It can be a real drag when your head is cold, especially while cycling. The Bontrager Unisex Knit Cap is a great choice of gear to keep your head warm, and its unisex, so both men and women can get good use of it. The Bontrager Unisex Knit Cap is double-layered, with six seams, to keep your head warm and keep you cycling. Purchase the Bontrager Unisex Knit Cap at Bontrager for $19.99….
Portland Design Works introduces their super-bright Radbot 1000 rear blinkie light, which features a 1 watt red LED light. The light has two simple modes, blink or steady. The Portland Design Works Radbot 1000 Rear Blinkie is one of the brightest rear lights out right now, and it also features an integrated reflector for when the batteries die. The Portland Design Works Radbot 1000 Rear Blinkie comes with seatpost and seatstay mounts, as well as a rear rack mount for people who have racks on the back of their bikes. The light will sell for $30, and there is also a 1/2 watt version available for a little bit cheaper.
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When commuting, you will find that you need a way to carry important items, such as paper work, folders, cameras, cell phones, laptops, etc. The Bontrager Messenger Bag features many useful utility pockets to fit all of the things you need, and it can even fit up to 17″ laptops. There’s even enough room to store clothing with the Bontrager Messenger Bag’s large storage space. You can purchase the Bontrager Messenger Bag at bontrager.com for $94.99….
In the warm and wet weather, a wind jacket would come in very handy. The Bontrager Sport Packable Wind Jacket is constructed using ultralight microfiber, which is wind and water resistant. The Bontrager Sport Packable Wind Jacket is cut specifically for cycling, ensuring a perfect fit. It has reflective trim at the front shoulders and back hip for maximum visibility. A small cinch sack is attached inside the back pocket. Purchase the Bontrager Sport Packable Wind Jacket at the Trek online store for $69.99….
The LA Times has featured a very nice set of safety tips for city cyclists recently. The article is basically aimed at making cyclists aware of real-world situations that cyclists on the road encounter, and it gives you great ways to deal with them. Basically, the point is, even if you have the right away, the driver doesn’t always yield to you, and may not even know you’re there. So play it safe! Check out the article here.
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London is going to be implementing one of many new measures to prevent cyclists getting killed or injured by goods drivers; they will be installing cycle safety mirrors at left-turn traffic lights, giving drivers a view of everything between the road and the curb. Convex-Mirrors Ltd of Bath have developed a mirror that’s 45cm in diameter with high visibility and orange edges. The mirror features a Warning Cyclist logo to let drivers know to watch for cyclists. The cycle safety mirrors will begin being used in 2010.
Cycle-Safety Mirrors on London Superhighways in 2010…
Cycle Tracks is a new iPhone App helping San Francisco bicyclists get around. What is so special about the Cycle Tracks iPhone App, well it uses your iPhone GPS to record your bicycling routes, shows maps of your rides, and ultimately help transportation planners make San Francisco more bike friendly. When your done riding, your route is sent to San Francisco County Transportation Authority, and from their they will use this as data. You may have already thought that this iPhone application does not mean “change” will happen, and indeed we would have to agree, but this is a step in the right direction.
Source: Tree Hugger…