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Cyclist Killed In Collision In Carlsbad

A cyclist in Carlsbad was killed on May 2 when a motorist struck him as he was riding, according to Carlsbad Patch. Eric Ringdahl, 45, was riding northbound with one other cyclist on El Camino Real when he was hit by a car from behind. Ringdahl was wearing a helmet but still suffered head trauma, according to the Carlsbad Fire Department. He was pronounced dead on the scene. Both Ringdahl and the other cyclist were riding in a marked bike lane. Ringdahl leaves behind a wife and two young children. According to police reports, the driver of the vehicle involved fell asleep behind the wheel after working a night shift as a nurse. No charges have been filed against the driver. A white ghost bike has been placed at the scene of the bicycle accident to commemorate Ringdahl and warn other motorists and cyclists of the ever-present danger that comes…
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Injured In A Poway Bicycle Accident?

Poway is a suburb in San Diego County that was an unincorporated district until 1980. Poway offers scenic mountain views of the Twin Peaks in Southern California and is a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts and cyclists. If you are looking to get some fresh air and relax, Poway might be a good choice. The city is home to more than 4,700 acres of open space and 55+ miles of trails in its 25 parks. Poway is accommodating to street cyclists as well as mountain bikers. Trails winding through the mountains and woods of Aubrey Park, the Blue Sky Ecological Reserve, Old Poway Park, Starridge Park and Lake Poway offer cyclists a change of pace from streets and typical bike paths. Espola Road is a scenic route that many cyclists enjoy to ride along, although it can become congested with heavy vehicle traffic. Poway is home to the annual Nick…
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Controversial Study Suggests Bicycle Helmets Put Cyclists at Risk

A 2006 research study from the University of Bath in the United Kingdom shows that there may be some risks to cyclists riding with a helmet, which sounds counterintuitive. Dr. Ian Walker gathered data using a bicycle modified with a computer and an ultrasonic sensor to measure the distance of 2,500 motor vehicles attempting to pass the bicycle on a road. Dr. Walker tested the distance of cars attempting to pass a cyclist wearing a helmet as opposed to cyclist not wearing a helmet. On average, cyclists pass a motorist wearing a helmet almost 4 inches closer on average than helmetless riders. “This study shows that when drivers overtake a cyclist, the margin for error they leave is affected by the cyclist’s appearance,” said Dr. Walker, according to press release from the University of Bath. “By leaving the cyclist less room, drivers reduce the safety margin that cyclists need to…
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