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Jumping Red Lights: Safer Than Stopping?

Big ride today – nearly 80 miles playing in the hills of County Durham, getting as far as Wolsingham & then coming home via Durham and the Angel. I had an incident at a set of lights that made me

Posted in 'A'-List Blogs, Assassination Attempts, Bike Culture, Blogroll, Brick, Cycle, Industrial-Strength Sarcasm, IronMan?, Ranting, Road Safety

Accident Blackspots

Bikeportland.org yesterday featured a map showing their local accident blackspots for cyclists: What you’ll notice from this is that accidents seem to happen more on busier streets, and most frequently at junctions. (In other news, the sky is apparently blue,

Posted in Assassination Attempts, Bike Culture, Bike to Work, Blogroll, Cycling, Photographs, Road Safety

Road Signs For Riders

There’s been some chatter recently about road signs. Apparently there are a whole new set of ’em being rolled out across the US, as shown here on cyclelicio.us : In the UK, we’re seeing more of these ones, which allow

Posted in Bike Culture, Bike to Work, Blogroll, Friends, North Tyneside, Photographs, Silly Stuff, Where I Shop, Whitley Bay

Wait Till Your Mum Sees The State Of Your Shirt

Riding in the rain? With a white shirt on? And no mudguards? How dare you turn up to work with that streak of black road-grime up your back – go home and get changed at once! Oh, and a huge

Posted in Blogroll, Video

The Good Lord Smites Bike Thieves

I’m a huge fan of Yehuda Moon, and last Friday evening I started doodling bike stuff on a napkin in a restaurant – just to keep Daughter entertained. What I came up with was this (now re-drawn – I don’t

Posted in Blogroll, Comic strip, How to lock your bike

Most Surreal SMIDSY Ever?

This via a comment by Scubamatt on today’s Yehuda Moon strip: Man convicted in orange rabbit pedicab hit-and-run Friday, October 30, 2009 By The Associated Press PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Mercedes driver testified he didn’t see the 6-foot-tall orange

Posted in Assassination Attempts, Bike Culture, Blogroll, Industrial-Strength Sarcasm, Photographs, Road Safety, USA

You Can Keep Your Fixie Tricks . . .

. . . and your free-running, parkour high-jinks. Because this is the real deal – an amazing video via a comment by ‘BSO’ in today’s Yehuda Moon strip: Skip past the first few seconds of tricks (which I thought was

Posted in Bike Culture, Blogroll, Video
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