Biking will build up your thigh and calf muscles. Your body will build muscle after every workout as an adaptive response. Be sure to take a rest day after a workout to allow for recovery. It also helps to eat a high protein diet.
It depends on your height, leg length, and maker. While standing above the bike, you should have a few inches of clearance. If you are buying online, they will have detailed sizing charts. As an example, I am 5-10 and have a 17-inch frame. If in doubt get the next smaller size.
If there was anything I feared as a biker; it was crashing.
When my best friend Tyler called to tell me he was sick and wouldn’t be able to come mountain biking with me anymore, I was pretty disappointed. I sat around my house for a little while moping and wishing I had someone else to take with me on the biking trip. As I gazed longingly out the window at my beautiful bike just begging to go out on the trails, I realized I didn’t need anyone else. I was going to go mountain biking all on my own. What could go wrong?
You can ride a mountain bike anywhere. I ride my mine on the road and off-road. They are slower than a road bike on pavement but the wide tires and thick from make for a very stable ride. There are different types of bikes like trail, cross country and more general purpose bikes. Continue reading Can a Mountain Bike be Used on the Road?
There are three reasons to ride at night – if you’re commuting or if you get a kick out of heading downhill with only a cone of light showing your way, or you like cool weather when the sun is down. Continue reading Mountain Bike Head Lights allow Riding at Night