biking combines the best of both hiking
and biking. On a mountain bike, you can reach remote spots that
would be out of range by foot. With their low gears and fat tires,
mountain bikes easily handle terrain that would destroy a road
bike -- and perhaps destroy the cyclist, as well.
in the challenge of a few technical moves, the satisfaction
of cresting a long hill, and the delight of coasting down the
other size, and you'll understand why mountain bike sales have
boomed in the past decade.
mountain bikers think nothing of popping off a 3-foot
ledge. But you don't need that level of skill, or courage
(others might use a different word), to enjoy mountain
the most basic level, mountain biking simply offers a way
to discover an exotic locale, such as the highlands of Iceland.
Moderately experienced cyclists -- those comfortable biking 40-50
miles a day on rolling terrain -- can learn new skills on off-road
trails such as those around Moab, Utah (shown at left). And if
you're really good, our friend Crash may let you try out the 12-foot
jump he built in his front yard. But we do have a liability waiver
we'd like you to sign first.
Adventures, the sponsor of this site, offers several
ways to try out mountain biking with a small, friendly gay
and lesbian group. Please join us!