Tips for improving your bike riding skills

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  1. Vicky Macklean

    Vicky Macklean New Member

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    It is every rider’s wish that they become better riders in the way they ride their bikes. Riding is a cognitive skill that is learned and therefor improves with the progression of time. there are many ways in which you can enhance you bike riding skills, and hopefully become a better rider. Effective riding skills help you to ride a bike, at a higher speed, for a longer period, and with minimal fatigue. Here are some of the tips that will help you gain better riding form, and eventually improve your speed.

    Improve on your Diet
    It all begins on the body form. For you to improve your riding, it is important that you work on gaining energy from a healthy balanced diet that gives you an all rounded provision of nutrients, energy and vitamins. A proper diet will help you in sustaining longer stretches of energy requirements, and it will even help you keep in good shape.

    If you ride for long hours, ensure that you consume large quantities of water to keep you from dehydrating. Dehydrating causes fatigue and feelings of being worn out. Supplement and energy drinks are also a boost if you spend a lot of time on the pedal, and they will help to supplement the needs for energy in your body. The appropriate timing for hydration is usually 10 to 20 minutes if you are a long-distance rider. The frequent hydration will help your body adjust to the hydration frequency that you create, thus helping in creating an endurance scheme that will help you work in bursts.

    Acquire the Right Type of Bike
    There are different types of bikes, and all are meant for different purposes. Depending on what you want to gain more strength in, then you need to find the best type of bike that suits your function. In this case, a you may opt to buy a cruiser bike from http://copenhagenbikecompany.com/. If you intend to gain more skill in running your errands more efficiently.On the other hand, it would be easier for you to improve your mountaineering skills if you were using a mountain bike, rather than a road bike.

    Create an Endurance Regime
    Endurance regimes are fitness programs that are supposed to help you in developing your strength. Endurance regimes help to develop your muscles, your cardiovascular system, and your respiratory system as well.

    Increased endurance in cardiovascular activity helps you to sustain better oxygen circulation in the body. Improved endurance in your respiratory system helps you in increasing your breathing rate thus ensuring that oxygen intake is enhanced more.

    It is important to maintain a routine as you help yourself in building an endurance regime. Stick to the distance that you are used to, and then increase your pace progressively. You can do this by first increasing the number of races in a given day or week, and then proceed to increase your pace as you feel that you are getting better with.

    Development of muscles on your legs is also important. The ability to pedal relies a lot on the muscle volume. Muscle development is a natural cause, but you can boost it a little more with supplements and nutritious foods.At the same time, ensure that you work out a rest regimen. Rest is enough as it helps your body to rejuvenate, and the torn muscles to regrow and become more compact.

    Learn some Traffic Rules
    It is obvious that better riding skills come with improved road use. for you to become a better rider, ensure that you have acquainted yourself with the knowledge of traffic rules. This will help you to protect yourself and other road users when riding.

    In conclusion, it is important to note that your discipline is part of enhancing your riding skills. To help improve your discipline, ensure that you have some accountability partners who can help you ride your bike better.
     
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  2. Henrywrites

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    I found this thread quite educating and one that every rider should subscribe to. The food we eat can contribute immensely to the way we ride and all that. The truth is that we can get better when we eat food that get less of sugar and more of vitamins that help one to keep up the fitness level.

    Also, getting involved in some trainings that help one to move up the endurance level is essential for that is one way we can get to ride for a long period of time without getting tired as well.
     
  3. treecko142

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    You can also improve your bike riding skills if you ride a lot with a group of people who are fond of cycling themselves. You can observe or ask the more skillful bikers about their routine and you can try some of their tips to see which ones work for you.
     
  4. microtek

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    Very nice tips to improve the bike riding skills. Its very informative post.
     
  5. Corzhens

    Corzhens Well-Known Member

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    Acquiring the right type of bike is one important element for riding. To me, there is a big difference between cycling and biking that's why I always consider myself a biker since a cyclist is someone who uses a racer bike. When I had my old bike which has no gear, I didn't know that the difficulty of pedaling can be lessened and I only realized that when I got my first mountain bike. And if you plan to go on road cycling, I guess a racer bike is best for that.
     
  6. Ashley Gray

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    I agree. You can get tips from them and observe on how they cycle and asks about cycling as well.
     
  7. ballyhara

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    Improve your balance and core. Take some Yoga classes to learn how to breathe properly, and do some swimming to gain more resistance. Do some abs also, that way your core will be exercise, and you will avoid moving your upper body so much. Take some indoor cycling lessons before hitting the road, if you have a lot of time without riding, that way you will get use to the seat and pedals.
     
  8. reighn

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    This one is very helpful. I really like how we learned something from simple reminders. Acquiring the right type of bike will really help you a lot to gain and improve your biking skills.
     
  9. Henrywrites

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    I could recall when I got my bike few years ago, I was advised by the bike seller to get a simple one and I must say that it has assisted me to learn pretty fast as well.
     
  10. reighn

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    The seller was honest by giving good advice and not took advantage to sell their expensive one. I learned how to bike using a second-hand bmx bike and become my service going to school when I was in grade school, you're right, better to start in a simple one.
     
  11. russelllllll

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    I believe that improving skills is a good approach to improving yourself. if you want to become better then you have to improve your bike riding skills. but do not forget that the improvement of writing skills is more important - OceanEssay will help with checking your papers for you in order of you have an opportunity to work with your mistakes and improve your writing skills.
     
  12. Charles M. Haile

    Charles M. Haile New Member

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    Very nice tips. I am following Its very informative post. fast your post and second this website: trekbikereviews.com
     
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