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View Poll Results: where would you ride?
In the Lane 2 15.38%
On the shoulder 11 84.62%
On the sidewalk 0 0%
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Old 07-11-2012, 09:05 PM   #1
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where would you ride

Given a choice where would you ride this route? and why?


In the lane?


On the shoulder?


On the sidewalk?


(That's my LBS on the left)



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Old 07-11-2012, 09:50 PM   #2
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Probably the shoulder. Because drivers are idiots. Most seem incapable of changing lanes to pass.



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Old 07-11-2012, 11:32 PM   #3
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I said 'in the lane' but I'm all over the place, lol. We have nice stretches of smooth wide sidewalks or I stay to the right of the lane when there is no shoulder.

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Old 07-12-2012, 02:06 AM   #4
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On the shoulder. I looks like a bike lane...

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Old 07-12-2012, 02:32 AM   #5
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Shoulder.

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Old 07-12-2012, 02:36 AM   #6
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In the lane.
Right where the passenger wheel of a vehicle should be.....and hope...and pray, they stay behind or do the right thing and pass in the other lane.
Where I ride, it is either two lane roads or single lane roads with little to no burm and what burm there is has cinders & glass ready to chew up a tire. If I try to ride the white line, the vehicles try to squeeze past me as oncomming traffic passes as well. By staying IN the lane, it forces them to wait to take the other lane & NOT squeeze past.
I've been in this area long enough that most of the local drivers know and we wave at each other as they pass (even though we have no idea who the other is).
On the other hand, there are still the rednecks that honk all the way past and wave with one finger as they yell "get off the &*#!@@% ROAD #$$$&%#!!
I dig deep and make no reply to these folks.

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Old 07-12-2012, 12:05 PM   #7
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If that sholder was 10ft wide and you were all the way to the right some one would come as close as thay thaught thay could with out hitting you.
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Old 07-12-2012, 07:32 PM   #8
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This road is similar to one I take on my way home during my "Big Boy" commute I make from home. In the afternoon the road is heavily traveled with a speed limit of 35 mph. However, drivers around here tend to drive 5-10 over. So, with that said, I would ride on the shoulder.

Now, there is a four lane road I take for both of my commutes (the other being a car/bike commute) that doesn't have a shoulder but does have a sidewalk. Again the speed limit is 35 w/everyone doing 5-10 over and it runs through a warehouse district so there are a lot of 18 wheelers. But for the most part traffic is light. On this road I ride as far right in the lane as possible. Never on the sidewalk. I don't trust sidewalks, because drivers don't pay attention to sidewalks and whats on them....IMO.

I never have a problem with the truckers as they always give me room and once in a blue moon someone will buzz me.

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Old 07-19-2012, 11:48 PM   #9
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You can't ride on the sidewalk because in most places that's illegal unless otherwise posted.

The shoulder looks plenty wide enough to support a bicycle with decent space between the cars and you.

Sure once in a blue moon someone may buzz you to be a smart arse, but so what? There's smart arse's doing all sorts of things to people not even on a bicycle, so what else is new?

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Old 07-20-2012, 01:42 AM   #10
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With a shoulder like that why would you ride anywhere else?



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