Karate Monkey Two-Speeding With My Friend Melvin

All the perils of single-speeding coupled with all the issues of a front derailleur! And how!

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This Website Will Save Your Life. The one below, not mine. Well, maybe mine.

BicycleAccidentPrevention.com is a new website that uses moving images to illustrate the statistically most likely accidents between motorists and bicycles. Their grammar is atrocious, but their visuals are very nice. I have to say, with something close to 15,000+ miles ridden on the road in the past five years, it looks pretty spot-on to me. My instinctual mistrust of all intersections rings true!

Bicycle Accident Prevention Website

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There’s a bit of debate about whether this site is unfairly treating the cyclist’s role in some of these accidents. I would disagree. Sometimes, as a cyclist, obeying the law or my rights as a road user is dangerous. There’s a big difference between what legally should happen, and what does happen.

I am hopeful that one day, I will be able to confidently take right-of-way or ride near car doors without a care, but right now, my life is more important than proving something to motorists about legality.

Hope this is helpful! Keep riding!


One more picture from this weekend.

I got out three times in two days, under two completely different weather conditions and on six different trails. When I’m as busy as I’ve ever been, I need a weekend like this to keep it all together.


Back to work — see you next weekend…