Smart Cycling

In modern world we provide smart cycling with new technology. Which gives you unique look and also offer comfort zone. Cycling, that is not only for show off but works for you as double and triple. Like relaxation of body as well as saving of money. This is the positive attitude of cycling to do distinguish work just in one time.

Whether a person can use two wheeler?
As urban cities grow huge traffic. It is not a different and amazing thing if many people start to use bicycles as their convenes. Whether a person can use it as commute and exercise also. We offer technical development in cycling  which improve cyclers riding. Due to the technical development in cycling lots of people use it not only for fun but also to do their exercise. In 2015, the numbering of cycling riders reached on its peak point.

 Velocity
Add on technology increase the speed of cycling but as the speed inflate the control gadget also developed. Which helps the rider to control over the bike.
Today , everybody in hurry , some time they across the red light also which can be proves harmful.
To reduce these type of mistake so many companies offer velocity controller gadgets. It makes your ride effective. All these bikes are in light weight, affectionate, available in different size and style for rider’s comfort level

 Moving
To enjoy the cycling just take care about shifting as how to………

  • When it seems the pedal is harder then slow down the cycle as in lower gear and move it into an easier mode.
  • When you feel relax able to pedal, then increase its speed by pedaling fast.
  • It also depends on your mood you may cycling fast or slower. To consume your time or to enjoy for long time.
  • On flat area you may ride as you want.
  • For best result always check the basic things before ride such as chain, break, pedal.
  • Use a bell, horn or voice to indicate your intention to pass
  • Warn other  in advance so you do not startle them
  • Always keep right side to passing away.

 

ABCD for cycling

Cycling is good for health. But safety is the another part of our health. Person have to learn ABCD about cycling.


What is ABCD
ABCD means the basic rules of cycling. Person have to careful about the bigning concept of cycling like …..
A stands for Air
B stands for Break
C is for chain and cranks
All these letters become aware a rider about the main things of their riding.

Air:   Before start the cycling, cycling love have to check about the ……
Proper air in the tiers.
If there is some hole then replace it,
Also use a pressure pump to full fill enough air in tiers.

Break:
It is necessary to check the break before drive any vehicle
Check out the pads of the breaks. Make sure is it rubbing the tire or not
Check pad adjustment, make sure they are not rubbing the tire.
Handle is in comfort zone to press the break or not
If not then exchange the handle cover with comfortable part

Chain
Examine the chain.
Is it easy to move on the another step or not
Pull your crank away the bike
If the crank are loose then tight the bolt

Small ride
Take a quick ride to check up about the basic things of cycle and it is work
Properly.

Helmet
Helmet is also the another part of our safety. Be sure you have wear a helmet that is proper and fully comfortable for you.
Find it in right size
The front side should be on gap of 2 inches from your nose and eyes.
Move your neck here and there to ensure the relax ability of your self .

Dressing
There is no need to wear special cloths for ride a cycle you can easily wear your routine dress as you want.
If bike has no chain guard then safe your clothes and  keep it away from chain.
Avoid to wear tight clothes during cycling because it will create problem during cycling.
In winter season rider should great care about clothing. Necessary to wear gloves, Layer and ear warmer on special season of winter.

Rainy season
In rainy season try to wear bright or dark colors and rain coat also.

Keep aware about the basic concept of cycling and enjoy your ride.

Cycling and sports

Cycling cover the fitness of every part of the body,  Even pro level training to the occasional cyclist wanting to lose some weight. Whether the person is young or old age. we’ve got the information you need to improve your riding

In summer season a person have less chance to go out side and ride for long time. Some time it called as hey fever  When person go out side and make so fun.  Specially in this season cycling work miracle as it lead a person getting more pollen through nose. which triggers and exacerbates symptoms.

Cycling imminence immune system.
Riding bicycle helps in respiration system. The more pollen breath in, is the greater the immune system. It also helps in make the stamina of a person.
In sports and fun as riding more effect full and essential thing is self esteem and confidence.
A combination of self-belief and positivity, confidence allows player to fully focus on executing their physical, psychological and perceptual skills.
It increase the spirit of companion, competition, greater efforts, and improve the strategies
Become perfect in daily race and sport activities
You can spot cyclists lacking in confidence quite easily. The energy that should be going into their
performance is instead spent fighting off anxiety, nerves and negative thoughts, which results in taking overly safe decisions; for example, finishing in the bunch rather than in a break.

Race and ride in smartest way
Work with understanding and increase your confidence will make you more robust and make you to perform in difficult situations.
Essential part for riding are

Have confidence, It makes you perfect to do every thing.
The strongest sources of confidence are mastery and preparation
Have experience by routine schedule.
Have  proper and good commodities while cycling.

Race warm up


According to some psychologists person need mastery as well as mentally and physically prepared. Person should focus on race win, and castrate on other relevant activities, are the lest reliable, for the simple things that they have to apply.  You need much eager confidence for do better in your race activity

Bicycle and its advantages

Bicycles were introduced in the 19th century and now number approximately one billion worldwide. They are the principal means of transportation in many parts of the world.
Cycling is widely regarded as a very effective and efficient mode of transportation optimal for short to moderate distances.

Bicycles provide numerous benefits in comparison with motor vehicles, including the sustained physical exercise involved in cycling, easier parking, increased maneuverability, and access to both roads, bike paths and rural trails. Cycling also offers a reduced consumption of fossils fuels air, or noise pollution, much reduced traffic congestion. These lead to less financial cost to the user as well as to society at large (negligible damage to roads, less road area required, but a many cyclists clustering at peak times create a CO2 issue when exhaling. By fitting bicycle racks on the front of buses, transit agencies can significantly increase the areas they can serve.
Skills
Many schools and police departments run educational programs to instruct children in bicycle handling skills and introduce them to the rules of the road as they apply to cyclists. In different countries these may be known as bicycle rodeos or operated as schemes such as Bike ability. Education for adult cyclists is available from organizations such as the League of American Bicyclists.
Beyond simply riding, another skill is riding efficiently and safely in traffic. One popular approach to riding in motor vehicle traffic is vehicular cycling, occupying road space as car does. Alternately, in countries such as Denmark and the Netherlands, where cycling is popular, cyclists are sometimes segregated into bike lanes at the side of, or separate from, main highways and roads. Many primary schools participate in the national road test in which children individually complete a circuit on roads near the school while being observed by testers.
Infrastructure

A parking lot for bicycles in Japan.

Bicycle stands outside the Centre for Mathematical Sciences at the University of Cambridge. Many students at the university opt to travel by bicycle.
Cyclists, pedestrians and motorists make different demands on road design which may lead to conflicts. Some jurisdictions give priority to motorized traffic, for example setting up one-way street systems, free-right turns, high capacity roundabouts, and slip roads. Others share priority with cyclists so as to encourage more cycling by applying varying combinations of traffic calming measures to limit the impact of motorized transport, and by building bike lanes, bike paths and cycle tracks.
In areas in which cycling is popular and encouraged, cycle-parking facilities using bicycle stands, lockable mini-garages, and patrolled cycle parks are used in order to reduce theft. Local governments promote cycling by permitting bicycles to be carried on public transport or by providing external attachment devices on public transport vehicles. Conversely, an absence of secure cycle-parking is a recurring complaint by cyclists from cities with low modal share of cycling.
Utility

A bicycle loaded with tender coconuts for sale. Karnataka, India.
Main article: Utility cycling
Utility cycling refers both to cycling as a mode of daily commuting transport as well as the use of a bicycle in a commercial activity, mainly to transport goods, mostly accomplished in an urban environment
Bicycles enjoy substantial use as general delivery vehicles in many countries. In the UK and North America, as their first jobs, generations of teenagers have worked at delivering newspapers by bicycle.

Recreational
Bicycle Touring
Main article: Bicycle touring

In the Netherlands, bicycles are freely available for use in the Hoge Veluwe National Park.

Tour de Fat group ride in Portland, Oregon
Bicycles are used for recreation at all ages. Bicycle touring, also known as cycle tourism, involves touring and exploration or sightseeing by bicycle for leisure. A brevet or redone is an organized long-distance ride.
Organized rides
Many cycling clubs hold organized rides in which bicyclists of all levels participate. The typical organized ride starts with a large group of riders, called the mass, bunch or even peloton. This will thin out over the course of the ride. Many riders choose to ride together in groups of the same skill level to take advantage of drafting.

Health effects

Woman doing casual cycling in Canada
The health effects of bicycling are a trade-off between the benefits of exercise versus the risks due to pollution, crashes, or injuries.
The health benefits of cycling outweigh the risks, when cycling is compared to a sedentary lifestyle. A Dutch study found that cycling can extend life spans by up to 14 months, but the risks equated to a reduced lifespan of 40 days or less. Overall, benefits of cycling or walking have been shown to exceed risks by ratios of 9:1 to 96:1 when compared with no exercise at all. These studies do not compare cycling with other forms of cardiovascular conditioning that do not come with cycling’s inherent risks

Exercise

Heavily equipped London cyclist: specialist cycle clothing, pollution mask, dark glasses and helmet.
The physical exercise gained from cycling is generally linked with increased health and well-being. According to the World Health Organization, physical inactivity is second only to tobacco smoking as a health risk in developed countries, and this is associated with many tens of billions of dollars of healthcare costs. The WHO’s report suggests that increasing physical activity is a public health ‘best buy’, and that cycling is a ‘highly suitable activity’ for this purpose. The charity Sustains reports that investment in cycling provision can give a 20:1 return from health and other benefits. It has been estimated that, on average, approximately 20 life-years are gained from the health benefits of road bicycling for every life-year lost through injury.
Bicycles are often used by people seeking to improve their fitness and cardiovascular health. In this regard, cycling is especially helpful for those with arthritis of the lower limbs who are unable to pursue sports that cause impact to the knees and other joints.

Bicycle safety

Virgin Mary venerated as the holy protector of bicyclists on the roads of the mountainous Basque Country
Cycling suffers from a perception that it is unsafe. This perception is not always backed by hard numbers, because of under reporting of accidents and lack of bicycle use data (amount of cycling, kilometers cycled) which make it hard to assess the risk and monitor changes in risks. In the UK, fatality rates per mile or kilometer are slightly less than those for walking. In the US, bicycling fatality rates are less than 2/3 of those walking the same distance

Exposure to air pollution
One concern is that riding in traffic may expose the cyclist to higher levels of air pollution, especially if he or she travels on or along busy roads. Some authors have claimed this to be untrue, showing that the pollutant and irritant count within cars is consistently higher, presumably because of limited circulation of air within the car and due to the air intake being directly in the stream of other traffic. Other authors have found small or inconsistent differences in concentrations but claim that exposure of cyclists is higher due to increased minute ventilation and is associated with minor biological changes.s The significance of the associated health effect, if any, is unclear but probably much smaller than the health impacts associated with accidents and the health benefits derived from additional physical activity

 

Basic tips for cycling

Cycling is good for health But it will prove beneficial if we use it in a sound way, with great care of each and every thing. Here we provide some conscious things before cycling.

Basic Bike Check

All ways remember the ABC of cycling

A is for Air

          All ways to remember to check the

  • Inflate tires to the pressure listed on the side of the tire
  • Use a pressure gauge to insure proper pressure
  • Check for damage
  • e on tired and replace if damaged

B stands for Brakes

  • Check pad adjustment; make sure they do not rub the tire
  • Look to see that you can fit your thumb between the brake lever handlebar when the brakes are squeezed all the way

C is for cranks and chain

  • All ways aware about the chain and cranks. Pull your cranks away from the bike – if they are loose, tighten the bolt
  • Check your that your chain is free of rust and gunk

 Quick is for quick releases

  • Make sure your quick releases are all closed. Is there anything to befall you or not.
  • They should all be pointing to the back of the bike, so that they don’t get caught on anything  

Take a quick ride to Check is for check it over

Helmet is also a necessary thing to save from some mishappening. Helmet should be

  •  Right in size to put one on your head without fastening the straps.
  • The front of the helmet should be level and two-fingers width above your eyebrows.
  • Shake your head from side to side: There should only be a little movement.

What about everyday Clothes?

  • You don’t have to wear special cycling gear in order to ride a bike, everyday clothes work just fine
  • If your bike doesn’t have a chain guard, you can keep your pants away from the chain by rolling up your pant leg or using a leg band
  • Tight, close fit keeps fabrics from rubbing your skin and causing irritation
  • Bike shorts should be worn alone or under another pair of lightweight shorts

 In Cold Weather you also have to aware

  • Wear layers
  • Also Gloves and ear warmers are particularly helpful

 In Rainy season

  • Wear bright colors and reflective gear
  • Waterproof jacket and pants

 But at Night

  • Wear bright colors and reflective gear

 We can use cycles for Long Rides because?????????

  • Jerseys help pull moisture away from your skin and have pockets on the back for food, tools, and money
  • Cycling shorts offer cushioning
  • Bike gloves help distribute pressure across your palms

 For all these things Bike should be ……………………

 Comfortable like its Frame Size

  • Frame size is important for comfort and cannot be adjusted
  • When standing over a straight tube, there should be 1″ to 2″ between you and the frame for a  road bike and 3″ to 4″ on a mountain/hybrid
  • On a step-through bike, your leg should be slightly bent when the pedal is pushed down all the way
  • Your local bike shop can help you fit a frame

 Also should aware about Seat Height

  • While seated, you should have a slight bend in your knee when the pedal is pushed sown all the way
  • Beginners may want their seat a bit lower for comfort and security

 Seat Angle

  • The seat should be tilted no more than five degrees up or down

 Seat Design

  • Seats come in gender specific as well as comfort and performance models
  • If you hurt after you and your bike shop adjust it a few times, try a new one
  • Explore your choices; your seat should not hurt you or cause numbness

Handlebars

  • Handlebar setup is a personal preference; higher for comfort, lower for performance

If all these things are in our awareness then we can enjoy the ride of cycle in well way.

Road safety for cyclists

If you follow some simple road safety advice the roads don’t have to be a dangerous place to cycle.

Many people say they are put off cycling because they don’t like the idea of cycling in traffic, but many cyclists use busy roads every day without any problems. That’s because they cycle safely and make sure drivers know they’re there. Once you know the basics of road cycling, you can start to enjoy these journeys.

Tips for cycling on roads

1.  Cycling safely

  • Follow the Highway Code  – don’t jump red lights and don’t cycle on the pavement unless it’s a designated cycle path;
  • In wet weather watch your speed as surfaces may be slippery and it will take you longer to stop;
  • Ride positively, decisively and well clear of the kerb;
  • Consider wearing a helmet;
  • Keep your bike roadworthy.

2.  Make sure motorists can see you

  • Ride in a position where you can see and be seen;
  • Use lights and consider wearing bright or reflective clothing, especially in towns, at night and in bad weather;
  • Make eye contact with other road users, especially at junctions, then you know they’ve seen you;
  • Signal clearly at all times;
  • Use your bell – not all pedestrians can see you.

3.  Be aware of vehicles

Many collisions occur when a cyclist is on the inside of a vehicle which is turning left. Don’t assume the vehicle is going straight ahead just because it isn’t signalling left. Always avoid ‘undertaking’ any vehicle in this situation – it’s better to hang back until the vehicle has moved off.

Never cycle along the inside of large vehicles, such as lorries and buses, especially at junctions, where most accidents happen.

When turning left, a lorry will often pull out to the right first, creating a wide gap between the vehicle and the kerb. Many cyclists think it’s safe to ride into this space, but this is a dangerous place to be as the gap quickly disappears when the lorry swings around to the left.

Tips for motorists

To make roads as safe as they can be, motorists need to be aware of cyclists too:

  • When turning left watch for cyclists coming up on your near side and don’t cut them up;
  • Give cyclists a wide berth when overtaking;
  • At night, dip your headlights when approaching cyclists;
  • In wet weather, allow cyclists extra room as surfaces may be slippery.

Remember, cyclists and motorists are equally entitled to use and share the same road space. Respecting all road users helps everyone to benefit from travelling by road.

Bicycling with Family members.

Recreational biking can be a fun, affordable family activity that is appropriate for every family. You don’t need to spend a lot of money on fancy family activities; a simple bike ride to the park or bike ride in the country can be a fabulous way for the family to spend some quality time together. When you go biking with the family though there are a few things to keep in mind before you hit the road to make sure that everyone enjoys the experience and that no one get hurt or upset.

Pick a destination.

You can always take some detours along the way if you want but before you set out make sure that you have a clear destination in mind. Know where you’re going, what route you will take to get there, and how to get home. Nothing ruins family fun faster than getting lost.

Get ready ahead of time.

It’s a good idea to make sure that your bikes are all ready to go before the day of the ride. Make it a family project for the kids to check the air in their tires, make sure their chains are oiled, and that their bikes are ready to go before the day of the ride. It will teach them responsibility and give them some ownership in the family activity. They’ll love it, and you won’t get sidetracked twenty minutes before you want to leave by flat tires or other issues. Lay out the clothes you want the kids to wear and make sure they wear light layers of clothing, tight fitting jeans or pans, and comfortable socks and sneakers.

Lay the ground rules.

Sit down with all the kids before the ride and discuss ground rules. If you don’t want them riding more than a few hundred yards away from the rest of the family, make that clear. If you want to make sure that everyone goes slow enough to accommodate a young child or older family member, make that clear. Discussing the ground rules in advance can eliminate stress, tantrums, and general annoyance on the ride.

Pack smart.

If you’re going on a long ride have each child carry a backpack or fanny pack with crucial items like a bottle of water, snacks, wet wipes for hands and faces and antibacterial wipes for scrapes or cuts. Parents should carry a larger backpack with extra water, snacks, extra sweaters or jackets, extra socks, diapers and formula if you are carrying a baby in a baby seat on your bike, a first aid kit with bandages, band aids, gauze, antibiotic crème or antibiotic wipes, an Ace bandage, Nu Skin for blisters, and some pain reliever, a map or GPS device, cell phone, and a small bicycle repair kit. It might seem like a lot of baggage to carry with you but on a leisurely family ride you won’t notice the extra baggage and if you find yourself in a situation where you need those items you will be very, very glad you have them. It’s also not a bad idea to have an emergency credit card in the pack as well in case you need money fast and don’t have a wallet or checkbook on you.

Biking with Small Children

When you first start looking for local bike trails or start looking to plan a cycling vacation for your family it’s important to keep in mind the ages of your children and to assess how much biking they can handle. While most bike trails are family friendly some are really meant for more experienced riders and not only will the slow pace of small children annoy riders who are trying to train for serious competitions or avid cyclists it could also endanger the children and they definitely won’t have a good time.

 So it’s really in your best interest when planning a cycling trip to call ahead to your destination and ask if the trails are family friendly. Some places might have age restrictions where kids under a certain age are not welcomed but kids over a certain age are welcomed. Or there could be restrictions based on height or even on cycling ability so to make sure that there are no problems when you arrive, call ahead to check on any restrictions that might exist before you go.

 Another thing to keep in mind when taking children cycling is the substance you will be riding on. Small children probably will do best on a smooth paved road. If the trail is sand, straw, dirt, or gravel it might be too hard for a small child to negotiate on a bike. Checking in advance will prevent a lot of disappointment and possibly some tantrums later on. If you can put a child’s bike seat on your bike you may want to do that when going cycling on unfamiliar trails so that if necessary your small child can ride with you instead of getting frustrated and upset trying to cycle on a trail that is too advanced for him or her.

 If your family is serious about cycling and wants to undertake some longer cycling trips or vacations but worry that your younger children won’t be able to keep up consider investing in or even renting tandem bikes. There are tandem bikes made especially for parents where the parent rides up front and does most of the biking but there is a small child size seat and child size pedals on the rear of the bike so the child gets the experience of cycling without holding up the whole group. Parent tandem bikes are very popular with European families who like to go cycling.

 Cycling as a family can be a wonderfully rewarding experience. It’s one of the few activities families can do together that doesn’t cost much and gets everyone out in the fresh air and being active. Families can use cycling as a chance to spend some quality time with each other and really bond. In order to make the most out of the family cycling experience parents can plan ahead for contingencies like restrictions on trails to make sure that the family cycling trip is a happy experience for everyone, even the youngest members of the family.

Pick a destination.

You can always take some detours along the way if you want but before you set out make sure that you have a clear destination in mind. Know where you’re going, what route you will take to get there, and how to get home. Nothing ruins family fun faster than getting lost.

Get ready ahead of time.

It’s a good idea to make sure that your bikes are all ready to go before the day of the ride. Make it a family project for the kids to check the air in their tires, make sure their chains are oiled, and that their bikes are ready to go before the day of the ride. It will teach them responsibility and give them some ownership in the family activity. They’ll love it, and you won’t get sidetracked twenty minutes before you want to leave by flat tires or other issues. Lay out the clothes you want the kids to wear and make sure they wear light layers of clothing, tight fitting jeans or pans, and comfortable socks and sneakers.

Lay the ground rules.

Sit down with all the kids before the ride and discuss ground rules. If you don’t want them riding more than a few hundred yards away from the rest of the family, make that clear. If you want to make sure that everyone goes slow enough to accommodate a young child or older family member, make that clear. Discussing the ground rules in advance can eliminate stress, tantrums, and general annoyance on the ride.

Pack smart.

If you’re going on a long ride have each child carry a backpack or fanny pack with crucial items like a bottle of water, snacks, wet wipes for hands and faces and antibacterial wipes for scrapes or cuts. Parents should carry a larger backpack with extra water, snacks, extra sweaters or jackets, extra socks, diapers and formula if you are carrying a baby in a baby seat on your bike, a first aid kit with bandages, band aids, gauze, antibiotic crème or antibiotic wipes, an Ace bandage, Nu Skin for blisters, and some pain reliever, a map or GPS device, cell phone, and a small bicycle repair kit. It might seem like a lot of baggage to carry with you but on a leisurely family ride you won’t notice the extra baggage and if you find yourself in a situation where you need those items you will be very, very glad you have them. It’s also not a bad idea to have an emergency credit card in the pack as well in case you need money fast and don’t have a wallet or checkbook on you.

Biking with Small Children

Best maintenance tips for cycle touring.

I’ve thousands of miles of experience cycle touring in the India. Here are some hard-won lessons on how to cope when things go wrong on the roadside.

Prevention is better than cure

The main thing I’ve learnt in all my cycle touring is that things are less likely to go wrong if they’re set up properly in the first place.

Spend time with your bike before you set off, learning how everything fits and which part does what. Take it to a shop for a once-over. A basic maintenance course is also a good idea.

A general rule of thumb is: Anything rattling or rubbing will get worse as you ride – a quiet bike is a happy bike.

The dreaded puncture

Punctures don’t happen that often but there are a lot of simple things you can do to reduce the risk. Invest in quality tyres with puncture protection, pump your tyres to the correct pressure, and check the tyre frequently for shards and stones and lever these out (I carry a tiny screwdriver for this).

Punctures are more common in the rain and you don’t want to be taking your tyre off for the first time in a torrential storm, so have a practice at home first.

If repairing a puncture check the inside of the tyre for stubborn shards of glass/thorns/pieces of flint otherwise you may make a new hole straight away.

Most cyclists swap their punctured inner tube for a fresh one straight away – it’s quicker and you can patch the old one at your leisure which you can then use as a spare. But don’t be afraid to patch – with touring, you have all the time in the world. Wait for the glue to turn tacky before putting the patch on – it will take far longer to stick if you rush. A patched inner tube, when done right, is just as good as a new one. I find glueless patches less effective. Again, when touring, you’re not so in need of efficiency.

If it’s a blowout you’ll need to use your spare tube. Use a folded section of the old one to line the inside of the tyre if you’ve blown a hole in it.

Look after your chain and gears

Be nice to your chain by avoiding changing gear when standing up in the pedals, and keep it as straight as possible (e.g. if you’re in a high gear at the front you should be in a high gear at the back). Carry a Quick Link in case the chain snaps — remove broken link using a chain-breaker and snap the Quick Link in place.

If the derailleur itself breaks, you can remove it completely and shorten the chain so it sits on one of the middle rings — you’ll only have one gear but at least you’ll be able to ride.

Racks and frame

Bolts in racks can rattle undone as you ride so check them regularly. Cable ties can be fed through the bolt hole, but they break easily so string or twine is much better.

If the rack itself breaks, see what’s in your luggage or by the roadside that can be used as a splint. A spoon handle lashed in the right place can be very effective.

Check your wheels

You should check regularly for loose spokes and learn how to tighten them with a spoke key. Carry spare spokes, they can be taped to your top tube. Broken spokes in the front wheel can be replaced without even taking the wheel off. Copy the lacing pattern (typically over-over-under) of the other spokes. Don’t be afraid to give it a fair bit of force.

The rear is more difficult because you have to remove the gears which needs a specialist tool. A broken spoke will cause a buckle in the wheel and put more pressure on the remaining spokes, so replace ASAP. Loosen off the surrounding spokes and the brakes if necessary to allow the wheel to turn.

Brakes will wear

Brake pads will wear as you ride, especially in wet conditions. Turn the barrel adjuster periodically to ensure the brake is still engaging (unscrew the barrel adjuster to tighten the cable). Also remember to keep an eye on the pads to ensure they don’t go beyond the wear line.

Broken cables are easy to replace with a little intuition (and of course a spare cable). Typical path of brake cable: Hook inside lever, through barrel adjuster, outer casing (may be two separate pieces of casing or one single), noodle (curved metal part – only on V brakes), bolt.

 

Health Benefits of Cycling

There are many health benefits that are associated with cycling. Let’s look at a few of the major benefits:

Cycling is one of the easiest ways to exercise
You can ride a bicycle almost anywhere, at any time of the year, and without spending a fortune. Many people are put off doing certain sports because of the high level of skill that seems to be required, or perhaps because they can’t commit to a team sport due to time pressures. Most of us know how to cycle and once you have learned you don’t forget. All you need is a bike, a half an hour here or there when it suits, and a bit of confidence.

Cycling builds strength and muscle tone
Contrary to normal perceptions, cycling is not a fitness activity that solely involves the legs. Cycling builds strength in a holistic manner since every single part of the body is involved in cycling.

Cycling increases muscle tone
Cycling improves general muscle function gradually, with little risk of over exercise or strain. Regular cycling strengthens leg muscles and is great for the mobility of hip and knee joints. You will gradually begin to see an improvement in the muscle tone of your legs, thighs, rear end and hips.

Cycling builds stamina
Cycling is a good way to build stamina. It is very effective in doing so,
because people enjoy cycling and they wouldn’t really notice that they have
gone farther the last time they went cycling.

Cycling improves cardio-vascular fitness
Cycling makes the heart pound in a steady manner and helps improve cardio-vascular fitness.  Studies have shown that cycling to work will increase cardiovascular fitness by 3-7%. Cycling uses the largest muscle groups the legs, raising heart rate to benefit stamina and fitness.

Cycling eats up calories
Cycling is a good way to lose those unwanted pounds. Steady cycling burns approximately 300 calories per hour. If you cycle for 30 minutes every day you would burn 11 pounds of fat in a year. Since it helps build muscle, cycling will also boost your metabolic rate long after you’ve finished your ride.

Cycling improves heart health
According to the British Medical Association, cycling just 20 miles a week can reduce the risk of coronary heart disease by 50%. A major study of 10,000 civil servants suggested that those who cycled 20 miles over the period of a week were half as likely to suffer heart disease as their non-cycling colleagues.

Cycling improves coordination
Cycling is an activity that involves the whole body. Therefore, arm-to-leg, feet-to-hands and body-to-eye coordination are improved.

Cycling reduces stress
Any regular exercise can reduce stress and depression and improve well being and self esteem.  Cycling outdoors is also a good way to be one with nature and to feel the breath of the earth. It takes one’s mind out of everyday-life stress and rejuvenates his soul.

When incorporating cycling into an over-all fitness program, there are many aspects to consider. Here are some important things to remember:

 

Consult your doctor
Most people can do cycling. However, it is still best to consult your doctor when thinking about incorporating a cycling activity into an overall fitness program. They shall advise you regarding your limits and capacities and what you should avoid doing.

Cycling is a base training activity
Let’s say that the doctor says that there is nothing wrong with you engaging into cycling as a part of your overall fitness program, what do you do next? Remember that cycling should be considered as a base training activity.  Base training activities are those, which provide endurance and aerobic training at the same time. Re-align your fitness program such that biking becomes the starting activity for the week. Other activities such as circuit training should be done so as to complement the benefits of cycling.

Start slowly and then increase your cycling
For beginners, they should employ a program wherein cycling is done three times a week. Doing it two times a week is also fine, but this depends on the capabilities of the person undergoing the training.

Increase speeds gradually
Gradual increase in speeds is an important aspect of fitness cycling.  Cycling can also be strenuous to the body and the key towards successful fitness cycling is to be patient and not hurry in increasing your limits.

Better safe than sorry
Cycling is great fun but it is important to get the right equipment for the activity. Head gear, kneepads, elbow pads should all be in place when cycling.

The environmental advantages of cycling.

You will find there’s lot of emphasis these days around the difficulty environmental surroundings. Vehicles undoubtedly are a key cause of the particular carbon dioxide that’s contributing to environmentally friendly problems we have now today. In particular inside substantial towns the particular huge amounts of cars and trucks motivated by men and women commuting to function every day use a huge environment effect. Most people in the us use his or her cars and trucks to generate perhaps small visits of a distance as well as much less, triggering key carbon dioxide injury. There is certainly a method to guide all of us out of this blunder – bicycling to function along with the keep.

Driving to function using a motorcycle happens to be very trendy amongst fresh, trendy, environmentally oriented adults but it really gaining popularity amongst different adults likewise due to the health benefits of biking and in addition simply because commuting to function can easily really lessen the amount of carbon dioxide that’s damaging environmental surroundings. Driving to function by motorcycle as well as using a motorcycle running chores and also store lessens carbon dioxide and in addition lessens gas and oil use that’s environment rewards and in addition can easily cut costs.

By using a motorcycle to help go to help and also by do the job lessens the amount of carbon dioxide and may become less tense as compared to relaxing inside site visitors a great hour or so or higher each and every technique. Washing dishes to function and also home is usually a terrific way to be in a regular training and never have to hit a fitness center every day. You also can’t acquire help to make a reason to help escape operating your own motorcycle when it’s your own simply technique home! In the event you’re not necessarily approximately commuting to function every day by motorcycle, look at commuting only one or two days weekly by motorcycle to start out using and also doing work approximately commuting every day by motorcycle. As well as look at having a motorcycle for the stop, shuttle bus cease, as well as ferry. Using open public transportation as an alternative to operating offers lots of environment rewards and also tying shoes to help and also from the open public transportation as an alternative to driving a car might help environmental surroundings additional.