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    VCers confessional........

    I rode up a one-way street the wrong way! I hopped a curb and rode on the sidewalk! I had to steer around some pedestrians! I used a handicapped ramp to get back on the road and proceed in a VC manor! All while decked out in the team kit! FOR SHAME!!!!

    I beg forgiveness...

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    You are forgiven my son.

    Your only penance is to ride against traffic on the interstate while ninja clad with no reflectors for 20 miles during rush-hour....
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    Quote Originally Posted by fordfasterr
    Your only penance is to ride against traffic on the interstate while ninja clad with no reflectors for 20 miles during rush-hour....
    Safest way to ride too! The "crash rate" for such penance riding is zero. Stats don't lie! Eh?

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    I ride VC in bike lanes.
    "Evidence, anecdote and methodology all support planning for roadway bike traffic."

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    my VC commuting routes take me on roads, sidewalks, bike lanes, through parking lots and alleys, and through a campus bus stop.
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    galen, rando, your two examples showcase the adaptive nature of even the most ardent vehicular cyclists (Galen) and the benefits of staying adaptive in cycling.

    My example is still true to Vehicular Cycling. I rode vehicularily down a road in a classed lane.

    VC in a bike lane, baby!
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    Bek, you're deluded. Cycling in a lane classed for cycling is not VC. You gotta get into the carpool or bus lane. Then you can claim VC.
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    your irony might be lost on some of the casual onlookers, sbikes.

    I can SOO ride VC in a bike lane! So can helemt head, so can sbikes, so can any of us "VC" cyclists.
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    I went right on red... without stopping!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Helmet Head
    I went right on red... without stopping!
    When cycling, I never stop or even slow down at any intersection unless there is any possible conflict with other vehicles or pedestrians, or an obstructed line of sight. Really helps keep up my speed and efficiency with no downside.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Helmet Head
    I went right on red... without stopping!
    I'm......I'm......I'm......STUNNED! You're breaking all my stereotyping of you!
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    Quote Originally Posted by I-Like-To-Bike
    When cycling, I never stop or even slow down at any intersection unless there is any possible conflict with other vehicles or pedestrians, or an obstructed line of sight. Really helps keep up my speed and efficiency with no downside.

    meeeeee toooooooo!

    Helmet head, you are doing some adaptive/artful cycling there!
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    I use a sidewalk to cut through from a dead-end to a main artery. At the other side, I wait at the top of a T intersection at a crosswalk for the light to turn green for the bottom of the T. Then I beat the oncoming traffic, turn right and cross two lanes to get to the left turn lane. It gives me an arrow if I sit on the cut.

    The best part is that I get to roll past people sipping beer and munching appetizers as I dodge pigeons on my bent.



    ...as I dodge pigeons on my bent.
    ...actually, they walk slowly out of my way...
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    No worries

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    I took the ped sidewalk on the bridge over Mission Bay on the way back from Chuck E. Cheese with my daughter in tow.

    It sucked. We went back to vehicular as soon as we could, though we did take another sojourn on the path along the bay through Mission Beach.

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    I took the opposing lane up to an open drawbridge tonight, filtering on the other side of the double yellow, right to the front of the line, then rode the wet bridge grate across at the head of the line. I also used a sidewalk shortcut contraflow tonight. the ride home didn't suck at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Helmet Head
    I took the ped sidewalk on the bridge over Mission Bay on the way back from Chuck E. Cheese with my daughter in tow.

    It sucked. We went back to vehicular as soon as we could, though we did take another sojourn on the path along the bay through Mission Beach.
    I hope your daughter enjoys the time you're spending with her!
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