Mountain Biking

SPORTS: A quick run down of the thrilling sport known as Mountain Biking, authored by Maurice Jones-Harris. Published in October 2019.

Mountain biking is the most beneficial sports in the world because it combines the “cardio high” of an endurance sport with the flow and adrenaline rush of an action sports like surfing or skateboarding. The combination of these seemingly opposite activities creates a sport that demands things of its participants that no other sport does. 

Mountain biking is an incredible sport for endurance and stamina and can discover new paths and things when being out. Mountain biking makes for a healthy heart. Mountain biking will get your heart pumping. Steep climbs will challenge your cardiovascular strength and over time your heart will become stronger. Mountain biking has an array of physical and emotional health benefits. 

When you cycle, your heart rate is slowly increased at a safe and steady rate, which is an excellent workout for your cardiovascular system. It has been discovered that cycling regularly could increase your cardiovascular fitness. Mountain bike trails often have sharp, steep climbs, while roads usually stick to milder, more consistent grades. In my opinion, roads can have steep grades and quick reversals, just like mountain bike trails can be flat.

One could make mountain biking easier by dropping a few pounds off the bike and/or rider, too. Local roads are the most likely danger, the highest probability of serious injury occurring. 

Sharing the road, in and of itself, isn’t dangerous as much as when vehicles and cyclists are in close proximity. Vehicles attempting to unsafely pass cyclists is the single greatest threat to cyclists.