10 tips for road riders

March 22, 2019

Tip #1- Release the neck muscles.

Every 10 minutes, move your chin from side to side,up and down.It is recommended to stretch the nck muscles and change the head position to relax the muscles. Just do it in a stright line,with a free field of vision,and no riders in front of you,for safety!

Tip #2- Refresh the session.

When climbing up,try moving a little forward and back occasionally. This movement will allow you to change the angle of working muscles, relax the saddle presure on the sensitive areas of buttocks,and cut off the monotony of the climb in long increments.

 Tip #3- Keep the center of gravity down.

On the downs,remember no to let the center of honor cross the middle line of the bike. Do not let the upper body cross the front wheel line when you lean forward. Doing so may result in loss of control when you use the front brake forcefully,reducing the effectivness of the rear brake and can even lead to loss of control. Remember to place the body as low as possible in the center of the bike.

Tip #4- Turnes can be suprising.

If you encouner a sharp turn in a drop that surprised you. Try to "shave" speed by breaking in a stright line before rotating. As long as you can continue to brake in a stright line,use this to reduce the speed before entering the rotation. As you enter the rotation, the pedal facing the direction of the rotation, positioned as high as possible, look at the point on the road you are trying to reach rather than the edge of the road, turn the knee facing the rotation out and down, and try to keep the bike as stable as possible.Do not try to brake firmly in the middle of the rotation.

Tip #5- How to sit in a prolonged climb.

In long increments do not be tempted to move your buttocks forward on the saddle over time. This will create un necessary pressure on the lower back muscles. It i s better to raise two gears, move to a standing position for a few dozen meters, and then return to the riding position suitable for climb climbing.

Tip #6- Proper grip of the handlebar.

There is no need to hold the handlebars of the road. Place your hands on the handlebars, let the upper body rest with loose muscles and without excessive pressure on the palms. This will make cycling more fresh.

 Tip #7- your handlebars is the right size?

Shoulder pain may indicate that you are riding with handlebar too narrow. A suitable handlebar will be easy to ride over time, allowings the hands to open, chest spacing, and breathing will increase during exertion.

Tip #8- Ride safely in a pinch.

In group riding in general, position the hands so that two fingers on the hand brake regulary. When necessary, shorten the reaction time, the braking distance, and avoid accident.

Tip #9- Noises in riding.

When you ride, you hear a metalilc noise, and then a serial click that repeats itself every pedaling or stroke of a wheel? Stop at the side of the road and stop pedaling. It is possible that the very same room for the bicycle assemblies (power cable or metal for spokes,wheel pin, etc. ). It may be a stone that it stuck in the tire and is not harmful, but it is possible that is actually a piece of metal stuck in the rear gears and can cause damage and evevn an accident. Do not keep riding until you recognized the problem.

Tip #10- Your bike is in good hands.

Do not trust your ears in an attempt to identify where the noises come from whaen riding on a stand. Noise that comes to your mind from the frame can come from the handlebars, the saddle tracks, or the handlebars. Let a skill machanic check you out. This may be a minor repair that requires cleaning,grinding and tightening, and nothing more.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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