biking tips

biking tips

So you’re all set and ready for your bike trip. Know your bike parts and a check list (random order) that might help planning your day better:

bike anatomy:

  • 1Saddle
  • 2Rim
  • 3Seat stay
  • 4Top tube
  • 5Seat post
  • 6Handle warp
  • 7Fork
  • 8Down tube
  • 9Fork dropout
  • 10Chain ring
  • 11Crank arm
  • 12Chain
  • 13Rear deraileur
  • 14Spokes
  • 15Chain stay
Lights: Front(white) and back(red) lights are mandatory and because you want to be seen by everyone. Getting caught without lights might result in a fine. Sunglasses: And not only for the sun; During summer time and unusual warm days in the winter, bug 'clouds' are flying straight into your eyes/mouth..
Fixing kit: It’s recommended to carry a reasonable sized pumper and a replacement tube. A compact flat tire kit is available in many shops (Hema, Blokker etc.). First aid kit: There are many compact first aid kits especially designated for camping or road travelers. Small, lightweighted and for your own good.
Passport/ID: Carry your passport or ID (also under Dutch law) in order to identify yourself to authorities, when asked. Getting caught without it might result in a fine. Snacks n' water: Carry enough water and snacks for the road. Relying on the next restaurant or gas station is saved for drivers..
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