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  • Happy Cycling? (Score:2, Informative)

    by tomhukins (4457) on 2003.11.12 20:28 (#25731) Journal
    I used to cycle to/from work - it made me feel alert and healthy. As for showering, I cycled in the winter and always spent 10 minutes or so cooling of in my cycling gear, then changed into work clothes.

    I didn't last more than half a year because I took a corner too fast and broke both my arms. Given that I'd already come off my bike due to poor cornering (which left me picking gravel out of my back in the shower) a few years beforehand I decided to give up.

    I've told quite a few people this story and been surprised by the number of people who have had nasty cycling accidents due to clumsiness. People make a big deal of the health benefits and often ignore the risks of cycling. Take care!
    • At this time of year, the main health risk is idiots in 4-wheeled tin cans who pull out without seeing you. I try to be bright at night, but there's only so much you can do without pulling a battery on a trailer behind you...


      • You should have a look at some of the new CatEye bright white LED battery powered headlights. They're so bright that they make me feel silly for getting one of the hub dynamo systems. :)