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Back Up And On The Trail

Bethany12012-07-20 08:15:46 +0000 #1
Went for my first mountain bike ride since my accident yesterday. Son and I went to check out a trail in Lincoln. It would have been perfect except we couldn't find the mountain bike part of the park. We rode around for about 3 miles and kept hitting signs that said horse or hikers only. I knew it was on the other side of the creek but nothing came up. Frustrated, we left. Back to Omaha for trails.

I'm torn on returning to mountain biking. I love the outdoors but nearly crashed again and it scared me. I keep seeing dollar signs for any accident as I ride. Would have landed backwards on my head if I hadn't thought quick enough to pull the bike up in front of me vertically. Don't know how I remembered that..read it in a book chapter about emergency bail outs if a car door opens out while on the road. Nice to know it actually works.

Son and I came to an agreement that he'd call out what was coming ahead which really helped build some confidence. At least the bike brakes worked perfectly this trip and soon realized I need much better tires than what comes on the bike. Plus I've put 200 miles on the bike since getting it with those tires.

I wish some of the stores in Omaha gave mountain bike lessons as that's really what I need.


Muirenn2012-07-20 08:28:18 +0000 #2
Congrats Bethany! And be careful. Sounds scarey.

I've been half-way looking for MB opportunities. (Don't have a bike yet).

How about this camp?: betterride.net/mount...ntainbikecampemails/ Looks like the closest to you would be Colorado. Might be fun.

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