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June Safety Tip - Store Your Gear Safely

Tue, June 01, 2021 9:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Those who wish to control their own lives
and move beyond existence as mere clients

and consumers - those people ride a bike.

~ Wolfgang Sachs

As the day warms we often strip off our extra clothing. In the last few years we have had two riders get their jackets tangled in their back wheels. The first instance resulted in a frustrating hour of cleaning bits and pieces of clothing from the rear cassette but no crash. The second was much worse, resulting in a crash and broken leg! Make sure your gear is stowed safely with no chance of it getting into your wheel. Don’t ride with a jacket tied around your waist. And when you stuff a jacket into a back jersey pocket, make sure it is completely contained and doesn’t have a sleeve hanging down that can get caught in the rear wheel.

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