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(Orlando Sentinel)   Deputy stops group of 30 triathlon bicyclists for riding outside bike lane, but only gives a ticket to one woman, explaining he got "fixated" on her purple outfit   (orlandosentinel.com) divider line 119
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2012-07-23 12:21:56 PM  

protectyourlimbs: Oh great... another thread of why somebodies hobby should supersede the laws of the land, one bike lane not enough maybe there should be one car lane so you can pretend your a real athlete by wearing spandex...


You sound fat
 
2012-07-23 12:33:57 PM  

monoski: protectyourlimbs: Oh great... another thread of why somebodies hobby should supersede the laws of the land, one bike lane not enough maybe there should be one car lane so you can pretend your a real athlete by wearing spandex...

You sound fat


I weigh 140 pounds, ride a bike miles and miles every day, and he's exactly right. Every crackhead in town rides a bike too, you know.

/would never wear spandex, wtf, scared of a little butt sweat?
 
2012-07-23 12:39:32 PM  

Confabulat: macadamnut: stay on the sidewalk where you belong

Hell yeah I stay on the sidewalk as much as possible. Wow I'd hate to inconvenience a pedestrian to move to the right a little rather than risk death on the road.

Sorry dude, I like to survive and I know my fellow man is an idiot. You bike on a roadway, you are putting implicit trust in every single anonymous car that zooms mere feet by you that they are not texting, drinking, drinking and texting, getting a blow job, doing their makeup, falling asleep, etc., etc.

That's just not smart human behavior. That's like Darwinism at work if you die out there with a perfectly good sidewalk 10 feet over with a couple of cute chicks jogging or something.


And reading this only confirms what I think of cyclists; a bunch of douchebags who think it's OK to risk injuring pedestrians becuase they just can't leave their toys in the yard.

Want respect from others? Try stopping at red lights and stop signs. Get the fark off the sidewalk. Yield the right-of-way when applicable. I understand that drivers-and pedestrians-don't follow all the rules. But cyclists don't seem to believe they have to follow any of them.

When I drive though, I give cyclists the same amoount of respect they've given me, which is to say none. Grow the fark up and get off the sidewalk
 
2012-07-23 01:05:24 PM  

monoski: protectyourlimbs: Oh great... another thread of why somebodies hobby should supersede the laws of the land, one bike lane not enough maybe there should be one car lane so you can pretend your a real athlete by wearing spandex...

You sound fat


I am. What's your point?
 
2012-07-23 01:39:59 PM  
The officer is right. Purple does get your attention

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2012-07-23 01:44:18 PM  
HTMfail

www.strangecosmos.com
 
2012-07-23 02:32:23 PM  

cmb53208: Want respect from others? Try stopping at red lights and stop signs. Get the fark off the sidewalk. Yield the right-of-way when applicable. I understand that drivers-and pedestrians-don't follow all the rules. But cyclists don't seem to believe they have to follow any of them.

When I drive though, I give cyclists the same amoount of respect they've given me, which is to say none. Grow the fark up and get off the sidewalk


I don't want your respect, moran. I want to stay alive. So OOH, YOU notice all bicyclists and YOU would never hit one by mistake, so obviously YOU are just live every driver on the road and I should trust them to be as wise and smart as YOU when I cross the street?

You would not survive long in the world without your SUV, clearly.
 
2012-07-23 02:34:15 PM  
People who argue that bicyclists should stay off the sidewalks are pretty stupid and don't care about life much, obviously. Whaa I might have to steer around some dumb chick walking with her cell phone. Whaa, I'm a deadly threat to pedestrians.

Hell I don't respect anyone when I travel except for me and my safety.
 
2012-07-23 02:39:27 PM  

cmb53208: a bunch of douchebags who think it's OK to risk injuring pedestrians becuase they just can't leave their toys in the yard.


I ride 4 miles to work one way because I can't afford a car.

Toy?

Fark you, asshole.
 
2012-07-23 03:00:44 PM  
Confabulat
Hell I don't respect anyone when I travel except for me and my safety.

Get the fark off the road.
 
2012-07-23 03:11:09 PM  
FTFA, "Serrano, a cancer survivor, wears purple to bring awareness to pancreatic cancer."

She got exactly what she wanted -- publicity for her cause.
Shut up and pay the ticket, Attention W*ore.
 
2012-07-23 03:30:24 PM  

fireclown: SchlingFocker: And, runners. Stop wearing those little farking belts with 10 little water bottles in them for a 6 mile run. You look ridiculous when regular people are out there doing 10 miles just drinking out of the fountains on the trail.

Really? Peoples water decisions are what grinds your gears? I have a counter proposal: Carry as much water as you damned well feel like. Also, it's cute that you run on trails with plumbing.


Yeah, getting worked up about other people's water-carrying choices is a little intense, dude.

When I ran more, I used the stupid-looking bat-belt because I used electrolytes (ended up in emergency once with hyponatremia after a 20-miler in the heat. Not fun.) but also because it distributes the weight more evenly. I HATE the feeling of a single bottle bouncing on my back. And good luck finding a working water fountain around here.
 
2012-07-23 04:15:41 PM  

serial_crusher: Mr_H: serial_crusher:
I started out with just one mounted to my handlebars, but now I have one under the seatpost facing backwards, and another one on my helmet. Might be coincidental at this point, but it seems like when I added the helmet cam, drivers actually started noticing that they were on camera and began behaving a little better.

May I ask what types you use? I have an older Oregon Scientific (I think) that's mounted on my handle bars, but it's too bulky to use as a helmet cam and the sound is only good when i'm stopped. I think I need to upgrade and get a rear facing cam too.

/it's a black box
//RoadID = Corpse tag :)

ContourROAM, all 3 of 'em. Sound isn't that great, mostly just road noise, but you can hear honking horns, skidding tires, yourself screaming profanity, that sort of thing.
My YouTube videos if you're interested in sample quality.

I kind of think it would be cool to start up a business that makes cameras specifically for bikes, where they all connect to one battery/storage so it's not such a hassle to charge and download the videos.


A friend of mine just pointed this out on woot, but I don't need anymore so I'm not going to try it out. You might want to consider it though.
AAA batteries are going to be a pain in the ass to replace all the time though. I just plug my contour into the USB that's right there in my garage and power it up.
 
2012-07-24 12:38:25 AM  
www.digdang.com
 
2012-07-24 03:02:21 AM  

Baloo Uriza: TenJed_77: urger: fluffy2097: Bikers are supposed to stay to the edge of the lane of traffic on the shoulder or breakdown lane.

In most places bicyclists are entitled to the entire lane by law.

Not in Illinois:
From ILLINOIS VEHICLE CODE 625 ILCS 5/

Sec. 11-1505. Position of bicycles and motorized pedal cycles on roadways-Riding on roadways and bicycle paths.
(a) Any person operating a bicycle or motorized pedal cycle upon a roadway at less than the normal speed of traffic at the time and place and under the conditions then existing shall ride as close as practicable to the right-hand curb or edge of the roadway except under the following situations: 1. When overtaking and passing another bicycle, motorized pedal cycle or vehicle proceeding in the same direction; or 2. When preparing for a left turn at an intersection or into a private road or driveway; or 3. When reasonably necessary to avoid conditions including, but not limited to, fixed or moving objects, parked or moving vehicles, bicycles, motorized pedal cycles, pedestrians, animals, surface hazards, or substandard width lanes that make it unsafe to continue along the right-hand curb or edge. For purposes of this subsection, a "substandard width lane" means a lane that is too narrow for a bicycle or motorized pedal cycle and a vehicle to travel safely side by side within the lane.

When trying to say that cyclists don't, it's best not to try to prove your point by using the exact paragraph of law that says you're wrong.


Your reading comprehension sucks, as it was clear that I was responding to the comment by urger about them having the right to use the entire lane, which they do not except under certain circumstances.
 
2012-07-24 03:04:36 AM  

Baloo Uriza: TenJed_77: urger: fluffy2097: Bikers are supposed to stay to the edge of the lane of traffic on the shoulder or breakdown lane.

In most places bicyclists are entitled to the entire lane by law.

Not in Illinois:
From ILLINOIS VEHICLE CODE 625 ILCS 5/

Sec. 11-1505. Position of bicycles and motorized pedal cycles on roadways-Riding on roadways and bicycle paths.
(a) Any person operating a bicycle or motorized pedal cycle upon a roadway at less than the normal speed of traffic at the time and place and under the conditions then existing shall ride as close as practicable to the right-hand curb or edge of the roadway except under the following situations: 1. When overtaking and passing another bicycle, motorized pedal cycle or vehicle proceeding in the same direction; or 2. When preparing for a left turn at an intersection or into a private road or driveway; or 3. When reasonably necessary to avoid conditions including, but not limited to, fixed or moving objects, parked or moving vehicles, bicycles, motorized pedal cycles, pedestrians, animals, surface hazards, or substandard width lanes that make it unsafe to continue along the right-hand curb or edge. For purposes of this subsection, a "substandard width lane" means a lane that is too narrow for a bicycle or motorized pedal cycle and a vehicle to travel safely side by side within the lane.

When trying to say that cyclists don't, it's best not to try to prove your point by using the exact paragraph of law that says you're wrong.


And you also left out the second section in your quote:
Sec. 11-1505.1. Don't ride more than 2 abreast; Stay in one lane
Persons riding bicycles or motorized pedal cycles upon a roadway shall not ride more than 2 abreast, except on paths or parts of roadways set aside for their exclusive use. Persons riding 2 abreast shall not impede the normal and reasonable movement of traffic and, on a laned roadway, shall ride within a single lane subject to the provisions of Section 11-1505 [625 ILCS 5/11-1505].
 
2012-07-24 07:32:51 AM  

TenJed_77: Baloo Uriza: TenJed_77: urger: fluffy2097: Bikers are supposed to stay to the edge of the lane of traffic on the shoulder or breakdown lane.

In most places bicyclists are entitled to the entire lane by law.

Not in Illinois:
From ILLINOIS VEHICLE CODE 625 ILCS 5/

Sec. 11-1505. Position of bicycles and motorized pedal cycles on roadways-Riding on roadways and bicycle paths.
(a) Any person operating a bicycle or motorized pedal cycle upon a roadway at less than the normal speed of traffic at the time and place and under the conditions then existing shall ride as close as practicable to the right-hand curb or edge of the roadway except under the following situations: 1. When overtaking and passing another bicycle, motorized pedal cycle or vehicle proceeding in the same direction; or 2. When preparing for a left turn at an intersection or into a private road or driveway; or 3. When reasonably necessary to avoid conditions including, but not limited to, fixed or moving objects, parked or moving vehicles, bicycles, motorized pedal cycles, pedestrians, animals, surface hazards, or substandard width lanes that make it unsafe to continue along the right-hand curb or edge. For purposes of this subsection, a "substandard width lane" means a lane that is too narrow for a bicycle or motorized pedal cycle and a vehicle to travel safely side by side within the lane.

When trying to say that cyclists don't, it's best not to try to prove your point by using the exact paragraph of law that says you're wrong.

Your reading comprehension sucks, as it was clear that I was responding to the comment by urger about them having the right to use the entire lane, which they do not except under certain circumstances.


Almost every lane is too narrow for a car and bike to safely travel side by side within the lane. The law is written to say that taking the lane is the exception, but in actuality it is the norm.
 
2012-07-24 11:47:38 AM  

TenJed_77: And you also left out the second section in your quote:


Because it wasn't relevant. I wasn't addressing the two abrest issue. I was addressing whether or not the premise of the ticket was valid, that being whether or not the cyclists could claim the next lane or not. Merging in to pass, unless you're being reckless about it, isn't interfering with the reasonable and normal movement of traffic. It's reasonable and normal to expect slower traffic passing slowest traffic now and then. Welcome to life in traffic.
 
2012-07-24 11:49:04 AM  

serial_crusher: Almost every lane is too narrow for a car and bike to safely travel side by side within the lane. The law is written to say that taking the lane is the exception, but in actuality it is the norm.


Which is why people who want it to be the exception need to start leaning hard on their local authorities to install and maintain clean, clear and safe bicycle facilities on high traffic or high speed routes. Everyone wins then.
 
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