The Order of the Four-Way Stop
Trust me. There’s more to intersections than meets the eye. Four-way stops are excellent examples of how cooperative our society can be and just how good we can be at living together. They are key in understanding that there is a place for all of us on our roads, bicycles included. Getting through a four-way stop is a very specific process. Like a story, where you already know everything that is going to happen, there is rising action as everyone approaches and comes to a sto
Race Scenario : Acceleration Ahead
The following scenario and series of questions is for learning purposes only. There is no answer key because the point is to ask more questions, debate, discuss, think critically and learn. You're sitting in a group with 3 teammates. You see an attack go off the front. The group starts to accelerate after it. 1. In your opinion, is staying in the group an example of a tactic? 2. What is a potential reason someone would attack off the front of the group? 3. What could your tea
The Martial Cyclist Game
Keep track of your riding with three different stats: points, bonuses, and gold stars. Compete against yourself and others by recording your stats and moving through the ranks. You get one point for each of the following*: - 1 full hour in the saddle - A day of bicycle commuting to work / school - Grocery shopping by bike - 30 minutes on the indoor trainer or rollers Score points to move through the ranks and gain expertise** 1. The Debutant - take as much time as you need, j
Road bikes aren't just for "Racers"
I am going to say this as concisely as I can: road bikes are not just for racers. There is a commonly shared misconception among bicycle shoppers and would be cyclists that if the tires are narrow and the bars are curled down, it must not be for them. Those bikes must be for the fast guys. "I don't want to race or anything," they assure us. But the fact is that road bikes have a lot more uses than going fast. I'd even wager to say that most of the road bikes of the world don'