Thursday 13: Bike riding

13 do’s and don’t of bike riding.  Common sense really.

  1. Don’t ride your bike while listening to your music.  You can’t hear traffic.
  2. Don’t try to “beat the vehicle”.  It can only be tragic if you don’t beat it.
  3. Do wear a proper fitting helmet.
  4. Do ride on the street with traffic.
  5. If you must ride on the sidewalk, Do be vigilant of cars and driveways.
  6. Don’t weave in and out.  Stay in a consistent line.
  7. If you ride on public trails, Do be mindful of other trail users.  Walkers, other bikers, skateboarders etc
  8. Do be visible to motorists.
  9. Do follow the rules of the road.  I have stopped for school buses twice in the past because as a bicyclist, I have to follow the rules of the road.
  10. Don’t wear baggy pants.  They can get caught in the gears
  11. Do make sure to ride a bike that’s your size.
  12. Do know your biking limitations.
  13. Do have fun!

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7 Responses

  1. 14. Do use a front & rear light on your bike when riding at night.

    15. Do wear reflective clothing particularly at night or you may become road kill. Don’t wear dark clothing, no one sees you.

    16. Do teach your children the rules of the road and how to do the proper hand turn signals.

    17. Don’t take your children on busy roads unless you have someone in front of them and someone behind them. Treat them like little ducklings, daddy duck in front, babies in the middle and momma bringing up the rear.

    • Yes!! for #17 on your list, my kids are 3 & 6 and we have a trailer attached to my bike. For the most part, we ride on the street, but on the busiest street, it’s sidewalk.

      Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Hey, this goes pretty well with my ATV thing.

  3. I’ve noticed that you play a few other memes in the blogosphere. I really enjoy your answers! I’d like to invite you to play The Queen’s Meme every Tuesday with Mimi Queen of Memes.
    The fun begins next week on July 14, 2009. I will send another reminder to everyone on Monday.
    The Queen’s Meme

    I hope you will join us!
    Mimi Lenox

  4. 18. Watch out for short, round Bohemian Bag Ladies. They can pop out in front of you when you least expect it and they do NOT enjoy tread marks up their long black coats.

  5. 19. Keep the rubber side down!

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