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Volvo has always had the stigma of being an extremely safe vehicle for the people inside the car, but what about those that are outside? Well, in 2010 Volvo introduced its pedestrian detection system which utilized radar built into the car’s grill along with a camera between the windshield and the rear view mirror to identify potential collision hazards. As an update to the system, Volvo is now factoring in cyclists that may suddenly swerve into the vehicle’s path. A cyclist doing so would trigger the vehicle’s brakes to be fully deployed, bringing the car to a halt and hopefully preventing any injury to the cyclist. Unfortunately for current Volvo owners and cyclists alike, thanks to the new programming needing a stronger processor, earlier vehicles with the previous pedestrian monitoring system will not be able to upgrade to the new cyclist added version. Also, the cyclist detection system has to be installed at the factory when the car is being built – so purchasers will have to order the system in advance, for a hefty sum of at least $2,700. However, like most technology it is likely to come down in price in the future and you have to give Volvo credit for looking our for cyclists’ safety while on the road as well.

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If there’s one thing I’ve acquired as a cyclist it’s an acute sense of wind direction.
 Every good bike rider needs to develop a sixth sense for wind.
It’s the most important thing you need to keep track of when riding in a bunch.
You have to love it, embrace it, and make it work for you otherwise you won’t be in this sport for very long. “Kites rise highest against the wind, not with it.” –Winston Churchill
To read the full article on CycingTips, please click here.

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Photography:
CyclingTips

If there’s one thing I’ve acquired as a cyclist it’s an acute sense of wind direction.
 Every good bike rider needs to develop a sixth sense for wind.
It’s the most important thing you need to keep track of when riding in a bunch.
You have to love it, embrace it, and make it work for you otherwise you won’t be in this sport for very long. “Kites rise highest against the wind, not with it.” –Winston Churchill
To read the full article on CycingTips, please click here.

WASHINGTON — When Evan Wilder went flying onto the pavement during his bicycle commute one morning here, he didn’t have time to notice the license plate of the pickup truck that had sideswiped him after its driver hurled a curse at him. Nor did a witness driving another car.

But the video camera Mr. Wilder had strapped to his head caught the whole episode. After watching a recording of the incident later, Mr. Wilder gave the license plate number to the police and a suspect was eventually charged with leaving the scene of an accident.
“Without the video, we wouldn’t know who did it,” said Mr. Wilder, 33, who was bruised and scraped in the crash. 
Click here to read the full article on NY-Times

WASHINGTON — When Evan Wilder went flying onto the pavement during his bicycle commute one morning here, he didn’t have time to notice the license plate of the pickup truck that had sideswiped him after its driver hurled a curse at him. Nor did a witness driving another car.

But the video camera Mr. Wilder had strapped to his head caught the whole episode. After watching a recording of the incident later, Mr. Wilder gave the license plate number to the police and a suspect was eventually charged with leaving the scene of an accident.
“Without the video, we wouldn’t know who did it,” said Mr. Wilder, 33, who was bruised and scraped in the crash. 
Click here to read the full article on NY-Times

Music video by Milla Pelkonen & Heikki-Pekka Vaara.
Music video by Milla Pelkonen & Heikki-Pekka Vaara.