Bicycle riders should strive to keep their riding as smooth as possible. This will help improve your biking experience, and it will also keep you safe. Here are some tips for doing so.
Clean Your Bike
Dirt and dust will make your bike more creaky. Clean all parts of your bike regularly.
Oil Your Bike
Make sure your bike, especially the chain, is oiled and lubricated. This will provide a smoother ride.
Check Tire Pressure
Deflated tires will cause your ride to be more jerky. Make sure they are filled with the right amount of air before setting out.
Make Sure the Bike Fits
You also want to fit comfortably on your bike. Adjust the bike seat and the front handlebars so that you have a comfortable sitting position when riding.
To ride more smoothly, you should be in the right position as well. Exercising or biking regularly will help you stay fit and will make biking easier. If you need to take a break to restore your breath, do so. Take around some water or an energy drink with you, especially during the hot weather. During the cold weather, make sure to bundle up so that you do not freeze.
Avoid Sudden Moves
Always be alert and on the lookout. This will prevent the need for sudden moves on your part. Be on the lookout for obstacles and moving motorists or pedestrians. Keep your hands on the brakes at all times. Brake in advance; avoid sudden jerky braking moves.
If you ever get in a bicycle accident, contact us immediately for legal help.