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A Guide To Staying Visible On The Road

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A Guide To Staying Visible On The Road

Staying safe on the road as a cyclist is important. Drivers have more distractions than ever and as a cyclist, it’s important to be focused on the most effective ways to stay visible while on the road. We’re taught to keep an extra eye out for cyclists. Here are the 5 most effective ways to stay visible on the road.    1. Wear Lights!   We know wearing LED or luminous lights while cycling can bring attraction to the cycler and prevent accidents. The Revo Lights is a new bike lighting system. Its design has a functional headlight and multiple sources...

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QuietKat FatKat Hunting Electric Bike Review

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QuietKat FatKat Hunting Electric Bike Review

  The QuietKat FatKat is a powerful electric bike that is specifically designed for the purpose of hunting. There are two almost identical versions of the FatKat, the 1000W model and the 750W model. The only difference between the two versions is the size of the motor (1000W vs 750W), the brakes (Hydraulic disc brakes on the 1000W, Mechanical disc brakes on the 750W) and the suspension fork on the 1000W which is not integrated on the 750W model. Among the gear designed to make your hunting trips more successful, the QuietKat FatKat Hunting Electric Bike (that’s quite a mouthful...

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Solar-Powered E-Bikes – Here Comes The Sun

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Solar-Powered E-Bikes – Here Comes The Sun

       The future of e-bikes is sunny. At least that’s what some researchers from the Netherlands are hoping is the case. A study of the viability of solar-powered e-bikes is being conducted by a group of researchers from the University of Twente, in the city of Enschede, which is located in the eastern part of the Netherlands. The Study: “The Smart Living Campus Project”      The study, entitled the “Smart Living Campus Project”, is an attempt to analyze the use patterns of e-bikes, with the ultimate goal of understanding how e-bikes can contribute to a sustainable transportation system. The fact...

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E-Bikes Making Inroads To Fight Air Pollution – Spotlight on China

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E-Bikes Making Inroads To Fight Air Pollution – Spotlight on China

 Children wearing masks to combat air pollution in a Chinese city  (Source: AFP/Getty Images, from theguardian.com)   The Issue: Air Pollution in China Does anyone remember the pictures of smog-ridden Chinese cities during the 2008 Summer Olympics? When you think of a big city in China, do you picture people walking in the streets with masks on to protect them from the pollutants created by the burning of so much coal, and the combustion of fuel from the growing number of cars on the roads? There is no doubt air pollution is indeed a growing problem in China. According to...

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Vive le Vélo! (Long Live the Bicycle!)

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Vive le Vélo! (Long Live the Bicycle!)

By: Madeleine Snow     On my first day as an exchange student in France, my friend and I walked down to the cellar to get out des vélos (the bicycles) to ride to the Palace of Versaille.  As a noob who thought a lap around my suburban block in New Jersey was a hardcore workout, this was a belly flop in the deep end.  It didn’t help that there were several stretches of charming cobblestone on the way.  A few weeks later, however, I found myself able to at least survive 7 km rides in the sunny Loire valley...

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