Search Results for: Encounter with a Motorist

Report those close calls at Road Guardian

A few groups have online incident report pages where you can enter information about a troublespot such as a close encounter with a motorist, and the group will log the involved parties (for possible future litigation or as evidence in a future criminal investigation) or even contact the motorist or forward the information to the read more »

Avid cyclist to newbies: It’s your fault we can’t have nice things

Clarification: I’m told Volkswagen’s financial sponsorship of People For Bikes (and, correspondingly, their influence) is fairly small. I don’t philosophically have difficulty with an auto manufacturer spending their marketing dollars on bike projects, but I do believe it’s important to be aware of where those dollars are coming from. People for Bikes is a bicycle read more »

My thoughts on the Fly6

Everybody has been talking about the Australian “Fly6″ Kickstarter project. If you haven’t heard of it yet, the Fly6 integrates an HD camera into a bicycle “blinky” tail light. The idea is to make ride cameras so ubiquitous that aggressive motorists will never know if they’re on candid camera or not, kind of how dashcams read more »

Sharing the road with horses

I hope you all had a great New Year. While riding on New Years Day, I encountered a group of equestrians who celebrated the Year of the Horse with a horseback ride on public roads. Their route included the most heavily traveled stroad in my city. Orange County cycling attorney David Huntsman points out that read more »

Consider Q when bunny hopping that sagging chain

Bunny hopping — the ability to jump your bike over small barriers — can be a helpful urban cycling skill. Consider, however, the sagging chain barrier. These are commonly used to block motorists from using parking lots as shortcuts.

Bollards on the Guadalupe River Trail

A couple of weeks ago I biked my usual route home on the Guadalupe River Trail alongside San Jose International Airport.