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Newbie Riding BCBD
« on: October 11, 2012, 10:09:57 AM »
I am going to ride BCBD this weekend. Any suggestions for a newbie? I have never ridden the BC Trails before, so I am going into it with no knowledge of what to expect.

Do any seasoned riders have pointers?



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Re: Newbie Riding BCBD
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2012, 12:49:39 PM »
Follow the Guy in front of you  ;D


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Re: Newbie Riding BCBD
« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2012, 01:32:12 PM »
that's a pretty good suggestion...the first few (or more) miles will be a train...the mtb trails are smooth and flowy for the most part, walnut a bit more technical and rocky...if you go all the way to the cabin prepare for ridgeline rolling double track and rattlesnakes (if it's warm and sunny)...if you've got the legs and lungs definitely try to get to the cabin and back as it's only open to riding on breakdown day...


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Re: Newbie Riding BCBD
« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2012, 05:19:55 PM »
The Breakdown is a blast and a half. Glad you're going to join the fun/madness!

Here is a tip: After a couple years of sucking dust on the ridgeline trails down the to hidden cabin, my wife and I started bringing bandanas to cover our mouths and noses on those sections of trail. Yes, we look like cheezy old west outlaws, but it beats spitting up dust afterwards. There has been a bit more rain this year, so hopefully the moondust won't be as much of an issue. But I'm still bringing my bandana.

Other than that, ride at a steady pace, eat regularly,  drink a bunch of water, and make sure to get back before they run out of fried biscuits.


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