Topic: Bicycle

Cycling is fun and keeps you healthy :-)

Critical Mass in January

Finally I had time to join the Critical Mass again :-).

This time it was a quite small group (just over 20) and to the end after around one hour my feet and hands were nearly frozen – but we had fun again and this time I could enthuse a new passenger with her friend to join us (fortunately I have a bicycle for guests ;-)).

I also had my Garmin with me again: GPX viewer

de-rec-fahrrad.de refreshed

In the context of the regular updates of http://de-rec-fahrrad I decided to use the standard template by DokuWiki with slight modifications. This template exists since 2012 and has some advantages over the former solution:

  • Support of navigation sidebars without the need of separate plugins
  • “Responsive design” with automatic adaption for devices with lower screen resolution (tablets, smartphones)

Unfortunately DokuWiki also follows the trend of small fonts and missing underlines for links within the text – but of course this could be fixed easily in the styles.

Critical Mass in November

Due to the rather cold weather, the “shopping night” until midnight and the christmas market at Rathausplatz it was not sure if there will be enough participants.

In the end we were around 20 people and had a nice trip – but this time just about an hour since it was quite cold.

As on my last trip in september I had my Garmin with me again and recorded the track, also see GPX-Viewer.

Bicycles belong on the road

At least researchers of the assurances in Germany say that:

http://www.merkur-online.de/service/auto-verkehr/fahrradunfaelle-sind-laut-unfallforschung-versicherer-udv-vermeidbar-zr-3036516.html

Cite (translated from German):

“[…] The bicycle driver belongs on the road, since he is then in the visual field of car drivers and therefore kept much better there than on a separate bicycle path. […]” – so the rough translation of the statement of Siegfried Brockmann, head of the accident research of the assurances.