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Old 07-13-19, 02:39 PM
Steve B.
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Do a bit of research as the styles of mt. bike trails in your area. You would want to start out on the easy and non-technical stuff and thatís dependent on the local terrain.

Also so do some research as to a local bike club that does beginner rides. Thatís a great way to learn the skills needed. Mt. biking is like downhill skiing in that some tips and lessons from those more experienced keeps you from getting hurt.

In in my experience, mt. biking is more anaerobic intensive then road riding due to the need to put out intense bursts of effort to maintain momentum and get thru obstacles and up short hills. Thus a 10 mile mt. bike ride (in my area) feels effort wise, like a 25-30 mile road ride.

Than maybe borrow a bike to try out whether you like it.
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