Mitchell Vogler is a marketing and sales professional who has been operating his own firm for several years. He began working in the field nearly twenty years ago after graduating from Georgia Tech. In addition to his career, he cares about his health, which is why he goes biking when he can. Here are some useful biking tips for newcomers to the sport.
Get all the necessary safety gear. No matter what style of bike you ride or the terrain you prefer, you need to get the right safety equipment in order to stay injury free. If you’re riding a road bike, make sure you get a decent helmet that will protect you from injuring your head on the pavement. Mountain bikers need to have more than just helmet; they need kneepads, shin guards, and even chest and rib protectors in some cases.
Find the bike that suits your needs. Not all bikes are made the same, and it’s important that you find one appropriate for your skill level and the style you want to ride. If you’re new to road biking, look for a bike that is a few years old in order to cut down on price; there will be very little drop in performance, but a large drop in price when compared to newer models.
Follow the rules. Road bikers and mountain bikers alike need to follow the rules of the area in which they’re riding. If you’re on a road bike, you have every obligation to follow the rules of the road as if you were in a car.
Mitchell Vogler enjoys biking when he can.