Friday, January 14, 2011
Posted by Raymond George at 4:05 PM
Boneshaker Magazine is a celebration of cycling and the people who do it. Full of articles, personal stories and anecdotes about people and projects doing great things with bicycles around the globe.
It is our hope that the magazine will both inspire and entertain, raise awareness and bring a smile
to your face.
to your face.
Appealing to both bike-heads and those who may not yet have experienced the true joy and freedom that can be found from our two-wheeled friends.
Posted by Raymond George at 12:49 PM
Posted by Raymond George at 9:31 AM
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
E-powered Kit for downhill bikesAt the beginning there was the downhill track, but shortly after there was the question: How do we get up again? Not willing to stick with cable cars, the young downhillers from Ego-Kits looked for a solution to bring their heavy bikes back up the hill.
The problem was solved by applying an e-powered engine to the bikes, that offers enough power to drive the rider back up the trail. The intelligent construction with the engine can be attached to 70% of commercially available downhill bikes and turns your normal bike into a true uphill machine.
The power comes from a high performance battery pack that offers 1200 watt, which is carried in a backpack and therefore does not change the ride dynamic of your bike. More power means more time on the trails. Only you and your Ego.
Posted by Raymond George at 10:09 PM
MIND THE GAP - URBAN BIKING: Optimizing Your Urban Ride from Laura J. Lukitsch on Vimeo.
A webisode by Laura J. Lukitsch of Mind the Gap Productions about how to improve your efficiency on your urban bike commute.
Posted by Raymond George at 6:24 PM
Monday, January 10, 2011
Sunday, January 9, 2011
As 2010 draws to an end I am announcing the beginning of an exciting new project. I have begun collecting the accident reports of every fatal bike crash in Ohio for 2010. My plan is to review these reports independently in order to figure out what happened and why in each case, to search for common themes, mistakes and problems and to provide a written summary of my findings.
I am NOT a “researcher” per se and am not entirely familiar at this point with the tools that most researchers use to gather data. My thought is not to review numbers and publish “statistics” but to review the public records and analyze each crash separately, independently and in detail. It’s not that I’m afraid of math – I have a B.A. in Mathematics from the University of Cincinnati. Here, though, the data pool is small enough to permit a thorough review of each crash.
So what gives me the right to think I can tackle this project? Well, I have reviewed and legally analyzed thousands of crash reports in my 28 year career as a trial lawyer. I have been the “first chair” trial lawyer in hundreds and hundreds of crash cases – both on the plaintiff’s side and working for the insurance company defending the claim. I have handled more than 250 “bike” cases – cases where bike riders have been involved in crashes caused by errant motorists operating cars, trucks, school busses, SUV’s pulling trailers and more, as well as crashes caused by dogs, defective components, kids riding “Big Wheels” and more – crashes occurring on roads, parking lots, bike trails, sidewalks and crosswalks. I have been lucky enough to have worked with, and cross-examined, top-notch forensic people – bicycle accident reconstructionists, forensic pathologists, human factors experts, engineers, bike design & manufacturing experts, helmet experts. I believe I am well qualified to review these reports, analyze the data and independently review the findings of “fault” made by local law enforcement.
[continue reading at OhioBikeLawyer.com]
Posted by Raymond George at 11:57 AM