Friday, March 10, 2017

Friday Photo - Bicycle with Pool Noodle

Bicycle with attached pool noodle (photo courtesy of Canadian Cycling Magazine)
Warren Huska, a commuter cyclist in the Toronto area, got tired of cars passing him way too close. He came up with an ingenious way to force motorists to give him more room. He attached a pool noodle to his rear rack so that it extended out to the left. Since attaching the noodle to his bike with bungee cords, Huska says the affect has been "Almost magical" - All of a sudden cars are changing lanes to go around me. Ontario law requires motorists to give cyclists at least one meter (3.28 feet) of space when passing cyclists, but they didn't always do that until the noodle was added. Despite his success with this addition to his bike, Huska has seen only one other cyclist using a pool  noodle.

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