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How can I start cross-country mountain biking?

Old 07-17-13, 08:07 AM
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How can I start cross-country mountain biking?

I'm 16 years old and I looove mountain biking. I do track, so I have a lot of endurance and I have good muscles from gymnastics, which will help me a lot with my biking. I bike a lot but I just do it for fun-- I'd really like to compete in a race, but I've never done a biking race before. How can I start? Where can I find a local race? How do I figure out what ability level I should enter in? I know track helps a lot with training for biking, but what else can I do? We also weight train a lot--which is good because I don't do gymnastics anymore. Any answers are greatly appreciated
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Old 07-18-13, 06:17 AM
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Start out in Beginner or Cat3, assuming you're in the USA.

To find local races google your state + mountain bike racing, or even more general, bicycle racing, or the like.

I go with the state to the south of me cuz there's a pretty big city across the river.

http://obra.org/

Then I look at the Mountain Bike subheading.
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Old 07-18-13, 11:29 PM
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You need to build trail handling skills first and foremost. Having tons of endurance and power is nothing...if you cannot control your bike

Advice: Ride LOTS. Invest 500 miles of riding and see if your skills improve.
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