Thursday, February 6, 2003
Living It Up: Mountain Biking
It's anything but a leisurely stroll. Jackie's taking off the training wheels for a crash course on mountain biking. She's Living It Up for some rugged riding in the forests of South Florida.
Jackie: "I'm ready."
Jackie: "What are some cool tricks you're going to show us today?"
Farmer: "We're going to do some jumping some playing around some wheelies, some manuals, some fun stuff."
Jackie: "What are some other things that people should do if they never mountain bike and they want to head out."
Farmer: "Definately try to find somebody that has gotten into it and knows a little bit about it so they can get some tips from them."
Farmer: "You have to wear your safety gear and be safe. You have to ride within your envelope and you'll be fine."
Jackie "I was trying to be cool."
Jackie: "I'm dirty now. Ouch! Big bruise. I'll try to do it without falling now."
Farmer: "Get get it, get more speed."
Jackie: "That's what we like, more power more speed, power and speed."
Jackie: "Was that what I was suppose to do, oh boy."
Jackie: "Alright farmer, what's next."
Farmer: "Well what we're going to do is come over this hill right here, come thru this area and we're going around this burm and then that burm over there which is a right hand burn."
Farmer: "It's pretty easy, it's not too complicated, we'll give it a shot. What do you think Jackie?
Jackie: "I'll try it."
Jackie: Screaming and saying "My gosh. I'm going to wipe."
Jackie: "Oh that was awesome."
Jackie: "I didn't think I'd be able to do that."
Jackie: "Whew it's a lot harder than it looks."
Jackie "Wow check those guys out."
Farmer: "I'm glad you came out to ride with us today."
Jackie: "Thank you and it's been fun."
Jackie: "I took a digger. You want to see the wounds ouch."
Jackie: "That's blood right there."
Jackie: "So that's what it's like living it up mountain biking in South Florida. A big thanks goes out to Farmer, Nixon, & Chris. And if you want to try it out, head out to Oleta River State Park."
Be sure to join us next Tuesday as Jackie lives it up under water. This time, she's taking up aquatic kickboxing.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Oleta River State Park
3400 NE 163rd St.
N. Miami, FL 33160
Bell's Bicycle & Repair
1951 NE. 163rd St.
N. Miami Beach, FL
International Mountain Biking Association