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  1. General Bike Discussion
    Once again, I would like to note that my "Math of Speed" is specifically to address the issue of the danger that I have no control over. Vehicles passing me. See the discussion here: http://www.twospoke.com/forum/f30/bicycle-safety-math-speed-3675/ Any other factor can have the danger reduced...
  2. General Bike Discussion
    Here's the thing....A man I met in the campground was struck by a car while walking. He said the person who hit him barely had enough insurance to cover the medical bills. As far as any "pain & suffering" or "loss of quality of life" he was just screwed. He walks with the aid of a walker now...
  3. Road Bikes
    Faster is Safer! My Sister-in-Law just can't understand, why I feel that going faster, on a bicycle, is safer. "30 mph!" ... "You're gonna kill your self!". ... I feel it necessary to prove that faster is safer. Let me try a mathematical approach. First, let me qualify; 1. My riding is in...
  4. General Bike Discussion
    More Bikers Equals Safer Cycling | Wend Blog Interesting Article.
  5. Activism / Safety
    This has a few more steps to go before beign signed into law but it has passed this subcommittee. Link: Bicycle Safety Bill Passes Subcommittee
  6. Activism / Safety
    I strongly disagree with a few things in this article. They are quotes from the politicians. The first is the quote that says: "I don’t think any motor-vehicle operator wants to run over a cyclist" That is not true at all. I have met motorists who have bluntly stated they do want to run over a...
  7. General Bike Discussion
    I have started getting a colection of Hi-Vis yellow rideing gear my thinking is if thay run me over thay can't say, well he was wearing that dark color and I did not see him. But I see a lot of riders in all black and evean camo do you think that thay are as easy to see. I started wearing this...
  8. Road Bikes
    This is just a reminder since it is getting closer to riding season - be careful out there everyone!! :( Teen Guilty of Killing Cyclist
  9. Activism / Safety
    Saw a post in another thread from Wild about lights for emergency situations (rain, getting caught out after dark, etc). I keep a few of these in my saddle bag for just those situations. I keep one Frog with the red LED and one with the white LED in my bag. Super small and light, yet pretty...
  10. Activism / Safety
    A cyclist in Miami was plowed on the causeway down there, left for dead, while the bike was dragged by the car; some say a few blocks, others say 4 miles. The driver was drunk, a habitual scofflaw, and not even a citizen! The cyclist died at the scene. There was a delay of 22-30 minutes...
  11. General Bike Discussion
    Talking about riding a bike… Safety is the first issue for any rider and I would love to share my favorite site containing some very interesting articles on basic as well as advanced issues and techniques. I was really amazed to discover how many mistakes I did when riding my bike and thus...
  12. Road Bikes
    I just got a package from Pedalite - look for my review of their Pedal Lights, Baglite, and Anklelite coming soon.
  13. General Bike Discussion
    I am currently a senior in high school. I am taking a Engineering Development and Design course where we are to come up with a problem and design a solution for it. Our problem was seeing at night while riding a bicycle. This survey is part of the design process to help us design the light to...
  14. General Bike Discussion
    City may adopt bike-sharing program By Gustavo Reveles Acosta / El Paso Times Posted: 01/08/2010 12:00:00 AM MST EL PASO -- Rented bicycles could soon zip through the Downtown as Sun Metro moves forward with plans to establish the state's first shared-ride program. Under the proposed program...
  15. Activism / Safety
    This will be extremely one sided. It is my view of steve king. I do not like him, that will be apparent. You may disagree with me if you wish, but please keep it respectful. Bicycle Advocacy and Safety: steve king does not support safe roadways!
  16. General Bike Discussion
    Our Senior Thesis Project at the University of Virginia is to create an urban bike route planner. We are surveying bikers about their road and route preferences. We ask you to provide as much information and detail as you can. Do you avoid certain roads or intersections? Why? What safety...
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