Cycle Safe Dubai 109 km Ride: The new addition of the 109km loop seems to be very popular, but it’s worth knowing it’s still rather hot out there so make sure you have sufficient water and always take into account the weather conditions before you head out on Friday morning.
Correct saddle height and fore hand position are vitally important not only to make certain that you are getting the benefits of the optimal power transfer to the pedals, but the correct saddle settings also reduces the risk of knee pain, numb hands and Feet and sore lower back. If you experience any of this why not pop into Revolution Cycles and have a quick check up.
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The deal is valid for any cyclists joining CSD for the first time.
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EXTRA KIT – All existing members can purchase additional 2014 CSD Kit for AED250.
Make certain that you keep your tires inflated to around 100–120 psi. Checking your pressure every time you ride will greatly reduce the chance of pinch flats due to stones and gravel.
The two minutes you take to check them now will certainly pay off in the long run, try and get into the habit of doing it every time you ride.
We received a good number of comments in response to the email concerning the notice that had been put up in the change rooms at DCC.
All suggestions and or complaints are welcome, if you have anything that you feel should be brought to the attention of the Management of the AQDCC then please let your voice be heard.
A few of the HOT TOPICS are:
- Thorn Trees on the path
- A coffee shop at the start
- A bike shop for last minute spares (Mini Revolution Cycles)
Please send your email to Mr Abdulla or call him on 0526928500
When riding in a bunch remember that what you do on your bike will affect the person behind you, so in the interests of safety always make your actions clear and predictable. If you are going to stand and stretch make sure you call out “STANDING” and wait a second then stand and stretch. This is important because when you stop pedaling and stand you immediately rock your bike back. This could easily cause the rider behind you to touch wheels with you, and as we all know this can be disastrous. This is called rocking! So please cycle safely.
Dehydration can cause many problems on a ride and we should all be aware of the need to stay hydrated throughout a ride. Dehydration can cause you to lose concentration as well as drain you of much needed energy to finish the ride. The ability to take your water bottle out of its cage, have a drink and place it back in to its cage safely, is an important skill and should be practiced. To learn this skill we suggest that you do this solo or away from a bunch in a safe environment and practice riding with one hand off the bars for a little while then once you are comfortable doing this, glance down and touch your water bottle.
When you find that you’re able to do this and keep the bike in a straight line take the water bottle out of the cage and have a drink. When placing the bottle back into the cage, always make certain that the bottle is securely into the cage before you let go of it! A dropped bottle in a bunch is always a hair-raising moment!
As we move into more favorable riding conditions, we need to be attentive about how our riding affects others in the group.
Adjusting your sitting position – Remember, if you stop pedaling while your shift about on your saddle or adjust your seating position, you will more than likely reduce your speed and if you are in a group this can cause problems for the rider behind you. So please be aware that your actions affect others, always try and maintain a steady line and pace!