The Bork

Bork: When a cyclist completely cracks while training or racing on one particular stage or day.

Borking is completely avoidable. If you have ever watched a professional cycling race, you will see that the riders are regularly eating and drinking. This keeps energy levels up, core temperature down, and the body's cooling system working. The same can happen while hiking or backpacking.

When I hike, I take food and water every 20 minutes or less. By regularly taking water and food your body will not run empty, and you will be able to cover more ground and elevation.

My pack always has a few vanilla powerbars stashed away for energy and a water bladder for hydration.

YIS, Jeff

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