On the Pegs - June 2022 On the Pegs - Volume 7 Issue 6 - June 2022 - Page 39

If you ’ re not running an oversized tank , you ’ ll want to know how many miles your bike can go before needing fuel . My CR80 back in the early 90 ’ s had a number plate gas tank so I could make it to the gas stops . Modern dirt bikes , whether we ’ re talking fuel injected or TPI , are very fuel efficient , but it ’ s still a good idea to have a rough idea before starting a day long event .
Hydration and Nutrition are key to enjoying your day on the bike .
If you ’ re new to this , drink water throughout the day , get some sodium in , eat carbs and protein , and don ’ t introduce new foods on race day . Carbs do not only equal gummy bears or sour patch kids , oranges and bananas can go a long way for a day on the bike . You don ’ t want to introduce new foods on race day because you don ’ t want to have to be reminded that you forgot to pack toilet paper . It typically doesn ’ t end well .
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