You might be sur­prised to find that stay­ing hy­drated on the bike is ac­tu­ally sig­nif­i­cantly more com­plex than sim­ply fill­ing your bot­tle and tak­ing a sip ev­ery now and then. You need to con­sider not only what you drink, but also how much, when and how you’

Australian Mountain Bike - - Skills -

- Start hy­drated

The aim is to start a ses­sion well hy­drated. This means drink­ing enough to cover your daily fluid needs with ex­tra to cover your day-to­day train­ing and rac­ing. Drink reg­u­larly through­out the day, es­pe­cially the day or two lead­ing up to a big ride or race. Have a drink

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