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Old 05-02-13, 05:06 PM   #26
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Old 05-02-13, 06:48 PM   #27
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I don't "jink" intentionally, but I get the same wobbly effect from my alternating fear of the traffic, that stupid senseless vertical curb, and all the cr...stuff that accumulates between the curb and the white line, up to and including hubcaps and scrap lumber.
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Old 05-02-13, 11:26 PM   #28
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I have been riding on the track for over 40 years, and I can hold the bike right on the painted line. But it seems that the straighter you can ride, the closer the cars feel they can approach. So it helps to ride below your skill level!

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That's interesting! I've always intentionally ridden straight so the driver's are less nervous when passing me. But you're absolutely right, in doing so they do drive closer to me. I might just have to start weaving a little. Thanks!
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Old 05-03-13, 01:15 PM   #29
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I ride to work most days on a motorcycle. The secret to staying alive is trying to anticipate what people are going to do. I've had to use the bike lane a few times to avoid some jackass in a car. Thank God there were no cyclists in it at the time.
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