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    The law apparently says braked wheels. Even if...

    The law apparently says braked wheels. Even if you can make your rear wheel lock up, the front is still free of any braking effect.

    No advice as to what you should do, tho'.

    UK law requires...
  2. Thread: School Buses

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    [QUOTE=njkayaker;17097949]There is a whole lot...

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    Where do I say this? You are putting words in my mouth (or post) which I specifically did not say (or write).



    You still haven't answered my question. Where do I say that I only stop if...
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    [QUOTE=njkayaker;17093355]. I'm fascinated as to...

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    I'm fascinated as to how you arrive at this rather odd conclusion. I comply with the law so as to ensure, to the best of my ability, that any children around me are safe



    But, as I pointed...
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    If the law requires me to do so, yes. So I would...

    If the law requires me to do so, yes. So I would take the same attitude to the yellow bus rules in the US as I do to pedestrian crossings, or to school crossing places controlled by "lollipop"...
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    How hard is it? Not hard at all - as long as a...

    How hard is it? Not hard at all - as long as a child doesn't suddenly change direction and speed without warning - not htat that would ever happen - would it?.

    (I assume that Jeebus stands for...
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    Perhaps I wasn't as clear as I thought. I was...

    Perhaps I wasn't as clear as I thought. I was making the point that, since all the state laws I've looked at (not all, by any means) refer to "the driver of a vehicle" or some very similar form of...
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    I take your point about the roadway/shoulder...

    I take your point about the roadway/shoulder business, but I wonder what a court would make of a rider who overtook a school bus by moving onto the shoulder and ran into a child who lived up a farm...
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    Or Not:

    NY State law: " 1231. Traffic laws apply to persons riding bicycles or skating or gliding on in-line skates. Every person riding a bicycle or skating or gliding on in-line skates ...
  9. I particularly like the twerp who thinks that...

    I particularly like the twerp who thinks that cyclists ride at "less than 10%" of the speed of cars - I feel that a speed of 2.9 mph wouldn't be too conducive to a 15 mile ride to the ceremony
  10. If you go down the Islabikes route and want to...

    If you go down the Islabikes route and want to know the size, go to http://www.islabikes.com/us/bike_pages/pdfs/sizes/Size_Chart-USA_web.pdf - I don't know what their resale value in the US is (only...
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    Ok - user fees following a municipal bond. Qu....

    Ok - user fees following a municipal bond.

    Qu. 1 Who would buy the bond?

    Drivers? - they object to cyclists mostly on principal (so-called). They would only buy them if there was a decent...
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    1. Take training wheels (offence against the...

    1. Take training wheels (offence against the trades descritpion act [UK reference]) - they train nowt'
    2. take pedals off
    3. lower saddle so she can rech ground easily
    4. get her to "walk" the...
  13. Common complaint in the UK - "Cyclists are always...

    Common complaint in the UK - "Cyclists are always riding at night without lights, can't be seen and are stupidly risking their lives!".

    Q. How do you know?
    A. I see them all the time!
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    The UK registration (aka Vehicle Excise Duty...

    The UK registration (aka Vehicle Excise Duty [VED]) is based on vehicle emissions, so very small engined cars and electric vehicles have zero VED.

    On the other hand, if if there is a tax on...
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    As some of you may remember, I'm a fan of...

    As some of you may remember, I'm a fan of Islabikes, since they're beautifully proportioned and equipped - and therefore a tad expensive. However I checked up on her website and looked for her 16"...
  16. Buncha nancy boys if you ask me. I remember when...

    Buncha nancy boys if you ask me. I remember when I were a lad, me dad broke a pedal spindle during a 12-hour time trial. He simply got a bolt out of 'is saddlebag, pushed it between 'is achilles...
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    Congrats Squeeze, to you and your son. One small...

    Congrats Squeeze, to you and your son. One small point. I wonder if there could be an auto-correct on this site which replaces the phrase "training wheels" with "utterly useless device which...
  18. Thread: Tdf 2014

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    Latest news on Cav: Tour de France: Mark...

    Latest news on Cav: Tour de France: Mark Cavendish crashes in stage 1 sprint | Cyclingnews.com
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    It looks as tho' Cav has a dislocated collarbone,...

    It looks as tho' Cav has a dislocated collarbone, not broken as most of us first thought
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    We've taught a couple of 3 year olds in the last...

    We've taught a couple of 3 year olds in the last month or so, so go for it. Depending on your budget and at the risk of sounding like an agent for the Islabike brand, check out their Portland...
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    I take your point, John - I misread it as...

    I take your point, John - I misread it as referring to the comparative collision fault figures.
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    Not quite sure how you arive at the conclusion...

    Not quite sure how you arive at the conclusion that there have been no such measurements in the UK or Oz, John, since the two websites giving the figures listed are recent
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    Good on the two of you - it's been an interesting...

    Good on the two of you - it's been an interesting thread.

    I caught the bit about the temp being 100F - ouch! Living in a country where 80F constitutes a heatwave, I salute both of you. Being a...
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    I find the difference in figures on who is more...

    I find the difference in figures on who is more likely to be at fault in driver/cyclist collisions between US, Australian and UK figures most interesting. In the UK and Oz it is the driver, while in...
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    I read this argument ("cycling is dangerous")...

    I read this argument ("cycling is dangerous") pretty frequently. when I ask why, the answer is, usually, "You might be hit by a car/truck/pickup, etc.

    But being hit by a car, etc., isn't cycling,...
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