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Please, Ride My Bike

Posted By Roger W. Wiles, Wednesday, January 28, 2015

ATGATT is good advice, and many conscientious riders also include hearing protection under that motto. But on occasion (perhaps when warming up the bike before or after an oil change), you should ride a few miles without them. It’s amazing how many mechanical issues can be ‘masked’ by good ear protection. Better to discover them close to home than while traveling.

And speaking of discovering maintenance issues, if you have a neighbor or family member that also rides, have him/her take your mount for a spin on occasion. Some flaws go undetected by acclimated owners, but might be readily apparent to someone else with some riding experience. Two heads better than one, you know.

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James Evans says...
Posted Friday, April 24, 2015
I tried out my bike like this once - I got about 50 yards, locked the newly reclined front brake, went over the bars . Once I'd finished scrubbing the road grit out of my hands, arms and knees I combed my hair: and found it was cut off an eighth of an inch from my head. I don't do that any more.
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