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Bicycle commuter in Sacramento who lives in Oakland. Needless to say, I have some experience taking my bicycle on transit!


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comment Why is it safer to bike with traffic, instead of facing oncoming cars?
Since the rules of the road are the same on both urban and rural roads, I would suggest that the acutal risk factors are quite similar. Having ridden the U.P. and Northern Wisconsin, I would concede that the risk-per-mile is less no matter which way you ride. This is only because there are fewer discrete encounters between motorist and cyclist. You can get away with riding against traffic for a lot longer, in rural areas than in urban because there are fewer chances to get whacked. That doesn't make the practice safer. All cyclists benefit from consistency among riders' behavior.
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comment How should I deal with bike messengers + others (salmon) riding the wrong way in a bike lane?
Isn't having a bell one of the funnest parts of having a bike? If you weren't on a bike, people would look at you like you were looney tunes running around ringing bells. Riding a bike is a license to ring bells. It's great. If you don't have one, you should get one. Useful and fun.
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comment How do you wrap a bicycle frame with used inner tubes?
That's a lot of inner tubes. Unlimited resources? Wrap the whole thing in handlebar tape. There are more color choices and, as a bonus, it offers some padding! Now that will give your bike an "individual" look.
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