"Ten Tips for Bicycle Commuting"
Ten Tips for Bicycle Commuting If you're thinking of riding a bicycle to work, here are some ideas that might prove useful. Wear a Highly Visible Helmet Not only can your helmet save your life in an accident, but it can help prevent an accident from happening. Your head is at the ideal height to be observed by drivers, so you ought to take advantage of this fact by putting reflective tape on all sides of your helmet. Yellow and orange are probably the most easily noticed colors for a helmet. Use a Pannier Yes, wearing a backpack will make you look cool, but it also can make you sweat. Wearing a pannier might make you look like a nerd, but it also leaves you smelling like a nerd. Personally, I’d rather smell like a nerd at work than smell like a jock. And besides, a nerdy pannier would go well with your neon helmet. Acquire a Gortex Bike Jacket Gortex cycling clothing is breathable and yet waterproof, so it keeps you comfortable and dry in inclement weather. There are a whole lot of types and colors available, and some of them are highly visible while also being stylish. And you can use your groovy new Gortex jacket to conceal your nerdy pannier and neon helmet. Mount Fenders Roads can get wet even when it is not raining, and they can remain wet long after a rain. Fenders- especially plastic types that rap around the wheel-deter your wheels from throwing water, mud and dirt on your clothing. You wouldn’t want to get your snazzy new jacket dirty, would you? Love a Glove Your hands give you a lot of love, so you ought to give them a glove. Gloves minimize the road vibration that can stress out your hands. They also keep your hands comfy warm on chilly mornings and protect them when you fall. Gloves are also nice for wiping the mud off your fenders. Use the Right Tires CycleClothingXpert.com © 2011 Contrary to well-liked belief, bike tyres tread doesn’t lend a bicycle additional traction on slick roads. Because of their shape and flexibility, bicycle tires will not hydroplane. Slick tires have less rolling resistance and are better for smooth streets. But if you often ride on gravel or loose ground, treaded tires will give you better traction. Purchase Bike Shoes Cleated bicycle shoes lock your feet to your pedals, greatly boosting your peddling efficiency; and yet they're simple to slip off the pedals, once you get used to them. Bicycle shoes also protect your feet and cycle shorts ligaments from being injured by the strain of pedaling. They come in a wide assortment of fashions, including nerdy and neon. Use a Light and Reflectors If you ride at dawn or dusk, you’ll need well-placed reflectors and a bike light. Bike lights are more for being seen than for seeing. Low reflectors are effective after dark because headlights shine directly on them. Acquire a Lock It only takes a minute to snatch a bike, and you won’t be able to run someone down once they get on your bike. You have too much time and money invested in your bicycle to lose it in a flash. Acquire a high-security U-lock. Carry the Right Tools A bicycle multi-tool is useful to have, as long as it’s well-designed and strong enough to stand up under strain. But a multi-tool can be complicated to use for particular jobs, so you may need to complement it with other tools. For more Information on Cycle Clothing Xpert visit: http://www.cycleclothingXpert.com If you would like to contact us please visit: http://www.cycleclothingXpert.com/contact-us Online Web 2.0 Version You can read the online version of this press release here. CycleClothingXpert.com © 2011