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Riding bikes down hills....

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 8:38 PM | Sheherezade Adams (Administrator)

We thank club member Del Bogart for sharing this observation with us:

"I have been riding with the club for 13 years and in that time I have been on more than ten club rides where a crash occurred and an ambulance had to be called. Two of these crashes were truly horrific and continue to haunt me. ALL of these crashes, without exception, were on descents. Most were caused by excessive speed and loss of control."

This got us thinking, are there things we could be doing as a club to reduce the number of crashes on club rides? 

You can read what some of your fellow club members had to say about this, and we welcome hearing from you. Add your comment by clicking on the comment button at the end of any post. Please keep all comments respectful, we reserve the right to edit or remove comments. We encourage you to sign your posts

Steve Kreock, lead instructor of the popular group riding and pace line classes, wrote an article giving some tips for descending for experienced riders. You can read that here. Jessie Kroeck, instructor for the popular hill riding clinic will be teaching the clinic on March 29th and again this summer. League of American Bicyclists Certified Instructor Kurt West shares some tips from his experience here.

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