One of the best amenities at Windsong Ranch in Prosper, TX is a network of trails weaving through the master-planned community. Mountain biking is a fast-growing hobby in America and a favorite amongst the residents at Windsong Ranch. Mountain biking can be intimidating for beginners, but with practice and these helpful mountain biking tips, it’ll be a fun, rewarding experience!
Inspect Your Bike
Rocks, creeks and dirt paths take a toll on your equipment. Riding with a damaged or poorly maintained bike is difficult and often dangerous. Go over your entire bike (especially before long rides) and make sure everything functions well. Even minor problems can quickly become major issues on the trail.
Keep Looking Forward
Target fixation is one of the most important skills in mountain biking. Keep an eye on the trail and look well ahead of you. Focusing on the things you want to miss increases your chances of making a mistake. If you scan the trail ahead and keep looking at your line, your riding will be smoother, and you’ll be far less likely to hit obstacles.
Our master-planned community has miles of trails, but you shouldn’t limit yourself. The DFW area is full of parks and trails that suit any skill level. New environments and challenges will keep riding adventurous and help you become a balanced, versatile rider.
It’s easy to tense up on a mountain bike. Fight the urge to stay rigid and let the bike move under you. Stand up and relax your grip on the handlebars too. Letting your body and your bike absorb their fair share of the bumps will allow you to float over obstacles and will take less of a toll on your body. A relaxed stance will also make the bike more forgiving and easier to control.
Ride Anywhere and Everywhere
It’s the old saying: practice makes perfect. Ride to the coffee shop, the store or just around the neighborhood. It doesn’t have to be a special trail or even off road. Riding often will reinforce your skills as you hop curbs, take corners and outpace the kids.
Windsong Ranch in Prosper, TX is designed for active adult living. Our amenities support dozens of outdoor activities and exercises, all with the backdrop of some of the most beautiful new homes in Prosper. Contact us today for more information!
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