Mountain Bike Riding In Ohio

Ohio Trail

Bike riding should be fun. If it’s not fun, then you’re doing something wrong. It takes a lot of experience to get things done right, but when you do, your muscle memory kicks in, and you don’t really have to think about how you are going to do something. One of the most important aspects of biking is the location. The foothills of the Appalachian Mountains in Southeastern Ohio have lots of woods and lakes and that park atmosphere that so many love.

However, before you hit the road on your new bike, check out these points, and find out what works for you.

Hardtail or Full Suspension? You’ll need the right one for Ohio mountain biking.

A hardtail bike comes without rear suspension. Suspension forks can be added to the front, but the back remains rigid.
Full suspension bikes come with both front and rear suspension, which easily absorb bumps on the road thus giving you a smoother ride all the way.

Both of these bikes come in many models and makes so it is up to you to decide, which one suits you best. Factors to consider when buying your bike are:

Budget: they don’t all cost the same. Ideally, the more costly the bike the smoother the ride
The type of riding you have in mind
The type of terrain and angle of descent you intend to work with

Generally, a hard bike will perform better on steep climbs and will give you faster speeds on sprints; it will also require less maintenance. In order for you to properly tame the trails, you will need to prepare before the ride. Keep these tips in mind:

Eat the right meals: processed foods won’t cut it and neither will copious amounts of caffeine and sugar.
Get plenty of rest before the ride
Don’t get sucked into the warrior trap: start small. Four good sessions a week will do more for you than one long one that leaves you dog-tired and needing a couple of months to recover.

Remember, consistency is key

Mountain biking should be fun so if it doesn’t feel that way for you, then start by finding new partners, and try new routes. The Wolf Run State Park in Ohio is a wonderful place to explore. There’s Seneca Lake right next to Senecaville, which is another beautiful park to explore in the afternoons during spring and summer. There is also the Buckeye Trail, which will get you through Lake Tappan, Clendening and Piedmont.

Ohion Recieve B Grade From IMBA

B Grade

Ohio receives a “B” grade from IMBA for 2004
Only a few years ago Ohio was rated poorly in the annual IMBA report card.. … ::

How do you rate Ohio MTB access?
Excellent  16%  [ 6 ]
Good  29%  [ 11 ]
Getting better  51%  [ 19 ]
Worse  2%  [ 1 ]
Total Votes : 37

Importance Of Natural Skin Care

Skin care is important; not only to keep your face looking clean and good looking but also to ensure that it stays healthy and free of disease. There are some basic tips that will keep your face looking fresh and young looking such as cleansing.
Cleansing your face should occur at least twice a day—once in the morning and then again at night. Use a mild cleansing soap-liquid or bar–when cleaning your face. Rinse with cool water and pat dry.

The next step in natural skin care is exfoliating. You can exfoliate your face several ways such as with a facial scrub, a wash cloth or with a chemical peel.  There are various types of facial scrubs such as brown sugar and oil or a sugar scrub. If you use a washcloth, you can put a cleanser on it and mix it with a little sugar. By exfoliating with a damp wash cloth and massaging it into your skin and rinsing well, you can give your face a good exfoliating.

Another step in natural skin care is moisturizing. This is a very important step because it keeps your skin smooth and young looking.  Some suggest using a moisturizer twice a day—once in the morning and then again at night. Use a light moisturizer in the morning before putting on makeup and a thicker moisturizer before going to bed. Examples of natural moisturizers are: olive oil and extra virgin coconut oil.

One very important step in natural skin care is sunscreen. Sun damage can cause wrinkles and skin cancer but to ensure that your skin is protected, be sure to apply a sunscreen that has at least 30 SPF to your skin. This will protect you from the sun’s harmful rays.

Keep in mind, that even though it is important to use natural skin care products, it is even more important to have a diet that is rich in fresh fruits and vegetables, lean meats, whole grain products and water. Water is especially important in keeping your skin fresh and healthy looking. In addition, getting six to eight hours of sleep every night is also important in keeping your skin healthy and great looking.