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  The Only Good Cyclist... NYC Bicycle Fatalities--Who's Responsible?
Thus, although police blame cyclist error for three-fourths (75%) of cyclist fatalities, in fact, driver error was the principal cause in 57% of recent fatal bicycle crashes and at least a contributing cause in 78%.
The NYPD failed to inform cycling representatives and the public that the rate of cyclists killed in traffic was accelerating during 1999.
After the record rise in cyclist fatalities was uncovered by Right Of Way and T.A., the NYPD blamed the deaths on the cyclists while ignoring driver misconduct and police indifference.
www.transalt.org /features/goodcyclist.html   (1471 words)

 Cyclist dies in race at PIR - July 13, 2005
The 29-year-old cyclist from Milwaukie, whose name was withheld pending family notification, was 300 yards from finishing the 40-mile race when he lost control of his bike, said Lt. Allen Oswalt, spokesman for Portland Fire and Rescue.
Oswalt said the cyclist suffered "huge head trauma" and died at the scene.
Race organizer Jeff Mitchem said the cyclist, who had several years of racing experience, was in a pack sprinting toward the finish line when he tried to pass on a straightaway and veered off course.
www.mailtribune.com /archive/2005/0713/sport/stories/05sport.htm   (283 words)

 What Should We Do about George?
Reading through past Virginia Cyclist articles is a good way for members to understand the goals and works of the Federation.
And he admits that when he does drive a car, if some cyclist passes by him when he is stopped at a light and streaks across on a red, he feels a moment of anger.
Too often, bicyclists in such situations report that the voiced or unvoiced presumption on the part of the police is that the cyclist was in the wrong, was the negligent party.
www.vabike.org /archive/ar95_5a3.htm   (557 words)

 EBikesNW: The Cyclist's Electric Bike Shop
A cyclist regards pedalling as a reward rather than a punishment—whether he or she bikes currently or has not ridden for decades and whether he or she is fit or out-of-shape.
A cyclist is someone who appreciates the handling, lightness and aesthetics of a bicycle.
The cyclist prefers a bicycle-akin electric bike, one that also pedals with ease in the power-off mode.
www.electricvehiclesnw.com /main/cyclist-shop.htm   (170 words)

 Cyclist   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
A Cyclist is a person who engages in cycling whether as a sport or rides a bicycle for recreation or transportation.
The Touring Cyclist Journal A place where touring cyclists can post and read each others stories.
Tropical Cyclist Fietsreizen in tropisch Zuidoost-Aziƫ in groepen van maximaal 12.
www.serebella.com /encyclopedia/article-Cyclist.html   (216 words)

 Cyclist Inferiority by John Forester
By considering cyclists inferior to motorists, government can deny to cyclists some of the important rights that apply, in legal terms, to drivers of vehicles, but which are commonly supposed to apply to motorists, because cyclists and motorists are the only significant users of the nation's roadways.
It is absurd to consider that most adult cyclists are incapable of knowing how to obey the traffic laws when most adult cyclists, in the USA at least, have been certified by the government as having that knowledge and skill.
Thirty percent of car-bike collisions in the Cross study (mid 1970s) are caused by the cyclist obeying the precepts of bike-safety education.
www.sheldonbrown.com /cyclist_inferiority.html   (807 words)

 Bookreporter.com - THE CYCLIST by Viken Berberian
Viken Berberian's unnamed narrator in THE CYCLIST is a terrorist moved to violence by the injustices he perceives around him.
The cyclist's idyllic childhood was shattered, however, when a bomb was dropped on his quiet village.
The scene and character motivations are purposefully vague; the cyclist is undoubtedly Middle Eastern, yet he is seemingly affiliated with the Druze, Muslim, and Jewish cultures.
www.bookreporter.com /reviews/0743222830.asp   (599 words)

 Cyclist Errors Which Cause Automobile-Bicycle Collisions, Illustrated
Whenever a cyclist arrives at a major roadway from an alleyway or drive or whenever the cyclist starts out onto the roadway, the cyclist should carefully scan in both directions to be sure that no vehicle is approaching.
A cyclist traveling the wrong way on the street that the motorist is turning right onto is very unlikely to be seen by the motorist in time even if there is no parked car because the motorist will have his attention focused on the opposite traffic lane.
A cyclist is daydreaming while riding down the street and runs into the back of a parked car (1.4% of collisions, of which 10% were severe) or he runs into the back of a slow or stopped car (1.3% of collisions, of which 5% were severe).
www.kenkifer.com /bikepages/traffic/car-bike.htm   (2915 words)

 How To Fit Your Custom Bicycle
A taller cyclist who wants a more comfortable frame may be better off selecting a frame 27—28cm less than inseam length, C-T. For a mountain bike, we start by recommending a frame in the range of 10—12cm smaller than you take in a road frame.
The neutral knee position serves as a good starting point for most cyclists, though many adjust it from here: long distance (stage) racers and mountain bikers often move the saddle back by 1cm or more, for power, and sprinters may move it forward, “getting on top of the gear” for quick acceleration.
Most cyclists select a bar that is just as wide as their shoulders, measured as the distance between the shoulder joints.
www.coloradocyclist.com /BikeFit/index.cfm   (1865 words)

 THE KENT CYCLIST BATTALION - History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Kent Cyclist Battalion was formed in 1908 as part of the new Territorial Force, replacing the Volunteers, to form an effective properly trained and organised part-time army to defend the homeland against possible invasion when the regular Army was sent overseas.
The Kent Cyclist Battalion was one of the ten original Territorial Cyclist Battalions in the country, whose main role in wartime was to be in patrolling the coastline.
The Kent Cyclist Battalion was one of fifteen units administered by the Kent Territorial Army Association headed by the Lord Lieutenant of the County.
digiserve.com /peter/kcb/kcb-hist.htm   (1425 words)

 Amazon.com: Books: The Cyclist: A Novel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Cyclist explores the background and motivations of its unnamed narrator, a Lebanese terrorist-in-training given the task of detonating a bomb (delivered on his bicycle) at a luxury hotel outside of Beirut.
Berberian's 'The Cyclist' is, put simply, the thoughts of a terrorist as he recovers from a bicycle accident and prepares himself for another terrorist mission.
The cyclist is given some motivation (a marketplace bombing in his village as a youth), but his group and his mission are so absurd (he's supposed to enter a cycling race in order to "blend in"?) that his situation can't be taken seriously as an insight to terrorist thought.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0743222830?v=glance   (1981 words)

 TRAINING INCIDENT REPORT   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
On a small country road, a cyclist was was rolling happily on his brand new high-tech race machine.
But to their surprise, the cyclist began to gain speed on them and passed them on the right like a bullet.
Standing the gas pedal, the pick-up passed the cyclist again real close while the passengers were doing some impolite gestures but as before, the cyclist quickly gained on the truck and passed him on the right again.
www.gccfla.org /1996/traininc.html   (209 words)

 The Cycling Dude: The Well Read Cyclist
I see so many cyclists not using their brains when on the road, and still others, because they are afraid of the street, or just plain don't care, endangering pedestrians by riding on the sidewalk, day, and night.
Cyclists endangered by "dooring" by oblivious drivers-- Published Monday, June 28, 2004, in the Sacramento Bee byTony Bizjak.
The authors also discuss the practice many cyclists employ of the "rolling stop" where the cyclist slows to about 5mph as he or she approaches a stop sign and, if the way appears clear, proceed on through the intersection without stopping.
www.sneakeasysjoint.com /thecyclingdude/the_well_read_cyclist/index.html   (12349 words)

 Cyclist charged in road death | ajc.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Gwinnett police filed charges on Monday against a bicyclist whose riding companion was struck and killed by a car on Peachtree Industrial Boulevard in August.
Cyclist Brian Mock was cited on misdemeanor charges of riding too far into a through lane and not having a red reflector on his bike, said Gwinnett police spokesman Cpl. Dan Huggins.
State law allows cyclists to occupy a lane further to the left than normal if there are unusual circumstances, Hoffarth said.
www.ajc.com /metro/content/metro/gwinnett/0105/04cyclist.html   (253 words)

 Intermediate-Level Cyclist Training Program   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The club cyclists were rated much more stringently than other adult cyclists, both because they were rated by criteria that allowed only minute deviations from the most desirable path and because they traveled a route which included merges and diverges, multiple-turn-lanes, roadways with 40,000 ADT at 50 mph, overcrossings and underpasses.
A competent cyclist might occasionally forget when flustered by circumstances, or risk it when a greater danger threatened, but he would not casually neglect it merely because nobody was watching him.
Forester has frequently remarked that among adult cyclists it is the most cautions who ride most dangerously; their combination of fear and incompetence causes them to ride dangerously while blaming supposed dangers upon other causes; in contrast, competent cyclists ride safely, accepting responsibility for their actions and with little fear.
danenet.wicip.org /bcp/intermediate.html   (8287 words)

 The Cyclist Lifestyle -- The Culture of Cycling Enthusiasts and Bike People
History can help, as the first recorded use of "cyclist" (in 1881) was as the name of a magazine for bicycle enthusiasts.
It seems that all cyclists share many idiosyncrasies (however oxymoronic that may be) which are not understood by occasional bike riders.
Cycling in the Sixties: A History of US Bicycling in the 1960's According to most accounts, bicycling reappeared as adult recreation in the 70's, but actually there was a good bit of growth and change during the 60's which made the cycling boom of the 70's possible.
www.kenkifer.com /bikepages/lifestyle   (1018 words)

 Merckx :: Competitive Cyclist
He is the only professional cyclist who rode without a single weakness against which to plot.
In the mountains, against the watch, in sprints, for one-day classics or three-week grand tours, Merckx was just unbeatable -- it seemed like he devoured his opposition.
He became the common reference for all cyclists of his generation, and he will forever be the benchmark against which the great champions will be measured.
www.competitivecyclist.com /za/CCY?PAGE=BRAND&BRAND.ID=13   (434 words)

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Southern Cyclist Magazine is gathering material and wants articles that our readers will find interesting.
Van driver allegedly passes cyclists and then stops short arrest by police for aggravated battery...
All mail received is the property of Southern Cyclist Magazine and Creole Publishing.
www.southerncyclist.com   (348 words)

 T.A. Launches "Working Cyclist" Safety Program, April 7, 2004
The goal of T.A.'s Working Cyclist program is to improve the safety of commercial bicyclists working for restaurants and courier services by ensuring that they are properly equipped and educated on traffic rules.
Transportation Alternatives is operating the Working Cyclist program in cooperation with the New York City Police Department; the Mayor’s Community Assistance Unit; City Councilmembers Gifford Miller, Gail Brewer, Eva Moskowitz and Christine Quinn; and Manhattan Community Boards 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8.
Cyclists are vehicles under New York State law.
www.transalt.org /press/askta/040407working.html   (632 words)

 Elementary-Level Cyclist Training Program   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
It may be that these components can be learned sufficiently early to meet the young cyclists' need for mobility with reasonable safety, or it may be that these components are so difficult that some other arrangement must be devised for young cyclists.
One can conclude, then, that given the prevalent travel and traffic-accident patterns of very young American cyclists, it is possible to teach them to properly operate in their present environment and thus avoid the largest proportion of their traffic accidents.
These courses concentrate on preventing the cyclist from creating his own hazards by teaching him to act properly, which I think is a necessary prerequisite to detecting and avoiding the hazards caused by others.
danenet.wicip.org /bcp/elementary.html   (5165 words)

 EMS Cyclist Training Courses ~ IPMBA (International Police Mountain Bike Association)
The IPMBA EMS Cyclist program, like the Police Cyclist program, is based on the proven and safe principles of the well know Effective Cycling program created by John Forrester.
EMS Cyclist training is a result of input from a group of EMS bike patrol experts.
To avoid any confusion, be sure to specify that you would like an EMS Cyclist pin, and include your IPMBA membership number, your phone number, and the address to which you want the pin mailed.
www.ipmba.org /ems.htm   (576 words)

 Subtle Little Clues that Indicate a True Cyclist
Jack Dingler reminded us that cyclists have longer shoe laces on the left than on the right, Ilana Stern pointed out that right shoe laces also have badly frayed loops, and Jeff DelPapa correctly noted that, on a tandem rider, both sets of shoe laces are chewed up.
However, paradoxically, a true cyclist® knows "every street, way, lane, path, and route around his home" and, when offering directions, the cyclist will supply all kinds of information that's meaningless to anyone else, such as the steepness of hills (BIT from Germany).
According to Phil Feldman, the true cyclist® keeps his bike right next to his chair, a Velonews mousepad sits on the desk, and when he enters the room, he checks the cycling newsgroups before doing any work.
www.kenkifer.com /bikepages/lifestyle/trucycle.htm   (2517 words)

 Cyclist Struck By Truck; Third Bike Wreck in 14 Days --Leesburg2Day-- The Journal of Loudoun County   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
For the third time since Aug. 24 a cyclist has been struck by a car in Loudoun County.
The truck was driving north on Oakgrove when it turned left into a business complex entrance in the 110 block and struck the cyclist, who was riding south on the road.
The cyclist was transported by helicopter to Inova Fairfax Hospital, where he was last listed in critical condition.
www.leesburg2day.com /current.cfm?catid=6&newsid=11077   (273 words)

 OutdoorsBest Forums: Profile for Cyclist
Cyclist last posted at 4:16 PM 9/14/2005 to Reference to God in pledge is unconstitutional (in Politics)
Cyclist has been a member for 1037 days.
User ratings begin at 100% and points may be subtracted by administrators and moderators.
outdoorsbest.zeroforum.com /zerouser?cmd=viewprofile&id=12060   (109 words)

 DVD Savant Review: The Cyclist
When faced with the impossible task of riding a bicycle nonstop for a week, his key response is to simply admit that he doesn't have a choice.
Although we see the suffering wife in the hospital and watch the cyclist's son struggle to help him, Nasim's plight quickly becomes a secondary subject for director Mohsen Makhmalbaf.
Other touches are more fanciful, such as his wife's vision of a 'heavenly' husband riding in the clouds outside her hospital window.
www.dvdtalk.com /dvdsavant/s1477cycl.html   (817 words)

 Cyclist, urbane cyclist, cyclist connection   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Cyclist connection Suburban cyclist unlimited Urbane cyclist The touring cyclist Motor cyclist Colarado cyclist Diablo cyclist Druken cyclist Cyclist armstrong Grizzly peak cyclist
A bicycle is a vehicle and as a cyclist, you have the same rights and...
The cyclist who said he was run down by a Southern Methodist University law...
www.clarinetinfo.com /cyclist.html   (927 words)

 BBC NEWS | England | Cambridgeshire | Cyclist dies in train accident
A cyclist has died after being hit by a train on a level crossing near Cambridge.
The cyclist, who has not been named, was hit by the 0825 BST from King's Lynn in Norfolk to London Kings Cross.
The cyclist, who is believed to be in his 50s, was pronounced dead at the scene.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/england/cambridgeshire/3177462.stm   (324 words)

 ::..::I'm glowing with fucked up::..::   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
We as cyclists are told by these Fucking Pigs to report these type of things.
I found one who is also a cyclist, so he knew what it was like to ride in a urban area and deal with traffic.
After all, cyclists are in the perfect position to practice sousveillance, watching from below.
www.drunkcyclist.com /index1.html   (5978 words)

 The Touring Cyclist - bike tours and online sales
At The Touring Cyclist we are dedicated to the bicycling industry and to our surrounding community.
We carry bikes from many manufacturers; we are certain that if we don't already have the bike you're looking for we can guide you in the right direction.
The Touring Cyclist Biathlon results are now posted.
www.touringcyclist.com   (237 words)

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