Experienced mountain bikers and newbies alike have their fair share of wipe outs. Pushing yourself to develop or test new skills could cause you to become separated from your bike. Or through no fault of your own, an obstacle suddenly appears. Sometimes catastrophe just happens. To to help make the best of a bad situation, t here are some good techniques you can employ in the event gravity overtakes you. Here are 3 tips for How To Fall Off Your Bike without getting injured.
According to the biking website The Bike Noob, keeping your hands on the bike during a fall doesn't feel natural but can save you from nasty wrist and arm injuries.
This will help you roll into a fall and reduce the overall impact when you fall off your bike. The idea here is to protect your head and limbs.
The Bike Noob says that landing on your chest or back can cause serious injuries so try to shift you your side as you fall. Also staying loose is key. This seems counter intuitive but can help you avoid serious injury.
This isn’t to say following these tips will make you invincible, wear MORR Protective Gear while riding and be vigilant of your surroundings. Bike safe!
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Like any sport, one can have a natural talent at it, or it can seem like an uphill battle to master the techniques. Whatever your level, it's always helpful to remember these 7 tips for becoming a better mountain biker.
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