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How to Effectively Use Bicycle Brakes

Forgetting how riding a bike works is impossible. One of the first things a person learns is how to apply the brakes when riding. All that the rider needs to do is pull some levers which will cause the brakes to squeeze the rims or rotors. The process will bring the bike to a halt. While you learn to ride a bike, you usually know the standard drills of pushing the pedals to go and squeezing the brake to stop. However, there is more to pushing the brake when you take up cycling more seriously.

Ensure Your Weight Is Pushed Back

When your bike is slowing down when you’re pulling the brakes, your body’s weight will begin to shift over towards the front wheel. The force will make it so that the front brake is what has all the braking power. It results in the bike being more challenging to control and more of a challenge to stop it. When you brake, push back with your weight so that the braking force is level and the pressure is all on the back wheel. If you ever try braking when you’re going fast, having the force on the back wheel and having the weight distributed evenly is what you should keep in mind. If you have to brake more quickly, you have to get your weight pushed back faster too. You might throw yourself off the seat if you don’t have your weight distributed correctly. Knowing about how to distribute your weight will give you better control of your bike, and it will help improve your power when you brake. If you can, you can try and practice your weight distribution in grass fields or parking lots. You can try doing emergency stops as a way to practice. You have to gain a bit of speed, place your hands into the drops, keep your arms straight while having your weight pushed back a bit behind the loser

When You Turn, Get Low and Don’t Brake

Before you reach a break, ensure that the speed you’re going isn’t faster than necessary. Your speed when you reach the turn has to be slow enough so that you don’t need to be using your brakes. When you’re nearing a corner, have your hands in the drops so that you’ll have better leverage when braking and you’ll lower your centre of gravity. These factors help you improve the control you have over your bike. Apply equal amounts of pressure onto the brakes as you shift your bodyweight back. Next thing to do is release the brakes as you manage past the turn steadily.

Don’t Be Tense, Relax Yourself

When you hit the brakes, and your shoulders and arms are all tensed up, you won’t be able to absorb a single stopping force. The inability to absorb any force shifts the stopping forces into your hands. Your hands will be forced to close, and you’ll brake with more force than you intended to exert. When this happens, the bike will be difficult to keep in control of, and you’ll most likely crash. What you should be doing is keep your elbows bent and shoulders loose and ensure that your grip on the bike’s bars is relaxed. Being relaxed will help you modulate the speed you’re going while also assisting with your control maintenance.

Bicycle Rides A Biker will Take in Their Lifetime

Biking experiences can be different for everybody. For one, it depends on the kind of biker that you are. Some are bikers because they prefer a more environment-friendly mode of transportation – not to mention, it is a great way to exercise. Others become bikers as a hobby – touring around the world’s best biking sites and taking in the natural scenery. Whatever kind of biker you are, there will be some top memorable bike rides in your lifetime.

Bicycle Rides
Bicycle Rides

The Very First Bike Ride

Whatever your reason may be for becoming a biker, one of the most memorable experiences you will have in your life would be the first time you ever rode a bike. For most people, this experience happens during childhood. The bike might have been a hand-me-down from your parents, relative, or older sibling and most often than not, the bike might have come with its own set of training wheels. Learning how to ride a bike also brings it with other firsts for bikers such as the first time you fell or were thrown from the bike because of riding too fast or on slippery roads.

Finding a Routine

For bikers who use their bicycles mainly for commuting to work or going around their respective cities, a memorable moment would be finding the perfect bike routine – whether this route would be the best route to work, the best shortcuts, or the go-to route when you need to relax or clear your head. This routine might take you along a path to your destination but filled with friendly faces, delicious smells, and the best views of your favorite places around the city.

Being Handy with Bike Repairs

Another memorable bike ride that any bicycle enthusiast would remember in his or her’s lifetime is having that day when while enjoying a pleasant and smooth ride, your favorite bike breaks down. It might be because you popped a wheel, the chain was dislocated, or had a flat. This memory might have given you a headache and a bad day, but it did challenge you to learn how to fix, maintain, or do small repairs on your bike.

Taking Part in a Biking Challenge

There are bike rides that are routine to you, and there are some that are just plain adventurous and exhilarating. These types of trips will be a marker in your life as a biker. Participating in a hundred-kilometer bike marathon or going with your biking buddies to a thrilling bike route up or down a mountain will carve its way into your library of biking memories. Aside from the excitement that you felt during these challenges, there is also pride and happiness in reliving a triumphant moment when you have made it through steep terrain or finished a challenging route.

Biking to Explore

Whenever you have found yourself in a new city or a new country, biking is almost always one of the recommended ways to explore. All over the world, there are tons of suggested and notable biking routes and the bike rides that you would have the opportunity to have in these places would surely be well-remembered in your lifetime. Seeing the Italian countryside, viewing a valley from a high peak, or riding by a coastal road are all beautiful moments that would surely be part of your biker memory lane.

Biking to Explore
Biking to Explore

The Incredible Mushroom to Supplement A Healthy Diet For Cyclists

The forest is not the only place that the fungus has managed to find shelter in recently. The recent food trend that has taken specialized athletic nutrition by storm is found in all the major health food centers and boasts a prominent place on social media. The medicinal mushrooms that claim to help in improving health and athletic performance are the newest wonder supplement that has proved to be a great supplement in the diet of a cyclist. 

Myths About Cycling Girls That Should Disappear

Every day there are more girls and women practicing this sport on the road, so today we’ll try to unveil the majority of the silly anti-women rumors and myths that are laid out there, as women are a very important force to take into account in cycling.

Why Cycling is a Brain Developing Activity

Any individual with a keen interest in their health understands the importance of exercising. Cycling is considered to be a very healthy form of aerobic exercise, this is common knowledge, but did you know that cycling can improve your brain health? When you cycle long distances and experience a sudden clarity along with an electrifying mood, that’s precisely when you have already had a taste of the benefits of cycling in your mental health. Cycling daily sure does keep you fit. Additionally, this activity also helps improve your mental state. You will see an elevation in your ability to remember and retain things, plan things more efficiently and even with your reasoning. Depression, anxiety and mood swings are other problems that can be easily tackled with cycling.

A Beacon In The Dark – Cycling At Night

Many of the world’s road accidents occur in darkness. Be it because of a deer in the middle of the road, or pure ignorance to who and what is in the path of the car. For a cyclist, nights are the absolute worst time in which they can ride their bikes. There is something about the darkness, that sends a sense of unease and a sudden increase in fear and wariness when you ride a bike at night.

What to Expect on Your First Mountain Ride

Maybe you live near some mountain trails that are just calling your name, or maybe your crew started getting really into mountain ride and you want in on the fun. Whatever it is, you’re here because you’re ready to take your bike through the mountain trails, well, before you go out, here’s what you need to know.

Ready For Your First Cycling Race?

So you signed up for a race, trained really hard for months and the big day is almost here. Congratulations! This is a really big step in your cycling life. Your first race will be nerve-wracking but also exhilarating, and once you’ve completed it you’ll feel proud and want to do it again (not right away, obviously, you’ll also be insanely tired). Are you ready to do this? Take a look at these easy tips to help you set everything in place.

What to Do If You Have an Accident While Riding

Even the safest cyclist can still have an accident at some point. The road is unpredictable and there are a lot of different elements that can cause trouble even to the most cautious cyclists. That’s why, when becoming a cyclist, the responsible thing to do is be prepared, and learn how to react when the worst happens.

Starting a Cycling Club

The more the merrier, right? Riding on your own is amazing, but having a crew to share your interest with, can be even more rewarding. If you live in a big city, chances are you can find at least a couple of cycling clubs to join, if not, it might be up to you to create one. But, how exactly do you get started? It’s not as hard as you think.

How to Effectively Use Bicycle Brakes

Forgetting how riding a bike works is impossible. One of the first things a person learns is how to apply the brakes when riding. All that the rider needs to do is pull some levers which will cause the brakes to squeeze the rims or rotors. The process will bring the bike to a halt. While you learn to ride a bike, you usually know the standard drills of pushing the pedals to go and squeezing the brake to stop. However, there is more to pushing the brake when you take up cycling more seriously.

Ensure Your Weight Is Pushed Back

When your bike is slowing down when you’re pulling the brakes, your body’s weight will begin to shift over towards the front wheel. The force will make it so that the front brake is what has all the braking power. It results in the bike being more challenging to control and more of a challenge to stop it. When you brake, push back with your weight so that the braking force is level and the pressure is all on the back wheel. If you ever try braking when you’re going fast, having the force on the back wheel and having the weight distributed evenly is what you should keep in mind. If you have to brake more quickly, you have to get your weight pushed back faster too. You might throw yourself off the seat if you don’t have your weight distributed correctly. Knowing about how to distribute your weight will give you better control of your bike, and it will help improve your power when you brake. If you can, you can try and practice your weight distribution in grass fields or parking lots. You can try doing emergency stops as a way to practice. You have to gain a bit of speed, place your hands into the drops, keep your arms straight while having your weight pushed back a bit behind the loser

When You Turn, Get Low and Don’t Brake

Before you reach a break, ensure that the speed you’re going isn’t faster than necessary. Your speed when you reach the turn has to be slow enough so that you don’t need to be using your brakes. When you’re nearing a corner, have your hands in the drops so that you’ll have better leverage when braking and you’ll lower your centre of gravity. These factors help you improve the control you have over your bike. Apply equal amounts of pressure onto the brakes as you shift your bodyweight back. Next thing to do is release the brakes as you manage past the turn steadily.

Don’t Be Tense, Relax Yourself

When you hit the brakes, and your shoulders and arms are all tensed up, you won’t be able to absorb a single stopping force. The inability to absorb any force shifts the stopping forces into your hands. Your hands will be forced to close, and you’ll brake with more force than you intended to exert. When this happens, the bike will be difficult to keep in control of, and you’ll most likely crash. What you should be doing is keep your elbows bent and shoulders loose and ensure that your grip on the bike’s bars is relaxed. Being relaxed will help you modulate the speed you’re going while also assisting with your control maintenance.

Bicycle Rides A Biker will Take in Their Lifetime

Biking experiences can be different for everybody. For one, it depends on the kind of biker that you are. Some are bikers because they prefer a more environment-friendly mode of transportation – not to mention, it is a great way to exercise. Others become bikers as a hobby – touring around the world’s best biking sites and taking in the natural scenery. Whatever kind of biker you are, there will be some top memorable bike rides in your lifetime.

Bicycle Rides
Bicycle Rides

The Very First Bike Ride

Whatever your reason may be for becoming a biker, one of the most memorable experiences you will have in your life would be the first time you ever rode a bike. For most people, this experience happens during childhood. The bike might have been a hand-me-down from your parents, relative, or older sibling and most often than not, the bike might have come with its own set of training wheels. Learning how to ride a bike also brings it with other firsts for bikers such as the first time you fell or were thrown from the bike because of riding too fast or on slippery roads.

Finding a Routine

For bikers who use their bicycles mainly for commuting to work or going around their respective cities, a memorable moment would be finding the perfect bike routine – whether this route would be the best route to work, the best shortcuts, or the go-to route when you need to relax or clear your head. This routine might take you along a path to your destination but filled with friendly faces, delicious smells, and the best views of your favorite places around the city.

Being Handy with Bike Repairs

Another memorable bike ride that any bicycle enthusiast would remember in his or her’s lifetime is having that day when while enjoying a pleasant and smooth ride, your favorite bike breaks down. It might be because you popped a wheel, the chain was dislocated, or had a flat. This memory might have given you a headache and a bad day, but it did challenge you to learn how to fix, maintain, or do small repairs on your bike.

Taking Part in a Biking Challenge

There are bike rides that are routine to you, and there are some that are just plain adventurous and exhilarating. These types of trips will be a marker in your life as a biker. Participating in a hundred-kilometer bike marathon or going with your biking buddies to a thrilling bike route up or down a mountain will carve its way into your library of biking memories. Aside from the excitement that you felt during these challenges, there is also pride and happiness in reliving a triumphant moment when you have made it through steep terrain or finished a challenging route.

Biking to Explore

Whenever you have found yourself in a new city or a new country, biking is almost always one of the recommended ways to explore. All over the world, there are tons of suggested and notable biking routes and the bike rides that you would have the opportunity to have in these places would surely be well-remembered in your lifetime. Seeing the Italian countryside, viewing a valley from a high peak, or riding by a coastal road are all beautiful moments that would surely be part of your biker memory lane.

Biking to Explore
Biking to Explore

The Incredible Mushroom to Supplement A Healthy Diet For Cyclists

The forest is not the only place that the fungus has managed to find shelter in recently. The recent food trend that has taken specialized athletic nutrition by storm is found in all the major health food centers and boasts a prominent place on social media. The medicinal mushrooms that claim to help in improving health and athletic performance are the newest wonder supplement that has proved to be a great supplement in the diet of a cyclist. 

Myths About Cycling Girls That Should Disappear

Every day there are more girls and women practicing this sport on the road, so today we’ll try to unveil the majority of the silly anti-women rumors and myths that are laid out there, as women are a very important force to take into account in cycling.

Why Cycling is a Brain Developing Activity

Any individual with a keen interest in their health understands the importance of exercising. Cycling is considered to be a very healthy form of aerobic exercise, this is common knowledge, but did you know that cycling can improve your brain health? When you cycle long distances and experience a sudden clarity along with an electrifying mood, that’s precisely when you have already had a taste of the benefits of cycling in your mental health. Cycling daily sure does keep you fit. Additionally, this activity also helps improve your mental state. You will see an elevation in your ability to remember and retain things, plan things more efficiently and even with your reasoning. Depression, anxiety and mood swings are other problems that can be easily tackled with cycling.

A Beacon In The Dark – Cycling At Night

Many of the world’s road accidents occur in darkness. Be it because of a deer in the middle of the road, or pure ignorance to who and what is in the path of the car. For a cyclist, nights are the absolute worst time in which they can ride their bikes. There is something about the darkness, that sends a sense of unease and a sudden increase in fear and wariness when you ride a bike at night.

What to Expect on Your First Mountain Ride

Maybe you live near some mountain trails that are just calling your name, or maybe your crew started getting really into mountain ride and you want in on the fun. Whatever it is, you’re here because you’re ready to take your bike through the mountain trails, well, before you go out, here’s what you need to know.

Ready For Your First Cycling Race?

So you signed up for a race, trained really hard for months and the big day is almost here. Congratulations! This is a really big step in your cycling life. Your first race will be nerve-wracking but also exhilarating, and once you’ve completed it you’ll feel proud and want to do it again (not right away, obviously, you’ll also be insanely tired). Are you ready to do this? Take a look at these easy tips to help you set everything in place.

What to Do If You Have an Accident While Riding

Even the safest cyclist can still have an accident at some point. The road is unpredictable and there are a lot of different elements that can cause trouble even to the most cautious cyclists. That’s why, when becoming a cyclist, the responsible thing to do is be prepared, and learn how to react when the worst happens.

Starting a Cycling Club

The more the merrier, right? Riding on your own is amazing, but having a crew to share your interest with, can be even more rewarding. If you live in a big city, chances are you can find at least a couple of cycling clubs to join, if not, it might be up to you to create one. But, how exactly do you get started? It’s not as hard as you think.

How to Effectively Use Bicycle Brakes

Forgetting how riding a bike works is impossible. One of the first things a person learns is how to apply the brakes when riding. All that the rider needs to do is pull some levers which will cause the brakes to squeeze the rims or rotors. The process will bring the bike to a halt. While you learn to ride a bike, you usually know the standard drills of pushing the pedals to go and squeezing the brake to stop. However, there is more to pushing the brake when you take up cycling more seriously.

Ensure Your Weight Is Pushed Back

When your bike is slowing down when you’re pulling the brakes, your body’s weight will begin to shift over towards the front wheel. The force will make it so that the front brake is what has all the braking power. It results in the bike being more challenging to control and more of a challenge to stop it. When you brake, push back with your weight so that the braking force is level and the pressure is all on the back wheel. If you ever try braking when you’re going fast, having the force on the back wheel and having the weight distributed evenly is what you should keep in mind. If you have to brake more quickly, you have to get your weight pushed back faster too. You might throw yourself off the seat if you don’t have your weight distributed correctly. Knowing about how to distribute your weight will give you better control of your bike, and it will help improve your power when you brake. If you can, you can try and practice your weight distribution in grass fields or parking lots. You can try doing emergency stops as a way to practice. You have to gain a bit of speed, place your hands into the drops, keep your arms straight while having your weight pushed back a bit behind the loser

When You Turn, Get Low and Don’t Brake

Before you reach a break, ensure that the speed you’re going isn’t faster than necessary. Your speed when you reach the turn has to be slow enough so that you don’t need to be using your brakes. When you’re nearing a corner, have your hands in the drops so that you’ll have better leverage when braking and you’ll lower your centre of gravity. These factors help you improve the control you have over your bike. Apply equal amounts of pressure onto the brakes as you shift your bodyweight back. Next thing to do is release the brakes as you manage past the turn steadily.

Don’t Be Tense, Relax Yourself

When you hit the brakes, and your shoulders and arms are all tensed up, you won’t be able to absorb a single stopping force. The inability to absorb any force shifts the stopping forces into your hands. Your hands will be forced to close, and you’ll brake with more force than you intended to exert. When this happens, the bike will be difficult to keep in control of, and you’ll most likely crash. What you should be doing is keep your elbows bent and shoulders loose and ensure that your grip on the bike’s bars is relaxed. Being relaxed will help you modulate the speed you’re going while also assisting with your control maintenance.

Bicycle Rides A Biker will Take in Their Lifetime

Biking experiences can be different for everybody. For one, it depends on the kind of biker that you are. Some are bikers because they prefer a more environment-friendly mode of transportation – not to mention, it is a great way to exercise. Others become bikers as a hobby – touring around the world’s best biking sites and taking in the natural scenery. Whatever kind of biker you are, there will be some top memorable bike rides in your lifetime.

Bicycle Rides
Bicycle Rides

The Very First Bike Ride

Whatever your reason may be for becoming a biker, one of the most memorable experiences you will have in your life would be the first time you ever rode a bike. For most people, this experience happens during childhood. The bike might have been a hand-me-down from your parents, relative, or older sibling and most often than not, the bike might have come with its own set of training wheels. Learning how to ride a bike also brings it with other firsts for bikers such as the first time you fell or were thrown from the bike because of riding too fast or on slippery roads.

Finding a Routine

For bikers who use their bicycles mainly for commuting to work or going around their respective cities, a memorable moment would be finding the perfect bike routine – whether this route would be the best route to work, the best shortcuts, or the go-to route when you need to relax or clear your head. This routine might take you along a path to your destination but filled with friendly faces, delicious smells, and the best views of your favorite places around the city.

Being Handy with Bike Repairs

Another memorable bike ride that any bicycle enthusiast would remember in his or her’s lifetime is having that day when while enjoying a pleasant and smooth ride, your favorite bike breaks down. It might be because you popped a wheel, the chain was dislocated, or had a flat. This memory might have given you a headache and a bad day, but it did challenge you to learn how to fix, maintain, or do small repairs on your bike.

Taking Part in a Biking Challenge

There are bike rides that are routine to you, and there are some that are just plain adventurous and exhilarating. These types of trips will be a marker in your life as a biker. Participating in a hundred-kilometer bike marathon or going with your biking buddies to a thrilling bike route up or down a mountain will carve its way into your library of biking memories. Aside from the excitement that you felt during these challenges, there is also pride and happiness in reliving a triumphant moment when you have made it through steep terrain or finished a challenging route.

Biking to Explore

Whenever you have found yourself in a new city or a new country, biking is almost always one of the recommended ways to explore. All over the world, there are tons of suggested and notable biking routes and the bike rides that you would have the opportunity to have in these places would surely be well-remembered in your lifetime. Seeing the Italian countryside, viewing a valley from a high peak, or riding by a coastal road are all beautiful moments that would surely be part of your biker memory lane.

Biking to Explore
Biking to Explore

The Incredible Mushroom to Supplement A Healthy Diet For Cyclists

The forest is not the only place that the fungus has managed to find shelter in recently. The recent food trend that has taken specialized athletic nutrition by storm is found in all the major health food centers and boasts a prominent place on social media. The medicinal mushrooms that claim to help in improving health and athletic performance are the newest wonder supplement that has proved to be a great supplement in the diet of a cyclist. 

Myths About Cycling Girls That Should Disappear

Every day there are more girls and women practicing this sport on the road, so today we’ll try to unveil the majority of the silly anti-women rumors and myths that are laid out there, as women are a very important force to take into account in cycling.

Why Cycling is a Brain Developing Activity

Any individual with a keen interest in their health understands the importance of exercising. Cycling is considered to be a very healthy form of aerobic exercise, this is common knowledge, but did you know that cycling can improve your brain health? When you cycle long distances and experience a sudden clarity along with an electrifying mood, that’s precisely when you have already had a taste of the benefits of cycling in your mental health. Cycling daily sure does keep you fit. Additionally, this activity also helps improve your mental state. You will see an elevation in your ability to remember and retain things, plan things more efficiently and even with your reasoning. Depression, anxiety and mood swings are other problems that can be easily tackled with cycling.

A Beacon In The Dark – Cycling At Night

Many of the world’s road accidents occur in darkness. Be it because of a deer in the middle of the road, or pure ignorance to who and what is in the path of the car. For a cyclist, nights are the absolute worst time in which they can ride their bikes. There is something about the darkness, that sends a sense of unease and a sudden increase in fear and wariness when you ride a bike at night.

What to Expect on Your First Mountain Ride

Maybe you live near some mountain trails that are just calling your name, or maybe your crew started getting really into mountain ride and you want in on the fun. Whatever it is, you’re here because you’re ready to take your bike through the mountain trails, well, before you go out, here’s what you need to know.

Ready For Your First Cycling Race?

So you signed up for a race, trained really hard for months and the big day is almost here. Congratulations! This is a really big step in your cycling life. Your first race will be nerve-wracking but also exhilarating, and once you’ve completed it you’ll feel proud and want to do it again (not right away, obviously, you’ll also be insanely tired). Are you ready to do this? Take a look at these easy tips to help you set everything in place.

What to Do If You Have an Accident While Riding

Even the safest cyclist can still have an accident at some point. The road is unpredictable and there are a lot of different elements that can cause trouble even to the most cautious cyclists. That’s why, when becoming a cyclist, the responsible thing to do is be prepared, and learn how to react when the worst happens.

Starting a Cycling Club

The more the merrier, right? Riding on your own is amazing, but having a crew to share your interest with, can be even more rewarding. If you live in a big city, chances are you can find at least a couple of cycling clubs to join, if not, it might be up to you to create one. But, how exactly do you get started? It’s not as hard as you think.

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