Trek Women
August 29, 2008

"I'd rather be chased by a bear" Part II


Here are a few tips if you plan on taking a friend out for their very first mountain bike ride:

1. Get her a bike that fits her (I let my friend use my bike, but I am a good 4-5 inches taller than her...she could barely stand over the top tube)
2. Take her on trails that are appropriate for her skill level (tight turns, rock gardens, logs, steep down hills; these should be reserved for future rides)
3, If she does not know what a "rock garden" is, let her know before she has to ride through one.
4. Teach her basic bike handling skills and practice them before hitting intermediate trails.
5. if she starts to cry...well, I don't know what to do, so hopefully that won't happen.


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