Arrive at the trails.
Strap on your heart rate monitor.
Start up the Garmin or other computer and off you go.
But what are you doing with the data? Are you using the HR features to actually improve your riding or is it just another bit of needless tech in our lives?
In this video I explain how I set up my Garmin and how you can get more out of your training by doing it this way. I also have a bit of a rant about being too connected whilst you should be having fun on the trails!