Stephen Bonnici Track Cycling Coach

Stephen Bonnici at pedalfast coaching has numerous hours under his belt running track cycling sessions at cycling tracks and velodrome. Stephen Bonnici runs track sessions on a every day basis’ weather its for the public / professional & talent teams and cooperative team building groups like Team spirit cycling camps.

Over the years, Stephen Bonnici has spent quite a few hours himself riding bicycles of all types from early days being just the kid in the street on his BMX playing tag on bikes with his friends to being a full time athlete competing in several competitions on the road and track events going on to have quite a few wins.

Stephen Bonnici has a tough but a really rewarding coaching style where he strives to get the best out of his riders even though leaving them enthusiastic and confident about themselves.

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Best Motorcycle Braking Practices

Several things affect your bikes braking ability, as well as your ability to avoid skidding or being tossed off your bike like a slingshot pellet. Weight distribution, road surface conditions, braking system type, tire condition, suspension, and most of all, rider skill.

First, let’s consider what enables you to change anything about the speed and direction of your ‘object in motion’ – two small patches of tire and road surface rubbing together. These few square inches are responsible for creating enough friction to influence, or ideally, control the motion of the object riding on them. Dictionary.com defines traction as “ the friction between a body and the surface on which it moves (as between an automobile tire and the road.)” What actually makes a bike come to a standstill? This process involves, first and foremost, the traction element described above, in combination with the friction developed in the braking system that tries to reduce the rate of spinning of the wheels (which are, we hope, bound to the road surface by the aforementioned traction.)

There are different types of braking systems. The most basic involves the front and rear brakes working completely independent from each other. (For the purpose of this discussion, we will not consider vintage bikes or early ‘choppers’ that lacked front brakes.) This typically involves controlling the front brakes via the right handlebar lever and the rear brakes via the right foot pedal. A second scheme is to have the front and rear brakes linked so that they always brake together. There have been several variations on this theme. A third scheme is ABS that uses a computer and wheel spin sensors to detect locking, then releases and reapplies the brakes rapidly to prevent skidding. Of course, this opens up the possibility of combining the technology of integrated braking with ABS. This has been implemented on some high-end touring machines (and possibly more); however, the implications of this combination are still being explored.

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Why You Should Not Buy A Used Motorcycle Helmet

A motorcycle helmet is one of those essentials that will aid save your life ought to you have an accident while riding your bike. This will protect your head from a damaging and even potentially fatal head injury. Motorcycle helmets are so crucial that state lawmakers have even included a directive in the state laws that orders all folks riding the motorcycle to wear helmets.

Some men and women though do not understand the significance of this accessory. In reality, some people do not even like wearing it simply because it is too heavy and too suffocating. Others locate it a killjoy to not be able to feel the wind on their faces when riding a motorbike.

Motorcycle helmets are not really that expensive but they are also not cheap. Some who are not that well-informed will most likely save all their cash for the motorcycle leaving a actually tiny budget for safety gears like the helmet. Some even purchase employed helmets instead of new ones. This, however, is 1 practice that should not be encouraged.

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