Safety & Nutrition | ROAD BIKING | MOUNTAIN BIKING |
| HELMETS |
| YOUR BIKE |
| RIDING THE STREETS |
| CLOTHING |
| EQUIPMENT |
| NUTRITION |
As with any sport, to become the best you have to think like the best, train like the best, and eat like the best. Nutrition is important to any cyclist who wants to get the most benefit from their ride. Eating right will help you increase and maintain your level of fitness. Eating certain diets can provide you with the energy you need for a race or tour.
While what you eat before you get on the bike is important, it's just as important to know what to take with you on the ride.
Also: We know you've done this before: You're out
on a really long ride. It's toward the end and you've got $5.00 just
burning a hole in your pocket as you pass Burger King! So, just what
fast-food entrees are okay to eat? Find
Each year over 500,000 Americans visit the emergency room with injuries they received while cycling. Sadly, many, if not most of these injuries could have been prevented just by taking the necessary precautions for cycling. In a country where roads are constantly becoming more congested and dangerous for cyclists it is up to the individual rider to comply with current safety rules and maybe even go a step beyond.
Ideally a rider should wear proper clothing, gloves and a helmet; their bike should also "fit" them properly and they should be used to controling it. At a minimum, a rider should wear a helmet. Head injury is the number one cause of death for a rider. So, maybe in your quest to be safer, the helmet is a good place to start.