lundi 12 mars 2012

Une étude intéressante en provenance du Royaume-Uni


"Bike riders tearing through red lights, wearing dark clothing or riding at night without lights are to blame for less than 7% of accidents that result in a cyclist being seriously injured, according to research commissioned by the Department for Transport."

"...The report’s findings show clearly that far from being the danger to other road users that certain elements of the media have portrayed them as in recent months, cyclists are themselves put at risk by the actions of motorists, with the police attributing blame to the driver in up to three quarters of collisions between a bicycle and other vehicle in accidents involving adult bike riders."

"We believe this report strongly supports our view that the biggest problem for cyclists is bad driving,” he continued. “With that in mind we are greatly concerned that the government still seems fascinated with analysing and promoting cycle helmets, the value of which appears to be inconclusive.

Bonne lecture !

samedi 10 mars 2012

Bye Bye Vélo Chance...

Malgré que j'étais très satisfait du vélo en général et de la transmission Alfine en particulier, j'ai retourné mon vélo d'hiver "Chance" de MEC.

Je n'arrivais pas à m'habituer à l'interférence entre la fourche arrière et mes talons.  Je devais rouler "les talons sortis", dans une position vraiment pas naturelle pour moi.

Fantastique service à la clientèle de MEC où l'on a repris le vélo sans un mot après 1,5 mois.

Je devrai chercher une solution chez d'autres fournisseurs.

Une vélo à transmission à courroie peut-être ?  BMC en fait un beau:

C'est ce qu'on verra !