The beauty of life lies in doing what you want most and for lovers of nature, there is nothing better than being out in the wild and in the lap of nature. John Howard once said – the bicycle is a curious vehicle. Its passenger is its engine.
A major chunk of the cyclist population around the world would agree with John Howard. Mountain biking is a sport that can de-stress you and leave you in a positive frame of mind. The basic pleasures of biking come from the scenes you see on a trail and the sense of achievement you get once you get to your target. Climbing up on a mountain with your bike may be a physically demanding affair but it also one that exposes you to clean air and pristine sights.
A weekend mountain biking trip is very under-rated. It can be one of the most refreshing experiences ever and you could even get addicted to it. There are little things that you can do to make your cycle-trip even better –
- Get your favorite music along. Create a few playlists and get a good pair of earphones. There is nothing sweeter than being in nature’s lap and listening to your favorite genre of music. Music has a way of blending into the nature and the combination of wind in your hair and music flowing in your ears is one that is a very special combination.
- Be prepared for the unexpected. Nature has a way of throwing unexpected things at you and in order to deal with things like being lost in the wild or being trapped in the dark, it is always a good idea to prepare yourself before you set out on a trail. A torch and a range finder should be an indispensible part of your backpack. Bring along a few extra batteries as well.
- Get your camera along. You may not be a great photographer but wouldn’t you want to take the big moments with you when you’re surrounded by natural beauty? Just like a Nikon range finder, you can find good Nikon cameras that are sleek and sturdy.
- Bring a friend along. Traveling in groups is always considered safer but if you wish to make a quiet trip, you can simply bring a friend along. An extra pair of hands can help you get tasks like setting up a camp done in a much easier way.
If you are a mountain person, life on two wheels in the hills would be like finding your holy grail. With proper safety measures and proper preparation, you can have the time of your life with your bicycle in the hills.