’ery day I’m shut­tlin’

Cycling Plus (Malaysia) - - HOW TO -

Fol­low these tips to help you make the most of your day in the bike park

Quick once-over

Even if you don’t tweak your set-up, check your bike, mak­ing sure that all the bolts are torqued cor­rectly, the brake pads have life left in them and the sus­pen­sion pres­sures are right. Don’t drop in blind on the hard­est trail in the park– it’s only go­ing to end in tears. Build things up slowly and look be­fore you leap on jumps. Qual­i­fiers at the start of trails are a good way to gauge how hard things are go­ing to be. Build up the pace, but be con­scious of when you’re get­ting tired and stop be­fore you crash.

Ease in

It’s amaz­ing how many rid­ers we see on up­lift days who are knack­ered and head­ing home way be­fore the end of the day. Lift passes are ex­pen­sive, so make the most of them – eat­ing the right food will re­ally help. Avoid sug­ary snacks and drinks that’ll give you en­ergy spikes and slumps, and don’t eat a big, heavy, fatty meal at lunch. Swap the burger and chips for slow-re­lease carbs to be the last man down.

Fuel right

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