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Finding source of "obey the same traffic laws..." statute
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I'm trying to find a little bit of background on this statement from the Illinois Bicycling Rules of the Road…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tony Adams 4 mi yesterday.

It's not just your imagination ...

... On average, wind speeds are significantly higher in the colder months. Here's a graph:taken from this…Continue

Started on Thursday

Time for the studded tires?
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Looks like the next week will consist mostly of sub-freezing temps mixed with a bit of snow. Studded tire time?Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by djm Nov 17.

 

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Tony Adams 4 mi replied to Skip Montanaro 12mi's discussion Finding source of "obey the same traffic laws..." statute
"Much more sense! But I don't think it goes far enough really. If there is no traffic with the right of way at a red light, we should be able to also treat a red light as we treat a yield sign. There is no reason to come to a full stop if…"
yesterday
Joe Guzzardo replied to Skip Montanaro 12mi's discussion Finding source of "obey the same traffic laws..." statute
"I think the Idaho law makes more sense for cyclists, anyway."
yesterday
Lisa Curcio 4.1mi replied to Skip Montanaro 12mi's discussion Finding source of "obey the same traffic laws..." statute
"The "82" means it originated in the 82nd General Assembly.  We are currently in the 2nd year of the 98th General Assembly.  The 82nd General Assembly would have been 1981-82. I think that link on the Illinois General Assembly…"
yesterday
Skip Montanaro 12mi replied to Skip Montanaro 12mi's discussion Finding source of "obey the same traffic laws..." statute
"Thanks. Is there any way to tell from the text or the references when that went onto the books? Also, note at the end of Section 11-1502, this reference: "(Source: P.A. 82-132.)". I assume the "82" means 1982?"
Saturday
Reboot Oxnard replied to Skip Montanaro 12mi's discussion Finding source of "obey the same traffic laws..." statute
"ILLINOIS VEHICLE CODE 625 ILCS 5/ "Every person riding a bicycle upon a highway shall be granted all of the rights and shall be subject to all of the duties applicable to the driver of a vehicle . . ." Section 11-1502 Here."
Saturday
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Finding source of "obey the same traffic laws..." statute

I'm trying to find a little bit of background on this statement from the Illinois Bicycling Rules of the Road pamphlet (page 4):When riding your bicycle on Illinois roadways, you must obey the same traffic laws, signs and signals that apply to motorists.I'd like to understand the law (and its origins) behind this statement. I tried hunting it down online. I think I'm looking for Illinois Public Act…See More
Saturday
Skip Montanaro 12mi replied to Rob D.'s discussion HELP! Expert suggestions needed for cold hands/fingers!
"I will second (third? fourth?) the recommendation of bar mitts. I wussed out and didn't ride Tuesday, mostly because of the predicted wind chill, but did ride the other four days this past week. My commute is a bit over an hour in this weather,…"
Saturday
Skip Montanaro 12mi replied to in it to win it 8.0 mi's discussion I rode today. Did you?
"I interpreted Haddon's statement and your response to suggest that muscular activity is so wildly inefficient that you couldn't get cold while riding. Which we all know you can. My apologies that my response was, at best, tangential to the…"
Friday
Skip Montanaro 12mi replied to in it to win it 8.0 mi's discussion I rode today. Did you?
"If the heat produced by your muscles pedaling your bike isn't enough and you aren't well insulated, eventually you lose enough heat that your body shivers to produce more heat. The cold, your exposure to it, and the duration of your…"
Friday
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Skip Montanaro 12mi replied to pjc jr's discussion theChainlink wool jerseys on sale soon! KOZY's
"I love both my winter and summer Chainlink jerseys. In fact, my wife told me that she actually like the look of the summer jersey. I don't recall her ever saying anything nice about anything else in my bike wardrobe before, so that's a…"
Thursday
Skip Montanaro 12mi replied to in it to win it 8.0 mi's discussion I rode today. Did you?
" As much as I love bikes, I think the folks in Buffalo probably skipped right over fat bikes and went straight to dog sleds and snowmobiles. "
Thursday
Skip Montanaro 12mi replied to in it to win it 8.0 mi's discussion I rode today. Did you?
"I suppose it had a lot to do with the direction you were riding. I was riding north-to-south. Very windy. I was not too warm at all."
Wednesday
Skip Montanaro 12mi replied to in it to win it 8.0 mi's discussion I rode today. Did you?
"I can see Bar Mitts won't work for everyone. Let me expand my original response with some context and the negatives as I see them. My commute (and cycling, in general) environment rarely consists of locking up a bike I care about where thieves…"
Tuesday
Skip Montanaro 12mi replied to Austin Sisson's discussion For Sale: Custom Built Tandem Road Bike
"Can you give me some dimensions? Captain's and stoker's seat tube and top tube lengths? Components? Any problem areas (rust, dings, etc)? Close-up pix? Thx..."
Tuesday
Skip Montanaro 12mi replied to in it to win it 8.0 mi's discussion I rode today. Did you?
"Bar Mitts are my solution. I have both the drop bar and flat bar versions. The drop bar version, while meant for modern day brifter-ized setups, works just fine with older aero brake setups, and last weekend I even used them on my RRB with…"
Tuesday

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At 10:06am on December 6, 2013, A said…

"maxy, super maxy, mighty competition, super mighty competition, grand mighty (75?)..any others?" that's from a bikeforums thread. it seems like there are tons of variants on 'mighty' 'grand' etc. their model names are so grandiose. 

At 11:14pm on December 5, 2013, A said…

is that a mighty tour crankarm/spider?

 
 
 

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