2014-09-12: “Judge decides … bicycle commuter violated law” (by controlling the lane)

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This story first grabbed the headlines back in April of this year, after cyclist Cherokee Schill was repeatedly ticketed for controlling the outside lane on busy multi-lane roads on her way to and from work.

Cyclist Cherokee Schill on her work commute Cyclist Cherokee Schill on her work commute She’s finally had her day in court but justice was evidently not done. The judge stated that she could have used the shoulder instead of controlling the lane, to which she replied: “I’m not going to change how I ride.”

This is the result of the discriminatory Far To the Right (FTR) law common in states throughout the U.S. It requires a cyclist to ride as far right as “safe” or “practicable,” with certain exceptions, including the ill-defined “when the lane is too narrow to share.” Repeal of this law, which may be easiest to accomplish at the local level, should be a major goal of cyclists…

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MY BIKE……. A ROLE MODEL?…… HOW SO?…….

You can never go wrong with a bike. 🙂

Bike and Brain

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Often, we become “stuck” in our own minds. We worry about the same things, we are defeated by the same obstacles, and we feel there is no escape. This “stuck” feeling can quickly transform into feelings of depression, hopelessness, and/or anxiety.

The “stuck” described above leads us to live repetitive, stale lives. It is a road to nowhere.

It may seem surprising, but using the bike as a model by which to live may be very helpful. Why is this? How could using a bike as a role model be helpful at all!?

The number one reason…….. THE BIKE HAS NO DEAD ENDS, IT IS NEVER STAGNANT.

A bike is unlimited in its capabilities.

Is there traffic? ………..Go around it with a bike.

You’re broke and have no money for gas? …….Ride your bike.

You have a large load to carry from the store?…….. Grab some panniers and a rack.

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