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Bike article in WSJ July 3, 2017

Bike article in WSJ July 3, 2017

I have attached a pdf of an article from today's WSJ that I found informative and a bit surprising as to what ways there are to maximize visibility.  It also noted the suggestion to 'take the road' which many of us believe in.  If the PDF did not load, just ask me for a copy.  Stan Lamberg (stan@pcarchiver.com)
How-Cyclists-Can-Stay-Safe-on-the-Road---WSJ.pdf

Edited by: Stanford Lamberg - Jul-03-17 07:51 pm

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Re: Bike article in WSJ July 3, 2017

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Myslím, že je ?cas, abych se létat.

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Re: Bike article in WSJ July 3, 2017

Interesting. I have been hearing of studies like this lately. It makes sense. Perhaps LED lights on the back of cycling shoes? I could see myself wearing ankle lights if it makes me safer. Anything to mitigate the "I didn't see him" excuse from motorists. Thanks for posting that.

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Re: Bike article in WSJ July 3, 2017

Here's a video in relation to the article below.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/simple-tips- … 06060.html

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Re: Bike article in WSJ July 3, 2017

A big piece of the LAB Smart Cycling and similar programs is learning when to take the lane. I teach novice riders that motorists see the center line as a pane of glass and will do anything possible to avoid breaking that pane of glass. That means if you, the bicyclist, give the motorist the impression that there's enough room to squeeze between you and that pane of glass, then the motorist will do just that. Squeeze. But, if you convince the motorist to break that pane of glass, i.e., do not let 'em think that there's enough room to squeeze, then they go wide.

Let's agree to respect each others views, no matter how wrong yours may be.
http://www.despair.com/demotivators/compromise.html
Chris Tsien
LAB Certified Instructor

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Re: Bike article in WSJ July 3, 2017

Chris Tsien wrote:


A big piece of the LAB Smart Cycling and similar programs is learning when to take the lane. I teach novice riders that motorists see the center line as a pane of glass and will do anything possible to avoid breaking that pane of glass. That means if you, the bicyclist, give the motorist the impression that there's enough room to squeeze between you and that pane of glass, then the motorist will do just that. Squeeze. But, if you convince the motorist to break that pane of glass, i.e., do not let 'em think that there's enough room to squeeze, then they go wide.

I always suggest that people take their position in the lane just where the driver of any vehicle would be located (assuming you're not in London...but wait! Even then, only in reverse!...).

Edited by: Steve Feldman - Jul-10-17 05:19 pm

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