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Kiss my ass Dave Mirra - RJ's LJ - WTF is my way of life.
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Kiss my ass Dave Mirra
To ease the gas usage on the truck, since I'll only be using it to get to work and drill, I have taken my old bike out of storage, did some maintenance to have it street-worthy again, and have begun using that to pedal my happy ass around town for my short errands. Y'know, comics, store for pop, bank, the sort of stuff that doesn't require the truck to haul it in.

But I have found out a few things about riding a bike after quite a few years:
You truly never forget how to basically ride. You do forget how to weave in and out of tight spaces on the damned thing.
Dear god, my legs are not used to pedaling.
And my ass isn't used to the bumps anymore either.
I've got the walk sign, you are turning. I have the right of way, you stop. I do not need a repeat of when I got hit by a car like that.
WATER GOOD.

And I'll probably still ride my ass off, even if gas prices come down. It's a good damned work-out.

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kouaidou From: kouaidou Date: August 18th, 2005 01:10 am (UTC) (Link)
I've got the walk sign, you are turning. I have the right of way, you stop.

Is this fully true? I've seen signs on crosswalk posts warning pedestrians to watch out for turning cars when they have the walk sign. Is that just meant to be a statement of ROW or just good advice? Of course, this might be a state thing too.
arjei From: arjei Date: August 18th, 2005 05:12 am (UTC) (Link)
In Illinois, a driver must yeild the ROW if the pedestrian is crossing with the green and/or walk sign, or if the driver is turning. (Plus multiple other things.) I've kept an eye on those laws after getting hit by a car while on my bike a few years back. (Minor accident. I got up and walked away without any hassle. :P)

And the warning sign is there because some drivers are just fucking dumb and don't care.
kouaidou From: kouaidou Date: August 18th, 2005 06:05 am (UTC) (Link)
That makes sense. I was mainly just wondering.
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