Episode 14- A Cross Country Mountain Biking Primer

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I neglected to mention: Always wear a helmet! I guess I thought that was too obvious!!

Today I’m taking a break from the self sufficiency articles you have come to expect. I was putting together a podcast on vermicomposting when my internet went down.

I’m sorry if this seems off topic for this website, but I hope some people find this useful.

I decided that I would give everyone a cross country mountain biking primer. I realize this isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, but if you have ever been interested in recreational mountain biking this might be worth a listen.

This isn’t a podcast about road biking, cadence, downhill, freestyle, rails to trails, etc.. this is about the basics of Cross Country mountain biking.

  • Bike Purchasing – Basic guidelines. If you want to know if a bike you found is a POS feel free to drop me a line
  • Before the ride – What are the basic things you need to check on your bike before every ride
  • Things you need to take with you – What goes in your camelbak?
  • What are the most common trailside repairs you will have to make
  • Skills – cover the most basic skills that will get you going through most basic park trails
  • Winter Night Riding – A very brief run down of some basic winter equipment
  • What is the most important safety upgrade on your mountain bike?
  • Group Dynamics – How not to be a jerk if you decide to go on a ride with a local club

Author: Nick-LaDieu

Webmaster of SaveOurSkills.com. Budding skill enthusiast and modern survivalist. When nick isn't plotting his next project he is probably running with his dogs, riding his mountain bike, or fiddling with his home theater.