Follow These Post Ride Rules To Extend Your
Body and Bike’s Lifespan
Whether you do weekend trips to the bike park, or you rip some trails close to home every day, you and your bike are going to need some maintenance. Check out the tips below for all the essential things you are going to need to do to keep you and your bike running in tip top shape.
After nursing my rib injury for just over a week I felt it was time to get back on my bike. It didn’t hurt too much to breathe, and jumping around wasn’t too bad so I figured a ride at my local trails would be good to knock the cob webs off.
It had rained a bit the night before, but it was a beautiful sunny afternoon. I did my pre-ride check and put the bike on the car. I was off to my first post injury ride and was a little nervous.
So I stumbled upon this awesome video while flipping through Flipboard.
It is very common for people to get brand loyal, and this is a good example. It also features some amazing riding in a pretty fantastical setting. Take a look at the video linked below. Check out some more great video here, here and here.
What is a drive train?
The drive train on your bike is the system that moves you forward. Pushing on your pedals turns the chain, which in turn moves your tires forward. There are many moving parts that contribute to it, but that is basically what it boils down to.
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Trail Descents has been growing quickly, and it is all thanks to you! I have been having a blast making this website as good as it can be for you.
Since this blog has been growing so much, I have decided to move it away from WordPress.com and will be self hosting at a new provider. This will mean a change in my web address.
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Thanks again for all your tremendous support! I look forward to continuing to publish new content for your viewing pleasure!
Check out these photos from my latest ride in Fish Creek Park. Although I did crash and hurt myself, the ride was still fun. Click each picture for a larger version.
Also take a look at previous galleries from other rides here, here and here.
On Tuesday evening it was overcast and cold, but I was determined to get out on my bike. I had been going back and forth all day if it was a good idea or not, and just before dinner I had decided it was a good idea.
After dinner I loaded up the bike on the trunk rack and set off for Fish Creek Park. If I am going for a quick ride in the city the trails there cannot be beat!
A full month ago I decided to start chronicling my journey in to the world of mountain biking. I picked up a bike, got my gear all set and started riding.
I also started this blog. I poured over the themes at WordPress and landed on the Hemingway Re-Written theme. Over the last month I have posted non stop. I have developed both my writing skills and my riding skills, all while having a tonne of fun.
Kristin Butcher has published another stellar article at BikeMagazine.com. The latest tells a tale of overcoming obstacles through the sport of mountain biking.
“Cheers filled the quiet void when Denny nailed the downhill. When he missed the next turn and wedged himself and his bike up against a tree, the clamoring faded until it was met with the sound of a grown man giggling.”
Check out the article by clicking here and read more from Kristin here.
Take a look at the gallery below for some great photos from my latest ride. It was a hot and smoky day, but the scenery in the valley was spectacular. The singletrack riding was pretty great too!
Click the thumbnails for larger views.