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Being a triathlete, firefighter, and paramedic I am aware that accidents can happen. It’s important that we as athlete’s do all we can to protect ourselves.
Most cyclists will tell you its not “if you are going to fall” but rather “when will you eventually fall” off your bike. As a new triathlete and cyclist, I remember thinking about how I hoped I would be the anomaly, that I would never crash. Up until seven months ago, I had succeeded.
Aquabike is a subdiscipline of triathlon, also known as a part of Multisport (the combining of two or more individual events into one race). Other Multisport events include Duathlon (run-bike-run) and Aquathlon (swim-run). But my personal favorite is the Aquabike (swim-bike).
Millions of cyclists all over the world suffer from their fear of riding their bike downhill, including former professional cyclist, Emma Pooley. Below, I’m sharing some of the tips that have helped me get through one of my worst fears.
Before you head out on your next bike ride, make sure you know all the basic rules of cycling. Whether you're training for your fifth Ironman or just on a leisurely weekend ride, these will help you stay safe and make it back home without an unnecessary accident. Do you follow all of these basic rules?