patty
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patty asked in SportsCycling · 1 month ago

are people crazy riding bikes on the road?

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  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    in a word, yes...............................

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  • Jon
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Of course not. Cycling is a sensible and responsible transport choice, and roads are the most obvious places for cycling. 

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  • 1 month ago

    Not crazy, most have severe EGO problems!

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  • 1 month ago

    Things have never been the same since someone allowed those new-fangled automobiles to use the roads along with the existing horses and bicycles. It wasn't long before the automobile drivers started thinking the roads were for them only, which of course was never the case.

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  • pmt853
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Yes, we're all totally crazy, in the same way that a cow with horns is a bicycle.

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  • 1 month ago

    Actually, it is. Just hope some don't make mistake.

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  • 1 month ago

    Yep...I'm really crazy.  So is my brother, 'Old Hippie'.  Did ya see his answer?  He's been commuting around St. Louis for 12 years without a car & without a wreck or collision.  Although I do own a car, I use my bike whenever possible.  And I've been doing it for about 15 years, also with no wrecks or collisions.  

    If you're wondering how this can be accomplished, check with the folks at Cycling Savvy.  Take lessons either in person or online.  https://cyclingsavvy.org/  Also try reading Bicycling Street Smarts.  http://www.bikexprt.com/streetsmarts/usa/index.htm

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  • 1 month ago

    Oh, Christ...not this again!  Here are the FACTS...  1) The first paved roads in America came as a direct result of petitions to Congress for cyclists - known as the League of American Wheelmen in that day.  https://roadswerenotbuiltforcars.com/the-petition-...

    2) By law, bicycles are legally defined "VEHICLES", with the same rights & duties in all 50 states as any motorist driving a car, truck, bus or motorcycle.  The one exception in most states is interstate highways & other "limited access roads".  Limited access is where ever you see both a post speed limit & speed MINIMUM road sign.  Bicycles are MUCH easier to see around & pass vs, other slow moving vehicles - such as an Amish Horse & Buggy or a farm tractor moving from field-to field on a 2 lane country road.  Those are also non-licensed VEHICLES.  

    3) In most places, riding on the sidewalk is ILLEGAL.  Quote, "No person (15) or more years of age shall ride a bicycle upon any sidewalk, unless that sidewalk is established and signed as a bike path."  These combination 'bike paths & sidewalks' are at LEAST 8 to 10 feet wide too.  Examples in St. Louis are the River Des Peres Greenway, the Riverfront Trail, Grant's Trail, etc.  https://library.municode.com/mo/st._louis/codes/co...

    4) The best way to avoid a collision with a car is by being SEEN.  Riding on a sidewalk places the cyclist out of the line of sight from 99% of all tunnel-visioned motorists.  Intersections become the most vulnerable spot for a wreck.  18% happen with cars.  17% with other cyclists.  And a full 45% of all crashes involving a cyclist are SOLO FALLS.  See illustration below. 

    5) Although an older YouTube video, it was filmed in real time - in Southern California.  This is how it's done RIGHT!   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r9ephvGhdts

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  • 1 month ago

    Not as crazy as people riding bikes on the ocean, those people are nuts...

    In answer to your question, I think riding bikes on the road is OK as long as people follow the rules, and stay out of the way of vehicles. The sidewalk is intended for pedestrians, and sharing that with bikes can be just as dangerous to people.

  • 1 month ago

    In Boston, it’s not a bad idea because the transit system sucks. The roads are a lot safer than several years ago. There are now bike lanes around the Harvard medical school area with metal posts so cars can’t hit bikers without serious damage. 

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