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Mountain Bike Riding The Secrets And Not So Secrets

Mar 11, 2008
While you are slowly putting on weight or going to the gym there is a growing thought that mountain bike riding is one of the best ways to increase your cardiovascular health and become health while having fun. Instead of being stuck in a gym looking at the wall you can be out living an exciting life with some great fun.

Mountain bike riding has now come a little main stream and you can once experienced take tours over some great countries. In fact the tours now cater for starters as well as well as experienced riders. So you should be able to find some great places to go with something to suit your experience level. Places Like Vietnam have tours down the whole length of the country for as little as 2500 dollars.

As a form of transport in itself bike riding is great but because of the design of these bikes you can travel over harsher terrain which will lead to you tossing in your old bike and traveling to work on your newly discovered fun machine. Which when you come to think about it is a great way to loose those stubborn pounds.

If you are thinking of taking up this form of biking it is important to choose the right bike. We have a couple of ideas to start your search.

1. When starting out on any sport and looking for equipment it is important to get your self a budget because as with any sport you can spend any amount of money , for instance if you wanted you could probably get a gold plated bike.

2. Go to a place that knows bikes , keep your budget in the back of you mind and go to the local bike shop for a couple extra dollars you will get a much better bike , but remember YOUR BUDGET.

3. Get a bike that is the right size , yes as with shoes and shirts you need to have a bike fitted , or at least get one that's not that big or not that small , which can be done at a bike store but not a supermarket general store.

4. Don't get the cheapest bike possible the reason for this is there is every likely hood it will break the first sniff of rough terrain which will be disastrous and can possibly hurt you.

Starting your mountain bike ridding , is not a case of going straight to the extreme track and trying you luck start of on the road or foot paths and work your way up. Many a person has been discouraged by jumping straight to a hard to do track and hurting or exhausting themselves even before they have experienced the outdoor joy of mountain bike riding.

There you have some great ideas and "secrets" so that you can happily start this exciting form of exercise and finally get off hat boring stationary gym bike. Which up till now may have served as your fitness tool but once you hit the exciting open road and live the "wild Way" you won't be back.
About the Author
Mountain Bike Riding is a passion of CS Liner who writes about it at his website Health and fitness ideas a great place to find out and improve your life style and health visit http://healthandfitnessideas.com/category/mountain-biking
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