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stand on pedals knees bent (not straight) keeping your butt 10-20cm from the seat your hands should be very relaxed on the handlebars (your body should be supported 95% with feet and just 5% with hands) keep your back straight (do not hunchback) look ahead enjoy This works on all bicycles. sketch from ...
Larger tires and lower pressure will help a bit, staying out of the sake is good for your bum. Other than that, your going to have to grin and bear it.
I find it helps if I stand on the pedals and stop pedaling for a bit. I can use my body to absorb the shock and keep the bike light on the ground. Sometimes riding on the sketchy gravel shoulder is even an option.
When I ride, I usually wear a little rearview mirror attachment on my glasses that allow me to see traffic behind me. If I see a vehicle approaching and I don't get the sense that they see me, I'll actually crane my head around so it's very obvious that I've spotted them. Most drivers will notice you if you do that. (obviously not to take away from the ...
Cars overtaking too closely is often down to the width of the road (ref): For a cyclist to be safely overtaken, the width required depends upon the width of the overtaking vehicle but in general a lane width of 4m is needed. For widths of between 3 and 4m the cyclist will be 'squeezed'. Road widths less than 3m ensure the overtaking vehicle must wait ...
You won't be able to stop this completely. There will be always car drivers how try to pass you, no matter what. However, there are things you can do about this. Most car drivers usually let enough space between you and the car, if possible. So they will likely pass you closer when: The road is narrow There is oncoming traffic Now, you have a few ...
You can wobble strategically, or ride without a helmet and dress so as to appear as a woman from behind. Sources: Linked above, as you can see. The summary from the British study, from the source.
Use proper positioning. This is most important. Unless the outermost lane is as wide as two SUVs, ride in its center. When it's safe, reasonable and necessary to let drivers pass, kindly move over; but always leave at least 18 inches (0.5 m) between you and the curb. The driver behind you may have to wait a minute or two, but they'll survive. If they've ...
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