Friday, June 19, 2009

The Pain of Bike Riding

I have recently started biking to work and around town a lot more often. In the past, I haven't had the best 'bike karma' - from passing out and landing in a gutter in Bali to flailing out of control and skidding down a dirt path in China. As such, I now tend to be a bit more cautious while riding my bike.

Bike riding is an incredibly efficient, clean and healthy way to get around. The video "Bicycles, Rolling Stops, and the Idaho Stop" from Spencer Boomhower on Vimeo briefly discusses how efficient bike riding is.

However, due to the fact that bikers share the road with cars, buses, trams, etc. many accidents still do occur. The Guardian is running a discussion on What's your worst cycling accident? While this is not an attempt to scare bike riders off the road, it does point out that we all have to be careful when using our shared roadways.

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