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    It's the law!

    Looking for some bicycle-related legislation in the statutes of Nebraska led me to these gems:

    Section 60-6,315
    Riding of bicycles; prohibited acts.

    (1) Any person who rides a bicycle shall not ride other than upon or astride a permanent and regular seat attached thereto.

    (2) Any person who rides a bicycle shall not remove his or her feet from the pedals and shall have at least one hand on the handlebars at all times.

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    Get a saddle, you scofflaw!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Niten
    (2) Any person who rides a bicycle shall not remove his or her feet from the pedals and shall have at least one hand on the handlebars at all times.
    Do bicyclists in Nebraska spend a lot of time tipped over while waiting for stoplights?

    Or do you engage some sort of automatic kickstand deployment system?

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    We hold ourselves up with the one hand we're allowed to remove from the handlebars.

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    (2) Any person who rides a bicycle shall not remove his or her feet from the pedals and shall have at least one hand on the handlebars at all times.
    Legally mandated track stands.
    In this age of mindless consumerism, of atomized populations living in boxes, working in boxes, and traveling in boxes, almost always alone, with only the electronic voices of their new feudal lords to guide them through life, the bicycle becomes an instrument of gentle revolution. --Richard Risemberg

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    that feet on the pedals business is just wacky--

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    #1 is to prevent a second person from riding on the handlebars, for example. You can carry someone (child) on a permanently affixed rear seat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vpiuva
    #1 is to prevent a second person from riding on the handlebars, for example. You can carry someone (child) on a permanently affixed rear seat.
    Yeah, maybe, but by (2), the kid'd better have his or her feet on the pedals at all times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vpiuva
    #1 is to prevent a second person from riding on the handlebars, for example. You can carry someone (child) on a permanently affixed rear seat.
    What about stunt riding when the rider is on the axle pegs? That actually violates #1 and #2. So stunt riding is illegal!
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    wont stop me from ramming your bike while you trackstand that law doesnt say anything about having pedestrian catchers on the front wheel
    riding and pimpin again

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    Quote Originally Posted by Niten
    We hold ourselves up with the one hand we're allowed to remove from the handlebars.
    You guys in Nebraska must have reeeeeeeeeally long arms.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vulpes
    What about stunt riding when the rider is on the axle pegs? That actually violates #1 and #2. So stunt riding is illegal!
    On a public roadway - yes. (Please tell me it's the highway traffic act and not some law covering all Nebraska bicycle riding!)

    However, standing up to pedal is also illegal. That's a piss-off!

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