Hello Monday !
This week Phase One of the Governor plan in Louisiana goes into effect. My hubby left for work and my computer is all mine. Hopefully the states numbers will not climb. Hope everything is great in your area of the world and you are staying safe and healthy. This week celebrate Bike week by taking a ride and enjoy natures bounty. Lisa
Third week of May’s is Bike Week :
Bike Safety Tips to remember :
- wear a helmet
- Be visible to others ( If you must ride at night light reflectors on front and back of bike and florescent colors )
Check your bike to make sure:
- Tires are inflated properly.
- Brakes are tight enough.
- The chain is running smoothly. Spin the crank. If the chain is rusty and making noise, it may need to be oiled.
On the road
4. Ride to the right of the road in the same direction as traffic. Go with the flow—not against it.
5. Keep at least one hand on the handlebars. If you need to carry books or groceries, put them in a bike carrier or backpack..
6. Be extra cautious at intersections—about half of crashes occur there. Obey traffic signals, and scan for traffic around you. Before making a turn, always look behind you for a break in traffic, then signal and position yourself in the proper lane.
7. When passing a pedestrian or another bike, warn them of your approach with a bell or shout (as in, “on your left!”).
8. Don’t wear a headset when you ride—you need to hear what’s going on.
9. Watch for hazards such as glass, rocks, squirrels, or potholes, which can cause you to lose control of your bike.
10. When riding near parked cars, be aware of doors that could suddenly open. The best bike safety practice is to ride far enough away from parked cars (about 4 feet) to avoid being hit by a door.