You’re driving your delivery van and you hit a cyclist in front of countless witnesses and CCTV cameras. They hit the road hard and are clearly seriously injured. Do you… (A) High tail the f$@& outta there in a delusional state thinking you’ll get away with it? (B) Scream abuse at the poor bastard as … More What would you do if you hit a cyclist?
This article appeared on the UK Guardian website on Wednesday. It’s a timely reminder that whilst we cyclists are often the ones whose lives are endangered by the reckless behaviour of others, we have a duty of care to others as well. If this guy was riding as dangerously as it’s implied, he’s very lucky … More Cyclist guilty of manslaughter
Okay, so that’s not entirely true. We don’t hate white lines. Most of the time we’re actually quite grateful for them being there. However, when our rear wheel slides out from underneath us on contact with one, condemning us to 20 metres of brutal bitumen exfoliation, we loathe them even more than a tropical-flavoured energy … More Things cyclists hate #9: Road Markings
In the men’s Madision at the UCI World Championships last night, this happened. Ouch.
Holding a line through a corner. Sounds easy. But riding two, three or even four abreast at 50km/h+ on a technical section of road, surrounded by 50 or so other riders, with sticks and rocks and animals and pot holes and who knows what else may or may not be just around that next hairpin … More Hold yer line!
Thought you’d seen it all? Introducing a smartphone app for bike crashes, courtesy of Chris N. Yes, you guessed it…the brain child of an American law firm. You crash. Someone’s gonna pay!!!! In all seriousness though, it’s probably not a bad idea – assuming you’re alive and conscious, you’re bound to be shaken up after … More Collision Course
What the hell is going on up there in south-east QLD this week? Just saw this on the ABC website. The driver must have been reading that article by the rogue Gold Coast journo a few days ago. Makes me sick. http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-12-16/driver-charged-with-attempted-murder-after-hitting-cyclist/4430136
They say when you fall off a bike the best thing to do is get straight back on. Sure, barring broken limbs or internal bleeding, it’s easy enough to get back on physically. The mental remount isn’t always so simple, however. This morning, for example, I went for my first spin since a high-speed front … More In search of lost mojo
This is a few years old now but every time I watch it, I’m still amazed. French track star, Gregory Bauge, take a bow.