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Old 01-26-2013, 12:57 AM   #30 (permalink)
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When I am driving in an area where the lights are closer together, I have developed a technique that seems to work better than any other I've read.

I imagine a line on the road halfway between me and the light, and act as if I am stopping at that line. I constantly revise that line so it is always half way between me and the light. I scrub off more speed earlier, and have the most chance of maintaining some momentum through the light. It's a nice form of cadence braking.

Then, when the light goes green, I take my mental note of how stale the next light is, and either continue coasting to the next light, or cadence accelerate to a line half way between me and the next light.

Sounds complicated in writing, but very simple to do.

Well, that's what I do, anyway.
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