Cycling Trails - Xanthi, Greece
Environmentally Friendly Cycling
Remember that every time you ride your bicycle, you contribute to the world. Bicycle is the cleanest transportation vehicle in the world that takes its energy from you, offers health while taking that energy, and also moves you from one place to another. If you provide your transportation by bicycle, you will have both personal savings, health benefits and environmental benefits at the same time. If you want to discover new places and experience moments alone with nature, you can easily enter the roads by bicycle where cars are difficult to enter. Bicycle is your guide to geography exploration. Remember, geography is learned on the bicycle, not in the classroom! You can include Teke village and Saklıgöl cycling routes in your weekend plans so that you can explore the Şile geography on two wheels.
Before Setting Out
If those who use bicycles for trip only and plan to go to the field or a longer trail, they may need to perform trainings beforehand. Be sure to learn to use gear, especially depending on the terrain conditions and performance. The bicycle is a personal vehicle, and you need to adjust the settings such as seat and handlebar according to your own body.
Make sure your bicycle is well maintained.
Avoid using large (hard) gear.
The gears that you can pedal abundantly (60-80 revolutions per minute) protect your joints and allow you to use your power economically.
Do not be afraid of the slopes.
Mountain bikes have gears small enough to allow you to climb any road slope. You can climb by bicycle every slope that you can walk. There may not be very small gears in top model road bikes. It is useful to replace the rear gear (rubles) with a bigger one before the slopes.
Do not go down as you take revenge!
Do not go down as you take revengeon the slope you climbed! Improve your cornering technique, control your braking distance, pay attention to road conditions.
Your tire will puncture.
You should have at least two inner tubes and extra patches with you. Learn to repair in advance.
If you are going with your friends..
Ride it one after another but not side by side. Since the one behind you is protected from the wind, he/she will rest and will come before you when you are tired. This is also true for very slow climbs, where psychology has replaced the wind.
Do not go on a long tour at once.
Although it sounds difficult to go 100 kilometres by bicycle, it can be easy for an average fit person. However, running the different muscles required by a bicycle suddenly for too long can cause injuries.
Eating and drinking is very important!
You must consume between half a litre and one litre of fluid per hour. After an hour and a half, you should eat something like banana, nuts and sandwiches every hour. If you are not fed, it would take much longer to recover after the energy you expended. Have a snack even if you are not hungry.
Mountain bikes are divided into many intermediate types including downhill race, enduro (downhill-weighted, tough races), trail (difficult climbing and downhill pathways), cross country (high performance and light bikes). You can use your bicycle for different purposes with small adjustments. You can’t ride on rocks with a road bike, but you can ride quite rough earth roads with an endurance model that accepts a slightly wider tire. When you have different tire alternatives, you can use your mountain bike very efficiently in the city or on the long road.