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Old 09-06-2014, 09:37 AM
 
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Lamar Bowman - good call. That guy can't help himself.
May be we should call for a intervention?
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Old 09-06-2014, 05:31 PM
 
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Wait, we do get paid by the word here, right?
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Old 09-07-2014, 10:56 PM
 
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Cyclists who are out when the lighting is poor may need to be at work when the lighting is good. And perhaps they really enjoy riding and thus don't want to do it only on weekends.

Cyclists who ride on roads that have poor visibility and/or no shoulder could transport their bike to a safer road. But that takes time, uses gas, is a hassle, and they see this really convenient road connected to their place of residence. Why not just hop on the bike and immediately do the biking thing?

The roads around here are not going to be expanded in any meaningful way to accommodate riders. Too expensive. Come back in 30-50 years and the greenways will sort of connect a lot of the area. But you'll still have to roll the dice to ride over to a greenway.

Lots of drivers are distracted. When I see a car jerked back into its lane repeatedly, it's kind of obvious. I used to ride long distances on roads and had a great time, but that was quite a while ago. I'm not going to ride around here, except on a sidewalk or on a mountain bike trail. No one goes to jail in Alabama for hitting a cyclist, so only one party is at risk in a collision.
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Old 09-08-2014, 06:16 AM
 
Location: Huntsville
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Cyclists who are out when the lighting is poor may need to be at work when the lighting is good. And perhaps they really enjoy riding and thus don't want to do it only on weekends. This is fine, but they should still consider safety when riding, regardless of when they do it.

Cyclists who ride on roads that have poor visibility and/or no shoulder could transport their bike to a safer road. But that takes time, uses gas, is a hassle, and they see this really convenient road connected to their place of residence. Why not just hop on the bike and immediately do the biking thing? Because doing the biking thing in some areas is dangerous and negligent.

The roads around here are not going to be expanded in any meaningful way to accommodate riders. Too expensive. Come back in 30-50 years and the greenways will sort of connect a lot of the area. But you'll still have to roll the dice to ride over to a greenway.

Lots of drivers are distracted. When I see a car jerked back into its lane repeatedly, it's kind of obvious. This is true. However you at least have a better level of protection inside of another vehicle than on a bicycle. I used to ride long distances on roads and had a great time, but that was quite a while ago. I'm not going to ride around here, except on a sidewalk or on a mountain bike trail. No one goes to jail in Alabama for hitting a cyclist, so only one party is at risk in a collision.
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Old 09-08-2014, 08:20 AM
 
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If it's an accident*, then no one should go to jail. Seems just about right.

* with no aggravating factors
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Old 09-09-2014, 10:05 AM
 
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If it's an accident*, then no one should go to jail. Seems just about right.

* with no aggravating factors
Exactly why "accident" is never used by insurance companies or the legal people.
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Old 09-15-2014, 03:26 PM
 
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You got that right. Maybe he will bike on one of the really dangerous roads!
Spot on!
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Old 09-19-2014, 09:52 AM
 
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More evidence to show that this stretch of road on HWY 207 isn't safe for cyclists, much less drivers. Accident happened less than 100 feet from where the cyclists were hit 3 weeks ago.

Single vehicle wreck claims lives of two in Anderson - WAFF-TV: News, Weather and Sports for Huntsville, AL
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Old 09-19-2014, 11:46 AM
 
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Coming home from work yesterday on the Parkway just North of Bob Wade there was a cyclist heading north in the right lane. Traffic was backed up pretty good.
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Old 09-22-2014, 10:57 AM
 
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Bike lanes added to future and current Huntsville roads - WAFF-TV: News, Weather and Sports for Huntsville, AL
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