28 Aug Your Mountain Biking Trip – Planning Ahead
The end of summer is around the corner, but there is still time to embrace sunny days and warmer temperatures. If you’re considering a mountain biking trip, you’ll want to take some time to get yourself prepared. But if you are like many other people who just bought a bike and are not even sure what all to pack, then you might need some help. This can include planning and packing your gear ahead of time.
Whether you are taking a solo trip or going on an adventure with friends, you will want to plan out your meals, sleeping arrangements, and needed gear ahead of time. Some questions that you should ask yourself:
Is this an overnight trip?
What is the weather going to be like?
Are you sleeping at a campground or roughing it in a more private area?
How many meals will I need to plan for?
Mountain biking, hiking, and camping can be very strenuous activities, so it is best to pack as light as possible. When you are preparing your packs, you will need to think about biking gear and camping gear. Biking gear basics include your helmet and appropriate clothes for riding. You will also need a hydration source that will be easily accessible while riding. As for camping gear, you should consider sleeping arrangements and how you will prepare your food.
When it comes to your meals, you want to find balance between packing light and making sure that you are providing your body with enough fuel for the trip. Look for high protein foods, foods that are not highly processed, foods that give you a good energy boost. There are plenty of forums online that can give you ideas on good food to pack and make while camping or exploring the outdoors.
A few other things to think about will be planning your route or having an idea of where you will be biking. Bringing a GPS unit is a good idea, as it can help you map your route or help you out of a tough spot should you get lost. A couple small items you may want to consider for your comfort would be: hygiene wipes, sunscreen, bug spray, and a small first aid kit.
Planning ahead before a mountain biking trip is going to save you headaches. So take a deep breath, plan ahead, and enjoy your trip!