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One of the most entertaining sports out there is road biking. The beauty of road biking lies in its ability to suit the needs of different people, whether that is leisure cyclists, commuters, or even people taking part in exercises. This diversified demand makes bike producer bound to respond with the best product. This versatility is what makes road biking so popular. you need more information? then check out this link http://roadbikehub.com/

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  • Intro to Bicycles andIntro to Bicycles andBicyclingBicyclingApril 26, 2016April 26, 2016April 26, 2016April 26, 2016

  • What well coverWhat well cover

    Benefits of bicycling Types of bikes Gear Safety Technique Etiquette Energy/Recovery Where to bike

    Benefits of bicycling Types of bikes Gear Safety Technique Etiquette Energy/Recovery Where to bike

  • Benefits of BicyclingBenefits of Bicycling

    Improved cardiovascular health Improved mood; decreased stress Spend less on gas (commute, run errands) Save the planet Meet new people-spend more time with

    friends/family (social health!) Lots and lots more benefits

    Improved cardiovascular health Improved mood; decreased stress Spend less on gas (commute, run errands) Save the planet Meet new people-spend more time with

    friends/family (social health!) Lots and lots more benefits

  • Lots of bikes to choose fromLots of bikes to choose from

    Ask yourself some questions to figure out whatkind of bike is right for you:

    What are your goals? How do you intend to use the bike? What is your budget? How often will you realistically use it?

    Road-Hybrid-Mountain-Commuter-Recumbent, etc

    Ask yourself some questions to figure out whatkind of bike is right for you:

    What are your goals? How do you intend to use the bike? What is your budget? How often will you realistically use it?

    Road-Hybrid-Mountain-Commuter-Recumbent, etc

  • Road BikesRoad Bikes

    Used to be known as the "ten-speed. Now rangefrom 12 to 21 speed.

    Touring Bike designed to provide comfort for thelong haul. Excellent for long distances. Drophandlebars for comfort, good control and allow formultiple hand positions. Twenty one speeds fordifferent inclines cantilever brakes can stop youeven when youre heavily loaded down.

    Used to be known as the "ten-speed. Now rangefrom 12 to 21 speed.

    Touring Bike designed to provide comfort for thelong haul. Excellent for long distances. Drophandlebars for comfort, good control and allow formultiple hand positions. Twenty one speeds fordifferent inclines cantilever brakes can stop youeven when youre heavily loaded down.

  • Touring BikeTouring Bike

  • Road BikesRoad Bikes

    Racing Bike. Built for speed with anaerodynamic, thin and ultralight frame. Ashort wheelbase allows the bike torespond to the slightest movements and12 or 18 gears will get you, and keep you,at top speed. Great for racing or speeddemons!

    Racing Bike. Built for speed with anaerodynamic, thin and ultralight frame. Ashort wheelbase allows the bike torespond to the slightest movements and12 or 18 gears will get you, and keep you,at top speed. Great for racing or speeddemons!

  • Racing BikeRacing Bike

  • Mountain or All Terrain BikesMountain or All Terrain Bikes

    Rugged/heavier. Built with a sturdy frame,straight handlebars and fat, knobby tires.Good for off road ridingtrails, mountains,single track, etc. Upright riding positionmakes it comfortable while giving youleverage for steep inclines

    Rugged/heavier. Built with a sturdy frame,straight handlebars and fat, knobby tires.Good for off road ridingtrails, mountains,single track, etc. Upright riding positionmakes it comfortable while giving youleverage for steep inclines

  • Mountain BikeMountain Bike

  • HybridHybrid

    Cross between the road bike andmountain bike. Lighter than a mountainbike, but not as fast as a road bike.Straight handlebars, medium-width tires,21 gears, and upright riding position.Perfect for short distances, runningerrands or commuting.

    Cross between the road bike andmountain bike. Lighter than a mountainbike, but not as fast as a road bike.Straight handlebars, medium-width tires,21 gears, and upright riding position.Perfect for short distances, runningerrands or commuting.

    Commuting/City

    Leisure/Comfort

  • HybridHybrid

  • RecumbentRecumbent

    Designed to maximize comfort andminimize wind resistance. Use a boomand rear triangle combination with thepedals and chainset located at the front ofthe boom and the handlebars are locatedeither over seat or underseat in thecentre.

    Designed to maximize comfort andminimize wind resistance. Use a boomand rear triangle combination with thepedals and chainset located at the front ofthe boom and the handlebars are locatedeither over seat or underseat in thecentre.

  • RecumbentRecumbent

  • BMXBMX

    Designed for stunts and tricks. They arevery advanced and may even be made oftitanium to make the parts lightweight andstrong.

    Designed for stunts and tricks. They arevery advanced and may even be made oftitanium to make the parts lightweight andstrong.

  • BMXBMX

  • CruiserCruiser

    Heavy framed balloon tired bicycles. Also calledbeach bikes or boulevardiers and are designedfor comfortable travel over a variety of terrain.Cruisers were the bicycle standard from the 30'suntil the 50's. Recently returned to popularity.The traditional cruiser is single-speed withcoaster brakes, but modern cruisers come with 3or seven speeds, the latter with rim brakes.Aluminum frames have recently been used inCruiser construction, cutting the weight in half.

    Heavy framed balloon tired bicycles. Also calledbeach bikes or boulevardiers and are designedfor comfortable travel over a variety of terrain.Cruisers were the bicycle standard from the 30'suntil the 50's. Recently returned to popularity.The traditional cruiser is single-speed withcoaster brakes, but modern cruisers come with 3or seven speeds, the latter with rim brakes.Aluminum frames have recently been used inCruiser construction, cutting the weight in half.

  • CruiserCruiser

  • TandemTandem

    Designed to be riddenby more than oneperson. The termtandem refers to theseating arrangement(fore to aft, not side-by-side) instead of thenumber of riders.

    Designed to be riddenby more than oneperson. The termtandem refers to theseating arrangement(fore to aft, not side-by-side) instead of thenumber of riders.

  • FitFit

    Once you choose the right bike, get it fitproperly.

    If you regularly experience pain and havebeen riding a while, there is probably asimple adjustment that can be made to fixit.

    For about $50 a bike shop can fit you.This may prevent injury, soreness, aches,pain and make your riding more enjoyable.

    Once you choose the right bike, get it fitproperly.

    If you regularly experience pain and havebeen riding a while, there is probably asimple adjustment that can be made to fixit.

    For about $50 a bike shop can fit you.This may prevent injury, soreness, aches,pain and make your riding more enjoyable.

  • Properly Fitting HelmetProperly Fitting Helmet

    Properly Fitting Helmet Snug around head EYES: See the edge of your helmet with you

    look up past your eyebrows EARS: Straps should meet right under your

    ear lobes to form a Y MOUTH: Strap loose enough to breathe and

    insert a finger between buckle and skin. Tightenough that if you drop your jaw you feel itpull down on the top of your head

    Properly Fitting Helmet Snug around head EYES: See the edge of your helmet with you

    look up past your eyebrows EARS: Straps should meet right under your

    ear lobes to form a Y MOUTH: Strap loose enough to breathe and

    insert a finger between buckle and skin. Tightenough that if you drop your jaw you feel itpull down on the top of your head

  • GlassesGlasses

    Glasses to protect your eyes from the sun,bugs, sand, debris, rain, etc. Many sportglasses have interchangeable lenses forvarying amounts of daylight.

    Glasses to protect your eyes from the sun,bugs, sand, debris, rain, etc. Many sportglasses have interchangeable lenses forvarying amounts of daylight.

  • GlovesGloves

    Padded or gel gloves help to relievepressure/numbness in hands.

    Many have a terry cloth patch to wipeaway sweat for hot days.

    Padded or gel gloves help to relievepressure/numbness in hands.

    Many have a terry cloth patch to wipeaway sweat for hot days.

  • ShoesShoes--PedalsPedals

    You can use a toeclip and strap withsneakers/regularshoes. You canalso use a regularflat pedal (mostlyfor cruisers) but itis less efficientthan cliplesspedals.

    You can use a toeclip and strap withsneakers/regularshoes. You canalso use a regularflat pedal (mostlyfor cruisers) but itis less efficientthan cliplesspedals.

  • ShoesShoes--CleatsCleats

    Some bikes haveclipless pedals thatyou clip into for speedand efficiency.Pedals and cleatsmust be compatible.

    Some bikes haveclipless pedals thatyou clip into for speedand efficiency.Pedals and cleatsmust be compatible.

  • ClothingClothing

    Wear bright or light colored clothing sothat you can be seen

    Tuck away shoelaces or otherstrings/cords so they dont tangle in yourbike

    Wear snug clothing (spandex!) Never wear headphones

    Wear bright or light colored clothing sothat you can be seen

    Tuck away shoelaces or otherstrings/cords so they dont tangle in yourbike

    Wear snug clothing (spandex!) Never wear headphones

  • Tools and Stuff to BringTools and Stuff to Bring

    Always carry: Spare tube Pump and/or CO2 cartridge Tire levers Tool set Cash

    Always carry: Spare tube Pump and/or CO2 cartridge Tire levers Tool set Cash

  • Tools and Stuff to BringTools and Stuff to Bring

    You may also want to consider: Cell phone Rain gear Windbreaker/jacket Energy bars, Gatorade if going for a longer

    ride

    You may also want to consider: Cell phone Rain gear Windbreaker/jacket Energy bars, Gatorade if going for a longer

    ride

  • Safety CheckSafety Check

    Before you ridedo ABC Quick check: A is for AIRmake sure your tires are

    properly inflated B is for BRAKESmake sure they work and

    are not rubbing the tire C is for CRANK/CHAINcheck your chain. If

    it is loose or there are problems with yourgears, take to a bike shop. Lube regularly.

    Quickcheck quick release levers and otherbolts to make sure they are tight

    Before you ridedo ABC Quick check: A is for AIRmake sure your tires are

    properly inflated B is for BRAKESmake sure they work and

    are not rubbing the tire C is for CRANK/CHAINcheck your chain. If

    it is loose or there are problems with yourgears, take to a bike shop. Lube regularly.

    Quickcheck quick release levers and otherbolts to make sure they are tight

  • Road RulesRoad RulesBy law, bicycles are vehicles and have the same

    rights, duties, and responsibilities as othervehicles on the road.

    Ride on the right, with traffic Ride single file; maintain a straight line Obey all traffic signs, signals and laws Signal before turning Yield to people in cross walks Must lights at night (head and tail)

    By law, bicycles are vehicles and have the samerights, duties, and responsibilities as othervehicles on the road.

    Ride on the right, with traffic Ride single file; maintain a straight line Obey all traffic signs, signals and laws Signal before turning Yield to people in cross walks Must lights at night (head and tail)

  • Road RulesRoad Rules

    In 2007 the Maine Legislature passed aBicycle Safety Bill

    Motorists must give a 3 foot, side-by-sideclearance when passing bicycles

    Allows bicycles to move from the rightportion of the road to avoid obstacles or toproceed straight near a right turn lane orfor turning left

    In 2007 the Maine Legislature passed aBicycle Safety Bill

    Motorists must give a 3 foot, side-by-sideclearance when passing bicycles

    Allows bicycles to move from the rightportion of the road to avoid obstacles or toproceed straight near a right turn lane orfor turning left

  • Road RulesRoad Rules

    New law also waives liability forbusinesses with drive-up windows thatserve cyclists.

    New law also waives liability forbusinesses with drive-up windows thatserve cyclists.

  • Cycling EtiquetteCycling Etiquette When passing another cyclistpass them on

    the left. Upon approach, ring your bell if youhave one or call out, On your left.

    When riding in groups: Keep a straight line Signal and call out stops and turns Yell car back or car up to alert fellow cyclists of

    approaching vehicles If riding pace line, point out pot holes, debris, or other

    hazards (e.g. road kill) Take your turn at the front of the line

    When passing another cyclistpass them onthe left. Upon approach, ring your bell if youhave one or call out, On your left.

    When riding in groups: Keep a straight line Signal and call out stops and turns Yell car back or car up to alert fellow cyclists of

    approaching vehicles If riding pace line, point out pot holes, debris, or other

    hazards (e.g. road kill) Take your turn at the front of the line

  • TechniqueTechnique

    Upper body should be relaxedlegs dothe work

    Focus on making smooth circlesnot justthe push down

    Slide your body back slightly for goingdown hills

    Lift up very slightly off the seat for goingover bumps/pot holes (avoids pinch flats)

    Upper body should be relaxedlegs dothe work

    Focus on making smooth circlesnot justthe push down

    Slide your body back slightly for goingdown hills

    Lift up very slightly off the seat for goingover bumps/pot holes (avoids pinch flats)

  • TechniqueTechnique

    Relax your hands on barsthumbs underbar and not resting on top

    Turn with your body, not your handlebars Sit up straighter on hills-push back on seat

    slightly to allow more oxygen into yourlungs

    Go at your own pace

    Relax your hands on barsthumbs underbar and not resting on top

    Turn with your body, not your handlebars Sit up straighter on hills-push back on seat

    slightly to allow more oxygen into yourlungs

    Go at your own pace

  • Energy/RecoveryEnergy/Recovery

    1-2 hour rides, bring water and stayhydrated. Eat protein and carbohydratew/in one hour of finishing (e.g. applew/PB)

    3+ hour rides, consider Gatorade inaddition to water to maintain electrolytes.Bring a snack and eat before you arehungry; drink before you are thirsty. Eatprotein and carb w/in one hour of finishing.

    1-2 hour rides, bring water and stayhydrated. Eat protein and carbohydratew/in one hour of finishing (e.g. applew/PB)

    3+ hour rides, consider Gatorade inaddition to water to maintain electrolytes.Bring a snack and eat before you arehungry; drink before you are thirsty. Eatprotein and carb w/in one hour of finishing.

  • Have Fun!Have Fun!

    Dont stress about all the detailsjust getout and pedal and enjoy the freedom, thewind, nature, and the physical activity!

    Dont stress about all the detailsjust getout and pedal and enjoy the freedom, thewind, nature, and the physical activity!

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    If you have any questions you can findhere

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