Learn to ride in a place where there are many people and cars!
Most people hate riding in the crowded urban areas.
“The road is too dangerous” and “there is no special bicycle lane” are the problems that many cyclists are worried about.
Here are some ways to ride in urban areas: 1.
Don’t worry too much about what happens next.
Now new city riders are afraid of being hit from behind.
However, the most common collisions are not caused by cars behind.
The major motor vehicle or bicycle accidents in cities occur when the vehicle or bicycle crosses the other side’s lane at the intersection or traffic lane – especially when the vehicle turns in front of the cyclist.
Keep upright and compact.
Learn how not to shake when looking back.
This is an important skill to survive on busy streets.
Practice riding on white lines on quiet roads or parking lots.
If you can do this, try turning your head to the left while still in a straight line.
Lower the left shoulder slightly and keep the right shoulder level.
Don’t rely on residual light.
You should be able to turn your head so that you can make eye contact.
Drivers will not actively ignore cyclists.
They are just more attracted to large objects.
At first glance, they mistook us for pedestrians and didn’t think we would move fast.
Equip yourself and your car with lighting so that you can be seen.
Bright colors can attract attention, and your helmet is also an eye-catching thing.
Decorate the helmet — and the frame — with as much reflective material as possible.
From dusk to dawn, use side visible headlights and highlighted taillights.
In fact, seeing two headlamps can help drivers estimate speed and distance more than seeing only one.
Show your position.
Use your position in the lane to show your intentions.
When you are ready to merge or turn left, move to the left of the lane.
Drive straight at a steady speed and stay in the middle of the lane – the speed should be about the same as everyone else.
Moving to the right means merging to the right, turning to the right or allowing passing behind.
Keep observing the moving lines around you, both sides of the road, and any vehicles and pedestrians that have just passed but may pass you again.
Don’t be disturbed by vehicles, sounds or events outside your line.
At first, it requires a lot of practice, and finally it becomes an instinctive reaction.
Know your hint.
There is a lot of information in the scene.
When you see someone waiting for a taxi dangling behind you, it means that he may soon rush over and turn in an uncertain direction – even without using the turn signal.
Similarly, a pedestrian hesitates when crossing the street, indicating what may be about to run a red light.
Whatever it is, it will soon rush into your path.
Look at oncoming cars.
Don’t be hindered by a car turning left from the opposite side.
This may happen when you follow a group of cars through the intersection.
The driver on the opposite side calculated to start turning behind the last car.
He may not see you.
Keep up with the last car, even parallel with it.
Otherwise, slow down and prepare to brake.
Turn left correctly.
The same applies to left turns.
If you turn with the car in front of you, you will not be easily hit by the car in the opposite direction.
If there is no motor vehicle in front of you, brake and wait for the gap to pass.
The driver usually stealthily passes you and turns right in front of you.
You can tell what they want to do, because when they approach the intersection, they usually lean to the left of the road and prepare to turn right quickly.
Soon you can feel them, occupy the middle of the road, and let them wait for you to pass first.
Or, you can slow down and give way.
Look for blind spots.
The driver will stick his head into the road and look for opportunities to merge into it.
At this time, their vision is often limited.
When you are close to this place, stand on your feet and make eye contact as much as possible.
Take up the middle of the lane and check the space for left avoidance.
Learn about your riding space.
Many novices are stuck in the middle of the car and can’t move or dare not cross the gap when they see it.
You should know the size of the car.
Measure the distance of the widest point.
Practice low speed and see if you can ride between the letter and the parking pole to see how long you are.
Grasp your limits before danger arises.
No matter when you stop, be ready for an emergency start.
When looking at the rear, put one foot in the position where you are ready to exert force.
If the bus driver doesn’t notice you, you have to move quickly…