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http://www.londoncyclist.co.uk/raf-p...each-cyclists/
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Very interesting and useful article. Rep for you when it lets me (given out too much in last 24 hours).
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Good read, too bad all cyclists are not jet pilots
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Greg, thanks for sharing that.
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Got you covered Folkie
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Thats an interesting & useful read,thanks!
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Thank you, very interesting, and eye opening. (Pun intended)
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Interesting... then as I understand it, if we paint the bike up to look like an antelope half the population will see us, but what about the other half, (the gatherers)? Maybe if we can make the headlight look like a turnip, that girl applying eyeliner may see us too?
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Good article. I wonder if bright obnoxious paint helps people get noticed during the visual snapshots. I tried to read the screen on the t.v. using peripheral vision and I was not able to read any of it, interesting stuff to be learned here. Fill in the gaps, I will do that the next time I see my wife naked. Not sure I will still recognize her.
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