So my dad and I are driving along during the night and I see some cars like at the last minute moving and there I see a rider in all black on a road bike with only reflectors (that hardly worked) About 5 people infront of us almost hit him! I so badly wished I had a reflector vest to throw at him and tell him that I'm a cyclist and that he needs to wear something that you can see during the night!
I see that all the time where I live. Some people don't realize that it's hard to be seen at night.
I noticed that in college towns that the police are SEEM more likely to enforce the need for front and rear lights. In my town, I'm not sure if the police enforce it or not. But it's also from the fact that while in college I hear from students who have gotten tickets. Word of mouth reguarding bicyclists don't spread as prevalent now that I'm not in a college town.
I commute home around midnight every night I work. I have literally never seen a cyclist with lights in this town, other than myself. Oh, my stepson took a broken headlight of mine and duct taped it to his bars, so that is one other lighted bike I have seen.
I myself rode without lights for a year and a half, until I learned on this forum that it is not a good idea. And I am not stupid (have an M.A.), and I do not ride a K-mart bike. I just didn't know any better, and I can't explain it any better than that.
Wrong way on the sidewalk. I hate those type of cyclers. It's extremely dangerous especially at the speed they're going.
Ever seen the movie American Flyers? At the beginning of the movie, the main character is riding his bike on the sidewalk wearing a cowboy hat. His brother shows up and tells him his wheel are out of true. So he trues the wheels as the bike hangs from the wall and then a few weeks later, the same guy wins an international competition against some of the best cyclists in the world.