So a group i am apart of here in SC Upstate is going on a five hour round trip this upcoming weekend to little Switzerland and I really want to go. I think I'm actually the only sport bike rider considering it because everyone else are cruisers. How do you stay comfortable on a five hour sport bike ride? Thanks
Water bladder in a back pack for hydration.
Streach before, and at each break and after.
Slippery underwear, or under armor, or similar... Preferably both...
A tank bag to rest on if there is much slab involved.
Bananas for a few days before, and after...
Take a piss break each hour or so. If you don't need to; drink more water.
Sugar and something salty for snacks I the tank bag. I like nuts. Good fats, and salt.
Gatorade or similar is also good. I like 1 liter of Gatorade to 2 liters of water.
Eat well before, and after.
In my head a 2 hour car trip is a 2.5-3 hour bike ride.
Oh, and give up on the idea of comfort... That will take a few days after the ride to be in your vocabulary again.
Be most careful on the ride home... Don't let confidence write a check your riding skill will have to cash.
**above advice is just my opinion... I am a whimp... I did just finish a ~800 mile weekend on my dual sport... I'm feeling extra whimpy. **