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    Thanks! Your crew was great. Bruce was especially thorough, skillful and polite. A great job by all and the best paint job we've ever had. See you in the fall!

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  • Bike Safety 101

    [caption id="attachment_1703" align="alignleft" width="400" caption="Bicycle Safety"]Riding a bike[/caption]

     

    Living in a city like I do, the most popular way of transportation is bikes. So I thought why not write a story on proper bike safety. Whether you're going for a long bike ride in the Metro Parks, or riding down to a coffee shop, be sure to follow these tips and advice when it comes to bike safety.

    Before using your bicycle, make sure it is ready to ride. You should always inspect your bike to make sure all parts are secure and working properly. Remember to:

    • Wear a Properly Fitted Bicycle Helmet. Protect your brain, save your life. For more information see the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration publication
      “Easy Steps to Properly Fit a Bicycle Helmet.”
    • Adjust Your Bicycle to Fit. Stand over your bicycle. There should be 1 to 2 inches between you and the top tube (bar) if using a road bike and 3 to 4 inches if a mountain bicycle. The seat should be level front to back. The seat height should be adjusted to allow a slight bend at the knee when the leg is fully extended. The handlebar height should be at the same level with the seat.
    • Check Your Equipment. Before riding, inflate tires properly and check that your brakes work.
    • See and Be Seen. Whether daytime, dawn, dusk, foul weather, or at night, you need to be seen by others. Wearing white has not been shown to make you more visible. Rather, always wear neon, fluorescent, or other bright colors when riding day or night. Also wear something that reflects light, such as reflective tape or markings, or flashing lights. Remember, just because you can see a driver doesn’t mean the driver can see you.
    • Control Your Bicycle. Always ride with at least one hand on the handlebars. Carry books and other items in a bicycle carrier or backpack.

    Read more at NHTSA

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