August 19, 2014
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
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...

July 28, 2014
Bike Helmets
More on Bicycle Helmets

While searching the internet for fluorescent bike helmets I came across a very useful web site for the Bicycle Helmet Safety Institute. It's a good resource for all different types of helmets; and of course wearing a helmet is a major part of bike safety. The title of the page is, ‘Bicycle Helmets for the...

July 20, 2014
Fluorescent Helmets and See Me Wear Jersey – Great Combination

So today I went to local bike stores to try and find other fluorescent helmets and see how they worked with see me wear bike jerseys. The first photo is a Specialized Align on a see me wear cycling jersey.  The helmet retails for around $60. This second shot is the helmet alone from the...

June 19, 2014
Time to Take Action

Another dead cyclist, another hit & run by a distracted driver. Please folks, bicycle safety is very important. If you are a cyclist and want to continue to ride and live, we want to hear from you. We want to start a national movement to use technology that totally disables smart phones and in-dash digital...

May 15, 2014
Bicycle Safety & A Ghost Bike Tribute
Spooked by Ghost Bikes

Dear Reader, as always please be safe on the roads...always wear a high visibility bike jersey or high vis jacket and do everything in your power to practice proper bicycle safety, so that we don't have more unfortunate deaths on the road. About a week ago, my buddy RAK and I were riding one of...

February 28, 2014
distracted drivers kill cyclists
You Can Help Fight Distracted Driving

Distracted driving crashes kill over 3,300 Americans each year. Every one of these deaths is totally unnecessary and totally preventable. Cyclists and pedestrians are particularly vulnerable to distracted drivers. A major University Hospital evaluated every traffic death in America over a six year period and found the rate of pedestrian deaths increased 45%; while bicyclist...