Proper Snot Rocket Technique

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Clearing the snot from your nasal passages while you’re riding is a vital cycling skill. After all, you’ll need that oxygen flowing in and out of your lungs in an unimpeded fashion for maximum aerobic efficiency.

To follow, find REI’s official 4-step “snot rocket” technique.­

snot rocket infographic

Step one: Use the index finger to close one nostril.

Step two: Check over your shoulder for other riders to avoid unintentionally hitting them with a snot rocket.

Step three: Tuck your head under your arm (same side as plugged nostril) and blow hard.

Step four: Breathe freely.

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