mountain biking

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A sport in which participants use specialised bicycles to navigate rough, steep trails
Risks Concussions, fractures, death

mountain biking

Sports medicine A sport in which participants use specialized bicycles to navigate rough, steep trails covered with unforgiving rocks Injury risk Concussions, fractures, death. See Extreme sport, Novelty seeking behavior.
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The team mobilised one of its Landrover ambulances and quickly located the wet and cold man, who had been escorted off the moor tops by the mountain biker.
Shortly after lunch-time yesterday a mountain biker from the Birmingham area fell and broke his arm.
The victim, a competitive mountain biker whose name has not been revealed, turned up at Tallaght Hospital in Dublin five weeks after the problem started.
Reports suggest the mountain biker was cycling on a specially-designed downhill run when he collided with a wire strung across the trail.
Sarah said: "Being a mountain biker a myself I know what facilities are neede hose down bikes, clean off muddy boot clothes, and lock up expensive bikes an equipment securely are essential.
I created the product for very selfish reasons," he said of his original target market of hikers and mountain bikers looking for quick energy.
A MOUNTAIN biker sparked a rescue operation when he fell next to a 'treacherous' embankment in a Midland wood.
com/), the leading action sports portal, continues its weekly "Girl On" showcase of the top female athletes in action sports by profiling Tara Llanes, champion downhill mountain biker and BMX rider (http://www.
One member of our group--Martin, an Englishman living in Brussels--has a nasty spill ("endo" in mountain biker Accidents are inevitable in this sport, whose devotees tend to be marked by numerous scabs and scars--all worth it, they claim.
A CHAMPION mountain biker has helped redesign a tatty old BMX track in Warwickshire as part of a pounds 20,000 makeover at the site.
Frauscher, who is a mountain biker himself, recommends that people buy bikes with shock absorbers and cushioned seats.