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Dr Ian and the Walkers – Part Three

The story so far: Dr Ian seems to have done a deal with the Dark Side, for which he’ll be handsomely rewarded, but will need to use expendable research assistants…

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Dr Ian and the Walkers – Part Two

The story so far: Dr Ian has got some cash together to do research into drivers’ behaviour when overtaking cyclists. The key question is, does wearing a cycle helmet affect things? We join him on his ride home from another

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Dr Ian And The Walkers – Part One

I’ve been kinda busy over the last week. But I did manage to squeeze in some time to Photoshop some road safety research so as to make it interesting to science fiction nerds: A long time ago, in a university

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Equine Medicine And The Bicycle

I’m a big fan of Gary Larson’s The Far Side comics. Like all the best surrealism, they have their roots in reality. Like this one: This got me thinking… Diagnosis Treatment Tired Ride a bike Sad Ride a bike Happy

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How to Dress Like Your Hero, Yehuda Moon

You probably know that I’m a big fan of Rick Smith’s daily comic strip, Yehuda Moon. It’s the story of daily life in a bike shop, owned by ex-commercial property developer and idealist Yehuda Moon, and staffed by racer-turned-wrench Joe

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When You’re Running Late…

You know that McCracken’s First Law applies: The strength of the headwind is directly proportional to how late you are. If you try to cheat, by grabbing a quicker, sleeker, lighter bike (reasoning that you’ll easily make up the time

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Riding No-Handed

Riding home with Daughter last week, I was making like a swan in flight with both my arms out wide. As we turned into our back lane, I looked over my shoulder to see Daughter also managing to ride no-handed.

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What Is The Critical Mass Of People On Bikes?

Criticality Accident – Don’t try this at home, kids! Sometimes we achieve critical mass by accident – like in the Newcastle Cycle Campaign’s City Chiefs Cycle Challenge, in which a bunch of politicians, civil servants and cycle campaigners took to

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This Is Why I Ride A Bike

Today’s Yehuda Moon strip – never a truer word: I remember the day well – a spring afternoon in 2005. I was in training for my first triathlon, but on this particular day, sitting in a mile long queue of

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Will Higher Fuel Prices Result In A Bicycle Tipping Point?

The sort of tipping point where the masses See The Light. Suddenly people are abandoning their cars, joining the revolution, and┬ápedalling┬áto a new, brighter future. Not so much of a New Jerusalem in England’s green and pleasant land as a

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