It is important to visibly inspect your bike before and after every ride to make sure that nothing dangerous has occurred with your bike along the way. Think of it as your pre-ride routine. Check your tire pressure, twist the throttle, hop on the bike and check the brakes while rocking it back and forth. Oh yeah—make sure you have enough fuel to get to your destination. When you get back from the ride, it is a good time to make sure nothing is dripping, that you didn’t pick up a nail in your tire, and that your lights work.