|No one likes to fall off a bike, but if you’re mountain biking, it’ll probably happen at some point.
When you fall off your bike, try to keep your arms in. Your instinct may be to reach out to brace your fall, but this can result in a broken wrist or collarbone.
During a fall, most damage is limited to personal pride. Pick yourself up, dust off and check to make sure you’re not injured. Then check your bike. The seat or handlebar may have twisted and the chain may have come off.
The fork on the Genius offers 150mm of travel, making it one of the best multifunctional Scott mountain bikes. The bike's suspension uses a proprietary system, known as TwinLoc, to control the rear travel when going uphill. However, the TwinLoc remote is awkwardly placed, which might inconvenience your rides. The frame has been stretched out a bit to make it more stable.
Folks usually start in the north and travel south for 6 to 10 weeks. Some sections span over 100 miles without food or water so you’ve got to plan accordingly. This route will treat a rider with 200,000 feet of elevation gain with snowy mountains and deserts mixed in to spice up the trip.
If you love pedaling and want to accomplish an American Top 100 Adventure the GDMBR might be for you. The route is maintained and and mapped by the Adventure Cycling Association, check it out here for inspiration Great Divide Mountain Bike Route.
Check your brakes and gears, too, before charging on. A trailside repair or adjustment may be needed, so it’s wise to carry a multi-tool and a small first-aid kit to patch any personal scrapes.