Monday, November 02, 2009

Cyclists need to learn the instant stop

There's a life-saving maneuver that I'm willing to bet half the cyclists on the road today have never learned. It's called the instant stop. It's commonly taught in the Riding in Traffic course by David Henderson and other League of American Bicyclists instructors. But why wait for the course? Read about it at the Florida Bicycle Association blog, then go out and practice. I'm waiting to hear your comments.

1 comment:

Mike B said...

Knowing and practicing this technique might have saved me from a painful experience. I was forced to do an instant stop a couple of weeks ago at the South Miami Ave intersection near the Vizcaya overpass and I wish I had seen this article earlier. Unfortunately, I went over the handlebars and ended up in the emergency room with some foot damage and I've been on 4 wheels since. Hopefully, I'll be back on my bike next week.