Following on from yesterday’s blog entry, ‘Cowspiracy: How Animal Agriculture Is Destroying The Planet & What You Can Do About It…’ here’s another podcast with Kip and Keegan the makers of Cowspiracy. This is an earlier podcast and should be listened to before yesterdays…
Following on from yesterday’s post, here’s a great podcast to listen to with Kip Andersen & Keegan Kuhn, the makers of Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret…
There’s no excuse for ignorance any more. No one can now say they didn’t know.
The greatest piece of weight loss equipment ever invented…
Really good for fitness also.
It’s so easy to burn off 20 kilograms of fat in a year riding a good bike for an hour a day – peddle at 90rpm cadence until your HRM says you burned 500 calories. And the benefit to your immediate environment is huge. No more stuck in traffic jams, no more getting stressed out for a parking space and paying stupid money for the privilege of parking your steel box there.
What’s not to like?
Go ride a bike!
A great video by Shimano…
Now go and buy a bike, buy your child(ren) a bike, buy your partner a bike, and get out there and enjoy the world as it should be enjoyed, on a bike. Loose weight, get fit, get healthy, live a better life, have fun, enjoy your local area, what’s not to like?
Their latest one is ‘Headphones dilemma for cyclists’.
Anyone watching the video must come to the same conclusion as i do. Why are you taking calls on your mobile phone while cycling? I’m not sure what’s worse, waiting for calls on your mobile phone without music playing, or just listening to your MP3 player. Then there’s obviously the third option, listening to MP3’s on your mobile phone while waiting for calls and texts while cycling.
Personally, i can’t think of a better way to get yourself killed.
Please note my very early post on cycling where i put forth my top ten tips on keeping safe while cycling. The very first one is ‘Do not wear headphones’!!!! And the reasons are very clearly stated.
You ears are as important as your eyes while you are cycling. They really are.
Now i do accept the argument that deaf people should be allowed to cycle as well, that may be so, but it’s their risk to do so with limited senses. But we should also consider that deaf people will probably be much more acutely tuned to vibrations in their environment and also have a heightened use of their sight to compensate for what they don’t hear. They most certainly aren’t off in la la land listening to the latest beats on headphones or answering a phone call. As a life long cyclist with many years of Urban Combat Cycling experience in London, i absolutely stand by my point that listening to your environment while cycling is without a doubt one of the biggest safety measures you can take on a bicycle.
Your ears are really, really important when cycling. They allow you to sense things that your eyes cannot see. You do not have 360 degree vision, but you do have 360 degree hearing. It’s simply one of the best weapons in your ‘keep you safe’ arsenal. Why would any cyclist willingly want to destroy this valuable sense?
Should it be illegal?
No, i don’t think so. If people wish to cycle with headphones then that should be their choice, but it should be made very clear in statistics which cyclists involved in accidents were wearing headphones at the time and then cyclists can make an informed choice of their own. And any cyclist causing an accident who is wearing headphones should be prosecuted fully.
But my personal stance is that my first and foremost rule for cycling is… DON’T WEAR HEADPHONES!!!!
And don’t be taking calls on your mobile phone while cycling. The calls will log and you can ring them back later, and texts will be waiting for you when you stop somewhere safe.
The only thing i use my phone for when cycling is for running IBike, which logs my heart rate, cadence, speed and maps my route while i cycle. Other than that, you don’t need your phone!