Cycling Tip #9 - Stay Alert To Potential Hazards
Staying alert will help you avoid road hazards. Don't wear headphones. They can block out
the street sounds you need to hear in order to ride defensively. Cycling with headphones is
a misdemeanor in some areas.
Also, watch out for storm drains, cattle guards, and rail-road tracks. They're all slippery
when wet. And if you don't cross them at a right angle, your front tire may get caught.