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Old 05-29-14, 01:18 PM   #1
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People of the State of California v. G$

"It was like the Prague Spring of 1968, and repressed cyclists, long confined to the detritus of the roadside and the terrorization of buzzing motorists, rode smack in the lane, forcing drivers to slow down and pass them, safely, in the left-hand lane. It caught on. That all came crashing down one Sunday last October when the ride, being led by Greg Leibert, was pulled over by a pair of sheriff’s deputies in a squad car. G$ was cited for violating CVC 21202 — failure to ride as far to the right as practicable.

Discussion was fruitless. When G$ whipped out his handy-dandy copy of the vehicle code, one deputy advised him that “I been writing these tickets for 20 years, I know the law, and you’ll never beat it.”"

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Old 05-29-14, 01:44 PM   #2
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i got the same ticket, bet noone wants to hear the story tho
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Old 05-29-14, 02:13 PM   #3
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Uh, some kind of odd on-line serial story with made up characters. G$... really???

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Old 05-29-14, 07:33 PM   #4
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I had an encounter with an ignorant Oregon State Trooper like this a few weeks back. Although this trooper didn't write me a citation, largely because he was so woefully ignorant of the vehicle code he probably didn't know where to begin, he did harangue me for not ditch-hugging in a nine-foot wide lane. After a lengthy discussion, he finally agreed that I had the right to ride in the center of such a lane and that any overtaking motorist would have to move into the oncoming lane to pass no matter where I was positioned. He even seemed to understand that ditch-hugging invites close passes. Nonetheless, he still thought I should ditch hug because he "felt" it was safer. I felt like the rancher who brings his dehydrated horse to the stream only to watch it refuse to drink.
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Uh, some kind of odd on-line serial story with made up characters. G$... really???
I want my "click" back.
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