Thursday, August 28, 2008

Some good riding techniques....

You may recognize the voice (and Carradice bag from the boat cleat tip) in these videos. Here are some videos that show some good ways to ride in traffic while on your epicurean cycling adventures to keep you safe. The 2nd and 3rd installment of the video show some nice advanced techniques (negotiating freeway on-ramps, using left-turn only lanes, etc.,). So be sure to watch them all :) It's a good series to watch (note classy 3-speed bike with swept back bars, full fenders, lights and Carradice).





3 comments:

twodeadpoets said...

Good information in the videos. Most of the techniques showed served as conformation of what I already know. There were a couple of new things though such as the right left box maneuver that I didn't know. That said I could see where a driver might get a little confused having a cyclist do that in front of them.

Aidan said...

For those of us that cycle on the right side of the road (the RIGHT side is the left side ;)) there is an excellent book that covers similar things to these videos in some dept. As well as some things that are very common on the uk roads such as roundabouts and forward stop lines (where bikes get to pull a couple of meters ahead of the stopped cars) It does have a lot of generaly good advice for all cyclists if you can get a copy elsewhere.

http://www.cyclecraft.co.uk/

I am not the author, just an owner of the last 3 editions I think!

Kwikfile said...

Love these videos particularly the last one. I have been commuting quite a bit and actually picked up some new tips. Thanks Russ for putting these on EC.

Carl