Question of the week: How can I beat the chill? You should know by now I do not like the cold. The recent morning temperatures make it hard for me to get out of bed, let alone go out for a ride. I have discovered in these conditions; the trainer is my friend. I make sure it is set up the night before so that everything is easy to clip in and start pedaling. I can at least get the legs moving, heart pumping, and have an hour of time to myself. Another benefit of the trainer on these cold days is, less mopping up after the session.
Safety Tip of the Week: Be aware of vehicles-Many collisions occur when a cyclist is on the inside of a vehicle which is turning right. Don’t assume the vehicle is going straight ahead just because it isn’t signaling right. Always avoid ‘undertaking’ any vehicle in this situation – it’s better to hang back until the vehicle has moved past. Never cycle along the inside of large vehicles, such as trucks and buses, especially at intersections, where most accidents happen. When turning right, a truck will often pull out to the left first, creating a wide gap between the vehicle and the curb. Many cyclists think it’s safe to ride into this space, but this is a dangerous place to be as the gap quickly disappears when the truck swings around to the right.