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  1. If you stopped in traffic while being observant...

    If you stopped in traffic while being observant you would realize this is just unfounded fear. It is easy to stop in traffic while monitoring that a driver behind is preparing to stop as well.
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  2. They discourage cyclists from lining up with...

    They discourage cyclists from lining up with traffic and can increase right hooks when cyclist approach a green light or red turning to green.
  3. No matter what vehicle I am driving I always stop...

    No matter what vehicle I am driving I always stop at red lights and stop signs and line up with other traffic.

    I have been tracking my home/work commute for over 10yrs and record the elapsed vs....
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    Sticky: Poll: dumping ground for any new H threads

    dumping ground for any new H threads
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMTXjmVd6AI...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMTXjmVd6AI
    Cobham , amazing
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    http://vimeo.com/39952027

    http://vimeo.com/39952027
  7. That is posted on some MUPs here as well, works...

    That is posted on some MUPs here as well, works well, but one can't count on it.

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    Sticky: A refreshing 85, now time to dry out...

    A refreshing 85, now time to dry out...
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    It was From metro-Phx. Photos from online...

    It was From metro-Phx. Photos from online newpaper
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    source: Monsoon rain floods Valley
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    Sticky: I heard the same system is dumping water in...

    I heard the same system is dumping water in S.Cal. But these intense bursts of rain don't really help, that is just run off that quickly goes to the rivers. What is needed are sustained rains that...
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    Sticky: Wettest commute ever. 5"+ of rain since 3am. ...

    Wettest commute ever. 5"+ of rain since 3am. Massive flooding everywhere. I had to carry my bike over a thick mudslide (with a truck stuck in it) and drove past many cars stranded in deep water. ...
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    A compromise is to leave off the left side BL...

    A compromise is to leave off the left side BL stripe. That way cyclist can drive further way from dz, but not cause as much motorist resentment that the cyclist is not in their designated place.
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    How was it configured before? In this new...

    How was it configured before?

    In this new config, if one is driving a safe distance from doors, then passing motorists will need to adjust lane position and likely go over double yel
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    As far as typical victims go, yes, correct. But...

    As far as typical victims go, yes, correct. But I was a potential witness and/or get away vehicle.

    Another aspect was this was a high end sedan, low profile chrome wheel, tinted windows, not a...
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    Also keep in mind this location is only a 45min...

    Also keep in mind this location is only a 45min drive from metro area of 4 million, there are occasionally news stories of vehicles that get stolen and/or folks murdered and left in the...
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    Re-read my story. There was no guy with a bow...

    Re-read my story. There was no guy with a bow until the very end - as soon as I saw him my pulse went down. Then he waved and I approached.
    I come across hunters all the time with no concern. I...
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    All four doors and trunk, parked in middle of...

    All four doors and trunk, parked in middle of narrow road,. Plus a nice looking sedan, hardly the kind to take on such a road, plus the cliff below while possible to carefully try and climb down...
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  19. Unless a dedicated cycle path, there are no...

    Unless a dedicated cycle path, there are no rules, no training and no expectations. Only use MUP if you are a relaxed person and are not in any type of hurry. Stay on high alert.
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    AZ law g...

    AZ law got weakened as well. It states that penalties do "not apply to a bicyclist who is injured in a vehicular traffic lane when a designated bicycle lane or path is present and passable."
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    Ha ha and the resulting BF video post. As far...

    Ha ha and the resulting BF video post.

    As far as safe/3ft passing goes I find as cyclist I have much control over how close I get passed. Ride well away from shoulder, use a mirror and if a...
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    But in this case there is only blame needed if...

    But in this case there is only blame needed if there is physical contact and if there is physicals contact then existing safe passing law was already violated.

    Your concerns about 5' are...
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    Right. No need for 'actually'. As to...

    Right. No need for 'actually'.

    As to education, that is key and such a law is not needed and as you note has its downsides as well in establishing the minimum as the norm.

    Education has to be...
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    Exactly. This law is not for motorists, it is to...

    Exactly. This law is not for motorists, it is to make cyclist feel better and to give them something to yell about when they let themselves get surprised by a close pass.
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    The story I imagined was this guy was on a labor...

    The story I imagined was this guy was on a labor day weekend hunting trip with buddies, but it was unsuccessful and heading home he decided for one more try and headed up this mountainside road for...
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