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Old 04-14-2013, 06:58 PM   #1921
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Important hint for all y'all:

If you're driving at us cyclists (from either direction)
Wave.

From behind - slow, pass with plenty of room and safety - then wave.

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Tell' em what to do... and they'll do that.

Never tell 'em what not to do ... before telling 'em what to do - and checking that they know it. Ed Psych 101.

Horns in most places are used to warn off danger, in some places using them otherwise is an offense.

In some places (Asia) the horn is used to tell of your presence, use as per the local custom.
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Old 04-14-2013, 07:28 PM   #1922
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A little over 14 miles for the wife and I today, thanks Mike. Not on the road, but the C&O Canal.

Great day for a ride!

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Old 04-15-2013, 06:43 AM   #1923
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A little over 14 miles for the wife and I today, thanks Mike. Not on the road, but the C&O Canal.

Great day for a ride!

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Its ALWAYS a great day for a ride.

We did 53mi of mixed surface roads yesterday. 3:22 or so of moving time. 2 flats: mine ($50 tubular) and a buddy's ($3 tube). In the defense of the tubulars, he's had half a dozen flats already where I've had one.

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Old 04-15-2013, 09:12 AM   #1924
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...but its an especially big 'fail' if you're honking coming at us.

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A little over 14 miles for the wife and I today, thanks Mike. Not on the road, but the C&O Canal.

Great day for a ride!

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I've ridden multiple sections of the C&O quite a few times between Harper's Ferry and West to Cumberland on the Stump Jumper. Did an overnight trip with the Boy Scouts back in the day on a 10 speed road bike.
Riding thru the Paw Paw tunnel is interesting. Make sure you take a light for that one.
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Old 04-15-2013, 09:20 AM   #1925
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Passing Bicycles

As a Bicyclist as well as a motorcyclist, I can speak from both perspectives.

When on the bicycle, I always try to stay as far to the right as I can.

On the motorcycle, I always give as much room to the bicyclist as I am able, usually moving to the left lane when possible.

Remember what happened to T. E. Lawrence!
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Old 04-15-2013, 09:34 AM   #1926
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Old 04-15-2013, 01:15 PM   #1927
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Important hint for all y'all:

If you're driving at us cyclists (from either direction) and honk, we don't particularly give a rat's ass.

...but its an especially big 'fail' if you're honking coming at us.

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Old 04-15-2013, 03:35 PM   #1928
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Remember what happened to T. E. Lawrence!
And that is why 'we' all have more effective helmets available now. The doctor trying to save Lawrence's life made it his job to see about better helmets.
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Old 04-15-2013, 05:56 PM   #1929
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Its ALWAYS a great day for a ride.

mine ($50 tubular) and a buddy's ($3 tube). In the defense of the tubulars,M
Thanks a lot. Just started 12 hour night shift and will now be able to think of nothing else but that f'ing Valley Girl movie.......
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Old 04-15-2013, 06:54 PM   #1930
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And that is why 'we' all have more effective helmets available now. The doctor trying to save Lawrence's life made it his job to see about better helmets.
Back then, nobody wore helmets on the street, and very few racers did, either. Helmets that existed weren't much better than nothing at all. We never had anything effective until Bell-Toptex brought out their helmets in the 1950s.
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Old 04-16-2013, 07:27 AM   #1931
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Old 04-16-2013, 10:20 AM   #1932
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That would never happen to me....no way they'll get me up on their shoulders.
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Old 04-17-2013, 06:53 AM   #1933
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Thanks a lot. Just started 12 hour night shift and will now be able to think of nothing else but that f'ing Valley Girl movie.......




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Old 04-17-2013, 07:00 AM   #1934
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No, the cager argument where I am is that fuel taxes pay for the roads so they are the domain of the engine powered vehicle.
If that is the case then what is the counter argument?

My problem is that we do not let people walk on roads for a reason, speed differential mostly.

So why do we allow a bicycle that might be going 15-20 miles an hour (not talking downhill) on a 45-55 mph road? What, because it has two wheels?
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Old 04-17-2013, 08:19 AM   #1935
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If that is the case then what is the counter argument?

My problem is that we do not let people walk on roads for a reason, speed differential mostly.

So why do we allow a bicycle that might be going 15-20 miles an hour (not talking downhill) on a 45-55 mph road? What, because it has two wheels?
People walk on roads all the time where there are no sidewalks. What rock have you been living under? We're not talking about highways or interstates.
If you have to ask why they are allowed then you have no clue as to what you're talking about. Look up the definition of "road".

Don't know where you're from but where I live(in the country) there are no sidewalks, only "roads".

Guess where folks who want to take a walk(or ride their bikes), go to the store or to their neighbors house from their house walk?

Guess where people are from who bitch the most about crap like this.



It isn't an issue for 99.9% of motorized road users...just the few self involved, self entitled assholes who make it an issue by being dicks about it. I'm sure you've seen them...they're the ones who've been dicks to you out on the road, and everyone else here complaining about bicycles. Just not over the same issue(s).
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