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Sea Otter 2008
Day Two
Genghis Kahn Video
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Tara Llanes:
Determined to Recover
Finding your Green Self


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Cross Nationals
45 Minutes
Win or Lose
Gale Force Cross
Elements of Cross


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Got Pink?
Speaking With:
Magnus Bäckstedt
Wounded Warrior Project:
Phoenix to Vegas
Grow Your Own Bike?
Young Mechanics
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Stories From the Road:
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Faces on the Mountain
Cross Vegas
The Showroom Floor
A Cycling Shambhala
BMC FourStroke 03
Rock & Roll Lives at Defeet
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Interbike 2007 Intro


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Junior Development
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Green Choices
On the Soldier Ride
The Jury is Still out...



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Pedros
Faces of Pedros
Lea Davison Teaches
Kids to MTB

Women's Skills by
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Coming alive
Going Green



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Voices: Reginald Harkema
Bike The World: New York
Team Trips For Kids
The Ironclad Triathlon
The Ride of Silence
Ladies Night at R-A-B
Bike the World
Bike Polo
Get Your Friends to Ride!



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Sea Otter
Grand Theft Velo
In the Heart and Mind
of the Beast

It's All About the Wheels
A sense of Paradox
Sea Otter: Super D
What is Sea Otter?



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Which Holiday Treat
Are You?

Raisin a Comeback
Marilyn Price:
Making Trips for Kids




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2006 CX Nationals Sidelines
2006 CX Nationals Day 2
2006 CX Nationals Day I
2006 CX Nationals Intro



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Warmth Recaptured
The Road Ahead
On The Well Worn Path
Fireflies in the
Garden of Gray

A Ride With the Cannibal
Hoop Talk



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Interbike '06
Grande Finale
Innocence Lost
Outdoor Demo
and Hangover Ride

Interbike 2006 Intro



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24 Hours of Willamette
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Pedros Fest '06
The Faces of Pedros
Not-so Still of the Night
The Bold and The Vulgar
Trailing Off
Stickers, Glue, Ribbons,
Markers

Good Times in the Sky
Downhiller Hunting at Jiminy
Pedros Fest Intro 2006



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Heart Rate Monitor
Mt. Hamilton
Critical Mass
The Mountain of the Devil
Fighting for the Finish
Hey Watch Your Feet!
Special Film Pull-out
Bicycle Film Festival
Tour du Parc
The Five Boro Bike Tour
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Stillwell Interpretive Trail
Resurrecting the Vanderbilt
Motor Parkway

Kicking it up a Notch
Bicycle Film Festival Intro
The Fat Tire Classic
The Road to Zamora
Edison, NJ Show
Carlisle, PA Show
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SLIME Torture Test
Step Away from the Lube
Energy Crisis
CX Camp for Juniors
Gear Guide: 2006
Inside the CX Nationals
Road to Nowhere
Take it Hard, Take it Easy
Liberty Mutual Cyclocross
Nationals Day Three

Liberty Mutual Cyclocross
Nationals Day Two

Liberty Mutual Cyclocross
Nationals Day One

Liberty Mutual Cyclocross
Nationals Intro

Holiday GIFT GUIDE
The Unbearable Art
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Tasting the Brew
A Crewman's journey
275 Miles for Youth
Letters from the Road
Patterson Pass Insurgence
The Power of Critical Mass



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Interbike '05/ Las Vegas
IB '05: Red Rocks Canyon
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Pedros Fest '05
Night Moves
Roughin' It!
Words With Tinker Juarez
Pedros' Faces
Jiminy Peak Free Ride
Womens' Skills Clinic
Pedros: Day One
Pedros Intro



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Chicago
Bicyclist Haven?
What's Not to Bike?
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Tour de Truckee
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New Jersey Bike Show
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Roaring Mouse Race Series
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The Agony and Ecstacy
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Visions in Saffron
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PBBC 2005 Season Opener
26 Degrees of Separation
The Abondoned Bike
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Death Valley:
Two Cyclists Enter

Car-Free: Kara
Car-Free: Max
And the Winner is...
Halloween in Gotham
Battling El Diablo
Interbike: The Event
Interbike: Intro
Cape May,
A Cyclist's Dream

A d'Liteful Adventure
Catching up with
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BTC Daily 2004
Crashpads:
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IBEX MTB Trail [Series]
Prelude to a Champion
Rudy Project: Part Deux
Take Time to Appreciate
Stretching for a Fit Body
A Soggy 5 Island Tour
Incident Report
The Pump Showdown
Manhattan Greenway
Burley D'Lite Pre-Review
Bike Rodeo
When Polar Bears Attack
Almighty Leap Ride
Essential Cycling Toolkit
Training up! [The Series]
Selle Italia/Cannondale Ride
Wanna do a charity ride?
PBBC 2003 Season Opener
Rudy Project Eval Ride
Fixing Flats On the Go!
The Ride Dine 9.13.03
Road Riding Safety
Winter Riding Safety
Cycles Le Femme Jerseys
Helmets and Safety
Don't Become A Road Pizza Title

What follows is my opinion, in which I suggest a mindset, and a strategy that I believe will help you to ride more safely. This is not to say that it is gospel or that it is more right than any other strategy. I present this article only as a means to help You to Think about riding safely. Elements of this article are drawn substantially from Bicycle Safe Dot Com , by Michael BlueJay of Austin Texas. I found that many of his attitudes and thoughts were very similar to my own and I adopted much of his work here. All that being said, wearing a helmet and reading this article will not help you ride more safely, only your brain, intact and working will do that, but if you want some ideas, please read on!

Allow me to presume that you do not wish to wind up as ROAD KILL and further, that all of your friends and family are basically wrong in their belief, that your desire to ride your bike amongst Long Island traffic is really rooted in a death wish! Given these presumptions, what we will be doing here is providing an opinion on how to avoid proving them right. In other words, this is an article on how to avoid getting hit by other vehicles, motorized and not.

Plus we'll use some really neat graphics to impress you with our skill and knowledge, but mostly to try and show you how to stay alive by not getting yourself into bad spots on the road. Here's an example!

If you are reading this article on the internet, it is a foregone conclusion that you are most likely not a casual rider, or that, if you are, that you are considering ratcheting your interest up a notch or two. Therefore, it is also reasonable to assume, and to point out to you, that you need to be aware of the following fact. You ride a bike much faster than non-riders think is possible! Additionally you need to be aware that you really are the physical embodiment of the Invisible Man/Woman People, motorists, truckers, bus drivers, police officers and crossing guards will not see you! Lastly you also need to know that if you collide with steel, concrete, telephone poles, rubber, wood, another bike, or even Casper the Friendly Ghost, you will lose! you will get hurt and possibly BADLY!

Armed with these realities it should become apparent to you that ultimately, YOUR SURVIVAL WILL DEPEND UPON YOU! You need to develop strategies that will prevent you and any other object from attempting to occupy the same space at the same time. If you avoid this impossibility of physics, your rides should be more likely to occur without any substantial damage to you or your very expensive bike. So, given these self-evident statements, and upon our accepting them as truth, let us proceed with some avoidance strategies.

Don't Become A Road Pizza Title

What follows is my opinion, in which I suggest a mindset, and a strategy that I believe will help you to ride more safely. This is not to say that it is gospel or that it is more right than any other strategy. I present this article only as a means to help You to Think about riding safely. Elements of this article are drawn substantially from Bicycle Safe Dot Com , by Michael BlueJay of Austin Texas. I found that many of his attitudes and thoughts were very similar to my own and I adopted much of his work here. All that being said, wearing a helmet and reading this article will not help you ride more safely, only your brain, intact and working will do that, but if you want some ideas, please read on!

Allow me to presume that you do not wish to wind up as ROAD KILL and further, that all of your friends and family are basically wrong in their belief, that your desire to ride your bike amongst Long Island traffic is really rooted in a death wish! Given these presumptions, what we will be doing here is providing an opinion on how to avoid proving them right. In other words, this is an article on how to avoid getting hit by other vehicles, motorized and not.

Plus we'll use some really neat graphics to impress you with our skill and knowledge, but mostly to try and show you how to stay alive by not getting yourself into bad spots on the road. Here's an example!

If you are reading this article on the internet, it is a foregone conclusion that you are most likely not a casual rider, or that, if you are, that you are considering ratcheting your interest up a notch or two. Therefore, it is also reasonable to assume, and to point out to you, that you need to be aware of the following fact. You ride a bike much faster than non-riders think is possible! Additionally you need to be aware that you really are the physical embodiment of the Invisible Man/Woman People, motorists, truckers, bus drivers, police officers and crossing guards will not see you! Lastly you also need to know that if you collide with steel, concrete, telephone poles, rubber, wood, another bike, or even Casper the Friendly Ghost, you will lose! you will get hurt and possibly BADLY!

Armed with these realities it should become apparent to you that ultimately, YOUR SURVIVAL WILL DEPEND UPON YOU! You need to develop strategies that will prevent you and any other object from attempting to occupy the same space at the same time. If you avoid this impossibility of physics, your rides should be more likely to occur without any substantial damage to you or your very expensive bike. So, given these self-evident statements, and upon our accepting them as truth, let us proceed with some avoidance strategies.

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