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Old 08-10-11, 05:45 PM
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Drain Gutters

What do you guys do about the drain gutters that come out into the bike lane leaving you about 4 inches of road to ride on before you are in the next lane over? On a road where the speed limit is lower I don't have an issue just riding on that little section but on roads where the speed limit is 50+ (I'm thinking La Costa Avenue between the 5 and El Camino Real for you North County San Diegans) its a little disconcerting to ride the line with drivers who don't care how close they get to you. Do you guys avoid the drain gutter or just ride over it? I've seen people do both and I see the advantages of doing both. Heck, I've done both. But what is the best option?

Edit: I'm not talking about your standard gutter you never want to ride in, just to clarify
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