He gets it.
Originally posted on Off The Beaten Path:
Running Red Lights
Few things raise the ire of motorists (and some cyclists) more than cyclists running red lights. Yet anybody who has ridden in major cities has seen riders proceeding through red lights. Why do they do this?
Cyclists operate on streets that are designed for cars. The current traffic infrastructure does not work as well for cyclists:
- Many lights have sensors that do not pick up cyclists. Cyclists often wait at red lights for minutes, and the light only changes when a car pulls up behind them. If there is no traffic, they may wait for a very long time.
- Cars travel mostly on big streets with few stop signs and timed lights. Cyclists tend to use side streets where they encounter stop signs or red lights every few blocks.
- Cyclists travel at lower speeds and are less insulated from their surroundings, so they are more aware of…
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Originally posted on The Early Morning Cyclist:
Hours on the bike – approximately four…hmmm… or maybe it was more like five?
Perceived enjoyment – 100%
Other cyclists encountered – 1
Groundhogs encountered – 2
Turkey vultures encountered – about a dozen
Squirrels encountered – dozens, possibly scores
Bluejays encountered – Let’s be honest: several hundred
Perspiration – Yes
Average speed –ummm… Not sure… is…
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I still often read BikePortland.
When they last featured me on the front page, it was my skinny white butt: You know it’s a ‘Cycling Circus’ when a bunch of naked people show up.
A few days ago I attempted a brief summary of bike fitting.
Which now gets featured: Comment of the week: A brief intro to bike fitting.
I wish I had written that better.
So I will keep working at it: Approaches.
Exploratory Cycling by Swaroop
Nice short read about a nice short morning ride, with a few photos
Originally posted on Vintage Bicycle:
Some time ago I wrote a post about my cycling hero G.P.Mills. I called him the ‘ultimate cycling hero’. Recent events lead me to think about another extraordinary cycling hero – Tommy Godwin, who even surpasses the great achievements of Mills. Let’s not get confused here… There is another famous cycling hero called Tommy Godwin, who won two bronze medals at the 1948 Olympics. Here I am talking about the ‘other’ Tommy Godwin…
Born in Fenton, Stoke on Trent in 1912 to a working class family, Tommy was working as a delivery boy by the age of twelve, and took part in his first time trial at the age of fourteen. He soon showed great talent as a time trialist, and won many events at all distances. Before the outbreak of War and now in his mid twenties, he set out to tackle the toughest challenge in cycling history……
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