Bicycling June 2017

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País:
United States
Idioma:
English
Editor:
Hearst
Periodicitat:
Bimonthly
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6 Números

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1 min.
join the ride

RIDE JOIN THEENOUGH! Drivers need to stop killing us. It’s hard to stomach those words in print, but the reality is that distracted and hostile drivers threaten our freedom to ride. It’s a b ig enough problem that 5,325 of you shared personal stories of fear and frustration in our recent survey on cycling safety (P. 38). Among the startling revelations: THOUSANDS of you have been hit by a driver—or personally know another cyclist who was killed.LET THAT SINK IN.Even more troubling, the law is of ten soft on motorists while the media and public sent iment are HARD ON CYCLISTS.. The accounts of tragedy and injustice starting on PAGE 40 should motivate you to FIGHT FOR CHANGE. Three ways to get started: 1.Don’t just brush off hostile or distracted…

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2 min.
you should know

ALL_DAY RIDE ESSENTIALS // Friends // At least one oddball destination // Lights // Chamois cream that you’ve used and liked before // A flask // Fireworks long story // A wind jacket // Sweet and savory snacks Make Suffering Fun “Go somewhere you’ve never ridden before ” says online editor Lydia Tanner “Adding the element of navigation helps distract you from pain ” Senior editor Gloria Liu swears by her No Interval Train ing Plan “I let fast friends thrash me a couple of times a week when I need rest I ride with people who roll at a chill pace ” Prefer to head out alone? “I love tackling crazy climbs solo ” says online associate editor James Hart “No pres sure no time goal and the views are always great…

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1 min.
always on

80% OF ACCIDENTS HAPPEN DURING THE D AY NHTSA, 2 015 SOME THINK LIGHTS ARE IMPACTFUL ONLY AT NIGHT MYTH VS REALITY FRONT AND REAR DAYTIME RUNNING LIGHTS CAN SIGNIFICANTLY INCREASE DETECTABLILITY DAYTIME RUNNING LIGHTS WORK Cycling has taken some of its best cues from the automotive industry. We can thank cars and motorcycles for suspension and disc brakes, for instance. These days, cars come standard with daytime running lights because cars with DRLs are less likely to be involved in a collision. Applying that logic to bikes is a no-brainer. Madsen, et. al, 2013. VEHICLES 25% Daytime running lights on cars resulted in a 25% decrease in collisions. Paine, et al., 2006 BICYCLES 33% Daytime running lights on bicycles significantly reduce the likelihood of collision. MOTORCYCLES 13% Daytime running lights on motorcycles resulted in a 13% reduction in collisions. LIGHTS A RE MORE THAN LUMENS Even lights…

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2 min.
“an essential addition to every bike”

In January 2016, while on a training ride with his Giant- Alpecin team, cycling star John Degenkolb and five of his teammates were hit by a car. The news shocked the cycling world. Many of us have had a close call on home roads, but this was a group of seasoned professionals. Weren’t these riders immune to the challenges faced by the everyday cyclist? The harsh truth of Degenkolb’s crash, which kept him off his bike for a significant part of that season, is that pros and amateurs alike face the same vulnerabilities and hazards. Every one of us must take measures to avoid them. At the time of Degenkolb’s crash, Trek was focusing its efforts on teaching cyclists how to enhance their visibility with the ABCs of Awareness. The discussion highlighted…

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1 min.
biomotion

18% CYCLISTS WHO EFFECTIVELY DRAW ATTENTION TO THEIR MOVING PARTS ARE UP TO 83% MORE NOTICEABLE. Wood, et al., 2012 WE ALWAYS HEAR A FLUORESCENT TOP IS SUFFICIENT BUT THAT IS ONLY PARTIALLY TRUE. MYTH VS REALITY HIGHLIGHTING THE MOVING PARTS THAT MAKE YOU RECOGNIZABLE AS HUMAN— YOUR FEET AND LEGS—WITH FLUORESCENT APPAREL DURING DAYLIGHT HAS A MUCH GREATER VISUAL IMPACT. DEVELOP A PERSONAL SAFETY PLAN No matter when you ride, having a personal safety plan takes the worry out of every ride to make them more enjoyable. This is how we ride: LITTLE THINGS, BIG IMPACT When it comes to being seen, little things can make a big difference. Stand out with shoes, socks, and warmers that highlight your body’s moving parts. BRAIN KNOWS BEST The brain has identified ways of protecting itself, beginning with its uncanny ability to recognize…

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1 min.
contrast

53% FLUORESCENT IS SHOWN TO DECREASE A RIDER’S RISK OF INCIDENT BY AS MUCH AS 53% Lahrmann & Madsen, 2015 WHEN THE SUN IS OUT, CYCLISTS WILL BE SEEN. MYTH VS REALITY IN REALITY, DETECTABILITY REQUIRES CONTRAST. WEARING FLUORESCENT CLOTHING HELPS YOU STAND OUT DURING DAYLIGHT HOURS. HIGH VIS REQUIRES SUNLIGHT Fluorescent colorways require UV light from the sun to be 200-300% more visible than normal colors. They do not illuminate with the headlight of a car, which is why fluorescent does not work at night. BRIGHT DURING DAYLIGHT WHEN YOU RIDE WITHOUT LIGHTS OR REFLECTIVE AT NIGHT, THIS IS WHAT A D RIVER SEES. OR DOESN’T SEE. 72% REFLECTIVE GEAR AT NIGHT MAKES YOU 72% MORE NOTICEABLE. Wood, et al., 2013 REFLECTIVE AT NIGHT FLUORESCENT APPAREL IS EFFECTIVE AT NIGHT. MYTH VS REALITY A FLUORESCENT JACKET IS NO MORE DETECTABLE IN THE DARK THAN A…

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