The snow is melting and spring is just around the corner. It’s time to wake up your bike from its winter hibernation and spring forward into cycling. Before going out and riding, there are some things that can help you transition smoothly into the new season. We at Utah Bicycle Lawyers have a few suggestions. This post outlines some of the steps you can take to usher in the warmer weather.
What to Do to Spring Forward into Cycling
The damage that can come from disuse can lead to problems and injuries in the future. When you take your bike out for spring riding, give it a good check up and make sure it is ready to go. Check these things:
Make sure your brakes are in good working order. This is one of the most important steps towards preventing accident and injury.
Make sure your tires are free of punctures and full of air.
Oil and lubricate your chain. Do any necessary cleaning and make sure it is running smoothly.
Make sure the grip on your handlebars is in good condition, and that they are aligned with your wheels.
While it is not technically part of your bicycle, your helmet is an extremely important part of any ride. One of the best ways to spring forward into cycling is to invest in new, safe bike helmet.
Getting Back into Cycling Shape
Last month, our attorney Russ Hymas wrote about getting into cycling shape. An effective exercise regimen is one of the best ways to kick-start a new cycling season. Start out small, and work up to your goals and where you ultimately want to be. If you are anything like us, your physical fitness needs a tune-up, just like your bicycle, before embarking on long bike rides. Take one step at a time and you’ll get there.
Injured in a Bike Accident? Contact Your Utah Bicycle Lawyers
Unfortunately, cycling goals and resolutions are often interrupted by accidents and injuries. If you are injured on your bicycle by a careless individual or a reckless driver, you may be able to receive compensation in an accident case. As Utah’s Bicycle Lawyers, we can help you win your case. We are cyclists ourselves, and understand how to defend our fellow cyclists’ rights.
We want to help you so you can continue enjoying your life. Please contact us today to schedule a free initial consultation. Or, order an absolutely free copy of our book, The Utah Bicycle Accident Handbook.
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