Hello guys, it is very nice to come back in this post and have a discussion with you about mountain biking. I know that you are addicted to this adventuring sport with a lot of fun and new feeling. However, you sometimes still have some wounds, which is unexpected. Today I will tell you more tips and tricks to keep safety when you have a biking trip with a diamondback sorrento mountain bike.
The information in this post will be useful for you and you will see the statistics related to biking injuries and then you will have steps to have a safer mountain biking trip.
Creepy Facts About Biking Injuries
When people want to break for mountain biking, they just search for the types of mountain bikes and tips to bike on different terrains. Almost all of them forget about reading more about the potential injuries in biking. I am sure that you will be taken aback when seeing just some facts and figures about biking accidents in Britain, in the year 2011.
- There were 107 bikers killed
- There were 3085 people seriously injured and 16032 people slightly injured
- There were over 19200 casualties in total
- 80 percent of bikers have accidents in the day
These figures are too bad to us, right? That is what you should know in order to threaten yourselves so that you will be fully aware of the importance of keeping safety during biking. Here, we also want to look closely at the parts of the bodies which are often injured.
Head injuries: 40 percent of adults and 45 percent of children have head injuries. The bad results are fatal skull fractures, brain damage and minor concussion.
Chest and abdomen injuries: 5 percent of bikers have serious injuries and that can come with head injuries.
Limb injuries: 40 percent is the number for arm injuries and 25 percent is the figure for leg injuries. There are a lot of casualties that can cause limb injuries.
These are some facts you need to know when you want to have a safe biking trip on so dangerous terrains. Remember that accidents can happen anytime, especially when you are too confident about your ability to control the bike.
Steps To Take To Keep Safety In Biking
When know the figures as above, you will be surprised and you may not dare to have a mountain biking trip. However, if you are brave, you can continue with the following steps shared by my own experiences in biking.
Ensure The Safe Bike Frames
Of course, you should insure that the frame of your bike is safe. When the accidents happen, the frame of the bike will be the part that hits the ground and may help you prevent the counter impact so it must be sturdy. In addition, during biking, you should have full of equipment for the bike frame such as:
Brakes: to stop at the too dangerous terrain and you can have a plan to overcome it
Horn: to inform other bikers in the same terrain about your appearance and is a sign for others
Front and rear reflector: help you see the other bikers in your back
These are some main safety parts that your bike should have and these parts are often mounted on the bike frame.
Apart from the preparation for the bike frames, you also have to remember some following tips:
- Always check your bike carefully before riding
- Always have protective gear kits, especially the helmet
- Reflective gear is always compulsory in riding at night
- Have the anatomy for the terrains you will ride on
- Ride on your road and don’t occupy too much space when there are also other bikers
- Snowy and slippery terrains should be avoided
- Have plans to inform others when you have accidents
There are lots of things to discuss when it comes to how to keep safety in mountain biking. These are just some basic steps that you should take before you decide to go with other bikers. Particularly, if you are new bikers, don’t forget to have protective gear kits for yourselves.