Sometimes it is difficult to distinguish between experienced cyclists and beginner cyclists, but those who often ride alone can easily separate the two. We have organized them into three core skills, after you have mastered them, you can call yourself a seasoned cyclist without any shame. If you want to look very cool reasonably, look down:
First: Ride bike slower
Actually, I don’t want to say that slowness is a kind of cycling skill, because riding a bike always pursues fast rather than slow, right? But it is easy to infer that the two cyclists (veteran cyclist and beginner cyclist) deal with the situation when the speed is reduced to a very low speed or even stop, and you will quickly recognize who is the experienced cyclist.
Cycling slower requires more balance than fast cycling. For beginner cyclists, often have some pain when encountering two directions or when they need to stop (need to stop on tiptoe and accelerate again). This is relatively regular training. We are not saying that you cannot run 400 kilometers at a speed of 40 yards. We just suggest saving the time you have. For example, your friend was late when he asked you to ride a bike. Instead of just sitting there in a daze and playing with your phone, why not ride the bike as slowly as possible, it can also help you develop a sense of the bike.
Some suggestions on this point: 1. Don’t spend too much energy looking down at the rolling wheels. 2. Relax your hands and don’t be too nervous (the action will be deformed).
Second: Ride a bicycle with your hands off the handlebars
Being able to ride comfortably with one hand is the core safety skill for cycling. (This Skill) not only allows you to immediately reach out when you turn left or right; it also helps you drink without stopping when you are alone. Water, take it out from the bottle cage calmly, drink the water, and put it back in, instead of looking at the (bottle cage) to get it. You can also use this skill to easily eat without stopping the bike, and take out energy bars or other foods from your back pocket or other places to eat.
The advanced version is to take off your hands and ride the bike. On the premise of ensuring safety, you can wear/undress while riding on the bike. To take off the handle with both hands, you must first take off the handle with one hand, and then practice taking off the handle with both hands. Gently loosen the handlebar and practice slowly (increasing time) until you can ride freely (hands off the handlebar). The pleasure of cycling with both hands off the handlebar is beyond words, but always remember: if you start cycling with both hands off the handlebar, make sure you are on an open and straight road, and remember to stay away from traffic.
Third: Look ahead
It doesn’t sound like a skill like the first point. Reading this point with me is “to-forward-look”! Maybe you want to see farther roads to get a better view, but there must be some almost “crazy” skills to achieve it. Or honestly look at the normal vision. Take a turn as an example. In order to gain more visibility, you will swing closer to the outer circle or tilt the vehicle to obtain more information about the road ahead. What is similar to the leveling technique? That is to stay focused and look ahead.
Imagine: If other scene cards or trees on the mountain did not give you information, can you see the trend of the curve or the road? Of course, oncoming vehicles will help you choose the route of travel. It is best to pay attention to road hints and try to walk on the correct route. The above techniques are also applicable to traffic areas. Looking straight so can collect information in all directions of the area ahead under the current situation, which can give you great convenience for traveling in the city.
The skill is very simple, including don’t just look at the distance around you, you need to observe the range of one hundred meters or even two hundred meters (especially when crossing the road).
These skills are not just the effects I mentioned, more effects will be gradually discovered when you are more experienced.
These are the three points that can make you more professional:
1. Ride slowly
2. Cycling with your hands off the handlebars
3. Look ahead