Old 01-24-12, 06:55 AM
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Originally Posted by yuzu View Post
I found out sort of recently that bicyclists are required to stay as far right as possible when riding on the road according to Hawaii law.
the word is "practicable." It's entirely different than the word "possible." It's not practicable to ride in the door zone. If the lane is not wide enough to share safely, generally agreed to be 14', then there is no safety in staying as far right as possible, and safety trumps convenience every time.

I imagine the people that ride in the left tire track get to meet law enforcement types occasionally, justified or not. When I'm riding at a speed where it is unsafe to pass, I will ride in the left tire track. Otherwise I ride in the right tire track. This is far enough over to break the mystical bonds of the lane marker that seems to be more important than my safety.

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