just a commuter
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Saratoga CA
Bikes: 1999 Specialized Allez Elite Triple, 197? Melton Tandem, 1972 Oxford 24" unicycle, 1973 Oxford 20" giraffe unicycle, lots of others in the family fleet
When I'm on the public roadway, I operate according to the ordinary rules of the road for drivers of vehicles. I do this regardless of whether I'm driving a truck, my van, my car, my motorcycle, or any of my bicycles. I do this regardless of whether I'm riding a bike in an upright seating position, a bike in a more leaned-forward seating position, or a recumbent. I do this regardless of whether I'm wearing "cycling" clothes or "ordinary" clothes. I do this regardless of how the bike fits me, whether or not I can put a foot on the ground while on the saddle.
So I'm not sure what difference you're referring to, but none of the factors you mention affect whether I operate my bicycle according to the ordinary rules of the road for drivers of vehicles (abbreviated VC).