Important Information to Be Aware of When Road BikingPosted on August 27, 2014
Important Information For Biker
At Cyclist at Law, road biking is one of our favorite pursuits. There is an incredible freedom that riding your bike great distances affords, and the feeling of accomplishment that a long group ride provides is more than worth any tiring effort. While we love to romanticize the art of cycling, there is a great deal of information that you should be aware of if you are relatively new to the sport. It is important to be knowledgeable on a wide variety of bike-related issues, including:
• Changing a flat tire
• Etiquette for group rides
• Preparing for longer rides
• Avoiding accidents
This knowledge can make your rides more enjoyable and safe.
Be Prepared for Anything
If you are just starting out in road biking, you must understand all of the situations that you may encounter along the way. Unfortunately, the roads of Dallas (and anywhere else in the country, for that matter) are sometimes littered with debris that can result in a tire puncture. Not only should you always carry a puncture kit, but you should also know how to use it. Spend some time practicing using your tools so that when you do get a flat out on the road, you will know how to fix it quickly and easily.
Safety Is Always of the Utmost Importance
Safety is the most important thing to be aware of when you begin road biking. As a cyclist, you must abide by the same rules of the road as a motor vehicle, and you must remain constantly aware of your surroundings. Inattentive drivers cause most accidents, so make an effort to increase your visibility by wearing bright clothes or riding in a group. Also, always make sure that you load your bottles up with water and that you are aware of places to refill along the way.