Bicycle Maintenance: Adjusting your front and rear derailleur By: Paul Hughes In this month’s maintenance section, we wanted to take a look at adjusting your derailleurs. This can easily be done with just a bit of practice. Knowledge of how to adjust...
Bicycle Maintenance: Cleaning / Lubricating A Drivetrain By: Paul Hughes One of the most important aspects of proper bicycle maintenance is many times also the most overlooked or ignored. That is cleaning and lubricating the drivetrain. The...
One of the first things I learned is that it is pronounced Chi-ha, as in Chief says “Ha, no self-respecting Indian try to climb that big mountain on silly little bike wearing silly little shorts. That what we catch horses for.” The mountain was named by the Creek...
The easiest way to become stranded when riding a bicycle, whether that be a road or mountain bike, is to have a flat tire. The solution to this problem is simple provided you have the proper equipment and the knowhow to repair the flat. In this article, we will...
It may take time to ensure a proper helmet fit, but your life is worth it. But it’s equally important that you ensure a proper fit so your helmet can best protect you.
When riding in traffic, avoid weaving in and out of the "parking lane". Instead, maintain your line of travel, remaining as far right as is safe.
Continually scan for hazards that could cause you to lose control. In wet conditions, give yourself extra room to stop. When crossing slippery surfaces avoid braking or turning.
Use hand and verbal signals to communicate with members of the group and with other traffic.
If carrying a cell phone, have “1ICE” (1st person to call in case of emergency) at the top of your Contact list. First responders look for this number on cell phones.
Wear brightly colored clothing and install lights and reflectors on your bicycle.