Industrialized Cyclist Notepad


Chris Boardman on Helmets

British Cycling policy advisor Chris Boardman says it’s time for the cycling community to put the debate about mandatory cycle helmets to bed and get across the message that helmet use is one of the least important cycling safety measures.

Even talking about making helmets mandatory “massively puts people off” cycling, Boardman said, and likened the culture of helmet use among keen cyclists to people wearing body armour because they have got used to being shot at.

Talking to road.cc at the London Bike Show, Boardman said, “I think the helmet issue is a massive red herring. It’s not even in the top 10 of things you need to do to keep cycling safe or more widely, save the most lives.”

via Chris Boardman: "Helmets not even in top 10 of things that keep cycling safe" | road.cc.

More Boardman goodness:

http://road.cc/content/news/100104-chris-boardman-says-mps-should-be-embarrassed”-don’t-even-know-most-basic-facts”

We could use some straight talk like this in the US.



Countries Not Invaded by England
February 15, 2014, 12:47
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Oil Companies Spending More, Producing Less

via James Hamilton via WSJ: http://econbrowser.com/archives/2014/01/big-oil-companies-spending-more-and-producing-less

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USGS National Wind Turbine Map and Database

USGS Releases First-Ever National Wind Turbine Map & Database > USGS Energy Resources Program.

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This is just a screen shot, click link above to visit interactive map.



Jack Kerouac’s map of the initial road trip in On The Road
February 11, 2014, 06:21
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…before he went back to Denver to steal cars with Neal Cassidy.

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Bike of the Day: Seattle Mayor’s Rodriguez Seahawks bike
February 2, 2014, 21:33
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Won it in a bet with Denver’s Mayor Hancock.

All mayors are doped.




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