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I will tackle just the question what can be done to prevent such accidents in the future. I think that in some cases loud horn can help the prevent accidents where motorist is not aware of the cyclist. I was recently in an accident where I was on the main road and motrosit was approaching on side road. He was driving in faster spectrum but many other ...


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Protection level is a personal preference matter. You could just as well wear downhill style full body armor to commute and if you are willing to sacrifice the mobility and comfort for that extra level of protection, I'd say more power to you. So my answer is you should wear whatever makes you feel more comfortable mentally. The reality is it's all shades ...


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I not a Dr nor a medical professional - do not take this as medical advice. The primary purpose of a partial helmet is to protect the brain. With blunt force trauma to the skull the brain will swell and you can lose brain function or even die. As for losing your teeth that is bad and you don't want it to happen but it is not likely something you are ...


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There is plenty of advice about gloves under the Gloves tag. See especially the question "What's the purpose of cycling gloves?" and one of the answers. From which you see that I recommend ordinary cycling gloves. Your purpose is their purpose. But I suggest that while you should be wearing gloves, you also should pay attention to how you ride, and where ...


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Thankfully I never ride without gloves. The light weight gloves with padded leather in the palms is all you need - they are cheap, comfortable and effective - what more could you ask for. I had a crash after my bike was tampered with and the front wheel fell off. I am a programmer, and although I emptied the company first aid kit of dressings, and could not ...


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Maybe try Downhill Mountain Biking gloves. Downhill doesn't suffer the same weight considerations as road cycling, so the gear is generally much tougher and designed to offer protection in some pretty terrifying crashes. The best pair I had were designed with gel-pads at the heel of the hand, which cushioned any impacts...of which I had a few. Snowboarding ...



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