Bicycling Skills 2006
In July 2006, the Natick Police Dept. and the Natick Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee co-hosted two Bicycling Skills Classes which were led by MassBike's Jon Niehof.
Except as otherwise noted, this presentation and its contents are by A. Richard Miller and are copyrighted 2006 by Miller Microcomputer Services.

BikeSkillsA3_060715 On a Tuesday evening, Jon led an indoor class on bicycling equipment, maintenance, safety and more.

On a Tuesday evening, Jon led an indoor class on bicycling equipment, maintenance, safety and more.

BikeSkillsA4_060715 Here Jon demonstrates how to adjust a safety helmet (with attached rear-view mirror).

Here Jon demonstrates how to adjust a safety helmet (with attached rear-view mirror).

BikeSkillsA6_060715 Jon prefers normal shoes, but uses toe fittings to get more and smoother power from his legs.

Jon prefers normal shoes, but uses toe fittings to get more and smoother power from his legs.

BikeSkillsA1_060715 Seat height adjustment, for power, comfort and safety.

Seat height adjustment, for power, comfort and safety.

BikeSkillsA2_060715 Adjusting the brake shoes.

Adjusting the brake shoes.

BikeSkillsA5_060715 Jon's gloves add comfort -- AND a reflector strip for added night-time visibility.

Jon's gloves add comfort -- AND a reflector strip for added night-time visibility.

BikeSkillsB4_060715 Saturday morning, the class re-convenes to put the theory into practice -- and the rubber to the road.

Saturday morning, the class re-convenes to put the theory into practice -- and the rubber to the road.

BikeSkillsB1_060715 Jon demonstrates...

Jon demonstrates...

BikeSkillsB3_060715 and then watches each student practice over and over, until they get it right. Here, sitting 'way back for an emergency stop.

and then watches each student practice over and over, until they get it right. Here, sitting 'way back for an emergency stop.

BikeSkillsB6_060715 Halves of tennis balls make a visible and safe obstacle course. Here, they create a narrow path, to practice zig-zagging around a pothole without changing course.

Halves of tennis balls make a visible and safe obstacle course. Here, they create a narrow path, to practice zig-zagging around a pothole without changing course.

BikeSkillsB5_060715 Again, Jon demonstrates...

Again, Jon demonstrates...

BikeSkillsB2_060715 ...and each gives it a try.

...and each gives it a try.




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