“Safety lies in numbers”. This statement is applicable in every adventure or outing including mountain biking. Though there are only a few chances of facing any trouble while riding solo yet one person riding alone can face some potential dangers. Two people biking together add a sense of security to them and their families as well.
Why we must go to Mountain Biking with Partner only?
Mountain biking with a partner adds to your social aspect, challenge you and help you in learning new riding styles. It can be a major motivation and helps you to grow as a rider. Take a look at following benefits:
The mental support: Biking with a partner means extra motivation and mental support. It fills you with a “you can do it” attitude. The companionship enables you to test your limits and let you try new trails comfortable. In case you fell down and get some bruises, your fellow driver will definitely hop off to help you. On the whole, your companion will never let you feel alone under any circumstances.
The maintenance support: Fixing a mountain bike is not everyone’s cup of tea. If one falls asleep by this idea, the second one may master in this trick. This way the two of you can become self-sufficient and do not need any external assistance on your ride. The resourceful riders know what to pack: extra tube, hand air pump, a patch kit and a hex key that will enable you for minor trailside fixes.
Extending your comfort zones: One cannot travel alone for long distances or above his limits. A good company pushes you to extend your limits and go beyond them. Your partner will encourage you to conquer and jump your obstacles. Moreover, your partner will share his trailside tips with you that will help you in many ways.
Learning experience: Riding with a partner can be a skill learning experience. Learning is a never ending process and you keep on learning from your fellow riders. Riding as a teacher or learner is always fun. Rising along with your partner is probably the best chance to reflect and practice your riding skills.
Pre and post ride chats: Pre and post ride chats are the most entertaining and exciting part of the trip. It allows you to share your experience and laugh off your fears or failures over a cup of tea or coffee. It allows two persons to ride, share and reflect together in a very supportive environment.
Trailside chats: Chatting while your adrenaline is high, you can yourself imagine where this conversation will lead the relationship of two persons. Eating granola bars during breaks and re-living your childhood while cracking jokes, making fun of life and washing off all the seriousness of your life, one can only imagine the happiness it will create. Talking about someone’s struggles and sharing yours creates a never ending bond. It gives you immense pleasure.
Deep woods and never ending trails are the best places to have a meaningful conversation.
Riding with a partner is always enjoyable especially for the persons who are introvert by nature. You will step out of your comfort zone and start taking chances with your life and partner as well. It teaches you how to build a relation without being embarrassed and helps you to develop patience.
During riding with a partner, you will also feel a sense of responsibility towards the other person. On the whole, it is good for both the persons either it is emotionally or mentally.
Riding a bike together build something strong between the two people that keep them joined for lifetime.