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March Safety Tip - Beware of the Stupid Hour

Mon, March 01, 2021 9:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

By Mindy Steiner

I thought of that while riding my bicycle    
~ Albert Einstein    

(on the Theory of Relativity)    

In this month’s Safety Tip, I’m piggybacking on the September 2020 tip about the importance of always paying attention while riding.  Even when the scenery is lovely, riding a bicycle safely requires constant attention to the road and all of the surroundings.

While it’s important to keep focused all during a ride, it is especially important to beware of what I’m calling the “Stupid Hour”  This is the last part of your ride when you are tired and you may be thinking about the plans you have after the ride or later in the day.  Don’t let your mind wander and don’t take your focus off the road.   Alertness and attentiveness naturally decrease as you get tired so it is important to concentrate on staying focused on the road all the way to the end of your ride.  Don’t let the stupid hour ruin your day!

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