Friday, November 6, 2009

Luke Isman's Bicycle Defense Kit

Bicycle Defense Kit
The Bicycle Defense Kit (BDK) offers options for dealing with aggressive motorists. Contained within an altoids tin, the 8 tools vary in detectability, potential to cause damage, and legality.
Specifically, cyclists can:
  • Issue "citizen citations" with official-ish tickets.
  • Label offending vehicles with an "I was a jerk to a cyclist" sticker.
  • Introduce the risk of paint damage with a Jolly Rancher.
  • Create certain coating cremation via DOT3 brake fluid.
  • Make cars stink worse than their exhaust with a carefully-placed stink bomb.
  • Throw a trusty bolt to dent offending traffic as it passes.
  • Lock out loony drivers by filling their keyholes with super glue.
  • Cut through tire valve stems with a utility blade.

It goes without saying that you shouldn't do anything you're not fully prepared to take responsibility for. This project is meant to increase cyclist confidence, not fatalities.
Order a kit: $19.90 delivered (U.S.). Contains 3 citations, 3 stickers, and one of the rest.
If you want to build your own, check out the details (step-by-step instructions) here.

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