As the song goes – “you and I in the beautiful world….” the same
feelings must arouse within when you ride through the terrains and valleys
seated upon your bike. But, such rides can turn out be treacherous too,
especially when you ignore the basic safety accessories and hit the road
without giving a damn to personal safety. At times, accidents can lead to
severe fatalities including bone fractures, brain hemorrhage etc.
the tools and accessories is the first
step to ensure your personal safety on the road. Listed below are 5 absolutely
necessary tools/equipments/accessories that a mountain biker must have:
Helmet Breeds Confidence
ever ventured out on the roads (on your bike) without wearing a helmet?
If no is the call then why take chances in the creepy mountains where
you will find more rocks than roses. If you get what we’re implying, do NOT let
yourself depend on fate and act like a super hero. Head banged against a hard
rock; very few have chances of escaping the accident without a serious injury.
Gloves Ensure Comfort and Safety
hands (along with your legs) are the only companions in the mountainous
journey. A beginner tends to grip the bike handle a bit more tightly than an
experienced biker. It can be brutal to your hands which guide you tirelessly in
the long run. Make sure you always wear bike gloves for increased safety and
comfort. Full-fingered gloves are much better than half-fingered ones as they provide firmer grip.
Shorts: The Way to Go
is a biker observed in tight ‘Lycra’ mountain bike shorts as there are better
substitutes available in the market. You should purchase a pair of shorts that
makes you feel casual and make way for the accumulated perspiration to
evaporate through the pores. And, adding to what was mentioned before; shorts
should be purchased bearing in mind the comfort factor it can offer and not on
the basis of its appearance. Mind you, appearances are often deceptive.
pair of high quality sun glares to neutralize the wind and dust particulates.
Clear eyesight paves way for better and hassle free ride. An ideal pair of
sunglasses wins half the battle for you.
Repair Kit: The Need of Tough Times
easily get stuck in the woods at some odd hours and there is every possibility
that no one will hear your desperate screams. Such incidents do occur and they
happen mostly due to mechanical troubles in bikes. So, you should be well
prepared to prevail in such situations with a multi-tool repair kit.
should also pick up a pair of shoes that complement the pedals fittingly. Other
than that, you should carry an extra pair too, in case the sole comes off
(highly likely!) on a long ride. Mountain biking is full of thrill and excitement but you must not take
safety considerations for granted no matter what. Even the most professional bikers
in the UK don’t do that, really!