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New Book comment...

Postby wunwinglow » Mon Mar 29, 2010 1:32 pm

Hi All, sorry if this has already been discussed, but going over the current issue of 'How to be a Better Biker' I thought the Overall Stopping Distance diagram on p51 looked a bit odd: it is NOT to scale!! I think this could be a bit misleading, especially as the paragraph above is at pains to point out that doubling your speed quadruples the stopping distance.

Otherwise, and so far, I like the new book. Anyone else got any comments? I gather we can forward comments to the authors for future issues.

Tim

PS I just tried the link given in the accompanying letter, and I can't get it to work!!
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Re: New Book comment...

Postby timmygore » Tue Mar 30, 2010 5:09 pm

I fully concur. It is quite stupid to show 70mph stopping distance as only 2 times 30mph stopping distance. It struck me the first time I read the book. Whilst I think that most of the book is very good, it does also jump about a bit from my point of view.

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Re: New Book comment...

Postby ozzzie » Tue Mar 30, 2010 7:37 pm

wunwinglow wrote:Anyone else got any comments? I gather we can forward comments to the authors for future issues.


I think we agreed that the page in question should have a fold-out section to accommodate the diagram.
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Re: New Book comment...

Postby wunwinglow » Tue Mar 30, 2010 8:59 pm

Hmmm.... Maybe the next issue could have pop-up fold-out models of all the situations, so you could hold the book up to your eye and get the exact impression of vanishing points, 'Hole for the Ace' etc., etc.

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