How do you prepare for a bike trip?
Vacations are in full swing and good weather helps travel! Many people decide to spend their holidays in an active way. Every form of physical activity requires good organization. How do you prepare for a bike trip? What should you pay attention to so that the planned trip goes smoothly?
Check your equipment carefully
The first thing to take care of is the bike, which plays a vital role during the trip. It is practically impossible to go on a bike trip without efficient equipment - in terms of functionality and safety. That is why it is worth checking the technical condition of the
vehicle long before the planned vacation. Experienced people can perform this examination themselves. However, beginners should contact a professional bike dealer. The bike will be checked for all important points like
- Chain lubrication
- brake performance
- function of derailleurs
- Wheel centering level
- lamp efficiency
- Tire pressure and tread condition
Tightness of all screws and speakers.
It is important to remember that the bike must be suitable for the road. Cyclocross and road bikes will only run on roads or hard concrete asphalt, while those who prefer to ride forest trails should opt for mountain bikes. Cross bikes, often compared to touring bikes, are the most versatile.
Make sure you are wearing appropriate clothes
It is said that there is no bad weather on the trip, only the participants are poorly dressed. Often on a bike trip, you may encounter changing weather conditions - it is difficult to predict the behavior of nature. Although it is possible to rely on expectations, in practice it is
worth preparing for all situations. Therefore, the best solution is to take with you professional training clothes of different shapes. These range from crop tops and tanks to long sleeves, shorts and leggings. Remember that training clothes must ensure:
- The necessary resistance to damage.
- The right level of flexibility and freedom of movement.
- Reduce the risk of skin irritation and chafing during training.
- Reduce sweat absorption and allow the skin to breathe efficiently.
- Therefore, a good choice would be sportswear from the Olimp Sport Nutrition brand, which is recommended for both amateurs and professionals.
Don't let your guard down
Long hours of cycling can have serious consequences. Sweating leads to a loss of water and valuable electrolytes, and every kilometer you walk depletes muscle glycogen stores. For this, it is a good idea to have an isotonic drink Iso Plus from Olimp Sport Nutrition on hand, which will not only quench your thirst but will also give you a real support at the most
crucial moment of the cycle! The composition of this food supplement is a mixture of carbohydrates, B vitamins and electrolytes, which have been prepared in the form of an easily soluble powder with a unique taste. Optimally selected proportions and high-quality raw materials guarantee the pharmaceutical standard.