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Pro bike thieves on how to lock your bicycle

Carlton Reid talked to a couple of professional bicycle thieves in this excellent article about how to make your bike less attractive to potential bicycle thieves. Carlton tried a brute force attempt on some of the strongest locks on the market and failed, but after learning the right technique he found he could defeat some read more »

Fall back and change your bicycle computer clock

Those in the United States who live in regions that observe Daylight Savings Time: Don’t forget to “fall back” tonight. If your device connects to GPS or a mobile phone service, your time will automatically update. If not, you need to update the time manually. I updated my list of links to cyclocomputer instruction manuals read more »

Bicycles in Coquimbo Chile

With many roads damaged and gasoline in short supply due to power outages and delivery problems, many residents of coastal Chile get around on bikes and on foot in the aftermath of a magnitude 8.3 earthquake and subsequent tsunamis. View image | A series of surges ranging up to 15 feet high devastated the read more »

What’s in your bicycle plan?

Somebody in an online forum was invited to participate in a stakeholder group to develop a new bike plan for his city. I have other things going on today so this will be a cut-and-paste quicky as I copy elements from the municipal code from the city of Longmont, Colorado, which came about from its read more »

Uglify your bike: Does it work?

To make your bike less likely a target for bike thieves, you’re told to sloppily rattle can and sticker your frame. I knew a guy who completely wrapped his frame in duct tape, which very effectively uglified it. I’ve long been skeptical of the usual advice to “uglify” your bike to make it less appealing read more »

Work zone bicycle considerations

Here are selections from Part 6 on “Temporary Traffic Control Devices” in the 2014 California Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices, which describes the “cone zone” signs, pavement markings, barriers and other “traffic control devices” used in road construction zones.