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sisterwithsoul Rookie 1 posts since
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New to Mountain Biking need help

Very new to Biking, got a Mountain Bike long time ago and only rode it four times if so much. I am looking to get into this sport for fun and exercise, are there any tip for me,, what should i expect where should i go for first ride any advice?

  • nextascent Rookie 1 posts since
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    1. Jul 13, 2009 2:50 PM (in response to sisterwithsoul)
    Re: New to Mountain Biking need help


    Not sure how much response you have gotten, but I have just started a Colorado focussed blog and we discuss Mountain Biking.  Here is a link to an article on our blog about improving your Mountain Biking skills.





    We'd love to hear more about what other things you'd like to see.



    Hope that helps.



    Best advice of all...just get out and ride






  • Jim Hine Rookie 2 posts since
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    2. Aug 11, 2009 10:43 AM (in response to sisterwithsoul)
    Re: New to Mountain Biking need help

    I'd visit your local bike shop and ask what trails they ride.  Ask them about non-technical trails that are well marked.   If there aren't published trail maps, then get directions to the trail and take another rider with you so you can explore it together.  Do something short, and if you go alone tell someone where you're going and bring your cell phone.  Good luck.<!Session data>

  • Michael Ala Rookie 2 posts since
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    3. Sep 4, 2009 10:58 AM (in response to sisterwithsoul)
    Re: New to Mountain Biking need help

    The simplest advice it to ride a lot with riders better than you

    I would recommend Brian Lopes's book on Mastering Mountain Biking Available through the IMBA website (Join IMBA and support the trails)


    Most of all have fun


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  • orragoSAM Amateur 12 posts since
    Sep 4, 2009
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    4. Sep 11, 2009 12:32 PM (in response to sisterwithsoul)
    Re: New to Mountain Biking need help

    Talk with people at your local bike shop about local trails for beginners.  Find a beginner group on or start your own.  Get your bike tuned up and a helmet before you go.  That's pretty much it...

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