Monday, September 28, 2009

Ride Like A Vehicle

OK, I'm as big a militant as anyone about how bikes are vehicles, but dude I saw riding his bike on the shoulder of the HARDY TOLL ROAD this morning needs to exercise some judgment. For those of you who don't know, the Hardy is Houston's answer to the Autobahn--six lanes wide, limited access, and no effective speed limit at rush hour.

That reflective vest you were wearing won't save you when the Yuppie in the BMW irons you out at 90 mph whilst fiddling with his Ipod.

Still the point is well taken: if you want to be treated like a vehicle, then ACT LIKE A VEHICLE. Obey the traffic laws, place yourself in the lane like a vehicle, signal, and keep your head on a swivel. Check it out:

Hat tip to Devin Wilson for posting the link on Facebook. Let's be careful out there.

1 comment:

Fe-lady said...

cute video...

and what's with those gas powered "bikes"-they go about 35 mph but ride in the BIKE lane and don't have to be licensed...!???