The most troublesome is the rainy day. Because it is rainy and the road is slippery, and it is not easy to ride a bicycle in a raincoat. If you accidentally step on the pedal and get caught in the wheel, a lot of problems are a headache! But is there any way to avoid the trouble of finding your door? Here are some suggestions for everyone.
“Controlling speed” is the key skill
Speed is the key to crashing. No matter how good the technique is, if the speed is too fast, you may still skid. It is recommended that you control the speed of riding in rainy days to 10-20km/hr, and the tires have poor grip on rainy days. So no matter what, it is necessary to “slow down” on rainy days
Avoid “emergency braking”
It is recommended to press the center of gravity backwards as much as possible when riding, and then use both hands to brake together. It is better not to brake to the end at one time for safer. In addition, you must be calm during emergency braking, because the braking system of a bicycle is opposite to that of a motorcycle. Most of the braking systems are “front left, rear right”. If you accidentally brake the wrong side, you will inevitably roll over several times.
The slippery “white line”
Because of the material, the chance of riding on the white line on a rainy day is doubled, so if you see the white line on the road, it’s better to flash farther away. There are also traffic signs, manhole covers, gutter covers on the road, and the ground of the arcade. The same applies to the materials of marble and tiles.
“Water puddle” traps
Usually we don’t know how deep the puddle is. In order to avoid unnecessary turbulence, we can go around when we see the puddle. However, we should pay attention to the traffic behind the left and right sides while avoiding the puddle, so as not to avoid the puddle. But it’s not good to collide with the car next to it!
Lengthen the distance between traffic lights
Slippery ground will make the tire grip worse, so you need to extend the braking time. Especially nowadays, many traffic lights have a second countdown device, you can grasp the seconds and distance of your brakes for safety.
“Raincoat” should be chosen
It is recommended that you can find a better-fitting raincoat to wear. If it is dedicated for bicycles, it will be no problem. Wearing a normal raincoat can easily get the corners of the wheels. Once it is rolled in, it is really bad!
The “bike lights” are bright enough
In addition to the “reflective device” on the bike, you must usually choose bright enough bicycle lights. It is best if there is a reflective strip on the raincoat.
Riding safety tips on rainy days: Wearing headlights and taillights can prevent blurred vision in heavy rain, and can also serve as a reminder of passing vehicles to avoid being hit.
Bring a “wind screen”
If you wear a windshield on a rainy day, you can block the rain and have a clearer view. It is safer to choose an anti-fog mirror.
“Fenders” help you stop trouble
Especially for commuters! When it rains, there are no mudguards, and the riders can only accept their fate and go home to wash their clothes.
Simple maintenance method
Frame upside down
After arriving at the destination, remember to dry the bike body. Although the bicycle has a water drain hole design, the water may not be drained. Even a small amount of water from the machine will make the bike body rusty. So I suggest you take out the seatpost. , And turn the frame upside down to let the rain out.
Chain maintenance steps
The chain is the most rusty part of a bicycle. If it is not cleaned, it will cause the bicycle to get stuck and make an unpleasant noise.
1. If the chain is really dirty, use a special brush or toothbrush to wipe off the large dirt.
2. Then spray “chain oil” on the cleaning cloth.
3. Gently squeeze the upper and lower sides of the chain, and slowly turn the pedal handle until it is wiped clean.
Naturally dried leather products
Many riders will paint the seat cushion into leather. It is best if there is a rain cover, but if there is, when the leather products are in the rain, do not use a hair dryer to dry them. Dry the seat cushion first. , Let it dry in the shade naturally, just follow the general leather maintenance procedures.
Tips: In rainy days, you can use the principle of dumping cars to shake off the rain and mud, and then maintenance will be easier.