1. Ride at a comfortable and suitable pace.
  2. On a long ride, pack light with only the necessities, focusing on things you can't buy along the way.
  3. On a long-distance trip, send ahead as much of your baggage as you can. However, always keep valuables with you.
  4. Pain is an inevitable part of sports. So remember to bring some topical analgesic. (like Panadol)