You wouldn't start a road trip with no gas in your tank, so why start a ride with nothing in your stomach. Just like a car, your body needs fuel to run, especially during hard activity like a long or shorter, high-intensity ride. And just like a car, giving your body the right blend of fuel can make all the difference in how you feel, and how you perform.
For off-road riding or extra long road rides, the best way to assure adequate fluid intake is to carry a hydration pack. Here’s a breakdown of the key parts of a hydration pack.