The name is Elaine or Ien or Pssst or Hoy ...or whatever suits you
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Monday, June 28
Tips on Mountain Biking
I bought "hangin" last March, when left over holiday sports items were on sale. in flashy red color, oscar (my mountain bike) has been getting the largest portion of my sweldo every month. i'm not really a sporty person. But if riding a bike everyday makes a person sporty, then i guess i am. here are some tips i want to share with bikers out there:
1. changing gears is not only for increasing/decreasing speed, it's for resistance training, too. that's instant cardio for you!
2. spit a little saliva on the inflating hole (i dunno the correct term for it) before placing the cap after inflating the tires. i dunno what's that for, but it's a common practice i learned from the friendly mechanic in the nearby "talyer".
3. if you're using your bike for public utility (meaning you use it going to work, or if you're riding it along a national road), apply for a license plate... or be a criminal! and put side mirrors, too!
4. there's this special shoes for mountain bikers that click onto the pedal. but if you don't have that, mojos are better substitutes than sneakers.
5. safety chains and locks should be placed near the crankset. Not only are they the noisiest, but also the most expensive part of the bike. you don't want to loose that, do you? :)
6. and the cliche reminder of wearing pads and comp helmet before speeding away.
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