If you are an avid mountain biker then Ladakh in the north and Kerala in the south can prove to be your dream destinations. However, never forget that keeping yourself safe is the key for a perfect bike trip. Cycling requires manual labour which makes it so much more difficult than driving a car or riding a motorbike. Thus,it is very essential for a cyclist to be properly stacked with all the safety gears to have a successful and safe trip.
These are few safety gears you must have while going for a cycling trip
It is extremely important for you to choose the correct saddle shape for a comfortable ride. The more ﬂexible the saddle rail, the more comfortable the saddle. A ﬂexible saddle absorbs all the vibrations and impacts that you might experience while riding. Make sure you choose a saddle to add extra comfort to your bike. The best way to ﬁnd the right saddle is by trial and error method.
“Comfort is a combination of saddle shape, amount and type of foam, base materials and rail materials “ – Fizik
Reflectors and Flash lights
These equipments are used to alert other road users about the presence of bicycles on the road. The best way to do so is by wearing High Visibility clothes and attaching bright LED headlights that attracts attention. Any clothing with high reflective properties or a color that is easily noticeable from any background like fluorescent coloured vests can help you stay safe while you ride. It is also necessary for you to have a flashing or steady light on both ends of your bicycle that can be seen clearly from at least 200m away.
Water Bottles and Hydration Pack
“If you’re well hydrated, your heart doesn’t have to work as hard,”- John Batson. Whereas if you aren't properly hydrated, your body can't perform at its highest level.
Being dehydrated leads to some serious problems like muscle cramps, dizziness etc.Hydration bags are designed for bikers to stay hydrated and also for the cyclists to carry their equipments and accessories with utmost comfort. It's always advisable to carry handy water bottles which are durable and have a good grip. Bottle belts make it more convenient for the cyclists to carry their water bottles.
To avoid becoming a victim of bike theft, it is the responsibility of every cyclist to have a sturdy bicycle lock as a standard equipment. It is always advisable that while opting for this safety device for your bicycle; purchase the one which is around 10%-15% of the value of your bike.The most famous ones being chosen by cyclists around the world include, U-locks, cable and chain locks. It is truly said that prevention is better than cure. You will save a lot of time and money you might spend on finding your stolen cycle or buying a brand new one. It might take a few extra minutes for you to bolt your cycle but you will never be left disappointed by doing so.
Eyes are one of the most important sensory organs of our body and it is very essential for us to cover and protect them from harmful UV radiations, bugs or rocks or anything else that can harm them.Sunglasses virtually eliminate distortion and give a sharp peripheral vision which lead to an efficient and comfortable ride. Polarised glasses reduce any glare or reflection thereby reducing eye stress which is ideal for long distance driving or sports and casual wear. An ideal pair of sunglasses are comfortable to wear, light weight, shatterproof and scratch resistant. A perfect companion for all your cycling trips!
Enjoy a perfect ride with these safety gears and make a cycling trip a memerable and a safe one !