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Who Is Supposed to Yield?

Who Is Supposed to Yield? from Gary Cziko on Vimeo .

Danny Macaskill: The Ridge

Best in Show: 30 cool new bike products for 2015 | MTBR

“What’s the coolest thing you saw?” We hear that question after every trade show. The following–in our humble collective opinion–represents the newest, coolest and most interesting stuff our combined Mtbr and RoadBikeReview crew came across throughout the course of the 2014  Interbike  and  Eurobike  trade shows. Some will be hits, others misses, but all are worth a look.  You’ll note the items are numbered–that’s not a ranking, rather just a way to keep you moving through the list. So without further ado and in no particular order, we present the 30 coolest new bike products for 2015. Check it out, then let us know what YOU think! [Keep reading at MTBR]

Deaths Expose Chaos of Central Park’s Loop | NY Times

Video | The Speed in Central Park   After a woman was knocked over by a cyclist and killed, there was a lot of conversation about how to best use the park drive. The Times brought out a radar gun to get a sense of the traffic. The bicyclists come in rolling waves: speedy exercisers, slow meanderers or 13-deep packs of foreign-tongued tourists, heads craned in search of the Dakota or the towering San Remo. Beside them in precarious proximity are the runners, streams of pounding feet that seem, on an unseasonably warm fall Sunday, to never let up. Nearby are the pedicabs and the scooters. The father learning to skateboard. Central Park, the beloved backyard for millions of New Yorkers, is a weekly recreational battlefield. “There’s no such thing as personal space here,” a horse-drawn carriage driver sagely warns his out-of-town fare as they trot alongside the bicycles and the bodies. It is a story as old as the city: the cherished and overloved public space; the small ro

Blaze - The world's first laser light @blazefeed

We have reimagined the bicycle light. Besides being a kickass front bike light, the Laserlight has a unique safety feature. Its green laser projects the image of a bike 5-6 metres onto the road ahead. This alerts vehicles of the unseen cyclists and prevents drivers from turning across their path.  The classic blind spot scenario is the greatest danger to cyclists.   79% of cycle accidents occur when the bicycle is travelling straight ahead and a vehicle manoeuvres into them . The Laserlight gives you a bigger footprint on the road. It alerts drivers ahead of your presence and prevents them from turning across your path. We’re sure that once you’ve tried it, you wouldn’t want to go back to your old LED-only bike lights again. In the words of one of our early adopters, Nigel, “[It] does everything promised better than I dared hope.” For more testimonials,  check here . [Keep reading at Blaze]

See Sense - The intelligent bike light.

See Sense - The intelligent bike light. from See.Sense. on Vimeo .

A review of high-intensity rear lights for improved safety, day or night

1.  The Top 11 lights tested (in OVERALL combined viewpoint- Brightest order) DINOTTE 300L  $200 USD This light is very bright (though not the brightest) from all possible viewing angles.  It also has the longest battery life, USB rechargeable, and nicest flashing pattern. It suffers in cost and weight. SERFAS TL-60   $60USD   WOW doesn’t seem to do justice to this little dynamo. Placing first in brightness both on the meters and visually, USB rechargeable, decent runtime, weight and EZ mounting options for frame and helmet. This guy was the surprise entry. Suffers only in viewing angle. Ride with two or three and you’re set. NIGHTRIDER Solas USB   This is a Great Light. A Very Bright, and Very Well built light.  This  was the third brightest light. The light angle spread is wider than most of the others, including the TL-60 above it. The design works well on both helmet and frame. I used electricians tape to cap off the end when using it on my helmet. C