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Loss of focus during safety relevant routine tasks is a very common problem in occupational research. An example of drivers whose route cannot be altered to make it more exciting are train drivers. The method of finger pointing and calling (FPC) had been in use in Japan for decades. The train operator points at all relevant objects, for instance signals, ...


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A commuter bike should be as cheap and durable as possible. Carbon rims will not provide any advantage for a commuting ride. Carbon rims are really only useful for racing but the marketing machines have convinced us of their necessity and superior "feel". Unlike aluminum, one cannot be certain of the quality of an off-brand, discount carbon wheelset. You ...


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I once met a chap who had attached long fuzzy fur to the part of his helmet strap that went just in front of his ears. He claimed that it reduced wind noise considerably, same theory as the really fury boom microphones they use in windy conditions. I have no experience, but it seemed to work for him. I concur with Nathan, don't rely on your hearing for cars,...


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