Long-distance bicycle rides consume a great deal of calories, so it’s vital to keep your vitality levels high. Begin with a nutritious whole & balanced breakfast, and snack as often as possible for the duration of the day. Great snacks are; bananas, whole grain bread, baked potatoes, trail bars.
Eating smart will help refuel your muscles following a hard day’s ride and ensure you stay strong and healthy.
It’s additionally imperative to keep hydrated. Specialists vary on the appropriate amount to drink, however 2 to 3L (8 to 12 glasses) every day is a decent benchmark.
Begin with 500mL (2 mugs) before the ride and intend to take a few swallows from your water bottle every 20 to 30 minutes.
Answering these few questions will help you discover what type of bike is best for you:
•Why am I buying a bike?
•How fit am I?
•Where will I ride?
•What kind of terrain will I be riding?
•Will I be carrying anything?
•How much do I want to spend?
Types of bikes: Road: Dropped handlebars and skinny tires, for racing or touring Mountain: Flat handlebars with a wide range of gears, large tires and suspension for unpaved terrain Hybrid/Comfort: Provides an upright position for a more relaxed ride Recumbent: Have a reclined position and come in a wide variety of styles
Since the path can be congested it’s important to follow the same rules as everyone else in order to have a safe and enjoyable time.
• Be courteous
• Know the rules of the trail you are using
• Give a clear signal when passing
• Be cautious and yield to crossing traffic
• Always be predictable by riding in a straight line
• If you are riding while it is dark, be sure to use lights
• Only use half the width of the trail
• Keep it clean
Communicating your intentions not only makes your ride safer, but it is also required by law in the United States.
Left Turn: Fully extend your left arm out to the side Right Turn: Fully extend your right arm out to the side or bend your left arm up at a right angle with your hand flat. Slowing or Stopping: Extend your left arm out at a right angle with your hand open.