Back to BasicsPosted by in BikeAhead
Cycling is becoming more and more popular around the country. Bike shops are popping up everywhere from Portland to Prospect Park (maybe especially in Prospect Park.) As more and more novices to the riding community hit the internet for advice, now might be a good time to go back to the basics of biking and catch them up.
First of all, welcome to cycling. It’s a great sport or alternate transportation and I promise you’re going to love it. Now, onto the tips. When you’re just starting out you’re not going to need something as advanced as a cycling computer but there are key cycling accessories that you should get when just starting out.
Assuming you’ve already got yourself a bike helmet which should be your first priority, get yourself a good onguard bicycle lock. This will prevent your bike from being, well, stolen, and ruining this great new thing you’ve got going on. Don’t skimp on the lock. As with any hobby, the nicer your equipment the easier your ride (forgive the pun.) A good bike lock will last you a very long time whereas a cheaper bike lock will be susceptible to bolt cutters.
You should then equip your bike with LED lights and taillights so that you are safe and visible to all around you.
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