Modesto View Race&Ride Weekend Safety tips

Race Weekends Fitness Tips

Big weekend ahead in fitness Modesto View Fitness Athletes and no matter if your Riding for MOM or running The Rina’s 1Ž2 Marathon, conditions have changed out there since April 1st and its always best to be prepared.

Just recently on my group ride I experience some dangers that caught me off guard. As I was bicycling out in the country I noticed several dead snakes along the side of the road and a few live ones. Since it’s heating up, the snakes have come out and there are more bees out. Last Sunday I was riding with my group when I came up on what appeared to be a dead snake, but much to my surprise, it wasn’t dead at all and moved directly in front of me. At 22mph I was fortunate enough to have avoided it without an incident. Snakes can be very unpredictable so regardless if you’re riding or running this weekend, look out for critters that might be crossing the road. Chickens are one thing, but dogs, snakes, possums and even an occasionally skunk can open your world up to a whole lot of danger. Danger! This would also include bee stings, a few weeks ago during a run; a bee at mile-8 stung me. Thankfully I’m not allergic to bee stings, but if you are this could very dangerous. Below area few tips to help you prepare for any one of the 2 endurance events that will be happing this weekend. Have a good time out there friends and please be careful.

1. Make sure you have an EpiPen an on board your bike or on your person if your allergic to bee stings. Being stung so far away from the finish line can mean the difference between life & death for some. 2. Don’t always assume that a snake is dead along the side of the road if you come up on it. 3. Carry and extra tube & patch kit on your bike. 4. Apply the sunscreen prior to your endurance event. 5. Start to hydrate properly a few days prior to your event. 6. Carry water and an electrolyte drink on board your bike. 7. A hairnet on your helmet may stop a bee from entering your helmet thus preventing a bee sting on your head. 8. Compression sleeves and socks will shade you from the sun & keeping your muscles conditioned for miles on end. 9. Load up heavily on carbohydrates 24 hours prior to your endurance event. 10. Have some kind of road ID on your person as well a list any kind of any medical conditions you might want medics to be aware of. 11. Always get the green light with your Doctor before competing any endurance event.



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Chris Murphy is the President and CEO of Sierra Pacific Warehouse Group and Publisher and Founder of ModestoView Inc. Chris worked globally in the cycling industry returning to Modesto in 1996. He is also the founder of the Modesto Historic Graffiti Cruise Route, Legends of the Cruise Walk of Fame, Modesto Rockin’ Holiday, the Modesto Music History Organization and co-founder of the Modesto Area Music Association. Chris is married to his artist wife Rebecca since 1985 and has two daughters Madison and Abigail, both graduating from Modesto High and UC Berkeley. He is lead singer and guitarist for his band, Third Party that donates their performances to non-profits.