We know that you’ve been pedaling your bike all summer, but it’s time to change your registration and the sun won’t be as present as it has been. So you’ll need to make some adjustments so that you continue to be the most adventurous cyclist of all! Here’s the list of things to keep in mind:
- 1 – Check the tires: decreasing tire pressure can help improve traction on a slippery pavement. In addition, a bicycle with a clean and lubricated chain provides a safer and more enjoyable pedaling.
- 2 – Slow down: road water can corrode the brake pads, so slow down in advance.
- 3 – Become the center of attention: in winter the visibility is very reduced, so even during the day you must wear a reflective vest while biking. Make sure the lights on your bike are high and very bright (taking an extra set of batteries for the lights is not a bad idea).
- 4 – Eye protection: spectacles fitted to the face can do miracles when it comes to raindrops and dust, increasing visibility and staying alert throughout the trip.
- 5 – Body protection: A waterproof, breathable zippered cap will keep you dry and comfortably ventilated. Waterproof pants can help protect your lower body. If you have to carry anything, you should also invest in a waterproof bag.
- 6 – Foot protection: If you don’t want to wear a pair of waterproof boots, you should find neoprene shoe covers that, because of their rubber coating, will keep your shoes dry. Also use wool socks or polyester wool that will keep your feet warm and in case they get wet, they will dry quickly.
Don’t forget that in order to be the best cyclist, you need to be at your best all the time.