Sometimes we don't notice that what we are doing is dangerous with our bike. The article bellow was first published in May 2013 (by Eric Smillie). Some facts may have aged gracelessly, but These tips will help keep you safe while bicycling.
No wonder bicycling is booming. Almost a third of U.S. workers now live within five miles of their workplaces, and the cost to maintain a bike is just $300 a year compared to thousands for a car. From 2000 to 2010, the ranks of bike commuters grew 40 percent. Riding peaks in May—it's National Bike Month—and especially on Bike to School Day, May 7, 2014, and Bike to Work Day, May 16, 2014. Here's how to be a streetwise bicyclist.
Be hardheaded Head injuries cause three-fourths of U.S. bicycle fatalities. But a bike helmet worn properly is up to 85 percent effective at reducing head injury risk during a crash. It should sit level, one to two finger widths above your eyebrows, and the straps should be snug enough that it can't move more than an inch in any direction.
Stand out in the crowd Wear bright clothing to make yourself obvious to the cars around you. Equip your bike with both a headlight and a taillight for night riding. Add reflectors, too.
Think with four wheels Bicyclists are motorists in the eyes of the law. That means drivers owe you the same courtesy and leeway that they owe to cars. But that doesn't make you special. Obey all signs and lights—just as if you were driving—and yield to pedestrians.
Go with the flow Always move predictably and defensively, watching for hazards ahead. Ride in the direction of traffic, signal when turning or changing lanes, and stay to the right when riding among faster vehicles and bikes. Remember that in many places it's illegal for anyone but children to ride on the sidewalk.
Keep a clear head Cycling under the influence of alcohol is illegal in many states for a reason: It's dangerous. In 2010, one-fifth of bicyclist fatalities involved a rider with a blood alcohol level at or above the legal limit for drivers.
Love the one you're with You wouldn't own a car that doesn't drive easily, so buy a bike that fits and feels good. When you straddle a road bike, there should be an inch or two between you and the top bar; three to four inches on a mountain bike. Treat your bike to the same love you'd give a new car: Book regular checkups so the gears and brakes won't ever let you down.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released this preliminary site plan for expansion of its Missionary Training Center in Provo, Utah, on Monday, April 28, 2014. The rendering depicts four new buildings in the lower left hand quadrant, which is south of the current MTC.
The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced open house and rededication dates for the Ogden Utah Temple. The temple was closed in April 2011 for extensive renovation.
The public open house will begin on Friday, 1 August 2014, and run through Saturday, 6 September 2014, except for Sundays.
The temple will be formally rededicated in three sessions on Sunday, 21 September 2014, at 9:00 a.m., 12:00 noon and 3:00 p.m. Each of the sessions will be broadcast to Latter-day Saint meetinghouses in the Ogden Temple district, which includes Ogden and the surrounding area and a portion of Wyoming.
In conjunction with the temple rededication, there will also be a cultural celebration featuring music and dance on Saturday, 20 September 2014.
Elder M. Russell Ballard of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles will address young adults—single and married—in a CES devotional broadcast on Sunday, May 4, 2014.
The devotional will be broadcast at 6:00 p.m. mountain time, and live audio and video broadcasts will be available atmormonchannel.org in English and at cesdevotionals.lds.orgin American Sign Language, English, French, Portuguese, and Spanish. The Church’s Facebook page will also include live English video of the devotional, under the “Live Broadcast” tab.
Jesus Christ was the promised Redeemer of the world, the Savior of mankind, the Son of the living God. He was with His Father before He came to earth in mortality, the Creator of the earth upon which we stand.
In His mortal ministry He walked the dusty roads of Palestine, healed the sick, raised the dead, taught His gospel, gave His life on Calvary’s hill, and rose on the third day, a perfected, resurrected being, breaking the bands of death for us all, thus becoming “the firstfruits of them that slept.”
The Savior paid the price for all of our sins. The prophet Isaiah saw the gift beyond the price of the Atonement of Jesus Christ:
“Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.
“But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed” (Isaiah 53:4-5).
We testify that Jesus Christ was resurrected and that He lives today as our Savior and Redeemer.
President Dieter F. Uchtdorf of the First Presidency of the Church was among invited leaders from various religious faiths to meet with President Obama and administration officials to give their input on immigration policy.
Due to continued unrest in the region, the Church has chosen to transfer the 85 missionaries from the Ukraine Donetsk Mission to serve in other areas within Ukraine. The wellbeing of missionaries is always our first priority, and every effort is being made to keep them safe.
A traveler set up a tent in the wilderness. He snuggled under his covers for his night’s sleep. The night became cold and his camel poked his nose into the tent. The owner asked the camel, “What are you doing?” The camel replied, “It’s cold outside. If I could only put my nose inside the tent, I will warm up and then spend the rest of the night outside.” The owner agreed to allow the camel to place his nose inside the tent because, after all, the camel’s request made sense and it was only his nose inside the tent. There was still plenty of room for the traveler.
Soon the camel asked, “I’m still cold. Could I please place my head inside your tent? I will warm up soon, and then spend the rest of the night outside.” The traveler considered the request. He didn’t want his camel to be cold so, once again, he granted the camel’s wish because, after all, it was only his head and there was still room for the traveler inside the tent.
After several minutes, the camel said, “May I please place my front feet inside your tent? They are so cold out here. If only I can warm my feet for a few minutes, then I promise I will spend the rest of the night outside.”
The traveler thought about it. There would be less room in the tent, but it was cold and he believed the camel’s promise to spend the rest of the night outside as long as he could warm his feet. The traveler allowed the camel to place his feet inside the tent.
Not long after, the camel asked, “Can I take just a few steps inside? I’m sure I’ll warm up and then I’ll definitely spend the rest of the night outside.” By now the traveler was feeling crowded inside the tent, but he consented to the camel’s request.
After 30 minutes, the camel took a few more steps inside the tent. Before the traveler realized it, the camel had entered completely inside the tent and the traveler’s only option was to go outside and leave the camel inside the tent. So the owner spent the night outside in the cold, filled with regret that he had allowed the camel to first place his nose inside the tent.
And so it is with Satan. He doesn’t just jump into our lives all of a sudden. We allow him into our lives step-by-step, bit-by-bit, little-by-little. Nobody wakes up and says to themselves, “You know what? I think I’m going to commit adultery today.” It begins small and subtle, with impure thoughts. Those thoughts soon move to action, such as viewing pornography. Pornography leads to impure acts, such as masturbation or improper relationships, until we finally commit adultery. If we learn from the Parable of the Camel, we will learn to say “No” and reject the Camel’s nose (or Satan’s temptations) in the very first instant.
A Sunday School teacher decided to have her young class memorize one of the most quoted passages in the Bible - Psalm 23. She gave the youngsters a month to learn the chapter.
Little Rick was excited about the task - but he just couldn't remember the Psalm. After much practice, he could barely get past the first line.
On the day that the kids were scheduled to recite Psalm 23 in front of the congregation, Ricky was so nervous. When it was his turn, he stepped up to the microphone and said proudly, "The Lord is my Shepherd, and that's all I need to know."