Proverbs 19:16  Obey the law and live; ignore it and die.

Proverbs 19 has a couple of gems for bike riders today. Lets deal with the obvious one first: Proverbs 19:16 says, “Obey the law and live; ignore it and die.” Does it really get much clearer than that? Substitute “traffic laws” for “the law” and you are all set. Ready? Set? Go riding!

But wait! Proverbs 19:2 admonishes us to be sure to do a little research and make certain we know what we are doing, too. Proverbs 19:2, “Being excited about something is not enough. You must also know what you are doing. Don’t rush into something, or you might do it wrong”. Ideally, this means knowing the laws and regulation, knowing your limitations, knowing about where you will be riding, knowing the weather predictions… The farther you range from home the more you need to know. A ride around the block is a carefree ride. A ride around the great lakes… that, requires more preparation.

Even still, get out there and ride!

Remember:

Proverbs 19:2   Being excited about something is not enough. You must also know what you are doing. Don’t rush into something, or you might do it wrong.

Pro 19:16  Obey the law and live; ignore it and die.