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The five most frequent incidents when you leave mountain bike

The five most frequent incidents when you leave mountain bike

When you leave a mountain cycling route it is usual to meet some unforeseen, be it a mechanical breakdown, a heat stroke or some kind of physical discomfort. Having the checked and tuning bicycle is the first step to prevent a mechanical incidence. Planning the route and carrying enough food and drink will help avoid dizziness, injuries or discomfort caused by the lack of hydration or nutrients. These are the five most common incidents about the bike once you leave the field.

How to repair a puncture

[CAPTION ID = "Attachment_4223" Align = "Alignnone" Width = "900"]MTB cyclists Image: Depositphotos[/caption] The most common breakdown in roads and tracks is the prick. And therefore, the accessories and tools that you will always need in your backpack are to solve this problem. If your wheels carry camera, good advice is to take at least one spare chamber, new, that has not been repaired. In addition, a puncture repair set, roof disassemblies and a light and comfortable air pump. To prevent them you can use the anti -inhazo bands, of Kevlar, some tapes that you put in the base of the roof and make separator with the tire. The anti -infinite sprays are also popular, how useful they are to prevent them to repair them, provided it is less than 2 or 3 millimeters. To repair a basic puncture with patches, the first ones are reading the instructions on your repair set. Except for exceptions, the usual thing will be the following:
  1. Take out the bicycle wheel and disassemble the cover with the right tool.
  2. Extract the air or tire chamber and check carefully until you find the puncture. The best way is inflating and see where the air escapes.
  3. Check the cover in a lot of detail. Sometimes the cause of the puncture is anchored, so you are going to click again in the first meters.
  4. He sanded the puncture and then extends glue in a slightly larger extension than what the patch will occupy. Let it dry and then apply the patch on. Exert pressure and wait a few minutes.
  5. Inflate the tire to verify that it has been repaired correctly and the air does not come out due to a bad placement of the patch. If everything goes well, riding and pedaling.

What to do if the chain is broken

[Captation id = "Attachment_6342" Align = "Alignnone" Width = "900"]Bicycle chain Image: Depositphotos[/caption] A fault, not usual but that all mountain cyclists has happened to us on occasion, is to leave the chain. Either because of the wear of the years of use, due to a mechanical problem or any other cause.

To repair and get out of the way, avoiding having to return and dragging the bicycle, you need to carry a trchart-channels and loose links in your backpack.

Ideally, before the route you have seen how this breakdown is repaired or that you have tried how to do it, but it is not usually so. The first time the cyclist leaves a chain feels lost. That is why leaving the route in company, without a doubt, is the best medicine at that time. In this type of emergency repairs you must:
  1. Using the Troncha-Cadenas, take out the pin through one of the ends of the broken link.
  2. With the chain already out of the bicycle, remove the second pin.
  3. Mount one of the ends of an individual link that you carry out.
  4. Place the chain in its place and put the second pin. Be patient, it's not a simple operation.
  5. If you do not wear loose links you must remove a second link from the chain and mount it. But you will have shortened the distance, so it is very likely that the change system does not work properly. If so, you will not have another possibility than to return and leave the route.

We have lost!

[Captation id = "Attachment_7715" Align = "Alignnone" Width = "900"]GARMIN GPS by mountain bike Image: Luckylife11 (Pixabay).[/caption] Sometimes it happens. Plan a route in Mountain Bike It is essential to know the route, the alternatives, the possible supplies, the crosses, the distances and any other useful information that allows to anticipate any unforeseen event. Despite this, the desire for adventure and the impetus sometimes make him go to the mountain without knowing the tour. That is why it is important to be accompanied. Look for a group of cyclists who are already formed or create yours with a few friends. And keep the following tips:
  1. Before starting the route, the information you have, share it. And during the route the cyclist who guides, because he knows the way or has prepared it, to refresh the information to the group.
  2. Keep the cohesive group in a squad. If you are not competing and pedaling to enjoy, the group's rhythm would have to mark the slower cyclist.
  3. If the group is fractional, those that go ahead should stop at any crossing that may be a reason for confusion. Ideally in all. Waiting to regroup. This usually happens especially in the descent zones with long distances.
  4. Of course, if there is coverage in the area, everyone must carry their mobile phones and all should share their numbers. The use of WhatsApp is recommended. However, we must bear in mind that in the middle of the mountain it is usual is not having that coverage.

Prevent dehydration

[Captation id = "Attachment_6538" Align = "Alignnone" Width = "900"]Cyclist drinking water Image: Munbaik - Unspash[/caption] When you plan the route, especially the first, know how far you will travel, make a time forecast and inform you of the places where you can replace the water are three vital aspects. On an intense heat day, in routes through dry areas, it is necessary to carry a good amount of water. Going in a group gives you the security of sharing when someone is dry. If the situation is serious, interrupt the route, all home. While wheels do not wait to be thirsty, see water consuming frequently, in small quantities, to avoid dehydration. A good alternative is to carry an isotonic drink instead of water, because in addition to hydrating you will give you salts, minerals and other compounds that will help your body to maintain the rhythm and conclude the route in good condition.

The provisioning on a MTB route

Yes, a bad calculation of your physical state can end a bird. This is the nickname with which the fatigue produced is known because your muscles lack energy. It is convenient to make some stop to eat. A banana, cookies, some nuts or an energy bar will help you maintain rhythm and energy. Exist in the market Bars, gels and nutrition accessories specifically indicated for cycling. If still gives you a downturn to immediately. Rest. Reflect. Consume sugars. And if necessary it is always better to suspend the route and wait for a partner to go to pick you in a vehicle if it is viable. Remember, on a mountain and by bicycle, in a group always better than alone.
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