As I type thisámy wood stove is cranking, butáthese days the mercuryáisárising outside my house too. That means just one thing:ámore time in the saddle!áBefore you and I pedal to the nearestásun-soaked singletrack, we need to take care of some business first.
- Set Up Your Bike Cockpit:áOn a mountain bike, the cockpit is where the handlebars, stem, ábrake levers, shifters and grips rest. Taking just a few minutes (literally less than a half hour) to adjust your handlebar controls properly can drastically improve the way you ride.
- Build a Mountain Bike Trail the Right Way:áThis time of year especially, many mountain bikers find themselves itching to build their very own trail, or contribute their services to existing singletrack that needs some work.áMove beyond simply riding your local mountain bike trails--learn to build them with these basic steps.
- Bring These Items on Your Next Ride:áCarrying the necessary supplies will make your next journey into the woods both safe and fun. These are the items you should have with you on your bike at all times.
Photo credit:áęBeth Puliti