Cycling is an inherently dangerous sport. When we go out on the roads or trails, we subject ourselves to the dangers that we can cause ourselves as well as the dangers from the world around us.
Crashing, road or trail obstructions, equipment malfunctions, traffic and cars, weather, and more are all elements that can cause a simple training ride to go from a fun activity to a life threatening situation.
That said, there are dangers with just about everything we do, so instead of letting fears or possible hazards stop us from enjoying the sport we love, we should prepare ourselves to handle whatever situation is thrown our way.
Also read: Wear a Helmet
You’ve heard it since you were a little kid, wear your helmet! The helmet is a life-saving device and speaking from personal experience, my helmet has actually saved my life. This is so important, but you likely already know that so I want to focus on two specific elements of helmet wear:
Wear it Correctly: First make sure that you have the correct size of helmet. It should be snug but not uncomfortably tight. It shouldn’t easily move or shift on your head. When and if your head does hit the ground or another object, the helmet should stay on your head and not be able to slide all the way forward or backward. Next, make sure that the helmet is flat and level on the head. It should be worn low on the forehead only about […]