"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…"
"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…"
"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?"
"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
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
"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,…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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.