Cycling is a real fun. It is not only good for the health, but it is an adventurous sport as well. If you desired to get a perfect physique and shape, then cycling is the easiest way. Well, it was a subject of common cycling, but if you are a die-hard fan of cycling then you must be aware of cyclocross. The cyclocross is more than a cycling race, butit is a fun adventure.
What is cyclocross?
Cyclocross is a real successor of road cycling. It developed at a time when cemented roads were imperfect. Cyclists would frequently route to shouldering their bicycle and walking around the many barriers until the next stretch of smooth road.
Presently, the cyclocross is thriving as a major winter sport. The routes are generally a circle that contains both concrete and mud. Natural hurdles, such as fallen plants and trees, sheer hills as well as human-made ones with sand pits and barriers are used to compel athletes off their bicycles. The main goal of the race is to complete as many rounds as achievable within the fixed time-duration.
What do you need to get first?
To participate in the cyclocross, you just need your own sports bicycle and strong helmet. Previously, people were using normal bicycles, but with latest technology companies have started manufacturing specific ‘cyclocross’ bicycles. These cycles basically have heavy and stable tireswith a sporty look.
After a bicycle and helmet, shoes are also a very important asset to carry during the cyclocross race. Since you have to run so many times, you have to buy a pair of appropriate shoes. If you don’t want to invest, you can go with normal platform pedals with a lock in and your normal walking/running shoes.
Always keep in your mind that it is a sport that engrosses dirt, mud and water. Hence, using your luxuriousbicyclemight be not a better idea.
How to get started with all assets?
There is only one crucial skill and talent you need to get started, learning how to ride a bicycle with an instant get off and get on your bicycle. This might be sound simple and trouble-free, but it is not as easy as it seems. Just visualize, you have to do the same thing 45-50 times during the race with around 100 more participants riding next to you.
Start practicing with a section of concrete pathways that also have some grassy area. Ride in that particular area towards the grassy section, slow down, get-off, take your cycle on your shoulder and run at least 10-15 meters and get in and ride again. Learning the tricks of an easy transition from riding to running is difficult at the beginning, but adventurous once you master in.This sport needs your fabulous fitness as well, so focus on your health too.
This sport is not limited to get the trophy, but you can also continue the sport as your fitness maintaining tool. With regular practice, you will not just improve your skills, but manage all the challenges during the actual race. So, don’t afraid to get dirty, have fun.