Getting ready for a trail ride is a lot like getting ready for a night out. There’s the preparation, organising the friends and the picking of outfits. Then spending the time to get yourself (and your bike) ready, and making sure you know where you’re going when you leave the front door – looking all fine and sassy.
It’s an exciting experience because for a lot of us, getting away from the hustle and bustle of the real world to ride bikes is a precious occasion. While it’s easy to get caught up in the romance of mountain biking, don’t forget to carry out those essential pre-ride checks that will keep you sailing safe down those muddy descents.
Check the Weather
It sounds easy enough, but checking the weather at your destination is an important factor to play in your preparation game. The weather will affect what you decide to pack, wear and even how you set your bike up.
If it’s looking to be a grim grizzly ride, pack the waterproof jacket and make sure your hands are warm and dry too. If you’re fortunate enough to have sunshine on the forecast, then ensure you have adequate sun protection, and don’t forget those sunnies!