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  • Use a rear-view mirror
  • Wear bright clothing.
  • Bring enough clothing. The weather can change rapidly, and descents at high altitude can be unbelievably cold.
  • Drink enough water; consider a back-pack hydration system
  • Eat enough snacks.
  • Never pass another cyclist on the right. When passing, call out "On your left!"
  • Cross railroad tracks or cattle guards at right angles.
  • If you are the first to spot traffic approaching from the rear, call out "Car back!" (Do not say this when passing another rider!)
  • Point out obstacles and hazards to following cyclists.
  • Ride double file only when no cars are present (never ride triple file).
  • Draft only if you are experienced and everyone in the pace line is, also.
  • Consider a handlebar-mounted map holder.

YOU MUST WEAR AN ANSI-APPROVED HELMET WHILE CYCLING ON ANY HEARTCYCLE TOUR AND/OR TRAINING RIDE.  x

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