Preventing Injuries When Riding A Mountain Bike

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Mountain biking is a very fun activity to do. Although riding mountain bikes are fun however Mountain bikes can cause serious injuries if a person doesn’t take the proper precaution before getting on a mountain bike. The most important equipment that prevents injury is a helmet. Whether a person is on flat paved roads or extreme biking in the mountains a helmet is very important. If a person does not have a helmet on and they lose control of their bike they can fall and cause serious injuries to their head including brain damage. A helmet will take most of the force from the fall which lowers the risk of injuries to the head.

Injuries can also be prevented if a person wears the proper clothing for mountain biking. If a person wears baggy jeans and baggy clothes that can possibly cause injuries. If a person is peddling the pants can get caught in the chain and cause the bike to come to a complete stop and causing the biker to fall. The best kind of clothes to wear when mountain biking is biking shorts. Bike shorts are tight shorts that are made out of spandex. There are biker shirts that are made out of stretching material. The tight clothes will not get stuck in the bike chain or be a distraction for the biker. The most important way to prevent injuries is to know the surroundings. A person should always keep a look out for traffic, animals, and anything else that can cause injuries.