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    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"...
  2. 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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    Agree - log on to Ride Smart | League of American...

    Agree - log on to Ride Smart | League of American Bicyclists and see if there are any cycling road safety trainers in your neck of the woods.
  4. Thread: ka--thwunk

    by atbman
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    Happened the other way round. 17 miles into a...

    Happened the other way round. 17 miles into a 100 mile TT, a car pinged a small piece of aggregate form a small pile onthe road into my derailleur cage. It was just the right size to jam the cage...
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    Just curious - which parts are illegal and...

    Just curious - which parts are illegal and according to which UCI rules?
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    Yep, you can lift a double decker bus

    Londoners drag doubledecker bus off injured unicyclist | UK news | The Guardian
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    At 1 second he is shown approaching the lights at...

    At 1 second he is shown approaching the lights at red
    At 6 seconds he goes round the back of a pedestrian on the x-walk and waits roughly level with the sidewalk but not in the intersection itself...
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    Don't know where you live but you might want to...

    Don't know where you live but you might want to get some one-on-one instruction in streetsmarts by finding out if there's a qualified instructor near you on Ride Smart | League of American...
  9. These are primary school kids and the likelihood...

    These are primary school kids and the likelihood that any of their parents would suggest/let them ride on the kind of relatively high-speed road in the photo is as close to zero as can be. The local...
  10. Busy Walkway? It's a typical urban...

    Busy Walkway? It's a typical urban footpath/pavement/sidewalk. The idea that you should have to watch your child every second of the day in order to protect them from every possible risk is ...
  11. Sigh of relief

    Sigh of relief
  12. It seems to have excaped your notice that a UK...

    It seems to have excaped your notice that a UK pavement (sidewalk to you former colonials) is not a bike path. It is a footway.
  13. So let me get this straight: we Brits should so...

    So let me get this straight: we Brits should so arrange the garden fence in front of our homes that we ensure that our children do not risk impeding a cyclist who is breaking the law. Since he was...
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    Then complain to the bus company

    Then complain to the bus company
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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...
  18. Thread: Roll Models

    by atbman
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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.
  23. [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...
  24. 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...
  25. 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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