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Old 03-08-05, 06:40 PM   #1
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Take the bike quiz!

Here's the link to the LAB (League of American Bicyclists) bike safety quiz...

http://www.bikeleague.org/educenter/safetyQuiz/

How'd you do?
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Old 03-08-05, 07:17 PM   #2
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I had only 1 mistake and I can cite the source that is specialized in the area of question and has more up to date information than the source used for the answer and my source is the answer I used but was marked as incorrect. (I want a re-count)
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Old 03-08-05, 07:39 PM   #3
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League of American Bicyclists - Education
Bicycle Safety Quiz
Your Total Score: 100.0%

I kept waiting for the question, "Bike lanes are:"
A. To be used at all times even when covered with glass and nails.
B. A communist conspiracy.
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Old 03-08-05, 07:43 PM   #4
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Here's the link to the LAB (League of American Bicyclists) bike safety quiz...

http://www.bikeleague.org/educenter/safetyQuiz/

How'd you do?
Gee, 100%... I logged on as "test man"

So what...
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Old 03-08-05, 07:45 PM   #5
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League of American Bicyclists - Education
Bicycle Safety Quiz
Your Total Score: 100.0%

I kept waiting for the question, "Bike lanes are:"
A. To be used at all times even when covered with glass and nails.
B. A communist conspiracy.
Like floride, eh?
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I got 100%, guess that bicycle course paid off. (Thanks Kerry)
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Yay, we're all safe cyclists
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I had only 1 mistake and I can cite the source that is specialized in the area of question and has more up to date information than the source used for the answer and my source is the answer I used but was marked as incorrect. (I want a re-count)
Same here. What a dumbass, patronizing quiz. Only a moron would not score all but the answer they incorrectly give.
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Old 03-08-05, 08:42 PM   #9
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Same here. What a dumbass, patronizing quiz. Only a moron would not score all but the answer they incorrectly give.
from the bicycle helmet safety institue... when to replace a helmet

Bell now recommends every three years, which seems to us too short. They base it partially on updating your helmet technology, but they have not been improving their helmets that much over three year periods, and we consider some of their more recent helmets to be a step backwards, so we would take that with a grain of salt...In sum, we don't find the case for replacing a helmet that meets the ASTM or Snell standards that compelling if the helmet is still in good shape and fits you well.


I'll bet the CPSC gets it's recomondation for replacement of helmets from helmet manafactuers
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from the bicycle helmet safety institue... when to replace a helmet

Bell now recommends every three years, which seems to us too short. They base it partially on updating your helmet technology, but they have not been improving their helmets that much over three year periods, and we consider some of their more recent helmets to be a step backwards, so we would take that with a grain of salt...In sum, we don't find the case for replacing a helmet that meets the ASTM or Snell standards that compelling if the helmet is still in good shape and fits you well.


I'll bet the CPSC gets it's recomondation for replacement of helmets from helmet manafactuers
The CPSC is a US gubbernet agency, and it's juristiction is to products sold in the US only, not Canada or Europe.
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The CPSC is a US gubbernet agency, and it's juristiction is to products sold in the US only, not Canada or Europe.
Don't they use EPS for car bumpers too? Do they recommend car bumpers be replaced every 3 to 5 years?

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Snell knows a lot about helmets and their views on this subject should not be dismissed lightly, even though we disagree with them...Deterioration depends on usage, care, and abuse...The standards do not permit manufacturers to make a helmet that degrades from sweat...Manufacturers put UV inhibitors in the plastic for their shells that control UV degradation. If your helmet is fading, maybe the UV inhibitors are failing... EPS is a long-lived material little affected by normal environmental factors
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I nailed it! Now, if only I could do this in chemistry...
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For such a mindless 'quiz', the LAB sure does want a lot of personal information. There's really no reason to ask for name, address, phone number and email, just for access.

I think I'll go ride the wrong way down a sidewalk in protest.
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For such a mindless 'quiz', the LAB sure does want a lot of personal information. There's really no reason to ask for name, address, phone number and email, just for access.

I think I'll go ride the wrong way down a sidewalk in protest.
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I put an 'a' in every required field they ask me.
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The 'quiz' was obvioulsy just a thinly veiled attempt to get you in the LAB database for solicitations. It gives me the impression that the LAB is more about funding themselves than promoting safe cycling. This may be a faulty impression, but it's the one I now have.
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For such a mindless 'quiz', the LAB sure does want a lot of personal information. There's really no reason to ask for name, address, phone number and email, just for access.

I think I'll go ride the wrong way down a sidewalk in protest.
Oh and then the follow it up with a sales pitch... for their new safe biking book... sheesh!
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Aced it. Gave a bunch of garbage info for the signup. They'll get directory assistance for area code 301 if they try to call me. (Not my real area code)
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I gave my address and phone number no problem, but then again I'm living in India for the 2 years.
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I responded to the quiz on behalf of Peter Steele, lead singer of Type O Negative. He aced it.
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For such a mindless 'quiz', the LAB sure does want a lot of personal information. There's really no reason to ask for name, address, phone number and email, just for access.

I think I'll go ride the wrong way down a sidewalk in protest.
And no privacy statement on that page either!
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From a web developer standpoint, that registration page is a joke. There's no verification of any info... usually you at least check to make sure that an email address has an "@" in it, or that a phone number isn't made up of all letters.
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dduh! I feel like I've been had! I like quizzes though. There is a a good one I should dig up which has more intereesting/practical q and a. I partially dummified the 'registration' info.
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Hmmm. I didn't like that question 14.

So, if traffic is stopped at a light, I can't pass cars on the right and ride to the front unless there's a bike lane?

Guess I'm a dummy, I missed that one. Checked CA vehicle code in the bike sections and couldn't find this addressed.

But since I'm a dummy, I made sure to fill in dummy information on the reg page, as all you intellegent cyclists already knew. I'm surprised they didn't ask for my Credit Card# and Social!
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