Where to Ride?
So, you bought yourself a real mountain
bike and most of the necessary equipment. You got to know your new friend, tried out your neighborhood, and now
it's time to move on...
You definitely need maps, if you
really want to explore new terrain. Well, that does not necessarily mean, that you can't
have fun riding in the hills on the other side of the town
and without any maps. A mountain bike is like a four wheel drive car. It
can get you almost anywhere, you just need to push those
Mountain biking is a dusty and muddy adventurous
recreation for me, on more or less steep terrain. And it doesn't have
to be in the mountains. The real off-road riding is quite
different from other sorts of cycling - road, traveling,
BMX, indoor, etc. But I believe it is the only kind that
brings you closer to nature. It can all be around the
corner, if you live in Montana, or you can experience it a
bit farther away.
There are four
different kinds of mountain biking: