HH, dude, I love ya. This thread is for you. Perhaps it can even become a sticky. Let's discuss specific tips, tricks, tactics and strategies for riding on the road. Note I didn't include MUPs or sidewalks or bike lanes. I bet we can do this without mentioning VC once (err make that twice ), since on the road the only obvious and indeed, in many cases, legal choice is to observe the vehicular rules of the road. Think of this thread as a way to educate newbs and experienced riders alike, including parents who may wish to educate their kids about how to safely cycle on the public roadways. I have confidence in your (and a bunch of other folks) knowledge and experience to present this info in a fashion that everyone can understand, without adding terms and categorization of other riding methods that might confuse them, as well as to avoid the usual VC-anti-VC debates (ok 4 times) that tend to cloud some of the useful information you and others provide. Are ya game?
Ok I will start it off.
My mommy says that I should not ride my bike on the road (she does too). But I have to sometimes to get where I want to go. So when I do I just hug the curb or shoulder as close as possible. Is this ok?