RyDoze, a new resource https://www.adkcyclingadvocates.org/resources/ for our readers & riders!
Meet our new friend, Daniel Atlas, editor of http://rydoze.com/ – an in-depth guide and blog posts on biking.
As The Bike to Work Day is approaching (Friday, May 17th, 2019 – https://www.bikeleague.org/content/bike-month-dates-events-0 , these two links will be useful for encouraging the new bike commuter.
Bike Commuting Guide – https://www.rydoze.com/bike-commuting/
101 Cycling Benefits – https://www.rydoze.com/cycling-benefits/
Don’t be the Hare, confusing his acceleration, his “speed”, as superior to that of the Tortoise. Mr. Tortoise KNOWS that the reality of the situation is Miles per Hour = Distance OVER Time. See formulae below if you’re into the math!*
On a personal note: The most difficult barrier to such daily riding is Psychological, NOT Physical! I know this, from my past commute of twenty-five miles (one-way) to work from home in Northern New Jersey! Through many jobs in many locations, I did not drive to work for 35 years.
* Graphic Distance / Speed / Time relationship
Acceleration is a measure of how quickly the velocity of an object changes. So, the acceleration is the change in the velocity, divided by the time. Acceleration has a magnitude (a value) and a direction. The direction of the acceleration does not have to be the same as the direction of the velocity. The units for acceleration are meters per second squared (m/s2).
a = acceleration (m/s2)
vf = the final velocity (m/s)
vi = the initial velocity (m/s)
t = the time in which the change occurs (s)
Δv = short form for “the change in” velocity (m/s)