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    Once they've learned to use the balance bike,...

    Once they've learned to use the balance bike, going on to training wheels is inadvisable, since they can't use what they've learned about balancing. Learning to use the brakes comes along with...
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    Training wheels, Stucky - correct. Balance...

    Training wheels, Stucky - correct. Balance bikes, Stucky - not. We use balance bikes at our club and teach anything up to 40 kids per year. Most of them transfer from the balance bike to their own...
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    In the UK, the CTC (formerly Cyclists Touring...

    In the UK, the CTC (formerly Cyclists Touring Club) campaigned back in the 20s/30s against the requirement for cycles to have rear lamps on the grounds that it reduced the drivers' responsibilty to...
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    Bob

    Bob
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    Sometimes, the flexibility of the English...

    Sometimes, the flexibility of the English language leads to ambiguous interpretations on the part of the reader ;)
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    And, naturally, the first person you would go to...

    And, naturally, the first person you would go to for expert advice on cycling safely is ...?
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    30mph Minimum speed limit? Really?

    30mph Minimum speed limit? Really?
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    The UK has a SMIDSY (sorry mate, I didn't see...

    The UK has a SMIDSY (sorry mate, I didn't see you) site. Haven't heard any backlash stories about it.
  9. [QUOTE=AlmostTrick;17560255]The speed limit is an...

    [QUOTE=AlmostTrick;17560255]The speed limit is an absolute limit, and is the same in all lanes.

    Most motorists are consistently in violation of the speed limit. Most roll stop signs, and right on...
  10. An interesting take. A few years ago, the Top...

    An interesting take. A few years ago, the Top Gear (UK) programme carried out an experiment driving from Birmingham to Exeter (160m approx, almost all motorway driving. One driver was tasked with...
  11. IN the UK it's not illegal to overtake on the...

    IN the UK it's not illegal to overtake on the inside, tho' obviously it can be very unwise. The advice for cyclists in the official Highway Code (HC) is: "On the left. When approaching a junction on...
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    there doesn't seem to be much criticism of state...

    there doesn't seem to be much criticism of state law in respect of this case. In the UK, a driver pulled over for speeding, driving without a licence or insurance would have had the car, regardless...
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    Fix giant hamster wheel to rear of bike Place...

    Fix giant hamster wheel to rear of bike
    Place dog in HW
    Use rearview mirror to assess dog's state of health
    Use Strava results to gradually increase mileage or speed
    Ride safely
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    I googled "Cycling club run safety" and the first...

    I googled "Cycling club run safety" and the first 3 sites (UK) were:
    Kingston Wheelers Cycling Club
    https://disscc.wordpress.com/club-handbook/club-rules-etiquette-2/
    Club Run Etiquette |...
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    We must all support the "WEAR A HELMET OR YOU ......

    We must all support the "WEAR A HELMET OR YOU ... WILL ... DIE!" campaign to encourage the safe and healthy activity of cycling.
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    Not to mention the fact that the background music...

    Not to mention the fact that the background music was absolutely gorgeous - much better than the rock/MOR/whatever is used as the background for other extreme videos.
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    I didn't know that bicycles created snow.

    I didn't know that bicycles created snow.
  18. Given that all certified helmets are designed to...

    Given that all certified helmets are designed to protect the wearer in falls at a maximum impact speed (head to ground) of between 12.5 and 14mph, it seems reasonable to say that they're all only...
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    How is driving while on the phone a "safer...

    How is driving while on the phone a "safer choice"? Safer for whom? She was making the choice to drive less safely and with no consideration of the danger she poses to others.
  20. I've seena fair few idiot decisions in UK cases,...

    I've seena fair few idiot decisions in UK cases, but, compare and contrast:
    Driver facing jail for seriously injuring CTC councillor | CTC
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    [QUOTE=B. Carfree;17194330] Ain't no such...

    Ain't no such thing in the UK, therefore such behaviour, while, perhaps, unwise, should be part of the rider's expecations of the possible.
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    [QUOTE=VTBike;17207503]I agree that this "bikes...

    No, it's not even theory, it's only a hypothesis, bearing in mind that "adding lots of bicycles to a shared-use (non-segregated) highway" is one of the less likely possibilities out there.

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    And I was simply pointing out that if wheels is...

    And I was simply pointing out that if wheels is used in the plural, it should imply that a front brake is required. As in my response to Joeybike, the wording of the law is illogical, since it only...
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    Coaster brakes are few and far between in the UK,...

    Coaster brakes are few and far between in the UK, thank goodness. I was simply requoting the NYS regulation 1236C which does refer to wheels and not wheel. The regulation is itself somewhat...
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    c) Every bicycle shall be equipped with a brake...

    c) Every bicycle shall be equipped with a brake which will enable the operator to make the braked wheels skid on dry, level, clean pavement."The objective is to ensure that the bicycle is capable of...
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