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biking in the woods and mountains - what equipment is needed

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Apr 20, 2018
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biking in the woods and mountains - what equipment is needed

I love to ride my bike and use it a lot but normally in the city and the bike, that I have is an older one (but I love it :) ). I would like to make a trip with some friends to the mountains and ride the bike through the woods (you know what I mean ;) ). I can get a mountain bike from a friend...what else is normally needed. I dont want to be a professional, so dont want to spend hundreds and hundreds of dollars for one trip. Thanks for any advice.
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Kitchener
Helmet, hydration backpack, gloves.

Is there a lot of downhill? Might want to get some more protective gear if so.
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Mississauga
Wolf whistle on a lanyard. 3 Blows on a whistle is the international signal for help. Sound carries better than a voice shouting for help.
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Markham, ON
Good Spirit, well rested body, good weather.

Be prepared to push uphill if you don't know how to use your gears

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