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Old 04-03-08, 06:43 AM   #1
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The rights and duties of road cyclist

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rU4nKKq02BU
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Old 04-03-08, 07:23 AM   #2
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Old 04-03-08, 08:34 AM   #3
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Excellent, VB.
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Old 04-03-08, 10:25 AM   #4
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If only this was part of driver's ed.
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Old 04-03-08, 11:00 AM   #5
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Also needs to be a part of rider's ed....ooh...wait...

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Required viewing at all bike shops for buyers of a bicycle and (maybe more importantly) required viewing at all X-Marts for buyers of bicycles.
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Old 04-03-08, 11:36 AM   #6
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^ Definitely, but now we're getting close to requiring a rider's license on the road. That leads to registered bikes and liability insurance. Wait, is that a bad thing?
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Old 04-03-08, 11:50 AM   #7
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^ Mmmm...not sure. We all like to loudly proclaim that a bicycle is not just a toy. But toys don't have to be registered. Vehicles do (or at least motor-vehicles).
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Dan and Brian are great guys! Thanks for the find VB!!!

If anyone wants to learn these skills, the League of American Bicyclists (www.bikeleague.org) has a calender of classes available in your area... or you can just send a PM to the local LCI's on this forum...

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^ Mmmm...not sure. We all like to loudly proclaim that a bicycle is not just a toy. But toys don't have to be registered. Vehicles do (or at least motor-vehicles).
Will it make my wife stop calling it a toy?
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Dan and Brian are great guys! Thanks for the find VB!!!
I would have posted the link to the vid here, but that would have been shameless self promotion!

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Great video but he's cycling through Santa Monica which is a biker friendly city.....compared to other areas of Los Angeles where one doesn't fare as well
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pretty sure that was long beach.
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Old 04-03-08, 03:21 PM   #13
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I would have posted the link to the vid here, but that would have been shameless self promotion!

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I got it from Roadbikerider
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Just saw it on RBR. Yes, all the video scenes are in Long Beach.
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Will it make my wife stop calling it a toy?
Your wife calls it a toy? Cool.
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Maybe instead of pushing for Share the Road license plates, we should push for legislation to put more bike-related questions on the drivers license test. That would force the driving instructors to spend more time on it, too.
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Maybe instead of pushing for Share the Road license plates, we should push for legislation to put more bike-related questions on the drivers license test. That would force the driving instructors to spend more time on it, too.
With a buffer space law for CA, seems like that would happen. Too many cyclists and parents for it not to happen.
Its an election year. Who's your State Assembly rep and Senator?
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this was posted previously elsewhere but then again it is always nice to get a different perspective on it. That would definitely be beneficial.
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^ Definitely, but now we're getting close to requiring a rider's license on the road. That leads to registered bikes and liability insurance. Wait, is that a bad thing?
Just curious - what makes you say this?

As I understand it, there is absolutely no budget, staff or political will to follow through on a bicycle license program, at least not in LA county. This comes directly from Michelle Mowery of the LADOT, speaking at the last Bicycle Advisory Committee Meeting.
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I'm a safety guy for the Coast Guard and just forwarded this to my higher-ups as a possible training tool for our members of the Coast Guard. As gas prices creep up, I think we'll see a whole lot more people commuting by bike (I hope) and we have a lot of Coasties in places like So Cal, Portland OR and Seattle!
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+1 Great idea!!!!!
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Old 04-04-08, 09:03 AM   #23
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Love the video!

Remember our friends at CICLE and LACBC also offer workshops that assist cyclists to ride safely and legally in Los Angeles traffic.
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It was a good video. I just wish more cyclists would actually STOP for stop signs/red lights! We would fare a lot better on the road if more actually did just that. I always stop. Its safer, and smarter.
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Good video, but I'm waiting for the Vertical Bob edition with lots more climbing !

It would probably be filmed on Angeles Crest with a special section on dealing with racing motorcycles . . .

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