’ery day I’m shuttlin’
Follow these tips to help you make the most of your day in the bike park
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.
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.