Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Spring is here - Get that bike out of the basement

This family is ready to tour the neighborhood on this warm spring day in early May.
When the birds are chirping furiously and the flowers on the trees are blooming, you know that it is time to drag those bikes out of the basement or the garage and to start your way to getting healthier. All its takes is an air pump [or take the tires to a local auto tire shop but dont pump them too hard or they will explode. Those car tire pressure hoses push a lot of pressure. I just squeeze the tires and if they barely move a little its ok. You dont need your tires as hard as a rock.] and some WD40 or a bottle of engine oil for that rusty chain. Make sure the brakes are tight, pedals on snug and the seat adjusted for comfort. The young ones should wear a helmet also for protection. Im my small town I recommend riding on the sidewalk near busy streets because cars just don't watch out for you and you have no chance in a wreck vs a car. On side streets its ok because traffic is very limited and most drivers there hopefully are driving near home and have children of their own so know how precious it is to go slow around bicycles. This is Jimio saying *Ride for Fun* *Ride for Health*