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Old 01-05-06, 04:57 PM
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danimal123
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Second the sunscreen recommendation! Put some on before you leave (even if it's only dawn) and take a stick of SPF30 baby sunscreen with you (it's solid....like a big tube of chapstick). Easily available in pharmacies, lightweight and less mess than liquids. This may not apply if the sun's not too brutal in your part of the world, but here in S. Florida, it's necessary.

If it's not organized, do a loop so you'll end up at home. Take a cell phone and let at least one reliable non-riding friend (with a car) know your plans/route/expected finishing time.

If you're relying on convenience stores for fuel, and they don't stock the usual energy bars, etc., grab some fig newtons.

I'm sure there's more info, but that's what I can offer off the top of my head.

Dan
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