5 Things You Should Never Do Before a Ride

Avoid sabotaging your saddle time by nipping these bad habits.


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Avoid sabotaging your saddle time by nipping these bad habits. – By Bicycling Staff

Completing any ride to the best of your abilities depends on what you do before the ride as well as what you do while in the saddle. And successfully getting ready for a ride is just as much about the preparations you take, as the ones you avoid. To ride stronger and faster while having more fun, make sure you aren’t sabotaging yourself with bad habits. Watch this video to learn why taking the following actions pre-ride is a bad idea:

  • Eating foods high in fat and fiber
  • Chugging lots of water
  • Leaving without checking your gear
  • Static stretching
  • Leaving without telling anyone where you’re going

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