Cycling safety: the top ten tips that rides on rainy days
Most people don't like the feeling of cycling in the rain outdoors, but learning to get used to the discomfort of riding in the rain, it is very important to try to play their normal riding performance. Especially for those who participate in the competition, it is possible to increase the self-confidence when it is raining. For the average outdoor rider, the habit of riding in the rain can avoid the panic caused by sudden heavy rain. Let's take a look at how to adapt to the rainy weather when riding a bicycle.
1. Appropriate wear.
Nothing is worse than not wearing proper clothing when it rains. Raincoat rain boots are naturally required when riding on a cloudy day, especially at low temperatures. When riding in autumn and winter, you can wear warm clothes that are easy to wear and take off. The warmth of the chest is very important when resisting the cold winds downhill. Gore-Tex textured gloves and jackets are also a good choice.
2. After riding the car on a rainy day, remember to clean the brake pads.
When riding on a rainy day, the gravel on the road will be more likely to stick to the wagon and the wheel frame. You may also find that the wheel frame will be scratched by small stones and cause the wear of the wagon.
3. Be careful when cornering.
Very important! When it rains, slippery roads and gravel can make the tires slip, making cornering more dangerous. Therefore, the timing of braking must be early, and must also pay attention to the movements of other drivers. When cornering, the upper body is more straight and the speed is slower.
4. Avoid pumping when going uphill.
If the slope is quite steep (slope 10%+), be careful not to pump the car to avoid slipping the rear wheels, as the wet road will weaken the rear wheel. Maintain your sitting position as much as possible and let the rear wheels take more weight. Be careful of the metal on the road and the smoother parts, as well as the fallen leaves.
5. Understand the road conditions.
Sounds simple, but sometimes we always forget the simplest things. Be careful of the oil on the road (you will see colorful reflections) - while avoiding the turbid pool, there may be stones or large holes under the water.
6. Install the fenders.
Although some people may not feel good, but at least you will not be sprayed all over the body, and the people behind will not be sprayed.
7. Keep a clear line of sight.
Yellow or transparent lenses are a smart choice when cycling in the rain. The yellow lens is quite useful when the line of sight is not good, and has the effect of illumination, and the shape of the scene will be clearer, which is not comparable to the transparent lens. Remember to wipe regularly.
8. Buy a spare bicycle in the rainy day.
If the climate where you live is very humid, or if the road needs to be salted to prevent icing in winter, it is recommended to buy two bicycles. Riding a heavier bicycle during a non-season is also very effective for training.
9. Remember to turn on the lights.
The lights have the effect of lighting, but also make it easier for the car to see you and other people riding with you.
10. Learning to ride on a rainy day.
This is probably the hardest part. However, think about it, while other cyclists are resting indoors, you can still ride outdoors, which will actually make you more motivated. The riding distance can be shortened, but remember to go all out to maximize the effect of riding on a rainy day.
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