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Don't you just love when noobs/pedestrians say to ride on the other side of the road.

Old 10-30-21, 10:24 AM
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Originally Posted by alloo View Post
Sometimes bike lane designers go against human nature or common sense.
Bike lanes and MUPs…I frequently wonder if they consulted any actual bicycle riders, or even ever rode a bicycle themselves.

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Originally Posted by _ForceD_ View Post
Bike lanes and MUPs…I frequently wonder if they consulted any actual bicycle riders, or even ever rode a bicycle themselves.

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Old 10-30-21, 12:00 PM
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Originally Posted by mercator View Post
I think the OP should maybe just stay on the sidewalk - safer for everyone that way.
I think he does....
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Old 10-30-21, 01:20 PM
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Originally Posted by alloo View Post
Sometimes bike lane designers go against human nature or common sense. I ride against traffic at times in a bike lane or sidewalk because the curb has misplaced ADA ramps. I am not doing any harm.
Until you meet me traveling in the correct and legal direction .... have you deliberately chosen to ignore other posts or just didn't bother to tread the thread?

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Streets need to be user friendly for all users not just cars.
Yeah, and riding head-on into oncoming traffic does not improve that situation.
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Old 10-30-21, 03:03 PM
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We’re going to yell at you.
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Old 10-30-21, 05:23 PM
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I'm on a 2 foot wide shoulder with a woman on a bike coming right at me. I'm watching traffic come up behind me in my mirror with nowhere to go. But hey, I have the right of way, so I slow down and hold my line. The woman swerves into oncoming traffic, horns blare, and as she goes by I politely tell her she's going the wrong way. She yells over her shoulder, "No I'm not! The store is this way!"
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Old 10-30-21, 09:58 PM
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While my wife and I were riding our racing bike tandem a woman in a SUV yelled at us to, “Get on the sidewalk!” We were riding legally AND on the right side of the road. I yelled back at her, “It’s illegal!”
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Old 10-31-21, 05:08 AM
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When in doubt, it’s best to check local laws. Here in Ontario we stay to the ride, for driving, riding and generally walking.

https://ontariocycling.org/forms/for...act-slidehsow/

on bike paths, I stay on right, pass on left and usually say “ passing on your left,”
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A lot of salmon get eaten by bears. A lot more get eaten by cars.

The Beauty of Nature and all that .....
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Old 10-31-21, 06:28 AM
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The OP doesn't know what they're talking about, is encouraging riding in an unsafe way, encourages breaking laws, and more. The fact stands that riding against traffic is not safer at any time.

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Old 10-31-21, 07:59 AM
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The small city where I live still has a long way to go to respect cyclists. Has been a car city since the 70's and the older locals in particular have no idea. I'm constantly harrassed here,

- ride on the pavement = illegal
- go on the cycle lane = either no cycle lane or cars parked on it.

Other favourite hobbies of drivers, not looking out for cyclists when entering cycle lanes and using cycle lanes as car parks.
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And to help promote cycling, recently the police have been stopping cyclists and giving them fines for not having a bell. This includes roadies out on club rides.
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Old 10-31-21, 08:20 AM
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Originally Posted by psystemupdate View Post
ever encountered people who yell at you to get on the correct side of the road when you choose to ride against traffic? There's countless reasons for the more experienced riders to sometimes be on the 'wrong' side of the road.
Ride on the right PERIOD!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 10-31-21, 08:58 PM
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Originally Posted by rydabent View Post
Ride on the right PERIOD!!!!!!!!!!!!
That really does depend on the country you're in....
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Old 10-31-21, 09:24 PM
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Originally Posted by FireWaterBoy View Post
And to help promote cycling, recently the police have been stopping cyclists and giving them fines for not having a bell. This includes roadies out on club rides.
In my town, they stop roadies and give you a fine if your BMI is over 22.
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Old 10-31-21, 10:42 PM
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In my town, they stop roadies and give you a fine if your BMI is over 22.
I'd better steer clear or ring my bell and skate by.
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Originally Posted by FireWaterBoy View Post
The small city where I live still has a long way to go to respect cyclists. Has been a car city since the 70's and the older locals in particular have no idea. I'm constantly harrassed here,

- ride on the pavement = illegal
- go on the cycle lane = either no cycle lane or cars parked on it.

Other favourite hobbies of drivers, not looking out for cyclists when entering cycle lanes and using cycle lanes as car parks.
There’s a La Caruna is Mexico, Spain and South Africa - which one is yours and can you update your profile to reflect?
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Old 11-01-21, 12:42 AM
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Originally Posted by FireWaterBoy View Post
The small city where I live still has a long way to go to respect cyclists. Has been a car city since the 70's and the older locals in particular have no idea. I'm constantly harrassed here,

- ride on the pavement = illegal
- go on the cycle lane = either no cycle lane or cars parked on it.

Other favourite hobbies of drivers, not looking out for cyclists when entering cycle lanes and using cycle lanes as car parks.
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There’s a La Caruna is Mexico, Spain and South Africa - which one is yours and can you update your profile to reflect?
If this were the U.S. I could maybe offer cogent advice---if a local law contradicts a state law, etc. If you are in a country which allows cities to effectively ban bikes from most surface roads (as opposed to highways) then you might be out of luck. I wonder how the court case would go if you were ticketed for riding on the "pavement" while going around a parked car blocking the bike lane .....
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Old 11-01-21, 04:33 AM
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Riding against traffic is always a bad idea. Drivers making right turns typically don't look right (because nothing should be coming that way) before turning. You'll learn the hard way if you dont believe this.
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Judging from his other threads, his response will probably be scatological.
Always amusing to confirm that members who whine and complain about trolls the most just so happen to spend the most time in obvious troll threads
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Originally Posted by rsbob View Post
While my wife and I were riding our racing bike tandem a woman in a SUV yelled at us to, “Get on the sidewalk!” We were riding legally AND on the right side of the road. I yelled back at her, “It’s illegal!”

I've had people yell at me to get on the sidewalk in places where there were no sidewalks. Legality would be somewhat irrelevant there.

My latest great piece of "advice" screamed at me following a honk was to get out of the sharrow-marked lane and ride in the demarcated no-go door zone because that was "the bike lane". My response included a four letter word and "picture of a bike".
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Originally Posted by mprince View Post
He just started another thread...

Which got deleted. Had nothing to do with cycling.
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There’s a La Caruna is Mexico, Spain and South Africa - which one is yours and can you update your profile to reflect?
Sorry! It's La Coruna in Spain. Will update my profile
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I wonder how the court case would go if you were ticketed for riding on the "pavement" while going around a parked car blocking the bike lane .....
Well, a few weeks ago someone I know got a 100euro fine for leaving the cycle lane briefly and going onto the road. I find it all a bit pathetic. The local mayor is promoting cycling and has built cycle lanes and the police are fining people for really silly things.

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