How to Take Care of The Safety of Your Bike on The Road

When you are riding a bicycle, there are two major concerns in front of you: how to get safely from point A to point B with it and how to make sure that your bike wouldn’t get damaged or be stolen. Check out these useful tips to learn how to avoid any problems with a bike on the road.

How to reach safely a certain destination?

In order to have a nice ride, you have to:

  • Make sure your bike is in a good condition (brakes, tires, chain) and the right height for you.
  • Put on a safety helmet and pads. Don’t forget wearing comfortable shoes.
  • Don’t take too heavy objects (or any additional passengers) with you and always keep them in the basket.
  • Bright or fluorescent clothing is preferred, so that you would be noticed easily.
  • Stick to available cycle tracks as much as you can and avoid expressways and tunnel areas.
  • Ride your bike with safe speed and on the right side of a two-way street.
  • Never remove your feet of the pedals and hands of the handlebar.
  • Pay attention to any signs and signals on the road.
  • Always stop gently: a sudden brake is recommended only when some fast reaction is necessary.
  • Be really careful when you are passing through some wrecked or wet road.

How to keep your bicycle secured?

Bike racks are the most suitable and safe facilities you can use for keeping your bike away of any harms or theft.

  • You need to prefer bicycle racks located in or close to public buildings.
  • Keep in mind to secure your bike with a good quality lock or even 2 ones for a better protection. Attach the lock to your frame, wheels and the stand.
  • There are a lot of bicycles returned to the police, but unidentifiable. That is why you need to register your bike, just in case you lose it or if it is stolen. Also, take a picture of it and memorize some essential details as its frame number, model, etc.

Additionally you can use multiple locking mechanisms like a cable lock or locking skewers. Also, you can make your bicycle ugly in order to determine the thief to reconsider its intention. If your bicycle cost you a lot of money, then probably it is a very good idea to insure it. You can choose specific insurance cover against accidental damage and theft.

Feeding Your Need For Bike Storage

Biking has been a favorite hobby for men and women, young and old alike. It is one way of burning all our excess calories, making every individual healthier. Some even use their bikes as their means of transportation from home to work or school. Others invite their families on a cycling trip on a beautiful summer day.

But, when unused, bikes end up disregarded at the garage, porch or on the backyard. When you feel like riding your bikes again, it is already quite impossible to use because of the clutter on the storage spot. Often times, the bike can be really hard to pull out from its ugly little place. Storing bikes has been a dilemma, not only for most cyclists, but also for those who just want to have a nice ride with a bike.

And, what is the solution? It is pretty easy, actually. You just need to buy yourself a bike storage. This can save a lot of space in your home, and better yet, it provides an easier access to your bikes whenever you want to take a spin. It securely holds the bike in place and making it less prone to stealing.

It also protects not only the wheels of your bike, but more importantly, the whole bike itself. Keeping your bikes together with tools in the garage or other things within the house can injure your ride. Your bike may be prone to scratches and undesirable damages.

When buying one, durability, accessibility, weather resistance and appearance are the most important factors. There are different types of bike storage. It can either be mounted permanently to the floor or on walls. Some forms of bike storage can be transferred from one place to another. It can be constructed from several kinds of materials. It can either be made from wood, steel, stainless steel and even thermoplastics.

The place for the installation of a bike storage is vital. It should be readily accessible and easy to use. Safety is another enticing factor. Highly visible storage provides comfort for the bikers since they know that their bikes are safe from ill-doers.

The storage comes in several unique styles. The most common type is the U-shaped or the inverted U racks. An extended U-shape bike storage is called the wave or serpentine bike storage. On the other hand, for storing a number of bikes, the grid type bike storage is suitable.

But, if the cyclist prefers a more creative and attractive storage, decorative bike racks are also available. The designs are authentic; it can either be shaped like a woman, cow or anything that you can think of as long as it is still functional.

Dawes Aluminum Made Folding Bikes

Parking is getting so difficult these days that you hardly find an empty space to where you can park your car or your bike. Commuters find it a hassle to use their cars or even ride trains or bus as it may cause a lot of delays. What better option can you find than having an aluminum made folding bike for you convenience? Dawes 2008 look forward give commuters a hassle free ride along the busy highway.

Aluminum made folding bikes are bikes that fold to fit small spaces. They can be placed to the boot of a car and quickly folded back together for further transportation on two wheels. The Dawes bicycle brand offers a unique blend of British heritage with an outstanding performance. It limitless passion for service, quality and value for money. The 2008 range delivers cycling excellence from a bedrock of corporate strength which guarantees after sales support, reliable warranty and customer focused brand values. It has a line of models that fits everyone taste for folding bicycles.

The Dawes Jack is a great entry level folding for the trusted name. It has a 6 speed dérailleur gears, solid dependable v brakes, mudguards and rack all fitted as standard on an aluminum frame. This models is quite an exceptional value for money. The Dawes jack is an exceptionally good value folding bicycle. The 6 speed dérailleur gears are simple and very easy to operate. The standard accessories of this mode include the rear carrier rack and mudguards for every day practicality, a folding pedal to decrease the folded size and an adjustable handlebar stem to allow you to adjust the bar height to suit the rider. Dawes Jack is a solid reliable folding bike perfect for your needs.

As we all know the original Dawes Kingpin is quite a legend. It started in the 1970’s, unlike its heavy, ugly contemporary bikes that rode badly, the kingpin folding bike that nibbles and felt like a proper bike, and the folding hinge was really a clever feature. Today, the new Kingpin is now made with aluminum to make the new bike much lighter. It comes with more gears and folds even more precisely than the original. The King Pin aluminum made folding bike is the main stay of the Dawes folding bike range.

The Dawes Ace is probably the top among the Dawes folding bike range. It has all the features that you would expect from a high spec bike. It has an Aluminum frame along with lightweight alloy handlebars and stem, Sram gears, quality Kinetix alloy wheel that features a dynamo hub located in the front to power the light set all fitted as standard. The other quality branded parts completes the specification that results in a incredibly practical and stylish folding bike which suits the daily commuter.

The Dawes Range of folding bike indeed defines a competitive aluminum folding bike model. These bikes are best used in a busy street. It has a high competency of performance that will sure cater all your needs.

How Getting On That Bike And Riding It Can Take You From Point A to Point B In Your Moment Of Crisis

Just do it. That was the final thought I had right before agreeing to learn how to ride the bike. After all, it wasn’t really my idea. I’d mentioned a few times (jokingly) that I wouldn’t stand for riding on the back of his as apposed to riding my own. My husband was dead serious when he pointed out to me (like where the h*** did that come from?) that we had some time right now and he’d teach me how to ride.

Quick, make and excuse! That was my first thought after gathering my composure from the near fainting spell caused by his words. I know I’d said I wanted to learn but now that the moment was here (and we really did have time) I was pretty determined to back out (kicking and screaming if necessary). A barrage of crap ran through my brain of what to say in order to banish the thought from his mind. I let a few pieces of that crap slip out. Finally he politely and very kindly told me it was ok. We’d do it another time.

I could hear myself screaming “You chicken sh**!!! You’re making yourself look like a big fat liar”!! Those overbearing belittling words pounded in my head so loudly that I couldn’t make out exactly what his gentle but badgering words were until I finally said “Oh for the love of God let’s just go do it”. About 1 minute and 10 seconds later I found myself in the car (still unsure to this day how I got there) following him on the bike to the empty school parking lot; my training site.

After the “here’s how to operate the bike” briefing, sweat pouring off of me, I reluctantly jumped on and OMG it was heavy! I heard myself say “you gotta be kiddin me”. My first few attempts were pretty lousy. The bike launched forward a bit as I popped the clutch and stalled it, and immediately the voice was back. “Screw this. It’s just not your thing and you can’t do it. Just tell him it’s not happening and get back in your car and go home”. A thick, ugly wave of shame hovered over me like fog and I shook my head in an attempt to dissipate it.

I took a deep breath and actually tried to listen to what he was telling me. I started the bike, drove it 10 feet and stopped. I glanced over at him and he smiled at me and told me to keep going and try again but only after critiquing me and pouring on 5 more minutes of additional skill building for bike riding advice. I thought to myself, “for gosh sake I’m not racing it at the INDY 500 or anything”, and I slowly let out the clutch.

I got past that “too slow to go” speed where you can’t even keep your balance on the damn thing and drove it for a few seconds in 1st gear. I tried again and got to 2nd gear. I turned around and headed back to him in the big 3rd gear (there are 6 by the way) and that moment changed everything for me. I was ridin’! Never mind the fact that I was only doing 25 MPH, I was ridin’! I rode right past him (with a smile) and around the school building and back to where I started.

The reason I shared this story with you is so you could get a feel for where all of these thoughts and emotions came from, and understand that despite them, IT can be done and it really doesn’t matter what IT is. In this case IT was riding the bike but for me it really hit home with my business as well. Everything I thought, everything I felt and everything I breathed had erupted from my own fear, and more specifically, the fear of failure.

Now this article isn’t about overcoming your fears of failure, because fear of failing is a normal part of getting a business going. It’s about realizing that it’s OK to have those fears, and then realizing that in order to get from point A to point B in your network marketing business, you have to “ride” them, or acknowledge them. From here, you simply have to face them, and then take steps every day, even if they’re small steps, to move with them and through them in order to get to your destination.

You can’t just wave a magic wand and make fear go away, so notice that I didn’t say get past your fears. You may never do that and that’s OK but I promise you this. They will lessen with each attempt at progress. You’ll start to look at them with a wicked smile on your face and say to yourself “Uh huh, I got you now”.

I’m excited for my next riding lesson now, but make no mistake, the fear is still there. I just had to make the decision not to be defeated, even if for a second I slip back into “chicken little” mode. I don’t have a goal of becoming a master at riding. I don’t even have a goal of getting that bike on the highway, but I do have a goal right now of getting it into 4th gear and yes, I feel like I need to say it again. I’m scared sh**less!

So take a good look at what is scaring you about your current network marketing business or starting one. Acknowledge it, but don’t accept it. Allow it only to be a marker for your point A, then start taking action right now. Take a step every day to move your business forward and you’ll very quickly find that doing this builds momentum and you’ll want to shift into 2nd gear, then 3rd.