Can it be that summer is finally here? Some days it doesn’t feel like it, but it is time to get ready for those outdoor excursions. Summer brings to mind cook-outs, time with friends and family, and spending the day on the water. A perfect way to cool off from the summer heat is out on the water skiing, wakeboarding, or just cruising and enjoying the sunshine. It can get a little crowded out on the water this time of year, so before heading out on the water, here are a few things to remember.
Did you know that of the 2.1 million vehicles involved in collisions, 189,000 injuries were the result of tire issues in a 24 month period? 45% of SUV’s rolled over that were experiencing tire problems. Don’t let you or your family be included in one of these statistics.
I have ridden many miles in challenging conditions in the United States and foreign countries. This article provides some of the lessons I’ve learned. I’ll start with the most important rule I’ve learned and one that I use every time I ride. It was given to me by a man in India who spoke very little English. When I stopped in a small village after fighting through chaotic city traffic all day, I mentioned that there were no rules of the road in India. He held up a single finger, “One rule. Biggest vehicle wins.” Bicycle safety became a whole lot simpler for me that day.
Living in Washington State we know that rain is an inevitable part of our commute, but did you know that according to the Federal Highway Control, wet pavement and rain are the leading causes for weather-related collisions?