Get Your Ride On!
3. Group Riding for Cyclists . . .for BTCC Riders & Friends
Riding 2 abreast is not legal everywhere. Perhaps it is best to check with
state or provincial laws regarding cyclists.
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Most is common sense. A lot of states are starting to use rules for
cyclists that are different for cars. For instance a stop sign is a yield
sign for cyclists. A stop light can be crossed on red because the weight of
the cyclist won’t allow the light to change. So if I can cross on red I can
treat the light as a yield point. Obviously I’m not going to dart out in
front of a car and get hit. Since most of us are ATTACHED to our bikes, we
obviously shouldn’t have to stop at every stop sign. Duh
No half wheeling. I can’t agree more!
Funny isn’t, i don’t do it because that’s what i figured as well. People
will turn to their left when they hear you and might lean that way, if
they’re on a bike leaning leads to steering to the LEFT D’OH! People should
be going straight so by the team they notice you you should be past them i
If you plan on loading everything on the bike – then you need a “touring road bike”. No other choice – period – exclamation point! Got one of those yet? You’ll need $ 1,000 to $ 1,500 for a good one.
You’ll need both rear & FRONT pannier racks & naturally pannier bags. Some touring bikes come with a rear rack from the factory. Some don’t.
You’ll need clothing that will “wick away” moisture – sweat. And padded cycling shorts or tights.
Most of all…you need to train, train & train some more. With only a month to go – start now. 150 miles in 3 days on a loaded down bike is no easy task. Add it all together and it should look like this…
Ride at a steady pace and do not rush it to much and pack some money lots of water and some energy drinks to keep u doing
Forget bringing your own food or cooking utensils. Just unneeded weight. Buy food as you go. You’ll need a small yet waterproof & lightweight tent. Pack as light as possible.
Don’t forget to bring at least one spare tube, tire levers, frame pump, folding tool & a cell phone. If you haven’t been at least 50 miles in a day as yet, you need to start training right now! You need to do it nearly every day.
Start with about 20 miles. If you can do that easily, go for 30, then 40, etc. A lot of people think they are prepared to take such a trip by bicycle. A lot of people are wrong.
You should be able to do 50 miles a day. You want a rack no backpacks. Carry only one tent if you can. Eat food that you don’t have to cook to save weight. Carry enough food for 1 day.
you will need it
you aren;t prepared enough
it could work anyway but will be rough
you don;t know a LOT of things
whole books have been written about this
when you also add camping, it gets a LOT more trouble
way more stuff to carry