By: Anonymous: JIMJFOX ()  Tuesday, 31 March 2015 @ 03:11 AM ICT (Read 741 times)  

Rule 1- Car/Truck drivers often fail to see bikes.

Wear fluoro high-viz jacket. Ride with headlight on at all times.
Ensure rear lights, brakes and indicators are high visibility.

Rule 2. - Overtaking

DON'T do it where there is a RH turn ahead. Car/truck may make sudden turn; see Rule 1.
Do it quickly, on straight stretch- NO BENDS. Have patience. Don't try if bike is low powered.

Rule 3. Wet weather

Reduce speed severely. White lines, manhole covers, oil/grease, many hazards!
Visibility will be affected. Keep vizor fog-free. Stop if rain torrential, better wet than DEAD.

Rule 3. -The usual checks

Tyres- condition, pressures
Brakes- pad wear, fluid level, leaks.
Mechanical- loose nuts, visible damage, fuel lines, etc.

Rule 4. -Other hazards

Animals! Peripheral vision, keep alert in countryside.
Pedestrians! Heavy traffic, distracted, wander into road. Horn!
Potholes, broken surfaces.

Rule 5. -The road is NOT a racetrack

By: Flying Squirrel (offline)  Tuesday, 31 March 2015 @ 03:50 PM ICT  

Geez, I would never have thought of any of that ? Yawn


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By: Anonymous: JIMJFOX ()  Thursday, 02 April 2015 @ 08:56 PM ICT  

Quote by: Flying Squirrel

Geez, I would never have thought of any of that ? Yawn

Perhaps some riders are not as bright as you?Wave

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