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    Although I typically choose residental streets over arterial routes when they present a reasonable option, they are not without their own hazards. For instance, animals, pets, children and balls or other toys darting into the road unexpectedly, not to mention parallel parked vehicles, with the possibility of sudden opening doors or movement of the vehicle to the left; as well, vehicles entering the roadway from driveways, typically in reverse. I think just naturally in this environment I reduce my cruising speed in favour of extra caution, not that I begrudge that.
    On arterial roads you do get to move along at a decent clip, at least between lights and when not uphill.
    Last edited by old's'cool; 06-02-14 at 08:28 PM. Reason: the other right
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    Did a 4-lane road left turn today no problems motorist were surprised i could keep up. On scary fast car city roads i would ride a left turn accross the pedestrian cross walk.
    purchasing a bicycle from walmart or any other discount department store for commuting
    only works if you know what your getting into and can do all of the work to it yourself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SargonDragon View Post
    Ha! Apparently so!

    I only just joined this forum, and my reception has been generally less than friendly so far. I probably won't be staying long.
    Ya, I think the wearing of sweaty spandex makes folks pi$$y

    With resperct to the legalisms and attitudes of car/bicycle relations I care not a whit.

    What I REALLY want is not to get run over. Most times I'll ride FRAP and try to be on my mirrors frequently. I got no worries vacating the road surface if I need to. The big thing for me is, whatever hurry I may be in, it never trumps my desire not to get run over.

    Works fer me,
    Mike

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sharpshin View Post
    Ya, I think the wearing of sweaty spandex makes folks pi$$y

    ...
    Well, yeah. Heck, there's more than one forum member here - on a CYCLING forum - that go into borderline homophobic rants about wearing spandex.

    Imagine the response from the non-cycling public. Well, there's no imagining it. The homophobic slurs hurled at cyclists are sickening. Ya gotta wonder why guys wearing tight athletic attire generate such responses...

    Ignorance ain't bliss.

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