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Old 07-26-08, 07:47 PM   #1
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Cyclist tips from a motorist

Here are some tips from a car driver on how to stay safe on the road.

http://www.bikeforest.com/?p=53
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Old 07-26-08, 07:59 PM   #2
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Here are some tips from a car driver on how to stay safe on the road...
How do they compare to safety advice from people who actually ride bicycles?

Things I've found useful:
http://bicyclesafe.com/ - how not to get hit by cars website
http://www.johnforester.com/ - Effective Cycling by J Forester is a textbook on cycling in traffic
http://www.cyclecraft.co.uk/ - UK govt. cycling in traffic manual
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Old 07-26-08, 08:22 PM   #3
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How do they compare to safety advice from people who actually ride bicycles?
Did you watch the video? It is called satire.
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Old 07-26-08, 08:45 PM   #4
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Did you watch the video? It is called satire.
If it's this one then, yes, seen it, thanks. It's been posted multiple times but it's quite funny and well made.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MlPrgYq9KaE
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Old 07-26-08, 09:45 PM   #5
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Oh good they are joking... I consider myself pretty smart but at first I thought they were serious!
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this video isn't funny at all
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Old 07-27-08, 02:11 PM   #7
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this video isn't funny at all
Humor is subjective. I think it's hilarious myself.

("I don't have a beard!" is close to becoming my new motto.)
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this video isn't funny at all
I think it's pretty funny, and pretty spot-on, too.
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Humor is subjective. I think it's hilarious myself.

("I don't have a beard!" is close to becoming my new motto.)
i've a predilection for collecting old bike books--mechanic's guides, touring guides, training books, etc--from thrift stores, and one of them has a section on flying with your bike. it suggests that if you're in the airport, and waiting for the ticket agent, see if there's an agent with a beard, and try to find yourself in his queue. people with beards, after all, are more likely to be bike friendly than people without.

awesome.
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Old 07-28-08, 01:43 PM   #10
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Cute video, but what in the world is she driving?
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Cute video, but what in the world is she driving?
some sort of pedal car disguised with a homemade shell

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I got one of those brilliant one-liners today from some kid sticking his head and shoulders to yell back at me while in a narrow left turn lane. Some might be able to tell where this is going, but WHAP! Mirrored in the back of the head. Karma sucks, doesn't it?

I love this video. The "inside joke" theory explains it all.
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Cute video, but what in the world is she driving?
It's a two seater Rhodes Car quad with a basic sheetmetal pickup truck bodyshell. I love it, I want one
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