Riding is physically demanding, and riding for hours at a time requires stamina. To enjoy your time on the trail fully, you should:
- Be in good physical condition.
- Get plenty of sleep, and eat nutritious food before and during your ride.
- Drink plenty of water to replace fluids you lose through sweating, even in the cold.
- Avoid riding when you are ill or fatigued, which affects your judgment and reaction time and can lead to serious injury.