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Bicycle Safety

August 28, 2011 Leave a comment

I manged to finish a two-part course today that went into bicycling safety and found it is quite informative for those that did you want to jump head into it. It went over good stuff like stressing the point of taking the lane when needed because we shouldn’t be squeezed between cars and get doored. Dooring is a big problem in the city, and I am glad they let us know that. The other half of the problem now is that many drivers probably aren’t going to like the suggestion, and want us to get out of their way. I don’t even know what they are thinking, because you sure as hell can’t get more than like 3 blocks before encountering a red light.. which is more than enough time for a bicycle to catch up and filter all the way to the front. I know because I have seen this so many times.

I got a nice certificate, though I don’t know what to do with it. I might just end up tossing it sadly, because I don’t I will be hanging it somewhere. Sorry to all the guys at the League of American Bicyclists, I’m sure it was money that could have been saved. It is a nice certificate though… Probably nothing much is going to happen today. It’s rather foggy, and I was thinking of just cleaning out my bike a bit like cleaning the chain because it is getting rather dirty!