Where do you get educated? Where does that info come from? Years of driving and even more riding, I’ve never seen anything driver or cyclist related. Unless you are diligent, join a cycling group, or randomly come across a brochure, you don’t know.
It’s sad and annoying that it will take years of pressure to get the DMV to add a ‘yeild to’ or ‘cycling/pedestrian’ question on the driver’s test.
And many proactive communities have safe cycling in their elementary school program, but who’s going to pick up that challenge?
Enforcement. Here? I almost spit my coffee! I’ll commute in a dress if the PD ever takes aggressive driving seriously. Seriously!
As a side note. Just from a driver to driver – you cannot argue that there is NOT a problem out on the roads. Texting, tailgating, illegal passing, speeding down residental streets, running red lights, speeding through school zones, I see every day. Either on the bike or in the car.
The car is different though, cause I have a chance to survive an idiot’s poor decision. The bike? No chance.
Enticement? BE THE TIPPING POINT! BE THE CRITICAL MASS OF ONE! You getting on a bike may (or may not) influence some person you’re not aware of, to start riding. Who will then influence someone else. And THAT is how it happens!
Ride through your neighborhood. Ride to the corner store. Ride your kids to school. Ride to the park. Ride to work one day a week. Help the kid across the street change his tire, so he can ride again. Just pick one.
Stoked 3. March 2011
Injustice for All. UAG, March 2011
Dead Presidents Lounge. January 2011
Last Call. Marketplace Gallery, December 2010
Send2 Show. UAG, November 2010
The Wine Bar & Bistro. November 2010
Dead Presidents Lounge. November 2010
Townsend Cafe. October 2010
unDead. UAG, October 2010
Townsend Cafe. September 2010
Members Only. UAG, August 2010
Danger!. UAG, July 2010
People's Choice. UAG, June 2010
Marketplace Gallery Fundraiser. May 2010
The Yellow Show. UAG, May 2010
ConTEXT. UAG, April 2010
Rosen Gallery. April 2010
SLICK. UAG, March 2010
Infinity & Beyond. UAG, Febuary 2010
ARTributes. UAG, January 2010
Small Works. UAG, December 2009
Art for Animals. Spencertown Academy, November 2009
Fresh Produce. UAG, November 2009
Myth Conceptions. UAG, October 2009
Tag! UAG, September 2009
Utopia. UAG, August 2009
Off the Wall. UAG, July 2009
People's Choice. UAG, June 2009
Vacant Artist Project. TNO, May 2009
Grand Tour. UAG, May 2009
Loose Threads. UAG, April 2009
Issues. UAG, March 2009
The Blue Show. UAG, Febuary 2009
New Beginnings. UAG, January 2009
Stokes Gallery Show, December 2008
50/50. UAG, December 2008
Futura. UAG, November 2008
Buried City. UAG, October 2008
Dream Wheels. UAG, May 2008
Dirt Rag/Rays MTB Park
-photo contest finalist
I sold my car. I ride my bike where
I need to go. I take pictures. I say dumb things when I manage to get one of my big feet out of my mouth. I'm
about 3 cases of beer shy of entering in the clydesdale class. Technology
challenged, a retro-grouch. Bad luck
follows me everywhere. Don't ride close, you might flat after me.
libertyonbikes (at) aol.com
This next year?
I swear I'll:
A. drop some weight
B. make a few more races
C. offend another ten percent
D. keep putting my feet in my mouth.
E. find a jersey that fits properly