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    But if you're being overtaken, and the overtaking...

    But if you're being overtaken, and the overtaking vehicle gives proper notice, your obligation goes beyond that general duty -- you're required to give way to the right, and not move left until the...
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    So, by your definition, a four-lane gravel...

    So, by your definition, a four-lane gravel highway simply cannot exist?

    What do you call a road that carries two lanes of traffic in each direction, which has no lane stripes?
  3. I use a Seattle Sports Aquaknot backpack. Room...

    I use a Seattle Sports Aquaknot backpack. Room for my company laptop, lunch, and a full set of office clothes, waterproof, comfortable year-round.

    When my commute was less urban, I preferred...
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    That actually varies quite a bit by jurisdiction....

    That actually varies quite a bit by jurisdiction. In summer, when our local MUPs get choked with foot traffic and fast recreational riders, the county's safety patrol is out, too, with...
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    Interesting. The last I knew, extensive research...

    Interesting. The last I knew, extensive research hadn't found any country where cyclists were legally required to be licensed.

    The official Latvian tourist information bureau has quite a few...
  6. Seeing that you're posting from California, the...

    Seeing that you're posting from California, the municipal code is not what matters, bicycles are allowed on streets by state law, the municipal code cannot override that.

    If the municipal code is...
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    Yes, around 5,000 miles/year (8,000 km) sharing...

    Yes, around 5,000 miles/year (8,000 km) sharing streets and paths with other cyclists using headphones. (Including me, something over 25 years of commuting with headphones and not a single accident...
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    Do you honestly think the problem there is the...

    Do you honestly think the problem there is the headphones?

    Anyone riding fast on a sidewalk is already demonstrably unconcerned with other users.

    Anyone riding fast where it matters whether...
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    So, by your reasoning, two-lane roads were...

    So, by your reasoning, two-lane roads were invented some time after tar macadam paving was introduced, since you can't paint stripes on gravel?

    The law disagrees, for what it's worth. Stripes can...
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    Definitely the overtaking vehicle, for failing to...

    Definitely the overtaking vehicle, for failing to signal and failing to provide safe passing clearance.

    Of course, when overtaking on a two-lane, unstriped road, the required signal is audible,...
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    Regardless of why a local authority decides to...

    Regardless of why a local authority decides to erect such signs, and yes, sometimes it really is arbitrary, the signs are meaningless unless they carry the force of law. Yet, as often as not, there...
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    They're not in a conversation with you when you...

    They're not in a conversation with you when you start, so they don't catch the first word or two of what you're saying. The first word they hear, if you're lucky, is "left," and half of them will do...
  13. Announcements - General Cycling Discussion...

    Announcements - General Cycling Discussion
  14. FYI, Denmark also sees speed as vital for...

    FYI, Denmark also sees speed as vital for successful cycling. From the city's bicycle plan and polling:

    Why do Copenhageners cycle?

    Its faster 56 %
    Its more convenient 37 %
    It's...
  15. Very few riders are truly fast, that's why...

    Very few riders are truly fast, that's why they're not considered in design of bicycle facilities, either in the U.S. or in Europe.

    AASHTO says facilities for ordinary, non-enthusiast cyclists...
  16. Right, that's why I intentionally didn't quote...

    Right, that's why I intentionally didn't quote any numbers for fast cyclists.

    Couch potatoes on cruisers go 15 mph on the flats.

    Fast cyclists regularly top 30 mph, but AASHTO notes they'll...
  17. Re: Global Naked Bike Ride Events: Coverage Standards We Expect

    Have to say, the premise of this Announcement is bunk.

    OK, it is definitely a valid topic of discussion . We don't have a problem with that at all. The ride was originally done to graphically...
  18. AASHTO says the average, non-enthusiast adult...

    AASHTO says the average, non-enthusiast adult riding an upright bike goes 15 mph on level ground; they recommend an 18 mph design speed to accommodate typical adults on upright bikes. That doesn't...
  19. Just for technical accuracy, in much of the U.S.,...

    Just for technical accuracy, in much of the U.S., this isn't a type of bike "lane" at all -- once the bicycle facility is curb separated from the street, it's a "path" instead of a "lane." The...
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    Rise of the ghost thread.... For those who...

    Rise of the ghost thread....

    For those who suggested DIY and needing a metal insole, that's a commercially available safety supply item -- I made recessed-cleat Look boots for mountain biking back...
  21. My optometrist doesn't sell glasses, just does...

    My optometrist doesn't sell glasses, just does exams.

    For both selection and quality, I've been very happy with Zenni Optical, Eyeglasses Online - Buy Prescription Glasses & Eyeglass Frames |...
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    I ride my bike to the brew pub to fill my...

    I ride my bike to the brew pub to fill my growler, which fits perfectly in my half-gallon saddle bag.

    https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2908/14260435232_1c0696f4ec.jpg
    Bicycle growler carrier by...
  23. For short rides in good weather, I wear my...

    For short rides in good weather, I wear my ordinary eyeglasses.

    If I need wind/rain/debris protection, large old-style aviator frame eyeglasses. They're cheap ($35-40 including shipping from...
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    There's no one-size-fits-all solution. The most...

    There's no one-size-fits-all solution. The most important criteria are traffic speeds and intersection densities.

    Cycletracks are the safest solution on high-speed roads with minimal intersection...
  25. I doubt most U.S. bike consumers have ever been...

    I doubt most U.S. bike consumers have ever been offered a quality IGH bike to avoid, they're just not something the typical bike shop stocks the way they do racing-styled bikes or cheap hybrids and...
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