A cyclist burns calories, strengthens the body, moves the muscles in the legs and protects the environment
One of the most popular and attractive means of transportation is the bicycle. Cycling strengthens immunity, reduces the susceptibility to infections and gives relaxing moments in the fresh air. Every year, June 3 is celebrated as World Cyclist Day.
26 rules and guidelines for every cyclist
- A cyclist is an active participant in traffic and it is desirable to know the rules and signs of traffic. Bicycle riders always have an advantage at crossings. The same rules apply to a cyclist after entering traffic as to other riders.
- There are various overnight stays around the world that offer parking for cyclists, ie storing bicycles during your stay at a certain destination.
- New types of bicycles have digital capabilities (for speed, mileage, range and frequency). There are versions of the bike with the ability to measure heart rate. Look for a model with a clear display and ease of use.
- The oldest and most preserved geometry in the structure of a bicycle is a diamond frame. It was developed in 1890. The inventor was the English inventor Thomas Humber. It consists of 11 pipes. It consists of one triangle and a quadrilateral. It offers high vertical strength.
- A bicycle with an electrometer is a popular e-bike. The ride is done without pedaling. The term “Pedelec” is often used, whose engine only works when pedaling. These are environmentally friendly alternatives.
- The “Fixie” light bike is very popular in New York. He gained popularity by courier from New York. The name is for “fixed gear” which means that a person is pedaling or standing in a place. The ride is more strenuous but attractive for fitness.
- Handles are one of the most important parts of a bicycle. Handles significantly affect driver behavior. The bicycle handle should be checked and tested before use.
- In many states, there is a law that children under the age of 12 should wear helmets when cycling. This rule also applies to children-passengers on a bicycle. Helmets are important for children and adults. The helmet should be adjusted to the head. After a possible fall, the helmet should be replaced with a new helmet. The helmet is changed every 5 years according to the rules.
- There are recumbent bikes that have a pedal in front. This type of vehicle is a great help for back, shoulder and arm pain. These bikes are safer and more comfortable to ride. A special variant is “Handbike” with which people with disabilities can ride a bicycle.
- So-called Citybikes have become more popular in recent years. Comfortable bicycles with adjustable handles and luggage baskets. A practical vehicle for a relaxing ride or a replacement for the usual means of transporting passengers.
- There are classic child seats and children’s trailers. Trailers for children are safer and offer more space to move and protect the child from bad weather. A stable stand, a stable seat with a belt and enough reflectors are important.
- For families and various companies, a convenient means of transport is a cargo bicycle. It is very practical for transporting larger items and a larger number of children. Three-point variants offer greater stability.
- It is important to have a light and practical mini-tool or “minitools” for cyclists.
- Light-important especially when the sun is approaching.
- Oil change. The chain should be cleaned of accumulated dirt every 100 to 200 kilometers. In winter conditions, the chain should be cleaned more often. The oil is applied in a thin layer. The oil dissolves the dirt, which is removed from the chain with a cloth. A thin layer of oil should remain on the chain so that no additional impurities accumulate.
- It is necessary to clean the bicycle regularly. This is best done when the dirt is fresh. There are specialized cleaning products. The products are applied to the bicycle and chain and cleaned with a sponge and water. Additional gloss or protective wax can be applied to the bike.
- Cross-biking and mountain biking are recommended with adventurers. These vehicles are especially suitable for difficult and demanding terrains. These are bicycles adapted to various weather conditions and roads.
- Racing bikes are adapted for city tours and races, ie for strength and endurance training. They are not suitable for ice, snow and wet weather.
- There is no protection that can completely protect a bicycle from possible theft. However, there are steel types of protection. Specialized machines are needed here to destroy these types of protection. The cable protection is less secure but can lock and connect more vehicles.
- Links are useful when children get tired of riding a bike. The links then tie the children’s bike to the larger bike. It is necessary to pay attention to the way in which they are placed so that the cyclist is not unprepared on bicycle tours.
- Footwear over footwear (overshoes) is perfect for cycling in the winter months. Protects against moisture and dirt. This type of footwear is made of impermeable materials and can increase traffic safety.
- A quality bike is quite expensive. There are therefore insurance against theft.
- Winter conditions reduced driving tire pressure and rear brake contribute to these driving. In case of mud and wet bike paths you should ride carefully. In winter conditions, it is necessary to wear layered clothing, especially warm clothes on more exposed parts of the body. A water-free cream should be applied to the face. If the brakes are frozen, they should be preheated and oiled.
- An accessory for cyclists is a tire pump or an extra tire in a luggage basket. In winter, the weather is unpredictable, so you should pay attention to unpredictable situations.
- Cycling strengthens the immune system and moves the muscles in the legs. Cyclists protect the environment, nature and the environment.
- June 3 is World Cyclist Day.