Biking Essay

888 words - 4 pages

Head and back hunched, legs pumping and coasting, the biker seems almost relaxed as he wipes the sweat off his face. However, mountain biking takes a lot of preparation. I spent a lot of time choosing the right (1) mountain biking equipment, in order to have fun when I started on the (2) right mountain biking trail, but I learned soon enough how easy it is to get hurt without "safe" (3) experience. I love mountain biking, because I can see nature first hand. Mountain biking is fun and gets your adrenaline going, but you cannot be afraid to get hurt. [THESIS] Even though [transition] I spent a lot of time choosing my (1) equipment, it was worth it in order to have good, safe fun. For example [Transition A], a mountain bike is a mountain biker's main piece of equipment. For my main piece of equipment, I chose a 20" red MT Sport SX with an enlarged frame, front shock, and six gears. I made sure that the top tube of my mountain bike's frame was about 2" below my crotch, and that the frame wasn't too heavy. Since I ride up and down steep hills, I had to make sure my bike had deep treads so that I wouldn't slip and slide so easily. I likewise made sure that the front shock didn't have too much bounce or else it would break easily and it would be a pain to replace. Another thing about my main piece of equipment is it's best not to stay in one gear throughout the trail. Since the lower gears have better acceleration, I use them for going uphill. In contrast, the higher gears have better top speed, so I use them for going downhill. Doing it this way I've found that I don't get tired out so easily. Equally important, [Transition B] I chose a helmet which was lightweight, strong, durable, and easily cleaned so that I would have comfortable headgear which would also protect me. I've probably spent more time picking out equipment than having fun riding! [clincher] Although [Transition] starting on harder (2) trails would have been more exciting, I may have become afraid and then all of the fun would have been gone. Therefore [Transition A], I found that no matter how good I was on a bike, the Novice Trail is where I should start as a first timer. For example, on mountain trails there are large roots, mud, elevation changes, and snakes just to name a few things which can cause injuries. Snakes slither here and there on the trails, however they're usually gone by the time I've...

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