Recording Your Ride Part II: Video Evidence Can Promote Accountability
Recording your ride can preserve important evidence if you are injured in a crash or if you are stopped by a police officer. If you were doing nothing wrong, the video may vindicate you, or it may show that the person who hit you was at fault.
Preserving the Wright Brothers’ Legacy with Adventure Bikes
In a time when the commodification of bicycles is the norm, bicycle sales that serve a purpose beyond the enriching of corporate shareholders is refreshing. Bikes can be ordered at the Wright Brothers webstore and are priced at $4,750 for the Van Cleve 1896 and $3,950 for the St. Claire.
DMV Justice: The Department of Motor Vehicles Re-Examination Process
What can you do when hit and seriously injured by a motorist you believe should not be driving to due to age or a mental or physical disability in order to protect others using the roads in the future? Following a fatal or serious injury accident, the Department of Motor Vehicles has authority to investigate and require a re-examination to determine whether the negligent drivers driving privileges should be revoked, suspended, restricted, or placed on probation.
The Essentials to Handle Flats, Sticky Situations, and Rough Roads
The basic carry for any adventure by bicycle should include a phone, your house keys, a drivers license or state issued ID, and optionally a cash or credit card) depending on the destination and distance). Now consider when out on the road, or on your MTB, the number one problem cyclists encounter is a flat tire.
Recording Your Ride: Using Evidence Wisely Part I
While most states and Federal law only require the consent of one party to record a conversation, California and a handful of other states goes a step further. The California Invasion of Privacy Act (Penal Code §§630-637.5) requires the consent of all parties to a conversation before recording it.
Don’t Think You Need A Bike Fit? The Rick Schultz Bike Fit May Make You Reconsider
Rick Schultz uses 3 bike fitting/bike sizing machines including the GURU DFU (Dynamic Fit Unit), a Serotta Size Cycle, and a Computrainer. For the majority of the visit we used the GURU DFU which electronically adjusts the position of the stationary bike in small increments.
Knee Pain May be Eliminated By Replacing Crankarms
The Bike Coach Rick Schultz has collected crankarm length data from his years of bike fit clients. During the bike fit interview process, most of his clients volunteer that although they have had prior bike fits, and even been to a physical therapist or chiropractor, they are still in pain. Coach Schultz found a viable solution for knee pain, which includes adding shorter crankarms.
10 Tips for Cyclists: Don’t Get ‘Doored’
Getting “doored” or crashing into the carelessly opened door of a parked vehicle while on your bike is no fun, but it is common. Here are 10 tips to both avoid getting “doored” and to protect your rights if an unfortunate incident occurs:
ATC: What are the most common problems you see when performing a bike fit?
There are several common problems I see when performing a bike fit, some of the most common include; incorrect cleat alignment, saddle positioning, and handlebar height. This article covers these common mistakes and how they are corrected.
Bikes, Cars and Right Turns: An Analysis and Simple Suggestion For Cycling Safety
Distracted drivers ahead of cyclists on the road could come to an abrupt stop and create a dangerous situation for cyclists. Consider this before you release the brakes and glide into that right turn.
Don’t Get Caught In The Dark: Parsing The Legal Requirements Of Lights and Reflectors While Cycling
It is important to consider safety during night riding because motorists that fail to see them injure many bicycle riders. Not only should you have at least one bright light on your bike for safety reasons, but you also need them for legal reasons as well.
ATC: Hand Numbness While Riding ? You Aren’t Alone
If you suffer from hand numbness while cycling, worry not, you are not alone. During the past 4 years of bike fitting, 75% of my clients have expressed that hand numbness is major issue they deal with while riding.
The San Diego Rider Safety Visibility Initiative Declares It’s “Time To Be Seen”
Led by Ed Clancy, the San Diego Sports Collective has been focusing on educating and advocating for pedestrian safety through the Rider Safety Visibility initiative. Known as RSV, the focus is improving the experience and safety of cycling by increasing the visibility of pedestrians to cars
Ask the Coach: 3 Short Answers to Your Burning Bike Questions
Sometimes the short answer, is the best answer. The bike coach Rick Schultz answers three common questions, including how to look over your shoulder without varying the line.
The Benefits of Indoor Cycling and the Upcoming Bike MS Tour de Stationary
Indoor cycling can be done virtually anywhere, but I enjoy it in a class with a qualified instructor. It helps to keep my energy level up and the competitiveness helps me to reach goals I normally wouldn’t try.
The 1989 Iron War Revisited
The Kona Ironman world championship consists of a 2.4-mile swim in a calm bay in downtown Kona; a 112-mile bike race through the barren black fields, climbing up the lush mountain road with green grass to the small town of Hawaii; then back down, through the lava fields to the Kona Surf Hotel outside of Kona
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