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Forum: Professional Cycling For the Fans 07-16-16, 06:05 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,963
Posted By atbman
[QUOTE] I've been watching the Tour since...

[QUOTE]

I've been watching the Tour since the early 80s and I've never seen Tour vehicles stopped by the pressure of fans and I don't recall reading about it (not to say it hasn't happened).


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Forum: Professional Cycling For the Fans 07-15-16, 03:10 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,963
Posted By atbman
There is a considerable difference between...

There is a considerable difference between crashing in the course of a race or having a mechanical and being brought off by an accredited race vehicle stopping in front of you, causing Porte and then...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 07-15-16, 02:58 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,691
Posted By atbman
"The plea agreement, which he described as...

"The plea agreement, which he described as Frilot's last act executed on her behalf by the district attorney's office, was an "act of mercy."

How on earth can the judge say that the plea...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 06-30-16, 01:48 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,711
Posted By atbman
Thank you Mr. Bill - I fear I may be losing the...

Thank you Mr. Bill - I fear I may be losing the will to live.

But perhaps I will not die ;)
Forum: Recreational & Family 06-22-16, 03:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 556
Posted By atbman
For what it's worth, we teach one or more kids to...

For what it's worth, we teach one or more kids to ride virtually every week, usng our own balance bikes or, for taller kids, the tried and trusted pedals off their own bike method.

I can't speak...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 06-19-16, 07:29 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,466
Posted By atbman
In the UK a Dr Mayer Hilman researched this and...

In the UK a Dr Mayer Hilman researched this and found that, after looking at autopsy reports,approx 92% of cyclists with head injury fatalities would have died anyway from other injuries. He also...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 03-27-16, 11:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 465
Posted By atbman
From The Guardian's cycling correspondent, Helen...

From The Guardian's cycling correspondent, Helen Pidd: "Chris Boardman, the former Olympic cycling champion, was on the BBC Breakfast sofa on Sunday morning to point out how paltry the sum pledged by...
Forum: Recreational & Family 03-20-16, 09:12 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,230
Posted By atbman
As I've said before (probably ad nauseam), we...

As I've said before (probably ad nauseam), we teach 50+ kids a year using either our own el cheapo wooden balance bikes, or the kid's own bike minus pedals. Usually takes one 2-hour club session or...
Forum: Recreational & Family 02-05-16, 04:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,128
Posted By atbman
You should be able to find safe cycling classes...

You should be able to find safe cycling classes somewhere on these sites:
Find & Take a Class | League of American Bicyclists (http://www.bikeleague.org/content/find-take-class)
CyclingSavvy - A...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 01-16-16, 02:45 PM
Replies: 2,232
Views: 145,829
Posted By atbman
Accidental falls account for about 40% of all...

Accidental falls account for about 40% of all Traumatic Brain Injuries requiring hospital visits in the USA and ar ethe leading cause in people 65 and over. Please wear a helmet at all times or you...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 01-12-16, 10:40 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,767
Posted By atbman
I point to the appropriate side with my whip and...

I point to the appropriate side with my whip and use the upraised left arm just before calling out "Wagons, roll!"
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 11-30-15, 10:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 777
Posted By atbman
Assuming the report is correct this should read,...

Assuming the report is correct this should read, "the driver was blinded by late afternoon setting sun and was too selfish/stupid to slow down/stop until his vision recovered".
Forum: Recreational & Family 11-09-15, 09:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,472
Posted By atbman
Again, in the teachiing granny to suck eggs area,...

Again, in the teachiing granny to suck eggs area, have you tried https://bikehouston.org/ for contacts/advice? There also seems to be quite a lot of internet cycling activity around Katy
Forum: Recreational & Family 11-09-15, 09:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,472
Posted By atbman
Variety of considerations: budget, child-suitable...

Variety of considerations: budget, child-suitable component size (esp. brake lever reach), resale value as well as the ones you've already looked at. Plus consideration of skill levels needed for...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 10-30-15, 06:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,847
Posted By atbman
Valid, how, exactly? Is there a Canadian...

Valid, how, exactly? Is there a Canadian requirement to "hug the shoulder"? If not, the point is utterly invalid, considering that, according to the reports, the drunk driver was on the wrong side...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 10-28-15, 07:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,043
Posted By atbman
But it didn't ;)

But it didn't ;)
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 10-13-15, 05:26 PM
Replies: 2,232
Views: 145,829
Posted By atbman
I am much moved by the logic of government...

I am much moved by the logic of government campaigns in faovur of helmets. Basically, it's a "Wear a helmet or you will DIE!" campaign to encourage the safe and healthy activity of cycling.

I...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 10-13-15, 04:58 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,433
Posted By atbman
So cyclists are entitled to shout at other road...

So cyclists are entitled to shout at other road users, but a pedestrian isn't?. Perhaps you should, being a Librarian, try reading what happened, "He stopped, turned his bike around and came...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 10-07-15, 05:48 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,960
Posted By atbman
I come to a halt and wait for the men with the...

I come to a halt and wait for the men with the whitelining machine to come along and complete the work
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 09-14-15, 03:10 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,644
Posted By atbman
Me, I thought the article was amusing (and...

Me, I thought the article was amusing (and pro-cycling/ist)
Forum: Recreational & Family 08-11-15, 02:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 718
Posted By atbman
One thing I find curious is the lack of cycling...

One thing I find curious is the lack of cycling clubs for children in the USA. British Cycling's (BC) Go-Ride programme has led to the formation of 338 Go-Ride clubs nationally (yup, I know we're a...
Forum: Recreational & Family 07-23-15, 04:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,796
Posted By atbman
Never, ever, hold the seat. The bike then goes...

Never, ever, hold the seat. The bike then goes where you're pushing it, which might not be in quite the same direction that they're naturally steering. Instead, place your hand on their upper back...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 07-10-15, 03:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,473
Posted By atbman
[QUOTE] Perhaps you could take the reading...

[QUOTE]

Perhaps you could take the reading perception test - esp. the bit where it says "She had spent close to $500 on driving lessons and various licences and tests." It seems reasonable to...
Forum: Recreational & Family 06-24-15, 02:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,347
Posted By atbman
The key to riding a bike is balancing, first and...

The key to riding a bike is balancing, first and foremost. Pedalling comes second to that. My own view is that the phrase
"training wheels" is a contradiction in terms. They don't "train"...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 06-21-15, 07:03 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,723
Posted By atbman
Breaking the speede limit seems to go with a...

Breaking the speede limit seems to go with a sense of entitlement, along the lines of "I don't see why I should go that slow, because I'm a good, safe driver". Hence the outrage when they're done...
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