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Stanford bike safety comic, 1975

Old 06-14-20, 08:25 AM
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Stanford bike safety comic, 1975

Found via a thread over in bicycle mechanics, I thought this might be more appropriate over here: Sprocketman.

On the whole, it seems like mostly good advice.
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Old 06-14-20, 08:46 AM
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A definite "Time Warp" moment, and how much of the advice given is still relevant today.
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Very cool!
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Nice never saw it before
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Bike lanes in the USA in 1975? Wow, I didn't know.
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The one topic that is now outdated locally, are parallel storm grates, and with my testing one out in the late 60's when I switched to a narrower tire bike. By 1975, our local storm grates were replaced with more safer versions.
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Originally Posted by roundypndr View Post
The one topic that is now outdated locally, are parallel storm grates, and with my testing one out in the late 60's when I switched to a narrower tire bike. By 1975, our local storm grates were replaced with more safer versions.
I still see the odd parallel slot sewer grate. Yet another reason to ride at least a few feet from the curb or edge of the road.

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Bike lanes in the USA in 1975? Wow, I didn't know.
Can you imagine where the US would be today if "EffectiveCyclingMan" didn't show up to squash the notion of bike lanes.

Even the old freeway offramp I used to have to ride (and negotiate) in San Diego now has nice new bicycle infrastructure.
I used to have to negotiate with freeways speed traffic to get to the top of this exit to make the left turn... Now there is a bicycle exit and bridge. Built over the last few years.




Yeah Sprocketman!
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I still see the odd parallel slot sewer grate. Yet another reason to ride at least a few feet from the curb or edge of the road.

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Yes, it took me decades to overcome the fear of riding over the newer versions of our local storm drains, which I will still actively avoid whenever possible.
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Yes, it took me decades to overcome the fear of riding over the newer versions of our local storm drains, which I will still actively avoid whenever possible.
Yes, it's a good idea to avoid getting into the habit of riding on steel. When wet steel is extremely slippery and it's all to easy to take a spill on it especially if the front wheel slips.

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