What To Remember When Cycling In A Dessert

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If you wish to experience the adventure of dessert cycling, then consider following the guidelines given below.

 

  • Carry enough and actually plenty of water. You need one gallon of water per person, per day, as a minimal quantity of water! Do not forget to drink enough water because it may lead to dehydration and bigger problems.
  • Know your limitations and be in the heat only as long as possible.
  • Protect yourself from the Sun and for that, use the hat and apply sunscreen lotion.
  • Use the detailed maps. And also do not forget to visit the medical centers and local businesses if necessary.
  • Make sure that your bike is well maintained and in a dependable condition. Bring along all the tools and adequate spare parts.
  • There are plenty of thorny plants in the desert so you must consider using a tire sealant in your wheel tubes.
  • Avoid riding alone, you ride happily with a friend.
  • Inform your loved ones about your trip plans.
  • If you are in any trouble, keep calm and call for help which will soon be on the way.

 

Bike Rules

  • Never ride off the road.
  • Do not ride faster than the safety limits and the common courtesy dictate.
  • Bicyclists should obey all traffic laws.
  • The vehicle code considers the park jeep trails in the same way as city streets.
  • Obey all the road signs.
  • Helmets are required for riders who are 18 years old and younger. They are recommended for all the bicyclists.
  • Maintain the right-hand side and single file on paved roads.
  • Don't obstruct the traffic.

 

Follow the Bike Etiquettes

  • Bikes share the park roads with horses, hikers and also vehicles, so always pave the way to the horses and hikers, and you should yield to most of the vehicles.
  • Please pave way to the downhill rider unless there is enough place to go through. While passing another ride, you can intend to pass through them.
  • Downhillers, during passing an uphill rider, let the riders above know that you and your following riders are following you.
  • Do not hinder the trail of cyclists. Move off the trail if you want to stop cycling.
  • When you encounter wildlife on the trail or nearby, just back off, move away from the way or reach an alternate route.
  • Stay away from wet areas like streams, wetlands, mud. If you cannot avoid them, then get off your bike and carry it across the dry route, on the off-road.
  • When riding downward very steep stretches, stand on your pedals and lean your weight to the rear of the bicycle. This puts the center of gravity over the back tire and will also minimize skidding.
  • Remember that when you ride the brake downhill it may result into rutting and erosion.

 

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