Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Spinning Wheels - Things I Have Learned About Cycling

When you fall to the ground, your helmet will protect your head but not your knees, hips, hands, or pride.

In hot weather, cycling faster creates windchill  that helps keep you cooler. Stopping to rest and catch your breath makes you feel hotter. Stopping to fix a flat in a sunny spot with no shade can lead to heat stroke or heat exhaustion.

Cycling is good. Cycling by yourself is good. Cycling with another person is good. Cycling with a group is good. Not cycling is bad.

Cycling accomplishments should not be measured in miles per hour or miles per day but miles per beer, preferably Guinness.

Always carry a patch kit, a spare tube, a pump, and know how to use them to help fix the flats of people who have not learned this.

Always try to cycle farther and longer than you think you can, but always keep in reserve enough water and strength to get you back to your car, your home, or the nearest pub.

Change your hand position often. Stand up on your pedals and get your butt off the saddle often. Clean and lube your chain often. Cycle often.

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