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The theory behind leaning the bike but
not the body, is that you maintain max
downward (not outward) pressure on the
tires while the knobbies on their outer edges
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are fully engaged by leaning the bike.
Now, how about brakes and gears on this beginner campers
sweeping corner? Don’t touch the gears at
all – you’re coasting through the turn so the
gears don’t come into play. On the other
hand, braking is crucial. Brake before the
corner to find your comfort zone. If you can’t
avoid braking in a corner, squeeze both front
and back brake levers gradually so you don’t
lock the wheels.
In a nutshell:
ƒƒ Look where you want to go, and pick
your line
ƒƒ Brake before the turn
ƒƒ Lean your bike, not your body
ƒƒ Inside pedal up
ƒƒ Inside elbow to knee.
If you can remember these points, you should
have no trouble following your buddies
through the fast corners upright. Ride within ¦ “I hate camping! I tried it once. It rained. anticipation and excitement only to have
your limits, but don’t limit your riding. It was cold. It was uncomfortable. Never their dreams shattered. But in most cases
again! It’s Club Med for me. Soft beds, high the camping disaster was predictable.
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definition TV and no rain!” Here’s how to almost guarantee a smooth
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Have you ever heard someone say this? start to a lifetime of camping adventures.
Program and she’s a member of Ottawa’s Big
Sure you have. Usually, the would-be 1. Begin slowly by planning a car camping
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campers began their adventure with lots of weekend in a well-serviced campground
close to home. If you’re taking kids along,
make sure the campground has some
facilities, like toilets, perhaps an evening
program, etc.
2. Check the weather several days before
your first trip. Go only if clear, sunny,
warm weather is forecast. Who needs to
learn how to put up a tent in a blustery,
wet campground with kids crying in the
car asking “Where’s the bathroom? I
gotta go now!”
3. Plan 50% extra time for traveling to
the campground, putting up the tent,
rolling out the sleeping bags, and getting
established before nightfall. Once the
lights go out, you want to be finishing off
your second cup of hot chocolate.
4. Bring a tarpauline (at least 8 x 10 for two
people), and know how to hang it. Nothing
makes you feel worse on a camping trip
than having nowhere to go in the driving
rain. Also, bring lots of cord to hang it
above your picnic table. A tarpauline also
makes an excellent sun shield.
5. Pack a cooler with good food. I’m talking
steaks, baked potatoes, and even sour
cream and cheese. Pamper yourself.
Who says outdoor living has to be grim?
Besides, a small hibachi can fit just about
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