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Bicycle Safety

Insurance

Sharing the road with cars is my least favorite part of cycling. Whether it’s a quick ride across town in street clothes or a long ride in full kit, nine times out of ten I have some sort of incident involving a car. Usually a driver impedes my right of way due
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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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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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The Door Zone

My second worst injury on a bike happened a number of years ago when I caught a car door to the chest. I was riding with a friend of mine and we were chatting as one does when riding with a good friend. We had just come through an intersection. The next
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Daytime Visibility

Having already written about the steps riders can take to increase visibility, I’d like to focus on the importance of riding with daytime lights. This is a practice I have only recently began using. I can attest to the fact that it’s one we should all take a part in. My first
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7 Life-Saving Tips for Cycling at Night

The California Vehicle Code generally considers bicycles on the road as vehicles, so cyclists need to know their rights and responsibilities on California roads. Many people enjoy cycling for leisure, for exercise, or as an eco-friendly alternative to driving to and from work. Bike lanes and the legal right to “take the
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The Trouble With Electric Scooter Rentals

I’m not a big fan of electric scooter rentals. Yes, they cut down on vehicular traffic. The trade off however, seems to be at the expense of pedestrian safety. When people jump on an electric scooter, it’s like their brain takes a temporary vacation. Riding on the sidewalk is the most common
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Carbon Failure

An exotic material once used on the most expensive frames, carbon fiber is now ubiquitous in cycling. A quick search online reveals carbon frame closeout bikes from a previous a model year sell for a low as $1000. That price is for a complete bike! Current model year bikes from major manufacturers
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