Braving the Great Outdoors

Mountain Biking

Mountain BikingAre you going on an adventure? Outdoor activities like hiking and biking can be a lot of fun, especially if you prepare well for it. Skipping this important step, however, may lead to less stamina, making the activity a lot less enjoyable. Worse, you could end up getting injured.

Safe mountain biking in the Philippines might require more preparation. The trails are often uneven, and you will be cycling far distances before arriving at rest spots. Here are a few tips to prepare you for your mountain excursion:

  • Buy the right gear. Don’t dare go up the mountain with your city bike wearing your city clothes. Mountain bikes have a special build and feature special tires that are made for uneven terrain.
  • Dress for the part. You can never be too cautious when it comes to your safety. Wear all your protective gear and the right clothing material that will protect you from the elements without hindering your physical capacity to bike.
  • Carry kits. Have a trail repair kit handy in case your bike breaks in the middle of a trek. You may also want to have a first aid kit on your person to address minor cuts, scratches, and bruises.
  • Know your trail. Research on what to expect. Study the route before embarking on your adventure. If you can, take a leisurely stroll or bike ride through it first before taking your mountain bike and operating at a 100 percent.

Follow these steps, train often, and who knows? You might be good enough to try your hand at mountain bike racing! It’s a thrilling sport that will definitely get your adrenaline pumping and test your endurance.

It’s really fun to go out and see the world, especially the natural wonders the Philippines have to offer. Prepare yourself well to enjoy these beautiful sights the way they were meant to be experienced.