Right Cross

Right Cross

rahyt krawss

noun, verb

Right Cross is a maneuver where the rider passes another by going to the right side

Example usage: 'I executed a Right Cross to pass the rider in front of me.'

Most used in: Duathlon cycling circles

Most used by: Intermediate and advanced cyclists

Popularity: 8/10

Comedy Value: 4/10

Also see: Right Hook, Right Turn, Right Cut, Right Lane Change,

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What is Right Cross in Cycling?

Right Cross is a cycling term used to describe a situation where a cyclist is crossing traffic from the right. It occurs when a cyclist is riding in the same direction as traffic and must cross it to continue on their journey. The cyclist will usually cross the road by entering the intersection from the right side of the road, in front of the oncoming traffic.

Right Cross is a dangerous maneuver, as it puts the cyclist in a vulnerable position. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, cyclists are more likely to be killed in intersections than at any other location. In fact, in 2017, over 20% of cyclist fatalities occurred at intersections.

Right Cross is an important concept to understand for cyclists, as it can help them stay safe in traffic. When crossing an intersection from the right, cyclists should be sure to look out for oncoming traffic, and they should also signal with their arm that they are crossing the road. This will help alert other drivers and cyclists to the cyclist's presence.

By understanding the concept of Right Cross, cyclists can stay safe when travelling on the road. It is important to remember to always be aware of your surroundings and to signal your intentions when crossing intersections.

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The Origin of the Cycling Term 'Right Cross'

The term 'Right Cross' was first used in the early 1900s in the United States. It was used to refer to a type of crash that occurred during bicycle races. The crash would happen when a rider on the inside of the track went to overtake another rider on the outside of the track and the outside rider would suddenly turn inwards, resulting in the inside rider crashing.

The term 'Right Cross' was popularized by the American racer Marshall 'Major' Taylor. He was the first African American to become a professional cyclist and he won numerous races using this technique. He was also known for his signature move of a sudden turn to the right, which he called the 'Right Cross'.

The term has been used ever since and is now commonly used in the cycling world to refer to any sudden turn to the right. It is also used to describe a crash that occurs when a rider on the inside of the track turns inwards suddenly, resulting in the inside rider crashing.

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