Re: All Aboard the Electric Bikes
- From: Rita <rtkngkd@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat, 20 Mar 2010 11:01:18 -0700
On Sat, 20 Mar 2010 13:34:35 -0400, jim@xxxxxxxxxx wrote:
On Sat, 20 Mar 2010 09:49:37 -0700, Rita <rtkngkd@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:My fault -- I forgot to lock it one night. But even locks can be
On Sat, 20 Mar 2010 17:40:11 +0100, Earl Evleth <evleth@xxxxxxxxxx>
On 20/03/10 15:59, in article nfo9q595kjovatc1fvsifb57ru2qh2ft5q@xxxxxxx,
"Rita" <rtkngkd@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
I wonder why you focus on electric bikes as a particular danger?
The bicycle people have their special "code". In Paris
1) they run the light, and right through crosswalks (illegal)
2) they ride on the sidewalk (illegal)
3) they go the wrong way on one way streets (illegal)
They are use to slow speeds and even then they make
errors. They are also more silent than motorized
vehicles. When walking on the side walks I don't
hear them coming up from behind. Crossing the
street I can hear a car's tire noise from 75 feet away.
The motorbike scooter and motorcycles drivers have a different
set of sometimes nasty behavior but not those above.
A person on a bicycle is not used to going at 30 km/hr
and the bike is not built for rapid stopping even if
they don't have electric assistance.
Bicyclists in my neighborhood are well behaved.
They can't be very well behaved. One of the blighters stole your bike
as I recall?
breached and I don't have a garage to keep it in. So yes, that is
a risk I have to live with. But replacing a bike is a lot less
expensive than what I would spend driving, insuring and maintaining a
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