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Originally Posted by cat4ever
You EAT and DRINK on a bike?! Isn't that dangerous?
I never eat while riding, don't need to. If I need to eat I stop. The only thing I drink on a bike is water, I use a Camel Bak for that. One hand to put the bite valve in my mouth, I drink what I need & let the valve drop out of my mouth onto my chest. Keep in mind I ride a 'bent.
I have seen others eat while riding, they easily maintain control while doing so. But those that talk on the phone while riding have very little control. I think the reason is the way a phone is held to their ear. With the arm & hand that high it changes the center of gravity, plus the angle it puts your body. More upright with only one hand on the flat part of the handle bars. This raises the center of gravity & causes a shift in the balance with only one hand on the bars. Not nearly as easy to control a bike when riding this way.
Not to mention the distraction & lack of attention because a person is focusing on thier conversation on the phone rather then what is in front of, behind or next to them on the roadway.
Again a stupid & unsafe thing to do. Especially with thousands of other cyclists on the roadway with you, or motor vehicle traffic.