Wearing Jewelry While Cycling
Wearing your jewelry while cycling
In the wake of one of the most popular cyclists pulling out of the Tour de France 2016, we researched the risk of wearing jewelry while cycling. Because so many riders these days wear wedding rings and other jewelry while on the Tour or in city streets, we thought we would share a fun solution to these potentially hazardous situations. Serinium® rings were specifically designed to meet the challenges of these tough and rigorous events. Although Alberto Contador didn’t specifically injure his hand in day one of the tour, he did sustain severe damage to his right shoulder, elbow and hip which ultimately lead to his withdraw slightly more than 100 kilometers before the end of Stage 9. It seems to us in the recent-past the tour has produced more of these spectacular crashes in the first week due to riders overexerting in the early sprints stages. Within these preliminary flat stages, up-and-coming cyclists go all out in hopes of making a name for themselves in the sport and on social media by donning the green jersey but realizing the vision of polka dots will be seen in their dreams.
So onto our research… the inevitability of crashes is one draw for the non-typical (July only) fan of the sport. Contador, the 2 time tour winner (there is a third with an asterisk next to it), was the cause of the smaller yet still spectacular wreck when his wheels slipped out from underneath him, Ultimately causing him to abandon his 2016 hopes while smashing into a French curb and finishing 85th on the day. Very little information is found specifically in regards to ring safety and cycling. For a good chuckle, read this UCI rulebook list for Female riders circa 1895 of the “Do’s and Don’ts”:
- Don’t faint on the road.
- Don’t wear a man’s cap.
- Don’t wear tight garters
- Don’t forget your tool bag.
- Don’t attempt a “century.”
- Don’t coast. It is dangerous.
- Don’t boast of your long rides.
- Don’t criticize people’s “legs.”
- Don’t wear loud hued leggings.
- Don’t cultivate a “bicycle face.”
- Don’t refuse assistance up a hill.
- Don’t wear clothes that don’t fit.
- Don’t neglect a “light’s out” cry.
- Don’t scream if you meet a cow. If she sees you first, she will run.
- Don’t use bicycle slang. Leave that to the boys.
- Don’t ask, “What do you think of my bloomers?”
- Don’t chew gum. Exercise your jaws in private.
- Don’t go to church in your bicycle costume.
- Don’t wear jewelry while on a tour.
Obviously times have slightly changed, women are now allowed to criticize other’s “legs” and who hasn’t worn their bicycle costume to church? More seriously, riders of both sexes wear jewelry while cycling. So we propose the simple question, what if? What if you’re a casual rider, and try to avoid a variety of potential and common hand injuries while cycling and wearing a ring? Some of us would be more likely to pull a “Contador” and lose our wheels in a patch of road debris averaging around 20 mph. For a detailed list of first aid treatment see this link provided by Utah Mountain Biking.com.
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