Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: North Oregon Coast
Yes, Susan07 gets a Coffee Nostril award. You go girl!
As my personal contribution toward adding fuel to this fire.....
1. We have mostly rural two lane blind curve roads here with lots of loaded/unloaded log trucks going here and there. If the choice is me doing a header into an 18 wheeler or ramming the spandex head, who do you think is going to get the raw deal? Not me brother. A responsible rider should know where he/she should NOT be riding....we call it self-preservation - similar to not doing the butterfly stroke on a shark infested reef.
2. Driving on public right-of-ways is not a right, it is a state permitted activity. Nowhere in the U.S. Constitution does it say anything about it. If state legislators fold to the bike lobby, that is a problem you can fix at the ballot box.
3. If you drove a car or motorcycle at pedaling speed, you'd get a ticket for obstruction.
4. Yes, all states should issue bicycle licenses and require tags (you must now hold a special marine license to drive a boat in OR, why should bikers get off scott free?) That said, 100% of their fees should go into building bike lanes so they can get the ***** off our roadways.
Last edited by Nehalem Dave; 09-01-2011 at 05:02 PM.