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Weather for many can break or make an outdoor activity but a rainy day doesn’t necessarily need to be a downer. Keep an open mind and hit the outdoors to make the best of the season.
Next time someone curbs your enthusiasm and confidence about a cycling ambition because you don't have specialized equipment, point them in the direction of Siddalinga Swamy. A Brevet is a ride of independence, a chance for you to ride in whatever way you want with a focus on you, your bike and the road that lies ahead of you.
The landscape of India is that of striking contrasts! Cycling exists all over the country as a sport or even otherwise. The reason for its popularity is that neither age nor a social standing is a limitation. In fact, cycling is more rampant in rural India as it mainly works as a mode of transportation.
Relational problems with colleagues, endless stoppages on the road, professional tasks that are constantly growing: on a daily basis, stress has a thousand reasons to come forward. All the more reason to take time for yourself and release the pressure! For that, sport is a perfect outlet.
Have you decided to try mountain biking but don’t really know how or where to get started? We’ve got a few tips to get you on your way! Let us guide you on how to get going and find suitable places to mountain bike.
What’s the best braking technique for different types of terrain? Should you use the rear or front brake? Should you brake on corners?Braking correctly doesn’t come naturally to everyone, but it’s a technique you need to know if you want to be able to control your bike in any situation and ride safely. What’s more, knowing how to brake often means you can go faster downhill (unless it’s a straight line) than a less skilled cyclist.
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We all know that you should use the “right tool for the job“. And this is also true for cycling. If you want to ride for a long time, you need to look after your bum. Have you ever set off on your bike wearing jeans and skimpy underwear? If so you know you’re bound to suffer plenty of discomforts, ending in several days of forced rest! To avoid all that, wear proper cycling shorts…
Road cyclists have a love-hate relationship with climbing. Riding in the hills hurts, but roadies are ready to pedal through the pain for the satisfaction of conquering the climb. Whether it’s a local Strava segment or a celebrated mountain pass, it doesn’t matter; the challenge is the same, even if the scale changes. Some riders are born climbers, with a lightweight physique and the ability to spin their legs quickly and smoothly while others are pedalling squares. But for most of us, climbing is something we need to work on, and improving our ability to ride uphill is a key part of any road racing or sportive training regime.
Hydration packs are hard-working bits of kit. Not only do they carry fluids so you can stay hydrated on your mountain bike, they also serve as mobile toolkits storing tubes, a pump, a multitool and more. Is rain forecast? Stuff a waterproof jacket in your hydration pack. Heading into the wilderness for a full day of riding? Find space in the pack for food and provisions.
To avoid minor breakdowns and make the most of your bike outing with family or friends, it’s important to do a few checks before you set out.
If you haven’t been mountain biking for long, a nagging question keeps surfacing before each ride: “What gear should I take on an MTB ride?” "What equipment do I need to make repairs? What protective gear should I wear to stay safe? What snacks should I take to stave off hunger?” The number of items to take can quickly start looking like a shopping list that will be fairly heavy to carry once on the bike. To help you make the right choices, here is a checklist of items to make sure you have before setting out on a mountain bike ride.