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I'm exhibiting at a sustainability fair - need tips

Old 03-09-20, 08:43 AM
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Originally Posted by 3alarmer View Post
....I well understand what they are and used them a long time ago. There's still probably one around here in a drawer somewhere. I realized they serve no useful purpose for me when a bunch of cyclists here got hit from behind in rapid succession. In my conditions (on the local urban roads and down in the Delta), knowing there's some car approaching from the rear does nothing at all for me. If I pull over to the far right every time I see a car in the mirror, that's the only spot on the road I'd ever ride.

It does me absolutely no good to know a car is coming up behind me if I can't tell where it will be in the road when it passes me. It just serves as another distraction of some moving object I can't really do anything about.

If you like to use one, I'm not trying to dissuade you. I just don't get the point of them. If I want to change lanes, I'm going to do a head turn to look back anyway.
I see your use is a lot different than mine is.

I like to be able to see cars or other vehicles that are coming up behind me. At the same time I like to be able to keep my eyes forward to watch other traffic. A helmet mounted mirror o a mirror like a Take-a-look mirror on my glasses allows me to do that. I can even watch that vehicle in my mirror to see if it's drifting into my lane or otherwise is on a collision course with me. I use my Take-a-look mirror so much when riding that sometimes when walking or riding as a passenger in a car I reach up to adjust that mirror even though it's not on my glasses.

I don't leave home on a bicycle ride without my rearview mirror.

Cheers
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Old 03-10-20, 07:36 AM
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Didn't read all of the posts, so forgive any redundancies:

1) A Wald basket is a cheap and easy way to carry stuff. But put stuff in a canvas shopping sack to prevent it from bouncing out.
2) Fenders are good. Most decent commuter bikes come with 'em or they can be added for little $.
3) Flashing lights, front and rear, add safety.
4) Carry a kit for repairing punctures and know how to use it - or have a bailout plan (e.g., spouse with a vehicle and flexible schedule).
5) Wear a helmet, adjusted to fit snugly.
6) When in doubt, slow down and let the car go first.
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Old 03-11-20, 02:07 PM
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A neighboring community of ours holds an annual sustainable living fair and they've asked me to man a booth to teach others ways they might live care-lite. ....
Has it happened?
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Old 03-11-20, 02:12 PM
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The event is this weekend (3/14)... in Libertyville Illinois
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Old 03-18-20, 08:16 AM
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The event is this weekend (3/14)... in Libertyville Illinois
did it happen? Or cancelled by coronavirus?
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Old 03-18-20, 08:35 AM
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Originally Posted by cooker View Post
did it happen? Or cancelled by coronavirus?
Yup. Like just about every event here in the Chicago area, canceled.

Still, I'd like to thank everyone for their input to help me put together a few posters.
Feel free to share these if you find it helpful to spread the word.

Marcus


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Old 03-19-20, 10:50 PM
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It could be worse.

https://www.brujulabike.com/italy-pr...g-coronavirus/

https://www.brujulabike.com/cycling-...n-Coronavirus/

But then you can still get drive through testing in several states like they did in South Korea.
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Originally Posted by trailz View Post
Yup. Like just about every event here in the Chicago area, canceled.

Still, I'd like to thank everyone for their input to help me put together a few posters.
Feel free to share these if you find it helpful to spread the word.

Marcus


Excellent, but I'm not sure about strengthening bones as it is mostly non weight bearing. Do you have a source for that? I think I read that Tour de France riders lose bone mass over the tour, but of course that's a pretty extreme event so maybe it doesn't apply to normal cycling.
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Excellent, but I'm not sure about strengthening bones as it is mostly non weight bearing. Do you have a source for that? I think I read that Tour de France riders lose bone mass over the tour, but of course that's a pretty extreme event so maybe it doesn't apply to normal cycling.
Thanks for the input.
After I put these together I was kicking myself for not keeping and including the sources. I can't find the original source I used for the 'Strengthened bones' point, but I did find this:
https://www.health.harvard.edu/stayi...its-of-cycling
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