This might sound dumb, but here's a tip I learned from
painful first-hand experience: watch the heads of
drivers of vehicles on those often-scary streets! If
you aren't sure that they have seen you, assume they
haven't. Ride behind, around, away from them, as the
bumpers of even the smallest economy car still really
hurts, and breaks spokes too! Be mindful of those
stickers that semis often have on their backs, that if
you can't see their mirrors, they can't see you- watch
those blind spots! You might have be in the right, but
that might not keep you from being in the hospital,
too!! Another possible addition to heads-up head
monitoring is LOUD accessories, although I ask that we
all consider their usage carefully. Choge made a good
point that bike-filled streets are quieter streets, so
use those horns or whistles or whoopie cushions
But the message remains the same: let's be careful out
Also, anyone in the SF area interested in doing a
radical parade in Golden Gate park one of these
Sundays? Maybe hauling a Mariachi band?
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