January 9, 2018
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Fluorescent Clothes
Your Eyes: Bright Light, Darkness and Fluorescent Clothing

You may ask yourself: how does fluorescent clothing actually work? Well, one part of it has to do with your eyes and how we perceive different colors and shades at different times of the day. Let’s start with our eyes: They react differently to various light levels, as they have different cells that can process...

October 29, 2017
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winter cycling clothing
Are You Geared Up for Winter? A Guide to Winter Cycling Clothing and Gear

Winter & Cold Weather Cycling Guide Winter’s just around the corner, and as the weather starts to cool, it’s a good time to make sure that you’re prepared and that you have the right winter cycling clothing & gear to keep riding through the winter months. From your bike, to what you wear, to what...

May 29, 2017
03
cyclists distracted driving cell phone use
Growing Number of Distracted Drivers Using Their Cell Phones Calls for Serious Action

Distracted Driving from Cell Phone Use Has Become a Major US Epidemic The growing number of cell phone users, while driving, has become a major epidemic in the US. As a cyclist, I've seen too many headlines of fellow cyclists dying at the hands of these drivers. But it's not just cyclists, who are affected....

October 29, 2014
04
Cyclist Hit
Bicycling News: Driver Sues Cyclist She Hit?

On a truly odd note for bike safety, I received this in my email from Bicycling Magazine, a driver is suing a cyclist SHE HIT.  Should she be able to do that?  And how can a cyclist protect themselves on the road, besides being visible? Maybe it is time for all of us road cyclists to...

October 23, 2014
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Latvian Cyclist Protest Traffic Issues
Latvian Cyclists Turn Themselves Into Cars

How do you ride safely in traffic on a bicycle? You turn that bicycle into a car! What better statement on sharing the road than to show cyclists as vehicles that deserve being on the road. This is a terrific idea, but they need signage or something to let the drivers and onlookers know what...

August 19, 2014
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Bicycle Dog Deterrent
Dog Deterrent Device

My DDD – Dog Deterrent Device. Here one element of bicycle safety that you may not have considered: dealing with dogs during your ride. I ride on country roads in North Carolina where there are a lot of dogs running free. They can be a serious problem; outrunning them is not the answer as they run...

August 12, 2014
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bicycle mirrors
Thanks Mirror!

I’ve written before about mirrors as a bicycle safety device, but last week my mirror really saved me from getting hit. When I ride, I constantly scan all around, always being alert for a place to ditch.  When I was younger, I raced sports cars and that’s part of the instruction you learn before you...