Hitting the Trail – An Ambrosial Affair

I have met the mountains and I have found my home in the mountains. I have seen the mountains closely and I have merged with the soul of the mountains – the wind, the wildlife, the valleys and the rivers. To pick a trail and to make my own – I have not experienced anything as soulful as my rides in the mountains. Mountain biking is not just a passion for me but food for my soul. As the mountains call out to you, you have to make sure that you make the most of your experience. Balance There are a number of people who end up ruining their mountain biking experience because of silly mistakes they make. Once you are fully aware of the technicalities and the externals that go into a good biking trip, you can experience heaven on Earth when you hit a trail. Tough trails are all about balance and if as a kid you practiced the art of balancing on your balance bike, you would be aware of the importance of balancing when on a trail. In order to get your balance right, it is very important to stay fit.

First Balance Bike

Do You Remember Your First Balance Bike?

As a seasoned mountain biker, you ought to ensure that you are always in shape to take on a trail confidently. A few minutes of yoga would give you phenomenal results and would keep you quick and skills polished till you decide to take rest at the end of the day. If you’re the kind who likes to party, you would need to be a little conscious about drinking too much. Too much drinking would add calories and you need to make sure that you work out enough so as to shed the extra weight you might have acquired in your drunken haze the other night. On a serious note, you should never ignore your work out regime and take in a lot of fluids. Liquid diets on trails can keep your light and energetic for extended periods of time. You should be able to ride just as well with a backpack as without one. Therefore ensure that you travel light. Carry your safety gear along and do not for a moment ignore safety when on the trail. If you can think of that scene in movie, ’Finding Private Ryan’ where a soldier is hit on the helmet with a bullet and removes the helmet in the realization of being alive and is hit right in the head at the very moment with a bullet again, you would realize the importance of safety gear.

Protecting Your Body From The Sun While Biking

When you look at protecting yourself and your family from the harmful rays of the sun, the first thing you probably think of is sunscreen. Yes, this is a very important product to protect you from the sun, but you can even get more protection from protective clothing. Covering yourself up when you are outdoors is very important as you are exposed to direct sunlight for most of the day. This type of clothing includes a bit more than just wearing a sun hat, but UV protection clothing like trousers, shirts, and other accessories.

Skin Cancer Risks

The dangerous rays of the sun are the number one cause of skin cancer in the world, so you can reduce this risk by getting the best kind of protection in your clothing. The approval from the Skin Cancer Foundation is what you should look for when you are shopping so you can be assure you are protected against skin cancer.


Along with protective clothing, other accessories like Oakley polarized sunglasses, sun screen and special sun hats can also be added for your benefit. These will give you added protection.

Where To Purchase From

Sun protective clothing will give you ultra violet protection, preventing your body temperature from rising too much when you are out on a boat, hiking, biking, at the beach, or travelling in a car all day. This kind of clothing can be purchased at different suppliers or companies specializing in this type of clothing, or you can find it online. You can also look in your local area, to find any local suppliers or stores that stock these sun protection clothes.

All Sizes And Shapes

Companies theat specialize in protective clothing, made sure everyone can benefit from it. Their clothing ensures the entire family is able to get sun protection of 30 or higher. They have made special UPF clothing for men and women, plus size and petite, as well as infants, toddlers, and children of all shapes and sizes. This makes protection from the sun easy to come by for your family and you can go hit the trails any time you like without any worries or hassles.

Add Protection

As an extra layer of protection you can also put on special sunscreen. This can also be environmentally friendly with biodegradable sunscreen available online and at certain outlets. The more protection, the better you are protected.

If you have a love for the outdoors and you try to hit the trails every chance you get, protective clothing will help you enjoy every moment of it. It is a very important part of your biking gear, along with polarized sunglasses to help fight of the glare caused by the sun on the road, sand or water etc. As long as you have the right biking gear, touring or hitting the trails will be easy and worth every second as you are protected at all times, allowing you to keep your head in the game.

Safe Journey On Your Biking Trails

When you decide to go on a biking trail, knowing the outdoors and its dangers is the most important part of your trail. Mountain and nature trails include all kinds of dangerous species that you might not know how to handle or pursue. Building up the necessary knowledge of these species will help you prevent injuries and will take you out of harms way. The most common species you will encounter, are snakes. Some of them are harmless and some are poisonous.

The Most Poisonous Snakes

bigstock-Extreme-mountain-bike-sport-at-447409391-670x445When it comes to the 10 most poisonous snakes around you will have a hard time narrowing down a list. How is that possible? The answer is simple, there are lots of scientists and enthusiasts that will argue all day and night about which snake is more dangerous than another. At the end of the day, every single snake that they name, from the smallest to the largest, is very dangerous to you as a human so you should stay far away from them. We recommend that instead of just focusing in on a select number of poisonous or non poisonous snakes, focus on as many of the poisonous snakes of the world as you possibly can. Learning the rules of identifying local dangerous animals is the key to outdoor safety. Although some of these snakes may not be found where you live or travel, it is still necessary to build your knowledge.

The Number Of Poisonous Snakes

There are literally thousands of different ones that live all over the world, but there may only be a handful of them that live anywhere near you. You should try to learn about the more dangerous ones that live in and around your area, or places that you frequent, since those are the only ones that are threat to you and your family.

The 10 Most Poisonous Snakes

We will cover the ten most venomous snakes so that you know what to continue to research. The vast majority of these snakes live in Australia so the odds are good that you live nowhere near them, but it is interesting to learn.

  • The Fierce snake which is prevalent in Australia amongst the dry plains of the outback.
  • The king brown snake which also lives in Australia within the forests and the deserts.
  • The western brown snake is very easy to identify with its narrow head and body and narrow light bands along the length of its body.
  • The death adder since it is very stubby looking with a short tail and triangular head.animals-death-adder-slide3
  • The black tiger snake and the regular tiger snake can also be found in Australia’s open grasslands and forests.
  • The mainland and eastern tiger snake
  • The sea kraits
  • The taipan

All of these snakes are found in the outback amongst the forests, grasslands and dry cracked deserts.

You must always remember that safety on your biking trails should come first when it comes to snakes. Whether or not a snake that you encounter is on the list of the 10 most poisonous snakes in the world, is unimportant. All snakes can cause you harm if you are not familiar with how to act around them. Make sure about the trails that you want to take on so that you can stay safe wherever you go.