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Megamoon from Maia Media on Vimeo .

Paris to let cyclists skip red lights | BBC

Paris plans to triple the number of cyclists in the city by 2020 Cyclists in Paris are to be allowed to ride through red lights after tests showed the move would not lead to accidents. Traffic lights for bicycles will be placed under the traffic lights for cars on some junctions. The lights will indicate when bikes can either turn right or ride ahead - even when lights for cars are on red. [Keep reading at BBC]

Infrastructure vs Helmets

The safest country in the world for cycling is the Netherlands. There you’ll also find  the widest spectrum  of people cycling: from young children (the average age at which children begin to cycle independently is about 8 years old) to elderly people (those over 65 cycle for over 25% of journeys). So, the Netherlands is the safest country for cycling at any age, yet helmet use is only 0.5% – and it’s likely that the 1-in-200 helmet-wearing cyclists  are riding for sport . Cycling safety is  clearly something more  than wearing a styrofoam hat – and yet the German ministry for transport is  gung-ho for helmets . All ages and physical abilities, cycling without helmets – yet the safest in the world. Helmets are no answer to dangers on the street. In the UK, most cyclists wear a helmet, yet cycling there is six times more dangerous than in the Netherlands (and that figure ignores the fact that hardly any children or elderly people cycle there).  If we genuinely want to make c

Biking on bobsled track at Trebevic, Sarajevo


Technical FAQ: Minimum tire pressure and more

Photo: Caley Fretz | On minimum tire pressure Dear Lennard, I read with interest  your reply to Manny  with regard to 25mm tyre pressures. I recently purchased 25mm Vittoria Open Corsa SC tyres, and these are clearly marked with “Clincher MIN to MAX pressure: 115 to 145 PSI.” This seems quite unreasonably high to me, so I’m wondering what is a safe minimum pressure to use with 25mm clinchers (would be interesting to hear from your contacts at other tyre manufacturers), and why does Vittoria see the need for such a high minimum pressure? — Simon Dear Simon (I sent this answer directly to Simon), Here is the response to your question from Vittoria: According to ETRTO, bicycle tires are allowed to deflect 30% of its height at maximum load only. We respect the ETRTO, but we do not limit the body weight of our customers. 115PSI minimum air pressure is the consequence for our high-end 25mm tire with its very flexible casing; the minimum air pressure is related to the

WinBib - Protection From Headwinds @WinBibDan

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Lumos: A Next Generation Bicycle Helmet


The Bicycle Revolution - WGBH


A Mission for Citi Bike: Recruiting More Female Cyclists | NY Times

A woman rode a Citi Bike near Madison Square Park on Monday. Women take about a quarter of all Citi Bike trips and make up just under a third of its members.   Credit Christopher Lee for The New York Times  When she passes a row of shiny blue Citi Bikes in Manhattan, Yael Steren often wants to stop and take one for a ride. Then the doubt creeps in. Braving city traffic without a helmet seems too risky. But carrying one around all day would be a hassle. “I know how crazy the drivers are here,” said Ms. Steren, 36, a personal stylist who lives in Greenwich Village. Like many women in New York City, she has weighed the wind-in-your-hair joy of urban cycling with the pulse-quickening anxiety of steering between barreling trucks and decided against taking a spin. When Citi Bike arrived here, it promised to spread the benefits of biking to the masses, an uphill push in a city where large potholes, heedless yellow cabs and darting pedestrians can make riding on busy streets seem

Opinion: STOP Riding Like This! Ease the Impact of Mountain Biking on the Environment | Singetracks

Enough whining already! Stop berating politicians and land managers for avoiding a fair public process, an absence of bipartisanship, unilateral decisions, dismissing scientific data leading to blind edicts preventing, prohibiting, and pilfering our trails under pretenses that mountain biking harms the environment more than other forms of trail use until… …we put ourselves under the microscope. Unfair politician person who closes MTB trails for no good reason PC: Thomas Le Ngo via  Creative Commons License  ( no changes made ) The issue isn’t  whether or not  mountain biking degrades a trail or impacts the environment in some harmful way, but  to what extent  it does and how much control YOU have over it. While the impacts of off-road biking have been shown to be equal to (and according to  some research , less than) hiking, it is dually important to develop and encourage a certain self-awareness to identify, break, and prevent poor but  avoidable   riding   behavio

13th Annual Filmed by Bike Trailer @filmedbybike

13th Annual Filmed by Bike Trailer from Filmed by Bike on Vimeo .