A clean bike is a happy bike; post-race maintenance for safety and speed
Jammed gears and rusted parts can cause a biker to crash. And “crashing is not fun,” according to Triathlon Trial Lawyer Doug Landau. If you ride at all frequently, you will ride your bike in the rain, mud and sand. If you want to keep your bike running smoothly, take a moment after each ride and race to dry it off, clean it up and/or re-lubricate it. Truth be told, Landau did not buy the his infamous bright yellow xTerra for bicycle maintenance purposes, rather his daughters picked it out because it was safe in the snow and ice to transport disabled clients to their Social Security and Workers Compensation hearings during inclement weather. His wife appreciates the fact that he can throw his stinky race shoes on the roof rack, along with his dripping wetsuit. But the ABRAMS LANDAU, Ltd. trial attorney also found that he can work on his bicycle after racing and riding. Shown here after the USAT National Age Group Championships, Landau is shown applying grease to the chain of his racing bike. If you can, take a few moments and clean your bike after every ride. You will avoid wasted energy, permanent injury and potentially hurting others in the peloton or charity ride. Click here for tips on cleaning your bike.