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5 reasons mountain biking beats both skiing and snowboarding

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Winter Sports remain one of the avenues that have not been tapped fully. Over the past few years, however, more and more people have developed an interest in winter sports for the fun that comes with the activities carried out. Many have enjoyed the sports as part of their recreational activities while others have enjoyed the sports competitively. On this effect, gambling has slowly found its way on the sports and with a FanDuel promotion, you can access various winter-themed slot games such as White Buffalo, Snow Wonder, Cabin Fever, among others.

The fun does not stop there, according to this source, you can also enjoy the thrill of winter by making predictions on sports like such as Mountain Biking, Alpine Skiing, Ski Jumping, and Snowboarding. What’s more, the bookmakers have also offered features such as live streaming where you can watch the events in real-time. With all the winter sports available, some are more advantageous and beat others like mountain biking. Here are some of the reasons why mountain biking is preferred to snowboarding and skiing;

  1. Geographical advantage

Though it is called ’mountain biking’, it doesn’t necessarily mean that it should only happen in the mountains. Mountain biking allows you to bike anywhere from the mountains, jungle, all the way to the desert. Skiing, especially downhill skiing, will be limited to a mountainous place. Mountain biking happens ‘everywhere’ as opposed to snowboarding and skiing.

  1. Seasonal advantage

This complements the geographical advantage whereby as you bike anywhere, mountain biking can also be done at any season. Whether on spring, summer, fall, or winter, you can take your bike on the road as opposed to the skiing which is strictly limited to winter seasons

  1. Getting time to yourself

It’s always fun having a couple of friends, laughing yourself out, taking selfies while on downhill skiing. But sometimes you may need a solo time to enjoy the ambiance, fresh air, time to reflect, and the pleasure that comes with the state of being solitude. Mountain biking presents that avenue.

  1. Cost

On the cost analysis, there are different angles to look at it. Depending on the equipment chosen and the geographical part of view where biking is being done, the bike cost might prove higher as compared to a top of the line ski setup hooked up by poles, bindings, or boots. Things change when it gets to maintenance after the initial setup investment is done. Bikes become less costly and most of your trails are done for free, just your energy is needed.

  1. Fitness

This had to chip in. Skiing might come out as an aggressive sport that is tiring to the skier. Mogul skiing can work you out from your muscles to your lungs and you can head home all exhausted. However, skiing doesn’t attain the level of fitness that accompanies mountain biking. Biking has more aerobic nature in it and with your bike, you will climb the hill and bike down the steep, as opposed to skiing.

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