Various road conditions encountered by riding and some simple coping methods

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Wet road

When the field is wet and slippery, drivers are especially reminded to avoid passing through white lines, gutter covers, zebra crossings, etc., otherwise heavy pedaling is easy to slip; in fact, once the ground is wet and slippery, even light brakes are likely to cause crashes It is a good policy to reduce the speed to 30-40 kilometers, and try to avoid the action of pressing the car and skidding when cornering.

In addition, players should choose appropriate equipment before the game, especially when encountering mechanical failures. Carbon fiber wheels and aluminum alloy wheels use different brake blocks. Let the brake lose its proper braking ability.

Considering the maintenance cost, the coach also recommends that the players use aluminum alloy wheels to play on rainy days, so as to avoid the carbon fiber wheels being worn by sand and stones and causing damage.

In addition, after climbing to the summit, athletes should use gloves and windbreakers to assist them, and supplement with hot food to warm their bodies before going down the mountain. This prevents the hand stiffness caused by the low temperature and maintains the sensitivity of fingers when braking.

If you are still affected by the low temperature on the top of the mountain and feel uncomfortable, the coach recommends using safe sections to do handshaking and stretching to help blood flow.

Downhill section

During the race, you only need to use the brakes when cornering and going downhill. Please refer to the cornering skills of road bikes when cornering.

You should remain vigilant at all times on the slope section, and prepare in advance at about 100 meters when there is expected braking demand ahead.

After climbing to the top, it is also recommended that players pay attention to their own safety when going downhill, and focus on low-speed skating. The training should focus on climbing. Respond quickly at 30-50 meters, but the average player should slow down at 80-100 meters in advance to test safety.

If you are the first player to attack downhill, courage is the most important factor if you want to maximize the distance between you and the players behind you on the downhill; sit slightly backward, and use the strength of the back muscles and abdominal muscles to help support, do not put all the weight on the handlebars for more maneuverability.

Roadblock, bumpy road

Encountering predictable bumpy road sections, the driver should avoid excessive relaxation and pressure into “ostrich eggs” or potholes in the road. For people with poor eyesight and lowering their heads will is a taboo. Hold on to the handlebars or lower the handlebars to keep running in a straight line, and pass naturally after slowing down.

In addition, don’t rely too much on following the car, especially in professional competitions, you may encounter situations where the line of sight is poor or the opponent’s player digs a hole for you to jump into, and some players even fail to dodge and directly hit the electric pole. Don’t be careless.

Encountering obstacles on the road, whether it is small gravel or large stones, is quite dangerous for cyclists. It is also recommended to activate the rear brake first, then follow the front brake, and go around the outside. If you are really facing a crash, It is recommended to use Judo’s body protection method, shrinking the jaw to protect the head, looking at the situation of the crash, and rolling forward or sideways to consume the forward inertia and release the damage of the crash.

If your reaction is fast enough, it is not too difficult for players to fly over obstacles after leveling the pedals and pulling the handlebars, which is also very common in international competitions.

Pre-match site scouting

If you are not a landlord or a seasoned veteran, you must prepare in advance when you go abroad or on an unfamiliar road section. Even if you line up in a downhill one-stop array, you will inevitably encounter a situation where good and bad players are mixed. Even if you follow the car, you must pay attention to the front and back, The left and right sides also have time to react, and slight changes in an instant may cause damage.

Small reminder: When using the rear brake, you must grasp the key of “holding” and rubbing slowly, instead of stopping suddenly, so as to avoid slipping and even causing the car to roll over.

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