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Better Safe Than Sorry Bike thefts are, sadly, all to common. Here is our list of the best practices for keeping your bike secure and all yours for as long as you want to ride it.  1. Register your bike with BikeIndex.org While this might not seem helpful, an obvious BikeIndex sticker may make a potential thief think twice about lifting your bike. Given a choice between a registered vs an unregistered bike, a thief who wants an easier payday might choose to lift the unregistered bike. Many local pawn shops have arrangements with local police forces. When BikeIndex registered...

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You've probably heard it said before or experienced it first hand yourself:  even if a cyclist has the right of way, in a showdown between a bike and a  car, the car will almost always win.   You know it's true.  Ditto for when you are off your bike, when   you are a pedestrian. This tip is simple and can quite literally save you a lot of pain and agony.    So, here it is:  Look the other person in the eye and make sure they see you. Whenever  I'm at a  four-way stop on my bike, if there is a...

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Yeah, yeah, yeah -  I'm sure you think I'm like a broken record right now, talking about my accident over and over.   Well, that's partly because the aftermath of that one split-second mishap is bigger than any of us initially anticipated and I'll be dealing with it for the next two to three years (more likely three).  But putting all that  aside, do we move forward and hop right back on the bike  after an accident or do we shy away?  I'll bet you can guess which way I went.  Read on to find out! After my accident, quite a few...

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Like I said to another injured friend, "couch potatoes don't get injured."  We're active and we're going outside, out in the world. We take a risk every time we leave the house but we're healthier (and I like to think, happier) for it.  I choose an active and the risks it presents.   I wouldn't have it any other way.  I think many of will agree:  I'm going outside but what can we do to try to avoid accidents and injury?  

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 Your Life Can Change In The Blink Of An Eye If you read one of my recent blog posts, you might recall that I had a fairly bad bike accident this past summer.  The accident was on June 28, 2022 so the broken bones are all healed up and I really thought that I'd be back to 100% and ready to jump back into regular training.  At first, I really didn't think my injuries were all that bad. I got up from the accident and rode away.  And I'm sure many of you have seen or heard stories about cyclists...

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