Beginners Riding Tips
a few things that point out a beginner, or Yahoo as
affectionately known. They are to be avoided.
lock attached to your bike, or anything else for that matter
including a kickstand or odometer. (If you ride hard, it'll snag and rip right off)
Horns or Bar Ends sticking straight up. They are for
leverage on a hill climb, not so you don't have to
bend over to reach the handlebar.
pointing outward, when pedaling. (knees should be
tightly tucked towards the inside of your body)
strap on loosely, or helmet sitting back on your head.
Better mountain bikers know the hazards, and don't
mess with their heads. It can be a very, very, dangerous
sport if proper care isn't taken, even by the best
on backwards. Your bike tires rotate in a specific
direction for the proper grip. There's usually an
arrow to show you, you just have to check them. Better
riders can tell just by looking at them, even at a
distance. Yep, they be snickerin'.
department store bikes. Sorry, they are cheaper, but
they also fall apart when beaten. If you're going
to ride in the city, or on paved cycling paths (urgggh),
that's one thing, but if you're here, you'd better
get a better bike than that. We try to list the best
bikes we can find from our sponsors in our store,
so check them out.