Extreme Mountain Biking for the Extreme Adrenalin
Author: Robert Sheehan
Extreme Mountain Biking is a sport where bikers ride their beasts in extreme
situations enjoying every bit of adrenalin rush. Trial riding and street riding
are urban games and are examples of such mountain biking. Extreme biking is
an exclusive sport, which demands a lot of courage, patience and self- reliance.
During the past few years, nobody has heard so much about the mountain bikes.
But presently, mountain biking is in vogue. Mountain bikes can be enjoyed on
different terrains, with equal ease. Mountain bike riders use their bikes for
various competitions and programs.
Extreme biking can be divided into five categories: Cross Country, Downhill,
Free riding, Dirt Jumping, and Street Riding. The most popular terrains for
mountain biking are rocky roads, gravel road and inhospitable tracks. But most
of the mountain bike riders prefer to ride ‘single tracks’, that
are narrow pathways, carved through fields or forests.
Downhill races have typical staggered start to lower the chances of crashing.
The bikers ride down the hill with a matchless speed. Many Downhill races are
organized in ski slopes during the summer. Downhill races demand the ultimate
skill from the riders, who can maneuver their bikes extremely well. Bikes meant
for downhill races are well fitted with front and rear suspension, large brakes
and heavier frame tubing. These bikes should never be dragged up the hill. For
this reason racers and riders of downhill make frequent use of trucks and ski
hills to be transported at the top of the mountain. This extreme form of mountain
race biking demands a great physiological challenge.
Dirt jumping mountain biking
Dirt jumping is more common with BMX experts. Dirt biking experts compete to
exhibit the biggest, the amazing and the most astounding jumps in the air while
they spin with their bikes doing flips and other stunts. You will gaze while
the biker is busy taking the stunts in the air.
Another most extreme mountain bike riding is bike trails. This is a course
of cycling action where you are made to navigate through unimaginable rough
terrains without even letting your feet have the slightest ground contact. The
riders performing bike trails should know how to balance their bikes on rails,
boulders, posts, tree stumps and a variety of other dangerous obstacles.
Cross country races
This form of race usually covers 30 miles and it can be performed on several
rough and rugged land surfaces. The cross-country racers start off together
just as the participants of marathons do.
The other extreme varieties of mountain biking include park biking, urban biking
and free ride biking.
Once you develop a passion for biking competitions you should at once start
making arrangements with practice and get into the perfect shape. Remember,
extreme mountain bike rides are not meant for beginners.
When you are prepared to take on with such rides, you should always stay alert
while performing the stunts. You must also be careful about wearing helmets
and pads because an inch of carelessness can make you suffer for the rest of