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Jan
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awarded  Popular Question
Jan
13
comment How to get over anger at inconsiderate drivers
@WillVousden Yes. I guess people have a range of reactions: getting over it (letting it go), on the one hand; having PTSD, at the other extreme; and maybe holding a grudge or something, somewhere in between these two.
Jan
3
comment Is bicycle Helmet really effective?
@GaryE Yes I'm not recommending going without a helmet; except perhaps if you're an experienced cyclist at like 15 kph on a clean surface protected from other traffic: then maybe the OP has a good point and you're unlikely to even fall let alone hit your head.
Jan
3
comment Is bicycle Helmet really effective?
Yes I stopped wearing mine after I had about 4000 km of commuting experience, and the day's temperature was +40C, and I figured that the bigger risk might be heat stroke. It was about a year after that that in a moment of inattention I skidded on a familiar (but dirty) bike path and had to get stitches.
Jan
3
comment Is bicycle Helmet really effective?
I conclude (presume) they think they can keep their head from hitting the pavement. Commuting in Holland, that may even be justifiable/reasonable. That assumption would be less reasonable when racing, or cycling on rough terrain, or commuting in countries other than Holland, or as a novice cyclist.
Jan
3
comment Is bicycle Helmet really effective?
It's an indication that although it's true that people want to protect the brain there are some cyclists who think they can do that without helmets. Dutch cyclists are a special case though: very very experienced cyclists, relatively low speed, proper bicycle roads separated from other vehicles...
Jan
3
comment Is bicycle Helmet really effective?
@Frisbee People don't wear a helmet when they walk, so maybe it depends on how and where they ride. A Google Image search for dutch cyclists implies that most of them don't wear helmets. Anyone like the OP who is "new in bicycling" probably should wear a helmet, though.
Jan
3
answered Is bicycle Helmet really effective?
Jan
2
comment How to reduce vibrations to handlebars on aluminium road bike
@Criggie schwalbetires.com/tech_info/inflation_pressure suggests that 32 mm could be 30% less than 25 mm (though it also expects you'd be at 125 psi not 100 psi on 25 mm).
Jan
2
answered How to reduce vibrations to handlebars on aluminium road bike
Dec
15
comment Winter cycling clothes in full black
What are "been-seen-by lights"?
Nov
16
awarded  Notable Question
Oct
13
comment Can different size feet be a cause of knee pain?
When it happened to me it was from carrying a bike U-lock on the side of the bike which forced one knee to be slightly (asymmetrically) further from the centre-line.
Oct
3
comment How do experienced cyclists know which gear they are in without an optical display?
If you gently try to up-shift or down-shift and can't, doesn't that tell you that you're already in top or bottom gear?
Sep
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Sep
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Sep
8
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Aug
23
comment Which states or countries have stop-sign-as-yield laws for bicyclists (Idaho stop law)?
@BrianCampbell I asked a policeman that question (see this answer).
Aug
22
comment Is my stopping dangerous when Idaho Stop is de facto but not legal?
@DanielRHicks I once posted on Skeptics.SE to reference an old study of motorcycle accidents. It said that it was usually the driver's fault (e.g. the driver not seeing the motorcycle and turning across their right of way) however that the motorcyclist often contributed somehow (e.g. not wearing goggles and so squinting into the wind, travelling fast, no headlight on in the day time, no evasive manoeuvre nor even putting their brakes on etc.): i.e. I'm not surprised if it's often the driver's fault with a cyclist, even so a cyclist might be able to avoid that (e.g. by looking for eye contact).
Aug
22
revised Is my stopping dangerous when Idaho Stop is de facto but not legal?
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