What are your best "warm up" and "cool down" techniques?
Stretches, exercises, diet, walking?
My rides end by going up a huge hill (with gravel and very little traction), so by the time I'm home, I'm more tired than any other time throughout the ride, I'm out of breath, my heart sounds like a bass drum, and my head is pounding if it is hot. I don't want to be in that sort of 'condition' and just suddenly stop, so I try to walk a little afterward. Now mind you, I am a beginner, so should I maybe just walk up the last hill to cool down?
Thanks for any thoughts.