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    Just because there's a bike lane doesn't mean...

    Just because there's a bike lane doesn't mean that you always have to stay in it. Treat the truck just like any other obstacle; scan and merge left into the traffic lane, and go around them.
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    D00d: This not that kind of bikes... Real...

    D00d:

    This not that kind of bikes...

    Real bikers pedal.
  3. Smooth, fewer vent holes are less likely to snag...

    Smooth, fewer vent holes are less likely to snag on the pavement or other impacted surfaces, lessening the likelihood of torsional injuries. Check out the recommendations at bike helmet safety...
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    I was privileged to know Sam, at least distantly,...

    I was privileged to know Sam, at least distantly, to to have ridden with him several times. He was riding only a couple of miles away from his home when he was struck and killed. Oddly, the woman...
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    Heavy-duty zip ties... If you're going to be...

    Heavy-duty zip ties... If you're going to be taking the crate on and off the bike several times a day, then bungey cords may be a better solution, but they're not as secure as the zip ties.

    One...
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    Cyclecomputers typically only track the time that...

    Cyclecomputers typically only track the time that wheels are spinning... Not while you're stopped.

    Riding in traffic, it's hard to keep a high speed average, what with stop signs, red lights,...
  7. A bike lane would not have helped in this case. ...

    A bike lane would not have helped in this case.

    A 7-year-old child, even if he is big for his age, doesn't have the physical or mental skills yet to ride alone in the streets. They don't have...
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    The Association of American State Highway &...

    The Association of American State Highway & Transportation Officials (AASHTO) publishes their "Green Book" of best practices for bicycle facilities on a regular basis, and there is also the Manual...
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    The major impetus for building the interstate...

    The major impetus for building the interstate highway system was Dwight Eisenhower's cross-country road trip with an Army convoy in the early 1920s, testing the movement of military material by road...
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    Outside of K-Mart and their "blue light...

    Outside of K-Mart and their "blue light specials," blue lights often have restricted use in most state vehicle codes, being restricted to specific law enforcement purposes.

    Although, a goodly...
  11. There's a phenomenon commonly called "truck suck"...

    There's a phenomenon commonly called "truck suck" that occurs after a semi-truck or other large vehicle passes you at speed... They're pushing a lot of air out of their way, and the initial wind...
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    Right-of-way in most of North America is based on...

    Right-of-way in most of North America is based on "first come, first served." If a vehicle is in a traffic lane ahead of you, then they get to go first and you have to wait your turn. Likewise, if...
  13. A good point... In the LAB traffic skills...

    A good point... In the LAB traffic skills classes we emphasize making eye contact with other drivers in order to establish that human connection.

    One problem is that at speeds above 20 mph, we...
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    Tri/time-trial bikes are made to go very fast in...

    Tri/time-trial bikes are made to go very fast in a mostly straight line. If the road is all that twisty, hilly, and curvy, you'll be better off with the regular road bike.
  15. Me, I'd rather see Tom Voeckler find another...

    Me, I'd rather see Tom Voeckler find another layer in his suitcase of courage, and ride into Paris in yellow this weekend. That would really make this Tour special...
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    He's The World Champion for the UCI this year,...

    He's The World Champion for the UCI this year, and is showing why he wears that jersey.

    It's been a pretty blase' Tour so far this year. THe guys who have really made it come to life have been...
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    Surly Cross-Check is a good all-arounder... If...

    Surly Cross-Check is a good all-arounder... If you have a lot of hills in the area, you'll likely be happier with the Long Haul Trucker. Both will range around $1100 for the complete bike, not...
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    What you carry is going to depend on what kind of...

    What you carry is going to depend on what kind of bike, and how you ride.

    The essentials:

    1. New spare tube. Keep it in an old sock or a zip-lock bag to keep your other stuff from wearing a...
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    Among other things, John Forester covers this...

    Among other things, John Forester covers this issue in Effective Cycling. It's a good, if somewhat thick read.
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    Bells be good... I even have one tucked down in...

    Bells be good... I even have one tucked down in the drops on my road/race bike, and of course, on my commuters. And an AirZounds stashed away for when the bell doesn't work ;-)
  21. When talking to our congressional delegation at...

    When talking to our congressional delegation at the National Bike Summit last winter, I ran into this exact same issue. Just the word "recreational" inflames all the republicans and tea-partiers. ...
  22. What can YOU do for Bike Advocacy TODAY?

    So what can you do for bike advocacy today? Read on...

    This has been brewing over the past week, but came to a head today when Rep. John Mica revealed the general plan for his version of the...
  23. Here's a demo video of pretty much the same sort...

    Here's a demo video of pretty much the same sort of interchange.

    http://youtu.be/XIr3mI96FZk
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    The European pros are inhumanly talented. They...

    The European pros are inhumanly talented. They quite often go 30 mph when they're just "pootling along" as we would say. On the flats, in the final sprints it's not uncommon to get into the mid- to...
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    I've ridden it five times so far... The HH100 is...

    I've ridden it five times so far... The HH100 is both. There's a pro/semi-pro road race on the same route that departs 30 minutes prior to the mass ride start. Usually somewhere around 200 racers...
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