For beginner's these 3 things are very important
Before talking about protection, I would like to inform, Each year in the United States, about 800 bicyclists are killed and another 500,000 ends up in hospital emergency rooms. About 2/3 of the deaths and 1/3 of the injuries involve the head and face. Wearing a helmet can reduce the risk of head injury to bicyclists by as much as 85 percent. So, about these Stats, you can easily understand the importance of helmet as a Rider.
So Helmet is very important, actually more than your bike and I would also inform a good nice looking helmet are easily available somewhere between 2500.00 to 4500.00 for normal riders and if you are an intense or performance rider you must have to choose those helmets which specially made for that particular use like GIRO, BELL, KASK & LAZER because these are some company always improvise their product and also lass with new protection technology like MIPS (Multi-Directional Impact Protection System) so helmet is first and one the most important Gear as a cyclist because you are the most valuable person for your family and friends and helmet always create a difference between life and death.
Always ride with your proper hydration gear like your sipper or hydration bag, if you are a beginner Sipper and sipper cage is enough for you because water makes you active and also improve your stamina because without hydration your body temperature is increased, and more lactic Acid are start forming and its make you sick, or you feel hazy or maybe unconscious which is not good while you are riding alone.
There are some very good brands like Camelbak, Grow, GU, GIANT, Elite have a nice and good quality hydration system are available in the Market.
Not every time we got hit by others mistakes or rash driving sometime it's happened because of mistakes because we are not visible on the road by a motorist, if we don't have a proper tail or headlight on our bike, and we are not visible before 400 or 500 mtr. So, I humble request, it doesn't matter if you are a right rider or not, but you must have a light for sure to make your presence on the road and keep you safe.
These days there are some very good quality lights like Sigma, Magicshine, Infini available and you can easily buy them from anywhere.
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