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    My first ride at Jacobsburg....

    Hi there. Well, I finally got out for my first real trail ride. Hubby took me to Jacobsburg on Friday. He took me on the blue trail.. WOW...I wasn't expecting the climb. Not steep, but seemed like it would NEVER end. This 37 year old mother of two learned just how out of shape she really is!

    Going down rocked, but we must have taken a wrong turn somewhere, because when we got to the bottom, we were suddenly on the yellow trail, and realized we would have to go BACK up the hill we just came down.

    We rode for about 2 hours, and despite the climbs, it was really great. Especially the coming back down part. Not technical at all, but I look forward to getting to that kind of stuff soon. Right now I need to work on my cardio fitness level. Any tips for that, besides "just keep doing it"?

    When we got back to the parking lot, we met a guy named Pedro, in a white pickup, who was really chill. He was just getting ready to hit the trail. Gave us lots of tips and advice about local trails and the best time to ride them. I don't know why I'm always so surprised how friendly and helpful everyone in this sport seems to be.
    you guys Rock!

    Michele

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    Irishgirl:

    Thanks for sharing...

    Just as you went out and tried it for the first time to gain fitness level you can always make it knowing your helping yourself become more in shape by enjoying the day and the trails. As you learn the trail better you will find the places you have to push your body. Unless your looking to race or really become in shape fast I feel the best time of your riding life is in front of you cause you will get better and faster from this point. the best thing is you got out and did what your doing!

    Explore other places and even if they have bigger climbs or more technical trails learning and patience is the key. Stay away form getting hurt by not riding over your head and just take the trail as far as you can see and make it through that first then look to the next section.

    So there ya go some advice for the long run!

    Oh ya keep sharing the progress with us!
    Love to hear the passion!


    PS: checkout the "Sticky" thread on the top of this page if you wanna look at all the places you have at your access. Mini trips to other place are great! You usually meet on those rides others who love to ride as much as you do! I'll give you a shout when we come out to Jacobsburg to ride with some of or group riders!

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