6. Remember the Six P’s
Proper Prior Planning Prevents Poor Performance
It might seem obvious that you should plan bike ride in advance, especially multiday trips, but often vital components of preparation are overlooked. You’ll need to properly plan and understand your route considering things like how far you will be riding, how difficult is the trail (grade), where there are shops and services along the way, the availability of potable water along the trail, the weather forecast and what should you take with you, what to do in an emergency or is there phone coverage along the way?
Understanding good trail etiquette will also be appreciated by your fellow trail users.
Ngā Haerenga New Zealand Cycle Trails has a useful set of guides to help you plan, including what to pack.
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