Chances are that some bike rides are better than others. Everyone has days when they don't feel the peddle rhythm or the connection with the road.

Most bicycle trips are not about speeding to the destination, but about finding new locations and unknown routes. You can enjoy cycling in Australia at CycleLifeHQ.

There are a number of things you can do to ride properly and that involves preparing your body and mind before leaving.

Plan your goals and know what will happen. Being unprepared for weather, terrain or any type of emergency is a sure-fire way not to have fun.

Set goals and make it known to everyone at your horseback party. If each cyclist has a different level of fitness, be sure to tell everyone about the checkpoint designated to meet.

The human body needs good nutrition for energy. Eat high-carbohydrate foods a few hours before going out. On the way, snack and drink plenty of fluids to avoid muscle cramps and dehydration.

Before starting cycling, warm up your muscles and joints. It only takes a few minutes to stretch your hamstrings, lower back, and knees. Flexing the shoulders too because sitting in an upright position for a long time can stress your neck.

Most importantly, have fun on your bike trip. Look around and enjoy the sights and sounds of nature.