Mobile app helps cyclists at a crash

CYCLISTS ARE INVOLVED IN CRASHES with motor vehicles way too often. To minimize this problem cyclists need to obey the rules of the road, utilize safety equipment and become adept bicycle handlers. Motor vehicle drivers must understand that cyclists have a right to the road; they too need to obey the rules of the road, and be 100% focused on how they're handling their 4000+lb vehicle. A little respect and courtesy from both groups will go a long way toward reducing injury and death.

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If you do get into a crash with a car or truck, and are still able to walk away from it, there's a mobile app that just might help you gather the information you need.

This is not necessarily an endorsement of the product. Read the story here, then you be the judge.   


Urban bicycle basket designed for men

Bike crate 500

Lloyd's Opinion: It's not for me, but you decide what works best for your style of riding.

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IN MY DAILY READING AND RESEARCH of the cycling and outdoor recreation industries, I often come across interesting new products. I use the word "interesting" with reservation, because some of the products I discover are awesome, in my opinion, while others are weak, some are foolish, and some could be dangerous, or just plain stupid--again, in my opinion.

But your opinion is what really matters
I will post what I find here, under the category of "New Products". I may also offer my opinion about the featured product at the top of the post. I do not endorse any of these products, nor am I paid by the manufacturers or representatives of the products to post them here. No funny business, just a product I've discovered on which you can form your own opinion. Comments are encouraged.


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A video camera for cyclists?
I’VE BEEN RESEARCHING SMALL VIDEO CAMERAS that might be appropriate for cyclists. You never know when you might want to record the hammer fest that ensues during your Saturday morning club ride, Looxcie the stupor affecting your rando buddies at the end of a 400K brevet, or the radical behavior of a threatening motorist. This wearable Bluetooth camcorder lets users capture video of everything they see. Clipped over the ear, this tiny video camera records continuously. Take a closer look, it’s made by Looxcie.

Let me know what you think about it.