HOW TO SURVIVE an Adventure Ride
Adventure Motorcycle (ADVMoto)|March - April 2021
I’m no expert endurance rider or a professional fitness instructor, but what I can do is ride my motorcycle continuously for five long days and feel physically content at the end of the trip. Okay, maybe after the celebratory beers, I might not feel as good on the morning of the sixth day, but at least my muscles will be relaxed. So, what can you do to prepare for an upcoming off-road adventure to stay strong, enjoy the ride and be able to dismount at the end of the day without calling friends over to pry you off your bike? Here are a few tips from personal experiences that will help you succeed.
Donni Reddington

1 DON’T COMPARE YOURSELF TO OTHERS

When preparing for an adventure ride, one thing to avoid is comparing yourself to others. Everyone is a different age, with new and old injuries, different daily routines, body shapes, metabolisms, and health histories.

2 CHOOSE YOUR PARTNERS WISELY

To enjoy a trip without getting in over (or under) your head, choose partners you know you can hang with. The opposite might be someone who’s training for the Dakar or on the other extreme, a first-timer. Solid partners are those you can trust and have confidence in their skills, knowledge, and riding experience. They’ll also have your back if a situation arises. They know how to have a good time and not be overly serious, they’ll share the laughs, and can push hard, yet pull back to take in the scenery, too.

3 PRE-PLANNING WORKOUT ROUTINE

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