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Bike tracks like this one?


Hi lads

Id like to go around the globe on my MTB, but since I want to hit rural regions with crappy roads, id like to improve my bike skills.
Does anyone know where I can find something like the track seen in the photo beneath? Looks goods to improve bike skills on.

I live in London UK.

what you mention here Bike tracks or Track cycling ? interesting topic . you know 3o cycle trails and bike tracks available in Peninsula .. Although I dont know the details about bike track , I am looking for a   hybrid bikes and while i am searching this forum i got your post . I am following your post for getting more information . I got bike reviews on here

You could search for local fb bike group in your area/city. I am sure there are tracks like this across london. And chances are that you might find new friends as well.

ray b:

--- Quote from: kussos on February 22, 2014, 06:24:01 am ---Hi lads
... id like to improve my bike skills.
I live in London UK.

--- End quote ---
A lot of the pros will tell you that mountain biking is a great way to improve your skills. I've found that almost everything on dirt transfers well to the road. I mean, if you're concerned about safety loaded up and flying downhill on a sketchy surface, than simple low friction mountain bike trails are the way to go.

The track that's being built looks like fun, but it's not going to prepare you for that off-camber downhill turn with gravel or sand in the corner.

And if you're looking for fun, as you know, plenty of great mountain biking around London.... Just don't get sucked into the macho, over-your-head runs that might leave you injured and unable to make the trip of a lifetime. Slow is smooth, smooth is fast.

Second thought: Take an inventory of the skills you'll need on the road. Handling a loaded world tourer will seem second nature after the first thousand miles. Bike handling, though important to avoid injury, will come with time and patience. As you know, your loaded mountain bike behaves nothing like an unloaded bike, and there are specific skills you'll only learn on the road. On the other hand, how are your mechanical skills? I was impressed by an astrophysicist I met on the trail last summer who considered a job/internship at a NY bicycle shop an important part of his preparation. Also, have you been camping recently? A couple of weekend overnights will do more to ensure an enjoyable trip than playing on a concrete track with a competive bunch of adolescents, who ride like they don't have to go to work on Monday.

Best of wishes.


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