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Stop-as-Yield wins another state

Despite many drivers dislike for the “unfairness” of Stop-as-Yield (also known as the Idaho stop), it’s safer for cyclists. So it’s great to see that another state has joined (pending a signature) the fold on this concept. CO is a great place to ride a bike, so nice to see that it’s getting even better. Wish that IL would get with the program here… Bicyclists who roll through stop signs will no…

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PSA: Know your helmet’s safety rating

I had a little incident while riding in the rain this morning. I’m fine, the bike is fine. Ignoring a few scratches. But, I do need a new helmet, so while I was checking out the site below to find a new helmet, it occurred to me that it was probably worth sharing this gem. Enjoy. In collaboration with the¬†Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, we have rated a total of 102 bike…

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Unbranded? Or not name-branded?

I’ve been drifting away from GCN lately, but I think their look into “unbranded” bike parts is really interesting, and frankly something that I didn’t really expect to see them touch – even with someone else’s channel. I think there are probably a few reasons we don’t see a deeper examination of these types of products by mainline cycling media; with the major reason being that it’s really hard to advocate for…

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Stem advice

This is totally one of those that-should-be-obvious-but-I’ve-never-considered-it things from a carbon repair guru. Do note that I linked to the summary of this Luescher Teknik video below because he takes around 18 minutes to get to the guidance. That’s not to say that those 18 minutes aren’t useful, they are, just that it’s easy to get lost in the details before hitting the summary. Which is the good stuff.…

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Small changes, to small numbers, net large percentage changes

Math, being math, means that if you take a small number and double it (e.g. 1 + 1 = 2), you get a massive, nay alarming, percentage increase. Which does make for click bait, err.. a good headline, when it comes to things like cyclist death in the UK. There are so many issues with the use of the data (linked below) to draw speculative conclusions, that I hesitated to even link…

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