Cycling – lights, braking, shifting, locking, riding in traffic…
Cycling safely when there are dogs (and stray dogs) around
Can you be fined for cycling drunk (CUI – like DUI on a bicycle)? What are the laws and the risks involved? Insurance, injury claims?
How to train your dog to run beside your bicycle? How to enjoy cycling with your dog?
Explanation of some widely used cycling industry patents that I consider bad, and/or unsafe
Cycling related legal provisions of Serbian traffic law. Is helmet obligatory? How to ride in traffic, etc.
How to use a bicycle for commuting to work, or to school? What kind of bicycle? How to dress? What to look (out) for?
How to transport a child, or children on a bicycle? What kinds of bicycle child seats and trailers exist, what are their pros and cons. My experience…
Short text on how to prepare a bicycle for storage over the winter – and how to get it ready in the spring. First guest post on bikegremlin.
My thoughts on minimum safe distance for a car overtaking a bicycle. Should there be a law prescribing a minimum distance?
How to mount backpack and/or panniers on a bicycle. A short description of a “patent” that has worked well for me.
What kind of bicycle is best used for winter cycling, especially in the snow.
How does a bicycle really steer (i.e. it’s not how most people think it is)?
What is counter-steering?
A few typical, common risky traffic situations for cyclists. How to recognize and avoid them.
Proper bicycle braking technique. How to use front and rear brake correctly. How to make a safe “panic stop” in the shortest possible distance.
How to lock a bicycle – so that it is secure and is not easily stolen. Explanation of locking techniques that work best, making it very hard for the thieves
Bicycle locks – what types of locks are made and how to choose a secure bicycle lock. Is one good lock better than several poor ones?