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On The Blogs: How To Light Your Bike

The Night RiderExcellent and timely lighting post from Stephen on Cycling50+ … a great rundown of the lights and reflectors you need to ensure drivers see you at night:

Last week’s clock rewind is yet another dead giveaway that winter approaches. And it’s turned many bike commuters into night riders

The basic trick to night riding is to see and be seen. Even on well-lit streets, darkness not only makes it more difficult to see, but also judge distances and direction, which means slower reaction times – for both drivers and riders.

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On The Blogs: Ride and Prejudice

Via Cycling50+, is how you treat another person dictated by their mode of transportation, rather than their value as a person?

Behind the Labels – Rider or driver; take away the wheels and what do you have? In both cases: a person. One person rides a bike, the other person drives a car.

Most altercations between drivers and riders are based almost entirely on the fact that one is a “cyclist” and the other a “motorist” – and the prejudice brought by each against the other based on the respective modes of transportation.

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On The Blogs: Inside David Byrne’s Head

Blogger Stephen, on his Cycling50+ blog, discovers he has more in common with David Byrne than he thought:

“Lady, if I was a truck you wouldn’t be doing that”
oohahhahahaaaa. I thought david byrne would ride around NYC thinking of how to turn the Statue of Liberty into an oboe – but he’s thinking like me on the bike

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