Joey Brooks, King of the Road
Passing on the left is usually the best option, though it sucks to get caught on the wrong side of the double yellow. He rides a lot like me, was he towing his BikesAtWork trailer here?
Edited by telerod15 - 5/16/2009 at 11:25 pm GMT
I'll only run a red light after a full stop to look around for cars and to look at all the signals. I'll split two lanes traveling in the same direction, I don't pass on the left. I've got a wife & kids .
He has a ton of vids. I've seen him with trailers on some, not sure about this one. Did you notice the double-tall at the beginning?
Edited by WILDCAT - 5/16/2009 at 08:17 pm GMT
Edited by WILDCAT - 5/16/2009 at 08:18 pm GMT
Yeah, I saw that tall bike.
I've seen some of Joey's videos. That's how I know he hauls a BAW trailer. The opening line of KIng of the Road, "trailers for sale or rent..." seemed to imply, but I think he was just riding for the camera here.
Edited by telerod15 - 5/17/2009 at 12:12 pm GMT
No, that would be the biker's fault. The driver is rarely cited even if (s)he is obviously at fault. Example, car behind me in the right lane decides to change lanes and pass but not necessarily in that order, plowing into my trailer, knocking me down, running over my arm, STILL PARTIALLY IN THE RIGHT LANE after coming to a stop, as the police can clearly see, yet no ticket. Now surely there must be a law against that!
I think he is being pretty safe when he runs the lights, he doesn't put himself in a position to be hit by anyone who has the green. I slow down more than he does and stop if necessary. I don't go unless it's all clear. If you come up to a red light with some speed, you might be forced to turn sharp right like he does when he comes to the busier street. That's fine for making a movie, but in real life you might have a particular place to go, you might not want to go right, so best to just stop and wait your turn.
Now that I think about it, crossing the double yellow line is stupid. I'm going to stop doing that. I always knew it was risky but impatience sometimes got the better of me.
If you want reckless law breaking to applaud, check out some of Lucas Brunelle's work.
It is amazing how often a driver walks after telling a cop "I didn't see him", even in fatal collisions where the cyclist was not at fault. Cyclist need to obey the laws and drivers need to share the road.
Edited by WILDCAT - 5/17/2009 at 07:18 pm GMT