Not sure what I said that made you think that. I did say, "Someone can have years of experience riding with traffic and still act extremely foolishly while riding in traffic." People who ride against traffic would fit into this category (assuming they've stuck around long enough to get years of experience doing it).Originally Posted by DrPete
Again, that's why you would ease into something such a cycling in traffic. I won't say that no one is dumb enough to try and learn how to simply pedal a bike in heavy traffic, but I really hope no one is that stupid. If they can use a computer to find Bikeforums, then I think it's relatively safe to say they are not that dumb.Originally Posted by DrPete
I've cycled in quite a few different states and in very urban to very rural areas. Not much changes except the scenery. The only local law that might affect me as a cyclist is a mandatory bike lane/shoulder law but with the given exceptions, I feel I could pretty easily talk my way out of a ticket if ever cited for that. I'm not going to obey a law that goes against basic principles of traffic.Originally Posted by DrPete
It's your opinion that his method is scare tactics. HH might use an event to reinforce his method and if it happens to be a death that matches exactly the criteria for why he suggests the method, then can you really fault him? I think the people who preach stay out of the way are the one using scare tactics (go read the logging truck thread about how logging trucks can't stop).
People all time preach that just "ride in a bike lane and you'll be safe. Stay out of traffic and you'll be safe." The ridiculousness of those statements is that if you are on the road, you are part of traffic. You canNOT just ride outside of it and think you are not part of it. At least with what HH is saying, you are forced to be part of traffic. If someone is not comfortable being part of traffic, then they shouldn't try his method, and they shouldn't be on a bike in the road either.Originally Posted by DrPete