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The 3 foot law is an example of a law that exists mostly to create awareness rather than having some direct practical function. This law is rarely enforced by itself. Can anyone cite an instance where a motorist was ticketed for passing in under three feet (and not ticketed for anything else)? The 3-foot law is, AFAIK, typically enforced as a supplement to ...


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In the case of a one way street, the implication is that you "may" ride (not must ride) close to the left hand curb. If you are traveling in the direction of traffic, this allows you to complete a left hand turn in a safe and sane manner. The provision in California Vehicle Code Section 21200(a), listed below, makes clear that a bicycle on the street is ...


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Its to control the size of the field. The number of categories grows as the number of riders increases. This is so that you split people by ability more (for better consistency) and keep the fields sufficiently small. There just happen to be more men than women. If the number of women increase to be unwieldly with 4 categories, they'll presumably add a cat ...


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In the US, you generally expect bicycles to get cheaper towards October/November, rather than May/June/July. Everyone wants to buy a bicycle when Spring gets nice and Summer. Then, they'll ride a few days in the fall and put the bike away in winter. So, sales tend to decline in the Fall/Winter (and the deals come out), so looking in Fall is probably the ...


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Three feet just seems (to legislators) like a reasonable number (it's 1 meter in the UK and I think most of Europe). And I know it's the law in Minnesota. Don't know about any other states. Would a different number make more sense? Probably not. Less would be out-and-out dangerous, and more would create the situation where the bike (in theory) blocks ...


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Answer (tl;dr) Find another route. I checked around using google street view to get the image in the question. Some observations... There are no cyclists visible anywhere. There are also no motorcyclists I noticed. The lighting is poor and patchy Many of the vehicles travelling the lower deck do not have lights on. The road surface is patchy and ...


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Found this thread as I was looking for the same answer for the legality of pedestrian running on the bike lane with a perfectly good sidewalk next to them. Since I have not seen this being answered here, I'll post what I found from California's DMV. Pedestrian in Bicycle Lane 21966. No pedestrian shall proceed along a bicycle path or lane where ...


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US law is state dependent, but generally, if you're a bicycle on the road, you're considered equivalent to a motor vehicle. If you're a bicycle on a sidewalk, you follow the rules for people on sidewalks (this isn't always permitted depending on area). For example, to quote the New Jersey driver's manual, for a controlled intersection: An intersection is ...


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I would be in favor of waiting until you move. There is the possible problem of needing service work under warranty and the nearest dealer being some distance away. You must also factor in the shipping cost along with the expense of disassembly and reassembly if you can't do it yourself. There is also no better way to start a good relationship with your ...


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No, it's not a good idea If you said that you see many cyclists every time you drive there, then that would be a route to consider. But you see only a few cyclists. The Wikipedia page says the lower level [is] for through-traffic and trucks servicing buildings on the road Forget it. Find a route cyclists use. Your first priority should be to survive ...


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Is there any bike insurance which covers both bike and life? The short answer to this is "yes". Is there any bike insurance which also covers rental biking? The short answer to this is "not that I know of". The longer answers... In general in the US, casualty (theft/loss), liability (payment to others when you are at fault), life, and health insurance ...


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According to the League of American Bicyclists, the following communities in the Southwest USA have gold level like Seattle does (no community in the Southwest has Platinum, and none in the USA have Diamond): Carbondale, Colorado Durango, Colorado Park City, Utah* Santa Cruz, California Scottsdale, Arizona Steamboat Springs, Colorado* Tempe, Arizona Tuscon,...


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Pennsylvania's got a new four-foot law. It was recently enforced after an attempted hit-and-run in Bethlehem, PA (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b7AVC1YCcO0). (I should clarify that it was a hit-and-attempted-run, as other motorists pinned the driver in to prevent him from running).


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Kind of what Daniel said, brakes are easy. Sit down and think about it for a minute, all you have to do is switch the cables. Run the front cable to the left and run the rear cable to the right. If you want to switch the shifters you will probably run into some trouble. You won't be able to just switch the cables, you would have to get shifters that work on ...


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Welcome to the Bay Area! First, you should become a member of Bike East Bay - they provide advocacy as well as produce bike trail maps for the east bay. Being a member gets you a discount at most east bay bike stores. Second, the gravel trails around here are all fairly gentle in terms of terrain except for some steep hills. You could do them all with a ...


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Gravel riding does not have to involve getting over 'technical' obstacles on the bike, although even on straightforward trails you may find you have to carry the bike over obstacles such as mud, steps or stream crossings. It's good to ride with others to get to know trails and techniques and have some technical backup, plus it's just good to ride with ...


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You can get a printed map from Minneapolis Parks & Recreation Board office: 2117 West River Road Or, you can call 612-230-6400 or email info@minneapolisparks.org and they’ll send you one. http://wwwdocs.minneapolismn.gov/bike/index.html shows all the bike stuff might be overly detailed. Apparently its well signposted with maps on the way. They're ...


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If it's from one of the big brands (Trek, Specialized, Giant etc.) then you should be fine. Only difference between one bought in the UK and one in the US would be brakes mounted opposite way round (i.e. front brake operated by left lever rather than the right), and maybe paintjob!


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About me - I live in downtown Chicago and have been riding seriously in the city for 10 plus years, for most of the year, multiple days per week. For the last 2 years, I have been walking to and fro work each morning mostly down upper Wacker for the bulk of the way. I come home for lunch on the same route, and then back to the office in River North. I ...


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21202 is discussing the position within the lane(s) that a cyclist can ride. You cannot take 21202 on its own without considering the rest of the vehicle code. 21650.1 states that a bicycle shall be operated in the same direction as vehicles are required to be driven on the roadway. So, California Vehicle Code says you cannot ride against traffic on a one-...


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One option that works well for me is using a belly band holster and a Ruger Lcp. It hides easily under my cycling jerseys and is comfortable and secure even on 70+ mile rides in the heat of summer. The only real issue is that the sweat can corrode the non stainless slide and spare magazine. If you can spring for it get your slide and magazine covered at ...


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According to the MTA, bikes can go on trains, only folding bikes can go on buses. From http://www.mta.info/bike/: NYC Transit Subway Bicycles are permitted on Subway trains at all times. However, we strongly recommend that cyclists avoid boarding crowded rush hour trains. Be courteous to your fellow passengers by standing with your bike, moving it ...


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I don't think you'll get reliable legal advice on the internet. That said, here are a few observations: The fine is clearly totally unreasonable. Glendale seems to have some totally unreasonable laws regarding bicycles on the book: apparently you have to pay 50 cents a year to register your bicycle. I have no idea if this is enforced. See http://www.ci....


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France has such a law (1 metre in cities, 1.5 metres in the country). That safety margin is also applicable to passing pedestrians and animals. France (and, "much of Europe") also has a "strict liability law" (ref and ref), IOW if there's an accident then it's up to the car-driver to prove that they're not negligent.


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I found one insurance that will be of interest for Germans: The insurance broker OSD offers a liability insurance for German nationals that live temporarily abroad, for up to 5 years. The insurance company is called BDAE - Bund der Auslands-Erwerbstätigen, they work with Würzburger. The liability explicitly covers bicycles "4. aus dem Besitz und dem ...


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From my experience with custom/stock graphics you've got three options: Manufacturer: Contact the manufacturer, in this case Cannondale, and see if they have any sticker sheets available. Sometimes they'll have old stock, but more often they only have the last few years. 3rd Party: Look for someone selling sticker sheets or vintage logo sheets. Sometimes ...


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It seems most of it is mapped on OpenStreetMap. You can use the Waymarked Trails website to view it on a map. Waymarked Trails - Grand Rounds National Scenic Byway That has a link to download it as a GPX file, so you could load that onto a GPS device, or other mapping software as required.


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Nice bike. Just venture out. You can walk any section you are not comfortable with. I jump / hop on my mtn bike but there are only a few spots I jump my cyclocross. Off (down) camber drop is scary so just walk them - I am a pretty good rider and I walk them as I want to keep my teeth.


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The first map the OP linked to plus a little bit of colloborating at google maps is the best source of info. As the other poster said, there is pretty good signage, and for the majority of it, you are on a seperate bike path. There are however, a couple unusual apsects: The NE missing link. From about Huron and the river road, to Stinson and St. Anthony ...


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