Re: [CF] Gasoline powered bicycles
- On Sep 25, 2008, at 3:41 AM, stargazer43008 wrote:
> A kid at the local Duke gas station was there recently & he had aAbout 40 km/h. Interesting. I frequently EXCEED that speed WITHOUT an
> different looking bike & it was cool. His Dad & he had hooked a weed
> eater motor to the bike with a roller bar & frame. He can get speeds
> of 25 MPH.
engine. *CHUCKLE* ;)
John A. Ardelli
You are breaking the law! You are giving all cyclists a bad name, You are proving nothing to anyone. You deserve a violation ticket from a cop.
By the way there are some instances I have been on sidewalks and going the wrong way in a bike lane and I realize it. I give the vehicle the right of way in the most friendly way as possible.
I guess a 200lb bike and rider is a match for a 1or 2 ton vehicle right?
--- On Sat, 1/3/09, John A. Ardelli <gelfling@...> wrote:
From: John A. Ardelli <gelfling@...>
Subject: Re: [CF] Overtaking and speed
Date: Saturday, January 3, 2009, 9:19 AM
On Oct 11, 2008, at 1:44 PM, sail4free wrote:
> One of my favorite things (when going the "wrong" way -- in a bike
> lane or on a sidewalk -- is to catch some bonehead preparing to pull
> out of a driveway or alley. Of course he/she is looking ONLY at the
> direction of oncoming traffic (waiting for their first little break to
> dart into the flow) and NOT looking my way at all. I could easily
> maneuver around behind them and be on my way, but it's more fun to
> come to a complete stop and just STARE at that portion of their head
> where there eyes would be if they cared enough to check for
> pedestrians or cyclists . . .
Sidewalks aren't meant for high speed traffic; traffic flows on the
right. These two rules are meant to simplify traffic interaction so
the driver of a vehicle doesn't HAVE to check in as many directions;
reducing the area a driver needs to check, in turn, simplifies the
merging maneuver making conflicts and collisions less likely.
As far as I'm concerned, a cyclist should not be traveling against
traffic on OR OFF the sidewalk. If you ever encounter me and do what
you describe above, you'd better hope I don't notice you there or
you'll get an earful about traffic safety (the last cyclist, who had a
mild collision with me doing this, got one).
John A. Ardelli
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