Information on safe cycling in Florida

Don't ride without a helmet.
Don't ride against the traffic.
Always have a light front and rear at night
Courteousness to pedestrians on sidewalks.
Always carry your cell phone and ID with you on rides.
Ride with a buddy.
Wear cycling gloves.
Hydrate on those hot Florida days
Sunscreen on your arms and the back of your neck!!
Sunglasses to protect your sclera from nasty sun scarring.
Put air in your tires before your ride- saves your energy.
On long rides: drink before you're thirsty, snack before your hungry.
Don't trust that the driver sees you- s/he doesn't. Eye contact does not mean s/he won't run you over.
Don't ride drunk unless you are the back of tandem-You will get a ticket.
If the traffic is rush hour, stay on the sidewalk- cell phones can kill.

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Wednesday, November 3, 2010

No safe place for the cyclist; we're always at fault.

I read today in the St. Petersburg Times about the young wife and mother who went to place a memorial on her cyclist husbands crash site only to have it run over by a truck while she was there.  The point?  The truck had run it over in a chevron.  That's a no-no.  No driving in the Chevrons.  Those are supposed to be safe havens for us.  Hmmm.   Was the reporter sympathetic, outraged, incensed even?  No.  He mentioned the deceased had been going against the traffic when he'd been killed.  Like that was an excuse to kill a cyclist.   I don't think so.

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