Good news for anyone who rides a bike?

Every day, I troll the web looking for interesting bike-related news. Some days I come across stuff I just can’t even believe. For instance, a ninth grade class decided that for their science fair project, they would develop an air bag for cyclists.

No joke.

Apparently, the rider straps it around their waist, and if they fall off their bike, it will inflate, saving them from injury. And the lead in was that this was good news for anyone who rides a bike. To think that they could have spent their time working on a worm farm, or maybe building a compost bin. You know, something useful.

This seemed to me to be more of an April first kind of article, but it was legit. So I did a little research, and realized that good old Sheldon Brown has already touched on the subject some time ago…