Best tips for a newbie cyclist?
This is embarrassing to admit, but I only learned how to ride a bike recently in my twenties.
Believe it or not, I never had a bike in my childhood. I was one of the few kids, perhaps the only kid I know of, that never had a bike
Now that I finally learned how to ride a bike, I’m still a little anxious about riding outside with traffic around.
Do you have any tips for a newbie cyclist like me?bonjourMemberTopics: 1
Your first bike ever! Well, congratulations then. I am sure you will enjoy the perks of cycling in no time.twilightMemberTopics: 2
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The most important tip is to keep yourself and others safe. There are some irresponsible cyclists that give the rest of us a bad name.JollybirdMemberTopics: 2
Ugh, cyclists. My tip for you is to get off the bike and walk instead.
Most cyclists I know don’t think of themselves as riding a vehicle. They feel they don’t have to follow certain rules. I have seen (and I promise you that this is the truth) a guy cycling with no hands and texting! Imagine that!
He was only riding on a sidewalk, thank god, but this is the sort of thing cyclists do. It’s terrible and shouldn’t be allowed.bumblebeeMemberTopics: 2
Actually, I do agree with you to some degree. I have seen some pretty outrageous cyclists too, except for the texting part.MulanMemberTopics: 0
Don’t listen to grumpypants. Cycling is frigging awesome. Just because there are a few dangerous cyclists doesn’t mean the rest of us are like that too.angelfishMemberTopics: 0
Make sure that you always check your bike before heading off. Check the brakes, the chain and also the tires. Make sure they are properly inflated. You’ll soon get the hang of it.
When you buy the bike, check the seat height. Then, make sure that it is always maintained. Have all the necessary reflectors. Make sure you have a working bell.
And please, always wear a helmet.
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