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Bicycle Frame Geometry: Stem Length

Recently, I discussed the how head tube angle, fork rake, and trail effect the steering characteristics of a bicycle. Hopefully that article was more enlightening that baffling. With that less than straight forward aspect of frame design covered, let’s move on to something seemingly more straight forward: stem length. Frame sizing: Sloping
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Bicycle Frame Geometry: Fork Rake and Trail

Bicycle frame geometry is a subject that can leave many people scratching their heads. With many variables effecting the riding dynamic of any given frame, a novice can easily find themselves in over their heads rather quickly. As someone who obsesses over every millimeter of frame geometry I am here to help.
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The Science of Rider Visibility

Rider visibility is a subject close to our hearts here at EB Cycling Law. Mike is an avid cyclist who had a nasty incident with a motorist who didn’t see him. Ask him to tell you about it and he will likely mention that he still is dealing with issues that are
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Riding in the Wet

I’m what’s known as a fair weather cyclist. Once upon a time I would roll in any weather. These days I prefer the dry to the wet. I have a steadfast rule, if the ground is wet I’m not riding. That being said, no matter how threatening the sky looks, if it’s
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New Roads

I have a bad habit. I seem to constantly find myself on rides I am ill prepared for. Sometimes I don’t have enough water considering the heat and distance. Other times I don’t have enough clothing for poor weather conditions. I regularly go too far without enough on the bike nutrition despite
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Elderly Drivers

Spending time on the road means exposing yourself to all kinds of drivers. As I mentioned last week, there is the person who sees you and wants to “teach you a lesson”. They do so by coming insanely close as they pass. There are distracted drivers. One I saw today was watching a
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Cool Heads Prevail

While riding with a couple of friends on a class III bikeway the other day, we had the pleasure of the classic near pass. Everything about the interaction was seemingly stereotypical. A raised and blacked out Toyota Tundra clearly saw us riding and decided to get as close to us as possible
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Illness and Injury

For those of us who absolutely love cycling, illness and injury are frustrating setbacks. We know how much time it takes to get just a little bit better. We build on this form season after season. Those of us in search of good form endure the elements and treacherous conditions just to
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The Shrinking Amateur Race Calendar

Once upon a time, you could find me turning my pedals in anger at any number of local bike races on any given weekend. While mostly criterium based, there was a mix of short stage races, omniums, and one day road races within a two hour drive. Lower category races all had
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Developing World Bike Programs 

The bicycle is a perfect machine. The mobility it provides allows a rider to cover distances far greater than someone on foot. It’s durability allows a bicycle to haul many times it’s weight in order to transport items. It’s efficiency allows a rider to utilize a bicycle’s benefits with the only energy
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