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Old 03-01-17, 12:30 AM
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If you wipe your tires without gloves you will find out how well fast-spinning metal and glass blades can slice through flesh. If you get a finger in a spoke, you will lose a chunk of flesh at least, and probably crash as well.

If I were that worried about my tires I would pull over and clean them. The idea of getting cut or crashing to prevent a flat ....

Most important things I could say is keep your wits about you in traffic, and enjoy riding .... unless you race, in which case you aren't making the grade unless every ride is so painful you would rather not be riding.

Make sure your bike fits. If you ride a lot, your fit will change, so make adjustments.

Don't plant your butt on the seat and don't lean on your hands. Make your legs bear most or your weight.

Enjoy riding even more.

Obey traffic signs, and expect that others will not. get good at panic stops.

Did I mention enjoy riding?
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