WELCOME TO MOUNTAIN BIKING HEAVEN V12
GUIDELINES TO MOUNTAIN BIKE TRAIL ETIQUETTE
FROM VARIOUS SOURCES IN RELATION TO SHARED TRAILS AND NON BIKE SPECIFIC TRAILS
-Wear a brain bucket(yes..that's a helmet) whenever you ride
-Do not travel into remote areas without informing others
-Ride within your capabilities.Ensure that if you want to push your limits,you buddies are around to support you.
-Know your bike and bring the necessary/essential spares.
RIGHT OF WAY IN RELATION TO OTHERS(NON RIDERS)
-Give way to non motorised trail users, i.e. hikers,horse riders,because people judge all cyclist by my actions
-Give way to motorised trail users, ie. motor cross bikes etc,because generally we will end up worse off in an accident.
-Alert others when approaching.Get a bell, or "Excuse me" works quite well
RIGHT OF WAY IN RELATION TO OTHER RIDERS
-Riders have the right of way.If you are pushing your bike,leave the riding line open for others to go past.
-Rider up hill has the right of way.
-Allow faster riders to past
-Approach turns and bends in aniticipation that there's someone there
-Make your presence known when approaching someone or any turns
IMPACT ON THE TRAIL
-Leave the wildlife and fauna alone.Magic mushrooms are bad for you.
-Stay on designated trails and avoid destroying vegetation if possible.
-Dont't take short cuts over /around technical sections.If you can't ride it,walk it.
-Learn how to use your front brakes so that you minimise skidding your rear wheel.If you refuse to learn,then ride only in bike parks where people are afraid to maintain the trails.
-Do not litter.Take out whatever you take in.
Practise minimal impact riding,take only photos and memories with you
-You are to have loads of fun,talk lots of cogs,and make good friends on your ride.
-Develop sense of humor.Some people say it's good for the soul.
* Taken from PCC.
SOME LINKS TO GET YOU STARTED
MALAYSIA'S VERY OWN BIKING WEBSITES. ALL ABOUT BIKING IN MALAYSIA
PEDALHOLICS CYCLING CLUB
All You need to Know about bikes
Reviews / Riding Tips
Mountain Bike TECHNIQUES
My Favorite Maintenance Site
Bike Fitting and Selection
REI EXPERT ADVICE
ABOUT.COM - It works as well
EVENTS,RIDE DETAILS & FB Links
LYN Mountain Biking Heaven
Puchong Bike Hash
This post has been edited by snapshots: Nov 7 2009, 02:54 PM
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