So, you want to ride as fast as possible and be like the wind. You want to go on a good biking adventure where you can be rolling over rocks, descend downhill sections smoothly, and shoot up the hills.
Or, you may want prestige, money, and fame from being a professional cyclist. Or maybe all you want is to enjoy a long ride without crashing.
It does not matter what your biking goals are, what matters more is that you have to know and start with the basics.
Whether you are biking just to enjoy and be entertained by the outdoor world or biking because you want to be fit, having trail confidence and good handling skills will make everything fall into place.
That being said, MUDSA is helping you with these 5 tips to improve your biking experience.
And if you are aiming to go pro, MUDSA also has a post that will help you understand why becoming a rider is a better career. For now, read the 5 ways below to improve your biking adventure.
Maintain your bike
Strange noises that are coming from your beloved bike can be very annoying and will cause you to lose focus when you are on the trail. This is the very reason why maintaining a bike should be one of the top priorities of riders.
It only takes a few minutes to do basic bike maintenance but will save you from an unwanted long walk or an emergency hospital trip.
Ride with Riders who are better
To motivate yourself to do your best, you have to ride with riders who are so much better than yourself.
This will push you to work hard so you can be on par with them. Riding with this kind of riders will also help you gain knowledge about their habits which will serve as a basis for your training routines. Watch everything that they do that made them better.
Focus on where to go
It is very important to always have a look at where you want to position your bike when you are on the trail. This is especially true when the trail is full of rocks and roots. This technique is known as target fixation. To ride smoothly, you always have to look ahead so you know which line to take.
Whether you prefer riding a bike full of suspension or one that is rigid, the best way to ride a bike is to keep yourself relaxed at all times. This is very important so it will be easy for you to learn how to keep the bike moving beneath you, floating over almost all obstacles is then possible through this.
Keep track of your diet and training
Learn more about it by checking MUDSA’s diet and training guide for bikers. This is very important so you can have the necessary body strength to handle and maneuver your bike as well as the endurance to ride on difficult trails.
Make your biking experience one for the books with these tips.