A small pocket knife and wrench are also good items to have in this Read the rest of this entry »
When venturing off down an exciting mountain biking trail, bringing along a hydration pack is definitely a no brainer. Hydration packs are comfortable, make drinking while riding easier, and have room to bring along extra gear.
Getting fluids into your body while riding a trail is important for several reasons. Any time you are out in the heat your body is losing fluids. Add in aggressive mountain biking and you triple your fluid loss. Bonking, heat stroke, and Read the rest of this entry »
If you are a mountain biker, then knowing the best bear repellants can save you from being attacked. Bear encounters are a scary possibility for those who decide to take to the woods. However, there are precautionary steps that you can take in order to avoid bears.
Here are some bear repellant ideas for mountain bikers:
Buy a can of bear mace
This is one of the best ways to avoid a bear attack. However, it does not necessarily mean that you will not be Read the rest of this entry »
Mountain biking can be an exciting and fun way to challenge yourself, stay in shape, and break the monotony of everyday life. However, mountain biking, often requires a rider to be far away from any fresh water sources, therefore it is important to bring enough water to ensure one stays hydrated throughout the trip. The obvious solution to dehydration is to drink fluids, preferably water and sports drinks, however there are some tricks you can use so you will be able to carry less Read the rest of this entry »
Mountain biking is a fun and exciting way to enjoy nature and get exercise at the same time. Venturing down long winding trails and single-track can also be tricky and dangerous. Here are a few necessary items to bring along in your first aid kit.
Band-aids and insect sting topical ointment may be easy choices, but consider adding bandages of various sizes and lengths as well. Add adhesive tape, rolls of gauze, and antiseptic wipes for larger wounds. Bring several varieties of pain relievers, antihistamines, and antacids Read the rest of this entry »
Tsali mountain bike trails are one of the top mountain biking destinations in the US. Located in Graham County, North Carolina, Tsali offers almost 40 miles of trails. The scenic views and challenging ride offered make Tsali a top notch trail. Be sure to pack these items before heading off down the trail.
Multi-tool – A multi-tool is the most important piece of gear for any trail ride. Small mechanical issues often occur when riding Tsali because of the rocks, tree limbs, roots, and terrain you will ride.
Hydration pack – A good hydration pack will carry Read the rest of this entry »
The two-word answer to the question of why mountain biking improves visual acuity is: varied terrain.
All biking requires a heightened attention to your surroundings. On a road bike, the consequences of a failure to monitor your environment can be very serious indeed. The same is true on a mountain bike, but when navigating off-road the terrain you are riding over tends to vary almost infinitely. Stones, tree roots and water hazards can appear out of nowhere when you are Read the rest of this entry »