As we prepare for our ride, Dr. Bown is putting in lots of miles on his new Trek bike. In order to be safe for all rides, either long or short, it is important to remember a few simple safety rule. The most obvious but most ignored is:WHERE A HELMET!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Helmets can be expensive but some are reasonalby priced and the benefits of not getting a head injury from a crash far exceed the cost of the helmet.
Secondly, obey traffic laws at all times. Drivers can”t always see you and they sometimes travel too fast to stop for you. Ride with traffic, have reflectors and lights, especially at night, obey stop signs and signals and use your hands to signal left and right turns.
Finally, learn how to care for your bike. Make sure your tires are properly inflated, your chain is not too loose and well oiled. The handle bars are straight and tight as well as your seat. Speaking of your seat, it should be at the proper height so your leg extension is at the proper length. You can Google bike safety and fit and it will provide you with the info you need to set your seat in the right position for you.
Following these simple rules and you can have safe and fun rides where ever you go.