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Remember to go in a group, wear helmets, adequate clothes and safety elements and, above all, enjoy your ride to the fullest!
- Mountain bike
- Appropriate clothing (according to weather conditions)
- Body position
- Taking curves
POSITION OF THE BODY
The body position on the bicycle is very important and is a key factor to take into account. It directly affects the contact of the bicycle with the terrain and, necessarily, what is sought is to achieve the best possible position to face any obstacle that appears on the road.
When the terrain is flat, it is most likely to be sitting on the saddle, but when the terrain becomes a bit more technical or potholes appear, an ideal posture must be assured, when this happens it should be:
- Keep the pedals at the same level when you are not pedaling, that is, without one foot higher or lower than the other, to avoid hitting, hitting or tripping.
- Stand on the pedals so that the weight of the body falls on both wheels.
- Keep arms and legs slightly bent at the elbows and knees to help absorb impacts and gaps in the ground better.
- Looking ahead as far as you can is possibly the most important point!
- Keep your fingers on the brakes, ready to brake at any time.
A wheel in motion grabs the ground better than one that is braking!
- The front brake is the one that performs the most braking, it is best to use the brakes at the same time. Although the front brake is more powerful, it is vitally important not to drive it fully.
- Avoid applying the brakes too hard (to avoid skidding).
- It is advisable not to brake in technical areas of the terrain, to brake before reaching them and to find a suitable point where to brake later. (Choose where to brake)
As the terrain tilts, body posture must be adapted to ensure that the weight remains central.
- To climb an incline you need to tilt the body forward by flexing the elbows and bringing them to the center, to maintain the weight on the front wheel and achieve the grip of the bike to the ground.
- If you notice that the front wheel is lifting, it is not leaning forward enough!
- It is also important to locate the transmission changes BEFORE starting the climb !, in a proper relationship.
When facing a bicycle descent, it is necessary to tilt the weight backwards. (to counteract inertia and gravity)
- The weight to tilt back will depend on how pronounced the descent is.
- Stand on the pedals, Keep the arms and legs slightly bent at the elbows and knees, the pedals at the same level, the fingers on the brakes, always looking forward!
- If braking is needed to reduce the speed, remember to squeeze the brake levers lightly.
- As you enter the curve, you should look to the point where it ends and turn your head towards the end, this movement will also move your shoulders, by combining this with the turn of the handlebar, you turn the bicycle by the curve without much effort.
- A wheel in motion grabs the ground better than one that is braking!
The first thing that someone who practices mountain biking must do is make a good set of tools to deal with any type of breakdown. This basic game is the following:
- Spare tire Flat and star screwdriver.
- Patches, removable and glues Allen wrenches nº 4,5 and 6.
The unforeseen situations that can occur in the most remote places will surely test our knowledge and preparation