Ideas To An Effective Mountain Bike Workout

Posted on 22nd February 2011 in environment

Endurance has always been a major aspect when it comes to cycling. Greater endurance gives you an advantage over competition when you can last longer over hilly terrain. With greater strength you tend to outperform your competitors.

You may use this article as a guide to increase that stamina of yours by learning the tricks of a proper mountain bike work out.

Let us try to get those leg muscles of yours going. Try to ride your bike in a high gear for as long as possible. This puts pressure on your leg and hence strains them. Here you are directly increasing the resistance of your legs by strengthening your leg muscles. This can help you and go a long way especially when you are exhausted and need to climb that hill against a competitor.

To do it right remembers to set your bike gear to a higher range. This does not mean you set it to the highest possible gear but also be careful enough to set it to a range where your will be challenged. Your leg muscles must be exercised and hence choose a gear carefully.

Now once you have chosen your suitable gear let us get to the cycling part. It is quite important that you cycle for a long period of time on the given gear. You may want to start off with a flat road for a while and then head to a higher gear as you feel comfortable.

Have you thought about hitting an hilly region. You could set your resistant gear properly chosen for a hilly region based on your leg strength and try working on this route so as to increase your resistance.

Never forget that you should start with a gradual sloping route when trying the latter method. If you directly go in for the very hilly routes you have a great chance of falling and hurting your self. Hence try a lesser hilly route till you are confident of taking the hilly ones.

Oxygen levels also play an important role in increasing your endurance along with your leg muscles strength.

Mountain Biking For An Exciting Summer Break

Posted on 18th February 2011 in environment

If you have been wondering what to do on vacation this summer, consider a mountain biking tours. You can find mountain biking tours of beautiful scenic routes complete with accommodations. What a great way for a couple to explore America together!

You can find adventurous mountain biking trails in every region of the United States. Hilly, scenic, rough trail will provide a great adventure, whether it is a hidden trail or a well known major mountain range.

In the Southeast, North Carolina provides some beautiful mountain bike trails. The Pacific Northwest and Southwest are also popular regions for mountain bikers.

The American West Region is known for mountain biking trails, but you don’t need to stop there! The Southwest area has many popular trails as well!

The Piney Canyon Road in Arizona, South Boundary Trail in New Mexico, and Flume Trail in Nevada are some of the best trails in the Southwest.

Each of these trails is at least 20 miles long and has a reputation for being a challenging ride. Piney Canyon is the longest. It has over 50 miles of exciting terrain. But don’t worry, you don’t have to ride the entire trail.

I recommend the Pacific Northwest for a mountain bike vacation. My three favorite trails in this region are the Surveyor’s Ridge in Oregon, Mount Tamalpais in California, and in Washington, the Methow Trail System.

Mountain biking is a great sport and can make for an even better vacation. Both challenging and relaxing, it is a great vacation for couples, families, or groups. You’ll create life-long memories as you challenge both your mind and your body. Gather a group of family members, neighbors or old friends and set out on an adventure you’ll never forget! You may just decide to make this an annual tradition with your loved ones!