For some novice cyclists, long-distance cycling is a sport full of unknowns, and they always feel unsafe riding a bike in unfamiliar places for a long time. Today, let's talk about the possible safety hazards in long-distance cycling and the corresponding measures.
Danger 1: Downhill mountain roads
Many people live in flat areas and have little experience in mountain cycling. Especially when encountering winding downhill roads, most people tend to ride too fast.
Downhill is indeed exciting, but those bends on mountain roads are like open mouths waiting to swallow people. If you are not careful, accidents can happen.
There are several rules to follow when cycling downhill on a mountain road:
1. The entry speed should not exceed 35;
2. Never cross the middle yellow line (do not cross the middle point if there is no yellow line);
3. When there is no visibility on a bend, slow down and ride close to the edge of the road. If your bike has a bell, remember to ring it;
4. Do not overtake, ride side by side, or follow too closely. Keep a safe distance.
Danger 2: Exercise-induced hypoglycemia
During long-distance cycling, it is often necessary to ride for more than 8 hours a day. Therefore, before setting off each day, make sure you have enough food and water, as it is often difficult to know if there will be any supplies on the road.
The situation often occurs in mountainous or wilderness areas where there are no supplies. After riding for several hours and running out of food, you may feel dizzy, weak, have blackouts, and feel cold all over. This is a symptom of exercise-induced hypoglycemia.
Eating something immediately can alleviate symptoms. However, if there is nothing to eat, it is recommended to stop and rest, and seek help from passing vehicles. If you continue to ride, you may easily lose control and have a cycling accident.
Danger 3: Sudden weather changes
In recent years, climate change has been dramatic, and it is common to experience sunny weather in the morning and strong winds, rain, and temperature drops in the afternoon. When cycling in highlands or mountainous areas, sudden weather changes are even more common. If you encounter this kind of weather while cycling, find a safe place to take shelter in time. Prepare spare clothing, including warm clothes.
In addition to the preparations mentioned earlier, there are other issues that may arise during long-distance cycling. For example, you may get tired halfway through the ride or have trouble pedaling uphill. And what if your bike gets stolen while you're taking a break?
That's where our Lvbu ebike conversion kits come in handy. We offer a variety of styles with different assist ranges to suit your needs, whether you want to turn your mountain bike into an electric bike using a front wheel hub motor or transform your road bike into an ebike with a pedal assist bike kit. If you prefer a DIY approach, we also offer a DIY e bike conversion kit and an ebike conversion service.
For long-distance cycling, we recommend the BZ series with a rear rack battery that has a large capacity and long range, offering an assist range of up to 180km. It is also suitable for multiple wheel sizes between 16-29 inches.
Lvbu ebike conversion kits are equipped with a range of features to help you overcome common challenges on the road. For instance, the smart anti-theft tracking function allows you to report lost bikes and locate them using the accompanying app. If a thief tries to connect the wheel to the app, the system will locate their mobile phone, disable the motor immediately, and upload the information to the server.
The kits also have an IP65 waterproof grade, meaning that you can ride in the rain without worrying about damage to the kit. The rear rack provides additional storage space for food and clothing during long-distance cycling.
Furthermore, our kits come with 5 smart assist modes: manual, exercise, leisure, commute and climbing. These different modes provide assistance at varying levels, enabling you to customize your riding experience based on the terrain and your personal preferences. With our road bike ebike conversion kit or any of our other conversion kits, you can easily transform your regular bike into a powerful and versatile electric bike.
What are you waiting for? Get yourself a Lvbu ebike conversion kit and enter a new era of long-distance riding, making your cycling experience safer and more comfortable.