What’s up my peeps!
I’ve been super busy past couple of weeks and have been thinking about what to write. Started going through my inbox and BINGO! Read a message from Josh who manages a house cleaning company in Virginia Beach. He wanted to know more about myself, and what I love doing in the area. Hopefully some of you enjoy the same stuff and if not, then feel free to share this post with your friends who could relate.
Fun things I absolutely LOVE doing locally:
- Dirt Biking
Yes, I’m definitely a fanatic of motor sports, especially dirt bikes. It’s almost a sin not to love it, considering that there’s nothing but the desert around the city! Check out local forums on the subject and get advice from locals about popular and not so well known trails, what to take with ya and how to get around em.
When doing my research, I also like to find out what is the wildlife like on and around the trail, any big and aggressive animals and definitely some info on snakes. My favorite trail is not very action packed, more on the explorer’s side… It’s called the “Creep of the Sand” according to locals.
Check it out and let me know in the comments below if there are any question I can answer beforehand.
- Paddle Boarding
Definitely an activity that will keep you fit, even though it not very intense. I love paddle boarding because it’s relaxing, gets you a good tan on a sunny day (be sure to wear sunscreen though) and it’s a workout. Where to go paddle boarding? Despite the popular belief, there are quite a few places for paddle boarding enthusiasts to go and meet with others. Lakes are all over the place! Look at the map for your area and I promise that you’ll find something. If it looks larger than a pool, it’s probably a spot you should check out.
Something to watch out for, again, is the wildlife. Gators are hungry too, so make sure to get some info beforehand. Personally, I wouldn’t try battling an alligator, but it’s all up to you. I’m no Rambo, but you might just be.
- Mountain biking
Doesn’t fall far from dirt biking, but it sure is different, and by different I mean physically demanding. You know how people are always looking to shed a few extra pounds off to fit into those new pants, or that dress? Well, mountain biking is the hobby for those people. I prefer different trails, generally shorter and tougher to get that workout in.
When searching for the perfect trail, be sure to take into the account your skill level and amount of experience. Don’t jump for the toughest trail right away, conquer a couple that are fairly easy and mostly level before advancing. Pace yourself and don’t necessarily try to sprint through the whole thing at once. You are risking burning yourself out big time. What I have found by biking with friends, is that only 30 to 40 percent of people who burn themselves out on their first try don’t come back and bike again.
Those are things I love doing in the area, but feel free to send me ideas of your favorites and I’ll do some research before writing about them.
Hope everyone found this useful and fun to read. If so, please share it with your friends who are outdoorsy just like I am.