Recent Changes for "Bicycling Tips" - Davis Wikihttp://daviswiki.org/Bicycling_TipsRecent Changes of the page "Bicycling Tips" on Davis Wiki.en-us Bicycling Tipshttp://daviswiki.org/Bicycling_Tips2014-04-19 01:47:07SnowDay(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Bicycling Tips<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 83: </td> <td> Line 83: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * '''Lights'''. When biking at night, front and rear lights make you visible to those around you. The brighter your lights, the more likely it is that other road users will see you and be able to react to where you are. California State Law requires that you have at least a headlight (attached to either you or your bike) visible to 300 feet. A tail light is also a good idea for your own safety. Being invisible, while an asset if you're Harry Potter, is dangerous when biking. For this reason, cops may ticket you for riding without lights at night. The light in front should be white, and the light in back should be red. Putting a red light on the front of your bike won't prevent a ticket at night, is confusing to drivers and bicyclists alike, and is dangerous. Not having a front light or rear reflector makes you a prime target for a ["Bike Traps" bike trap]. Besides, there are few flash bike tail lights are available on the market, it is recommend to get a flash light than the normal one. </td> <td> <span>+</span> * '''Lights'''. When biking at night, front and rear lights make you visible to those around you. The brighter your lights, the more likely it is that other road users will see you and be able to react to where you are. California State Law requires that you have at least a headlight (attached to either you or your bike) visible to 300 feet. A tail light is also a <span>VERY </span>good idea for your own safety. Being invisible, while an asset if you're Harry Potter, is dangerous when biking. For this reason, cops may ticket you for riding without lights at night. The light in front should be white, and the light in back should be red. Putting a red light on the front of your bike won't prevent a ticket at night, is confusing to drivers and bicyclists alike, and is dangerous. Not having a front light or rear reflector makes you a prime target for a ["Bike Traps" bike trap]. Besides, there are few flash bike tail lights are available on the market, it is recommend to get a flash light than the normal one. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Bicycling Tipshttp://daviswiki.org/Bicycling_Tips2014-04-19 01:46:27SnowDay(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Bicycling Tips<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 111: </td> <td> Line 111: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * '''Put Slime in your tubes'''. This non-toxic goop automatically seals small punctures. When you get a puncture, simply remove the offending object, re-inflate your tire, and ride away. Large punctures and pinch flats are too large for Slime to seal, and thus create a large mess. This isn't recommended for riders concerned with performance, since the goop adds rotational weight. It is also not recommended if you use tire liners. <span>Any(?)</span> local ["Bicycle Shops" bike shop] can sell you this, though Slime's website lists only ["Wheelworks"] as a dealer. </td> <td> <span>+</span> * '''Put Slime in your tubes'''. This non-toxic goop automatically seals small punctures. When you get a puncture, simply remove the offending object, re-inflate your tire, and ride away. Large punctures and pinch flats are too large for Slime to seal, and thus create a large mess. This isn't recommended for riders concerned with performance, since the goop adds rotational weight. It is also not recommended if you use tire liners. <span>Many</span> local ["Bicycle Shops" bike shop<span>s</span>] can sell you this, though Slime's website lists only ["Wheelworks"] as a dealer. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Bicycling Tipshttp://daviswiki.org/Bicycling_Tips2014-04-19 01:45:23SnowDay(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Bicycling Tips<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 107: </td> <td> Line 107: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- * '''Buy quality tires'''. You might even consider tires that have Kevlar or other such lining to helps keep debris from poking at your tube. Such tires will range from $25-70.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ * '''Buy quality tires'''.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Bicycling Tipshttp://daviswiki.org/Bicycling_Tips2014-04-19 01:44:47SnowDay(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Bicycling Tips<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 108: </td> <td> Line 108: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- * '''Use rim tape'''. This protects your tube from the interior surface of the rim, which sometimes has burrs or the pokey ends of spokes. Every bike shop stocks these, and can help you choose which one is most suitable for your wheels.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ </span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Bicycling Tipshttp://daviswiki.org/Bicycling_Tips2014-04-19 01:44:18SnowDay(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Bicycling Tips<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 107: </td> <td> Line 107: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * '''Buy quality tires'''. <span>U</span>se tires that have Kevlar or other such lining t<span>hat</span> helps keep debris from poking at your tube. Such tires will range from $25-70. </td> <td> <span>+</span> * '''Buy quality tires'''. <span>&nbsp;You might even con</span>s<span>id</span>e<span>r</span> tires that have Kevlar or other such lining t<span>o</span> helps keep debris from poking at your tube. Such tires will range from $25-70. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Bicycling Tipshttp://daviswiki.org/Bicycling_Tips2014-04-19 01:41:37SnowDay(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Bicycling Tips<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 98: </td> <td> Line 98: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- * '''Proper Maintenance'''. Along with a low saddle, most students ride around on their too-small cheap mountain bikes with the chains squeaking and the tires almost flat. Buy a small bottle of oil (but NOT Wd-40) at a local ["Bicycle Shops" bike shop], and it will last you your entire undergraduate tenure. Also consider purchasing a pump, or familiarize yourself with the locations of ["Bicycle Tire Pumps" pumps] around town. Riding around with low air pressure puts you at risk of flat tires and requires more energy to pedal.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ * '''Proper Maintenance'''. Along with a low saddle, most students ride around on their too-small cheap mountain bikes with the chains squeaking and the tires almost flat. Buy a small bottle of oil at a local ["Bicycle Shops" bike shop], and it will last you your entire undergraduate tenure. Do not use WD-40, as this is also a solvent, and will strip lubricant from your chain. Also consider purchasing a pump, or familiarize yourself with the locations of ["Bicycle Tire Pumps" pumps] around town. Riding around with low air pressure puts you at risk of flat tires and requires more energy to pedal.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Bicycling Tipshttp://daviswiki.org/Bicycling_Tips2014-04-19 01:39:50SnowDay(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Bicycling Tips<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 98: </td> <td> Line 98: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * '''Proper Maintenance'''. Along with a low saddle, most students ride around on their too-small cheap mountain bikes with the chains squeaking and the tires almost flat. Buy a small bottle of oil (but NOT W<span>D</span>-40) at a local ["Bicycle Shops" bike shop], and it will last you your entire undergraduate tenure. Also consider purchasing a pump, or familiarize yourself with the locations of ["Bicycle Tire Pumps" pumps] around town. Riding around with low air pressure puts you at risk of flat tires and requires more energy to pedal. </td> <td> <span>+</span> * '''Proper Maintenance'''. Along with a low saddle, most students ride around on their too-small cheap mountain bikes with the chains squeaking and the tires almost flat. Buy a small bottle of oil (but NOT W<span>d</span>-40) at a local ["Bicycle Shops" bike shop], and it will last you your entire undergraduate tenure. Also consider purchasing a pump, or familiarize yourself with the locations of ["Bicycle Tire Pumps" pumps] around town. Riding around with low air pressure puts you at risk of flat tires and requires more energy to pedal. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Bicycling Tipshttp://daviswiki.org/Bicycling_Tips2014-04-19 01:39:34SnowDay(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Bicycling Tips<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 98: </td> <td> Line 98: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * '''Proper Maintenance'''. Along with a low saddle, most students ride around on their too-small cheap mountain bikes with the chains squeaking and the tires almost flat. Buy a small bottle of oil at a local ["Bicycle Shops" bike shop], and it will last you your entire undergraduate tenure. Also consider purchasing a pump, or familiarize yourself with the locations of ["Bicycle Tire Pumps" pumps] around town. Riding around with low air pressure puts you at risk of flat tires and requires more energy to pedal. </td> <td> <span>+</span> * '''Proper Maintenance'''. Along with a low saddle, most students ride around on their too-small cheap mountain bikes with the chains squeaking and the tires almost flat. Buy a small bottle of oil <span>(but NOT WD-40) </span>at a local ["Bicycle Shops" bike shop], and it will last you your entire undergraduate tenure. Also consider purchasing a pump, or familiarize yourself with the locations of ["Bicycle Tire Pumps" pumps] around town. Riding around with low air pressure puts you at risk of flat tires and requires more energy to pedal. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Bicycling Tipshttp://daviswiki.org/Bicycling_Tips2014-04-19 01:38:36SnowDay(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Bicycling Tips<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 96: </td> <td> Line 96: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * '''Appropriate Bicycles'''. Consider a bicycle that is appropriate for the type of riding you do. If all you do is ride around campus, you will be better served with a cruiser or hybrid type bicycle, rather than a mountain bike or road racing bike. Many a freshman show<span>s</span> up to Davis with a cheap mountain bike that is about 3 sizes too small and far too heavy and lumbering even for the off-roading purpose for which it was ostensibly made. If you want a cheap bike, consider looking for a used bike on [http://sacramento.craigslist.org/bik Craigslist] or at the ["Bike Forth"] that will serve your needs better. You'll be far happier with a rusty old Schwinn cruiser that fits than a shiny new department store piece of junk. </td> <td> <span>+</span> * '''Appropriate Bicycles'''. Consider a bicycle that is appropriate for the type of riding you do. If all you do is ride around campus, you will be better served with a cruiser or hybrid type bicycle, rather than a mountain bike or road racing bike. Many a freshman show up to Davis with a cheap mountain bike that is about 3 sizes too small and far too heavy and lumbering even for the off-roading purpose for which it was ostensibly made. If you want a cheap bike, consider looking for a used bike on [http://sacramento.craigslist.org/bik Craigslist] or at the ["Bike Forth"] that will serve your needs better. You'll be far happier with a rusty old Schwinn cruiser that fits than a shiny new department store piece of junk. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Bicycling Tipshttp://daviswiki.org/Bicycling_Tips2014-04-19 01:38:14SnowDay(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Bicycling Tips<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 96: </td> <td> Line 96: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * '''Appropriate Bicycles'''. Consider a bicycle that is appropriate for the type of riding you do. If all you do is ride around campus, you will be better served with a cruiser or hybrid type bicycle rather than a mountain bike or road racing bike. Many a freshman shows up to Davis with a cheap mountain bike that is about 3 sizes too small and far too heavy and lumbering even for the off-roading purpose for which it was ostensibly made. If you want a cheap bike, consider looking for a used bike on [http://sacramento.craigslist.org/bik Craigslist] or at the ["Bike Forth"] that will serve your needs better. You'll be far happier with a rusty old Schwinn cruiser that fits than a shiny new department store piece of junk. </td> <td> <span>+</span> * '''Appropriate Bicycles'''. Consider a bicycle that is appropriate for the type of riding you do. If all you do is ride around campus, you will be better served with a cruiser or hybrid type bicycle<span>,</span> rather than a mountain bike or road racing bike. Many a freshman shows up to Davis with a cheap mountain bike that is about 3 sizes too small and far too heavy and lumbering even for the off-roading purpose for which it was ostensibly made. If you want a cheap bike, consider looking for a used bike on [http://sacramento.craigslist.org/bik Craigslist] or at the ["Bike Forth"] that will serve your needs better. You'll be far happier with a rusty old Schwinn cruiser that fits than a shiny new department store piece of junk. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Bicycling Tipshttp://daviswiki.org/Bicycling_Tips2014-04-19 01:37:56SnowDay(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Bicycling Tips<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 96: </td> <td> Line 96: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * '''Appropriate Bicycles'''. Consider a bicycle that is appropriate for the type of riding you do. If all you do is ride around campus, you will be better served with a cruiser or hybrid type bicycle <span>than a mountain</span> bike. Many a freshman shows up to Davis with a cheap mountain bike that is about 3 sizes too small and far too heavy and lumbering even for the off-roading purpose for which it was ostensibly made. If you want a cheap bike, consider looking for a used bike on [http://sacramento.craigslist.org/bik Craigslist] or at the ["Bike Forth"] that will serve your needs better. You'll be far happier with a rusty old Schwinn cruiser that fits than a shiny new department store piece of junk. </td> <td> <span>+</span> * '''Appropriate Bicycles'''. Consider a bicycle that is appropriate for the type of riding you do. If all you do is ride around campus, you will be better served with a cruiser or hybrid type bicycle <span>rather than a mountain bike or road racing</span> bike. Many a freshman shows up to Davis with a cheap mountain bike that is about 3 sizes too small and far too heavy and lumbering even for the off-roading purpose for which it was ostensibly made. If you want a cheap bike, consider looking for a used bike on [http://sacramento.craigslist.org/bik Craigslist] or at the ["Bike Forth"] that will serve your needs better. You'll be far happier with a rusty old Schwinn cruiser that fits than a shiny new department store piece of junk.<span><br> + </span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Bicycling Tipshttp://daviswiki.org/Bicycling_Tips2014-04-19 01:35:45SnowDay(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Bicycling Tips<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 94: </td> <td> Line 94: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- *It is also very hazardous to have your seat raised too high, as with this increased height, comes the increased chance of flipping over your handlebars.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ </span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Bicycling Tipshttp://daviswiki.org/Bicycling_Tips2014-02-14 11:16:27JudithTrumanevery generation finds more unsafe ways to ride! <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Bicycling Tips<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 166: </td> <td> Line 166: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + <br> + ''2014-02-14: 10:06:01'' [[nbsp]] Today, driving east on Russell: three students were on their bicycles on southbound Anderson at the eastern pedestrian crosswalk (this takes you from Rite Aid to Segundo). They proceeded to bike away from the crosswalk, crossing diagonally across the entire intersection, to reenter traffic at the southbound bike lane on the far right side of the La Rue/Russell intersection, just north of the southern crosswalk. That's NE to SW corner. Unfortunately for them, the eastbound Russell traffic had right-of-way on green and they left the crosswalk after the lights had turned. It was baffling, and none of them had helmets, so eastbound Russell cars all waited behind the limit line while they completed their illegal maneuver. --["Users/JudithTruman"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Bicycling Tipshttp://daviswiki.org/Bicycling_Tips2013-09-08 11:51:48PsychicArcherImprove clarity <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Bicycling Tips<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 64: </td> <td> Line 64: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * '''Buy a bike lock'''. Stay away from cheap chain and cable locks, because they don't really offer protection. Older U-Locks tend to be vulnerable to more methods of attack, including [http://youtu.be/o-LWGJzglho by Bic pen]. Fortunately, newer U-Locks now have flat keys and are a pretty good choice.<span>&nbsp;&nbsp;They may be vulnerable to car jacks (see image), in particular so when they are too large for how you are locking your bike.</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> * '''Buy a bike lock'''. Stay away from cheap chain and cable locks, because they don't really offer protection. Older U-Locks tend to be vulnerable to more methods of attack, including [http://youtu.be/o-LWGJzglho by Bic pen]. Fortunately, newer U-Locks now have flat keys and are a pretty good choice<span>, but they may be vulnerable to car jacks (see image) if they are too large for how you are locking your bike</span>. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Bicycling Tipshttp://daviswiki.org/Bicycling_Tips2013-07-10 02:31:03kraldmarkflash bike light added <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Bicycling Tips<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 33: </td> <td> Line 33: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * '''Pedestrians''' have the right-of-way at crosswalks and at corners.<span>&nbsp;</span> They do not have the right of way if they jay-walk, but that does not mean you have the right to run them over either. </td> <td> <span>+</span> * '''Pedestrians''' have the right-of-way at crosswalks and at corners<span>&nbsp;([http://willsonjack</span>.<span>wordpress.com/2013/07/10/can-bicycle-light-reduce-the-risk-of-traffic-accident/ Can Bicycle Light Reduce the Risk of</span> T<span>raffic Accident?]). T</span>hey do not have the right of way if they jay-walk, but that does not mean you have the right to run them over either. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 83: </td> <td> Line 83: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * '''Lights'''. When biking at night, front and rear lights make you visible to those around you. The brighter your lights, the more likely it is that other road users will see you and be able to react to where you are. California State Law requires that you have at least a headlight (attached to either you or your bike) visible to 300 feet. A tail light is also a good idea for your own safety. Being invisible, while an asset if you're Harry Potter, is dangerous when biking. For this reason, cops may ticket you for riding without lights at night. The light in front should be white, and the light in back should be red. Putting a red light on the front of your bike won't prevent a ticket at night, is confusing to drivers and bicyclists alike, and is dangerous. Not having a front light or rear reflector makes you a prime target for a ["Bike Traps" bike trap]. </td> <td> <span>+</span> * '''Lights'''. When biking at night, front and rear lights make you visible to those around you. The brighter your lights, the more likely it is that other road users will see you and be able to react to where you are. California State Law requires that you have at least a headlight (attached to either you or your bike) visible to 300 feet. A tail light is also a good idea for your own safety. Being invisible, while an asset if you're Harry Potter, is dangerous when biking. For this reason, cops may ticket you for riding without lights at night. The light in front should be white, and the light in back should be red. Putting a red light on the front of your bike won't prevent a ticket at night, is confusing to drivers and bicyclists alike, and is dangerous. Not having a front light or rear reflector makes you a prime target for a ["Bike Traps" bike trap].<span>&nbsp;Besides, there are few flash bike tail lights are available on the market, it is recommend to get a flash light than the normal one.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Bicycling Tipshttp://daviswiki.org/Bicycling_Tips2013-07-01 17:03:21PhillipFujiyoshi <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Bicycling Tips<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 104: </td> <td> Line 104: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * '''<span>A</span>void [http://www.ipm.ucdavis.edu/PMG/WEEDS/puncturevine.html puncturevine]'''<span>.</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> * '''<span>Learn to recognize and a</span>void [http://www.ipm.ucdavis.edu/PMG/WEEDS/puncturevine.html puncturevine]'''<span>, a weed that grows along railroad tracks, in some vacant lots, and along roads by some farm fields.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Bicycling Tipshttp://daviswiki.org/Bicycling_Tips2013-07-01 14:11:05PhillipFujiyoshi <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Bicycling Tips<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 104: </td> <td> Line 104: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ * '''Avoid [http://www.ipm.ucdavis.edu/PMG/WEEDS/puncturevine.html puncturevine]'''.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Bicycling Tipshttp://daviswiki.org/Bicycling_Tips2011-05-12 12:59:01TomGarbersonLink fixes <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Bicycling Tips<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 26: </td> <td> Line 26: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * '''Don't cruise through ["stop signs"]'''. Bicycle ["Running Stop Signs" stop sign violations] are a common ticket given in Davis, and can make you a victim of a ["Bike <span>Sting</span>s" bike <span>sting</span>]. Contrary to popular belief, you don't need to put your feet on the ground to be legal. You just need to come to a complete stop. ["Davis Police Department" Davis cops] have been known to ticket people based on this imaginary standard and the tickets have been thrown out when challenged in court. The confusion arises from a requirement that a rider must be able to stop and put at least one foot on the ground when riding on a ''highway''. The law doesn't say your stops have to actually be like this. If you ''do'' treat stop signs as yield signs, at least be smart about it and watch where you're going. Make sure that it is clear and you're not taking anyone's right of way. Contrary to what some would have you believe, it's perfectly safe if you're aware of your surroundings. It has been legal in Idaho for about 30 years with no statistically significant increases in bicycle injuries. Oh, and watch out for cops, assuming you don't like being ticketed, because it isn't legal here. </td> <td> <span>+</span> * '''Don't cruise through ["stop signs"]'''. Bicycle ["Running Stop Signs" stop sign violations] are a common ticket given in Davis, and can make you a victim of a ["Bike <span>Trap</span>s" bike <span>trap</span>]. Contrary to popular belief, you don't need to put your feet on the ground to be legal. You just need to come to a complete stop. ["Davis Police Department" Davis cops] have been known to ticket people based on this imaginary standard and the tickets have been thrown out when challenged in court. The confusion arises from a requirement that a rider must be able to stop and put at least one foot on the ground when riding on a ''highway''. The law doesn't say your stops have to actually be like this. If you ''do'' treat stop signs as yield signs, at least be smart about it and watch where you're going. Make sure that it is clear and you're not taking anyone's right of way. Contrary to what some would have you believe, it's perfectly safe if you're aware of your surroundings. It has been legal in Idaho for about 30 years with no statistically significant increases in bicycle injuries. Oh, and watch out for cops, assuming you don't like being ticketed, because it isn't legal here. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 83: </td> <td> Line 83: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * '''Lights'''. When biking at night, front and rear lights make you visible to those around you. The brighter your lights, the more likely it is that other road users will see you and be able to react to where you are. California State Law requires that you have at least a headlight (attached to either you or your bike) visible to 300 feet. A tail light is also a good idea for your own safety. Being invisible, while an asset if you're Harry Potter, is dangerous when biking. For this reason, cops may ticket you for riding without lights at night. The light in front should be white, and the light in back should be red. Putting a red light on the front of your bike won't prevent a ticket at night, is confusing to drivers and bicyclists alike, and is dangerous. Not having a front light or rear reflector makes you a prime target for a ["Bike <span>Sting</span>s" <span>Bike Sting</span>]. </td> <td> <span>+</span> * '''Lights'''. When biking at night, front and rear lights make you visible to those around you. The brighter your lights, the more likely it is that other road users will see you and be able to react to where you are. California State Law requires that you have at least a headlight (attached to either you or your bike) visible to 300 feet. A tail light is also a good idea for your own safety. Being invisible, while an asset if you're Harry Potter, is dangerous when biking. For this reason, cops may ticket you for riding without lights at night. The light in front should be white, and the light in back should be red. Putting a red light on the front of your bike won't prevent a ticket at night, is confusing to drivers and bicyclists alike, and is dangerous. Not having a front light or rear reflector makes you a prime target for a ["Bike <span>Trap</span>s" <span>bike trap</span>]. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Bicycling Tipshttp://daviswiki.org/Bicycling_Tips2011-05-09 09:49:58TomGarberson+sharrows <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Bicycling Tips<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 43: </td> <td> Line 43: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * '''Make full use of a traffic lane''' in the rare cases in Davis when cars can't pass you safely --- these are mostly traffic circles and left turns. As stated in the [http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/tpp/offices/bike/codes.html California vehicle code], this is your right as a bicyclist. However, use common sense when doing this. Sometimes, it's safer to find a different route than to exercise this right. </td> <td> <span>+</span> * '''Make full use of a traffic lane''' in the rare cases in Davis when cars can't pass you safely --- these are mostly traffic circles and left turns. As stated in the [http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/tpp/offices/bike/codes.html California vehicle code], this is your right as a bicyclist. However, use common sense when doing this. Sometimes, it's safer to find a different route than to exercise this right.<span>&nbsp;&nbsp;["Sharrows"], or shared use lane markers, are being added by the city to areas where this is a particularly good idea. Keep an eye out for them, and watch out for opening doors on parked cars or vehicles backing out from diagonal parking without much visibility.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Bicycling Tipshttp://daviswiki.org/Bicycling_Tips2011-04-19 22:44:58RussellFurey(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Bicycling Tips<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 64: </td> <td> Line 64: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * '''Buy a bike lock'''. Stay away from cheap chain and cable locks, because they don't really offer protection. Older U-Locks tend to be vulnerable to more methods of attack, including [http://<span>addict3d.org</span>/<span>index.php?page=viewarticle&amp;type=news&amp;ID=2989</span> by Bic pen]. Fortunately, newer U-Locks now have flat keys and are a pretty good choice. They may be vulnerable to car jacks (see image), in particular so when they are too large for how you are locking your bike. </td> <td> <span>+</span> * '''Buy a bike lock'''. Stay away from cheap chain and cable locks, because they don't really offer protection. Older U-Locks tend to be vulnerable to more methods of attack, including [http://<span>youtu.be</span>/<span>o-LWGJzglho</span> by Bic pen]. Fortunately, newer U-Locks now have flat keys and are a pretty good choice. They may be vulnerable to car jacks (see image), in particular so when they are too large for how you are locking your bike. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Bicycling Tipshttp://daviswiki.org/Bicycling_Tips2010-09-08 12:20:09hankimFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU~! <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Bicycling Tips<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 19: </td> <td> Line 19: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * '''Wearing headphones''' This is also an illegal activity for bicyclists. While not strictly enforced, you could get a ticket for doing so. This causes various problems, most of which are due to the inability to hear your surroundings. Other bicyclists can't warn you if they are passing you, you will be unable to hear a vehicle approach, and if you have the volume up enough you wouldn't be able to hear a car that is honking to warn you. There is also danger if you are really getting into the music and start to weave your bike back and forth, as some do. This makes them particularly dangerous as it is unclear as to what they are planning on doing (turning?), no one is able to warn them of possible dangers, and they are weaving in and out of traffic lanes for cars, endangering themselves greatly, as well as the drivers around them. The fine for wearing earphones <span>can range from</span> $1<span>40 to $</span>200<span>. The worst part is that you cannot deal with it right away and you have to wait a few weeks for the citation to go through and then pay for it</span>. [http://www.bikedavis.info/?p=6 Some may find this law ridiculous and unfair]. </td> <td> <span>+</span> * '''Wearing headphones''' This is also an illegal activity for bicyclists. While not strictly enforced, you could get a ticket for doing so. This causes various problems, most of which are due to the inability to hear your surroundings. Other bicyclists can't warn you if they are passing you, you will be unable to hear a vehicle approach, and if you have the volume up enough you wouldn't be able to hear a car that is honking to warn you. There is also danger if you are really getting into the music and start to weave your bike back and forth, as some do. This makes them particularly dangerous as it is unclear as to what they are planning on doing (turning?), no one is able to warn them of possible dangers, and they are weaving in and out of traffic lanes for cars, endangering themselves greatly, as well as the drivers around them. The fine for wearing earphones <span>is</span> $1<span>89 as of September </span>20<span>1</span>0. [http://www.bikedavis.info/?p=6 Some may find this law ridiculous and unfair]. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Bicycling Tipshttp://daviswiki.org/Bicycling_Tips2010-08-11 13:50:02hankimDouble negative <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Bicycling Tips<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 10: </td> <td> Line 10: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> You can get a ticket for not wearing your helmet properly, so buckle that strap. Wearing a helmet with<span>out</span> the strap undone is like wearing a condom with the tip cut off. </td> <td> <span>+</span> You can get a ticket for not wearing your helmet properly, so buckle that strap. Wearing a helmet with the strap undone is like wearing a condom with the tip cut off. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Bicycling Tipshttp://daviswiki.org/Bicycling_Tips2010-08-11 13:48:51hankim <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Bicycling Tips<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 19: </td> <td> Line 19: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * '''Wearing headphones''' This is also an illegal activity for bicyclists. While not strictly enforced, you could get a ticket for doing so. This causes various problems, most of which are due to the inability to hear your surroundings. Other bicyclists can't warn you if they are passing you, you will be unable to hear a vehicle approach, and if you have the volume up enough you wouldn't be able to hear a car that is honking to warn you. There is also danger if you are really getting into the music and start to weave your bike back and forth, as some do. This makes them particularly dangerous as it is unclear as to what they are planning on doing (turning?), no one is able to warn them of possible dangers, and they are weaving in and out of traffic lanes for cars, endangering themselves greatly, as well as the drivers around them. The fine for wearing earphones can range from $140 to $200. The worst part is that you cannot deal with it right away and you have to wait a few weeks for the citation to go through and then pay for it. </td> <td> <span>+</span> * '''Wearing headphones''' This is also an illegal activity for bicyclists. While not strictly enforced, you could get a ticket for doing so. This causes various problems, most of which are due to the inability to hear your surroundings. Other bicyclists can't warn you if they are passing you, you will be unable to hear a vehicle approach, and if you have the volume up enough you wouldn't be able to hear a car that is honking to warn you. There is also danger if you are really getting into the music and start to weave your bike back and forth, as some do. This makes them particularly dangerous as it is unclear as to what they are planning on doing (turning?), no one is able to warn them of possible dangers, and they are weaving in and out of traffic lanes for cars, endangering themselves greatly, as well as the drivers around them. The fine for wearing earphones can range from $140 to $200. The worst part is that you cannot deal with it right away and you have to wait a few weeks for the citation to go through and then pay for it.<span>&nbsp;[http://www.bikedavis.info/?p=6 Some may find this law ridiculous and unfair].</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Bicycling Tipshttp://daviswiki.org/Bicycling_Tips2010-08-11 12:47:50DagonJoneshelmet without a strap is like a condom with a hole in it <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Bicycling Tips<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 10: </td> <td> Line 10: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ You can get a ticket for not wearing your helmet properly, so buckle that strap. Wearing a helmet without the strap undone is like wearing a condom with the tip cut off.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Bicycling Tipshttp://daviswiki.org/Bicycling_Tips2010-08-11 12:31:46hankimSomething I would rather not have done first hand research on. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Bicycling Tips<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 18: </td> <td> Line 18: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * '''Wearing headphones''' This is also an illegal activity for bicyclists. While not strictly enforced, you could get a ticket for doing so. This causes various problems, most of which are due to the inability to hear your surroundings. Other bicyclists can't warn you if they are passing you, you will be unable to hear a vehicle approach, and if you have the volume up enough you wouldn't be able to hear a car that is honking to warn you. There is also danger if you are really getting into the music and start to weave your bike back and forth, as some do. This makes them particularly dangerous as it is unclear as to what they are planning on doing (turning?), no one is able to warn them of possible dangers, and they are weaving in and out of traffic lanes for cars, endangering themselves greatly, as well as the drivers around them. </td> <td> <span>+</span> * '''Wearing headphones''' This is also an illegal activity for bicyclists. While not strictly enforced, you could get a ticket for doing so. This causes various problems, most of which are due to the inability to hear your surroundings. Other bicyclists can't warn you if they are passing you, you will be unable to hear a vehicle approach, and if you have the volume up enough you wouldn't be able to hear a car that is honking to warn you. There is also danger if you are really getting into the music and start to weave your bike back and forth, as some do. This makes them particularly dangerous as it is unclear as to what they are planning on doing (turning?), no one is able to warn them of possible dangers, and they are weaving in and out of traffic lanes for cars, endangering themselves greatly, as well as the drivers around them.<span>&nbsp;The fine for wearing earphones can range from $140 to $200. The worst part is that you cannot deal with it right away and you have to wait a few weeks for the citation to go through and then pay for it.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Bicycling Tipshttp://daviswiki.org/Bicycling_Tips2010-04-08 23:00:53hankimMmmmm... baked goods coming towards me... <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Bicycling Tips<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 15: </td> <td> Line 15: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * '''Using Cell Phones''' Using your cell phone while riding your bike is a very dangerous thing, in that it greatly distracts you from where you are and what you are doing. While having that conversation with someone you would be less likely to notice the people walking around you, the b<span>a</span>kes coming towards you, or even the car that is right behind you. It is imperative that you know what is going on around you at all times for the safety of everyone involved.. </td> <td> <span>+</span> * '''Using Cell Phones''' Using your cell phone while riding your bike is a very dangerous thing, in that it greatly distracts you from where you are and what you are doing. While having that conversation with someone you would be less likely to notice the people walking around you, the b<span>i</span>kes coming towards you, or even the car that is right behind you. It is imperative that you know what is going on around you at all times for the safety of everyone involved.. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Bicycling Tipshttp://daviswiki.org/Bicycling_Tips2010-04-08 22:42:51BrettHallLights and mirrors and horns, oh my! <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Bicycling Tips<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 82: </td> <td> Line 82: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * '''Lights'''. When biking at night, California State Law requires that you have at least a headlight (attached to either you or your bike). A tail light is also<span>&nbsp;be</span> a good idea for your own safety. Being invisible, while an asset if you're Harry Potter, is dangerous when biking. For this reason, cops may ticket you for riding without lights at night. The light in front should be white, and the light in back should be red. Putting a red light on the front of your bike won't prevent a ticket at night, is confusing to drivers and bicyclists alike, and is dangerous. Not having a front light or rear reflector makes you a prime target for a ["Bike Stings" Bike Sting]. </td> <td> <span>+</span> * '''Lights'''. When biking at night, <span>front and rear lights make you visible to those around you. The brighter your lights, the more likely it is that other road users will see you and be able to react to where you are. </span>California State Law requires that you have at least a headlight (attached to either you or your bike)<span>&nbsp;visible to 300 feet</span>. A tail light is also a good idea for your own safety. Being invisible, while an asset if you're Harry Potter, is dangerous when biking. For this reason, cops may ticket you for riding without lights at night. The light in front should be white, and the light in back should be red. Putting a red light on the front of your bike won't prevent a ticket at night, is confusing to drivers and bicyclists alike, and is dangerous. Not having a front light or rear reflector makes you a prime target for a ["Bike Stings" Bike Sting]. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 88: </td> <td> Line 88: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * '''A rearview mirror'''. This will help you spot the rampaging SUV before you're a spot on its grill.<br> <span>-</span> * '''A horn or bell'''. The world needs to know you're coming. They are most useful on bike paths, where you should use them to indicate to pedestrians or other bicyclists that you are passing. Not very useful to get the attention of a car, though. </td> <td> <span>+</span> * '''A rearview mirror'''. This will help you spot the rampaging SUV before you're a spot on its grill.<span>&nbsp;Available in helmet, glasses, and handlebar mount varieties.</span><br> <span>+</span> * '''A horn or bell'''. The world needs to know you're coming. They are most useful on bike paths, where you should use them to indicate to pedestrians or other bicyclists that you are passing. Not very useful to get the attention of a car, though.<span>&nbsp;For that, a company called Delta makes the Airzound compressed air horn.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Bicycling Tipshttp://daviswiki.org/Bicycling_Tips2010-04-08 22:35:34BrettHall(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Bicycling Tips<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 108: </td> <td> Line 108: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- * '''Put Slime in your tubes'''. This non-toxic goop automatically seals small punctures. Large punctures and pinch flats are too large for Slime to seal, and thus create a large mess. This isn't recommended for riders concerned with performance, since the goop adds rotational weight. It is also not recommended if you use tire liners. If you use Slime, keeping your tires inflated is extra critical. Any(?) local ["Bicycle Shops" bike shop] can sell you this.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ * '''Put Slime in your tubes'''. This non-toxic goop automatically seals small punctures. When you get a puncture, simply remove the offending object, re-inflate your tire, and ride away. Large punctures and pinch flats are too large for Slime to seal, and thus create a large mess. This isn't recommended for riders concerned with performance, since the goop adds rotational weight. It is also not recommended if you use tire liners. Any(?) local ["Bicycle Shops" bike shop] can sell you this, though Slime's website lists only ["Wheelworks"] as a dealer.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Bicycling Tipshttp://daviswiki.org/Bicycling_Tips2009-08-03 16:02:11GregKuperberg <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Bicycling Tips<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 8: </td> <td> Line 8: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * '''Wear a ["Bicycle Helmets" helmet]'''. This is the number one bicycling safety tip for Davis or anywhere else. It is illegal to ride your bike without a helmet for anyone under 18, but it would be smart to wear one at any age. If you have a serious bicycling accident, then the doctors can repair many kinds of damage, but they can't repair brain damage. Even concussions that do not lead to hospitalization carry a risk of mental impairment because by definition they are a type of br<span>ia</span>n injury. </td> <td> <span>+</span> * '''Wear a ["Bicycle Helmets" helmet]'''. This is the number one bicycling safety tip for Davis or anywhere else. It is illegal to ride your bike without a helmet for anyone under 18, but it would be smart to wear one at any age. If you have a serious bicycling accident, then the doctors can repair many kinds of damage, but they can't repair brain damage. Even concussions that do not lead to hospitalization carry a risk of mental impairment because by definition they are a type of br<span>ai</span>n injury. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Bicycling Tipshttp://daviswiki.org/Bicycling_Tips2009-08-03 15:59:59GregKuperberg <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Bicycling Tips<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 8: </td> <td> Line 8: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * '''Wear a ["Bicycle Helmets" helmet]'''. This is the number one bicycling safety tip for Davis or anywhere else. It is illegal to ride your bike without a helmet for anyone under 18, but it would be smart to wear one at any age. If you have a serious bicycling accident, then the doctors can repair many kinds of damage, but they can't repair brain damage. Even concussions that do not lead to hospitalization carry a risk of mental impairment because by definition they <span>involve mild brain damage</span>. </td> <td> <span>+</span> * '''Wear a ["Bicycle Helmets" helmet]'''. This is the number one bicycling safety tip for Davis or anywhere else. It is illegal to ride your bike without a helmet for anyone under 18, but it would be smart to wear one at any age. If you have a serious bicycling accident, then the doctors can repair many kinds of damage, but they can't repair brain damage. Even concussions that do not lead to hospitalization carry a risk of mental impairment because by definition they <span>are a type of brian injury</span>. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Bicycling Tipshttp://daviswiki.org/Bicycling_Tips2009-07-31 18:39:48BrettHall(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Bicycling Tips<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 73: </td> <td> Line 73: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * '''Register your bicycle'''. This costs $<span>8</span>, lasts three years, and can be obtained at ["Freewheeler"], ["B&amp;L Bike Shop"], the ["TAPS"] office, or ["Farmers Market"] (on the second Saturday of the month). For more information, see the [http://www.city.davis.ca.us/faq/details.cfm?ID=139 city page] or the [http://www.taps.ucdavis.edu/bicycle/general/licenses.html UC page] on ["Bicycle License" bicycle licenses]. Both share the same bicycle license program, but enforcement differs.<span>&nbsp;&nbsp;''''Price will be increasing to $10 as of August 1''''</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> * '''Register your bicycle'''. This costs $<span>10</span>, lasts three years, and can be obtained at ["Freewheeler"], ["B&amp;L Bike Shop"], the ["TAPS"] office, or ["Farmers Market"] (on the second Saturday of the month). For more information, see the [http://www.city.davis.ca.us/faq/details.cfm?ID=139 city page] or the [http://www.taps.ucdavis.edu/bicycle/general/licenses.html UC page] on ["Bicycle License" bicycle licenses]. Both share the same bicycle license program, but enforcement differs. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Bicycling Tipshttp://daviswiki.org/Bicycling_Tips2009-07-29 10:17:34BrettHallPrice increase note. There a way to remind myself to change this on Friday? <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Bicycling Tips<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 73: </td> <td> Line 73: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * '''Register your bicycle'''. This costs $8, lasts three years, and can be obtained at ["Freewheeler"], ["B&amp;L Bike Shop"], the ["TAPS"] office, or ["Farmers Market"] (on the second Saturday of the month). For more information, see the [http://www.city.davis.ca.us/faq/details.cfm?ID=139 city page] or the [http://www.taps.ucdavis.edu/bicycle/general/licenses.html UC page] on ["Bicycle License" bicycle licenses]. Both share the same bicycle license program, but enforcement differs. </td> <td> <span>+</span> * '''Register your bicycle'''. This costs $8, lasts three years, and can be obtained at ["Freewheeler"], ["B&amp;L Bike Shop"], the ["TAPS"] office, or ["Farmers Market"] (on the second Saturday of the month). For more information, see the [http://www.city.davis.ca.us/faq/details.cfm?ID=139 city page] or the [http://www.taps.ucdavis.edu/bicycle/general/licenses.html UC page] on ["Bicycle License" bicycle licenses]. Both share the same bicycle license program, but enforcement differs.<span>&nbsp;&nbsp;''''Price will be increasing to $10 as of August 1''''</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Bicycling Tipshttp://daviswiki.org/Bicycling_Tips2009-07-29 10:15:44BrettHall(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Bicycling Tips<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 67: </td> <td> Line 67: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * '''Modify your bicycle''' Bike-Messenger Style: take spray paint, duct tape, and a bunch of crap to mutilate the nice bike you already have. It'll ride like a charm and won't be targeted for theft. Sure, your bike will look like shit, but that's the point, isn't it? If you really think having a <span>[http://www.tidalforce.com/products/iocruiser/index.cfm hot-rod red bike]</span> will get you some ["Sex"], then you need to re-evaluate your love plans. So dirty-, spray-paint-, mud-, tape-, etc-up that nice bike and pray to the bike Gods. NOTE: Bike thieves have also been known to target crappy bikes no matter what they look like, it really doesn't matter. </td> <td> <span>+</span> * '''Modify your bicycle''' Bike-Messenger Style: take spray paint, duct tape, and a bunch of crap to mutilate the nice bike you already have. It'll ride like a charm and won't be targeted for theft. Sure, your bike will look like shit, but that's the point, isn't it? If you really think having a <span>hot-rod red bike</span> will get you some ["Sex"], then you need to re-evaluate your love plans. So dirty-, spray-paint-, mud-, tape-, etc-up that nice bike and pray to the bike Gods. NOTE: Bike thieves have also been known to target crappy bikes no matter what they look like, it really doesn't matter. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Bicycling Tipshttp://daviswiki.org/Bicycling_Tips2009-07-29 10:15:17BrettHall(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Bicycling Tips<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 63: </td> <td> Line 63: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * '''Buy a bike lock'''. Stay away from cheap chain and cable locks, because they don't really <span>work</span>. Older U-Locks, <span>especially those with the circular keys, can be</span> [http://addict3d.org/index.php?page=viewarticle&amp;type=news&amp;ID=2989 <span>opened with a</span> Bic pen]. Fortunately, newer U-Locks now have flat keys and are a pretty good choice<span>, although t</span>hey may be vulnerable to car jacks (see image), in particular so when they are too large<span>.</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> * '''Buy a bike lock'''. Stay away from cheap chain and cable locks, because they don't really <span>offer protection</span>. Older U-Locks<span>&nbsp;tend to be vulnerable to more methods of attack</span>, <span>including</span> [http://addict3d.org/index.php?page=viewarticle&amp;type=news&amp;ID=2989 <span>by</span> Bic pen]. Fortunately, newer U-Locks now have flat keys and are a pretty good choice<span>. T</span>hey may be vulnerable to car jacks (see image), in particular so when they are too large<span>&nbsp;for how you are locking your bike.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Bicycling Tipshttp://daviswiki.org/Bicycling_Tips2009-07-29 10:06:38BrettHallLaws, laws. Brakes are important for stopping, kay? <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Bicycling Tips<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 81: </td> <td> Line 81: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * '''Brakes'''. As listed in the linked Code, you must have at least one functional brake on your bike. If you have two, use both brakes every time you stop (squeezing the levers, not grabbing), so that you'll be used to using your front brake when you have to make an emergency stop (a good rule of thumb is that your front brake provides 80% of your stopping power, your rear brake 20%). The cause of flipping over one's handlebars is grabbing the front brake and locking the front wheel. Arguably better than running into whatever you were trying to avoid, but not ideal. Learn to use that front brake and it will serve you well. </td> <td> <span>+</span> * '''Brakes'''. As listed in the linked Code, you must have at least one functional brake on your bike. If you have two, use both brakes every time you stop (squeezing the levers, not grabbing), so that you'll be used to using your front brake when you have to make an emergency stop (a good rule of thumb is that your front brake provides 80% of your stopping power, your rear brake 20%). The cause of flipping over one's handlebars is grabbing the front brake and locking the front wheel. Arguably better than running into whatever you were trying to avoid, but not ideal. Learn to use that front brake and it will serve you well.<span>&nbsp;&nbsp;Note that being able to skid your rear wheel on a ["Fixed Gear Bicycles" fixed gear bike] is not sufficient to meet the brake requirement in Davis and Sacramento, and you will receive a ticket if you do not have an additional (functioning) hand brake.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Bicycling Tipshttp://daviswiki.org/Bicycling_Tips2009-07-29 09:01:22BrettHallSlight reorganization, rewording, de-branding, condensing, clarifying, ing, ing <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Bicycling Tips<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 103: </td> <td> Line 103: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- * '''Inflate your tubes to the maximum PSI''' rating found on your tire. For road bikes, this is usually 120 psi. You'll probably need a tire gauge to do so. The ["Bicycle Tire Pumps" air pumps] at gas stations may not work out for you, since automotive tires inflate to much lower pressures. Also, they can blow your tires as they're expecting a tire with an air capacity much larger than what is on your bike. By the time the compressor realizes that the pressure is too high, it might have already overinflated and blown your tires.<br> - * '''Buy quality tires'''. For road bikes, Bontrager Race Lite Hard Case, Vittoria Rubino Tech, Specialized Armadillos, Continental Grand Prixs and Continental GatorSkins are recommended. For mountain bikes, Bontrager Connection Hard Case, Armadillos, and GatorSkins work well. All of the aforementioned tires have Kevlar or other such lining that helps keep debris from poking at your tube. For a less expensive option in a quality tire that still has flat protection, seek Serfas's line of tires.<br> - * '''Use rim tape.''' This protects your tube from the interior surface of the rim, which sometimes has burrs or the pokey ends of spokes. Cloth rim tape is the best and is pretty cheap, like under $10. There is no point to skimping here.<br> - * '''Put Slime in your tubes'''. This non-toxic goop automatically seals small punctures. This isn't recommended for riders concerned with performance, since the goop adds rotational weight. It is also not recommended if you use tire liners. If you use Slime, keeping your tires inflated is extra critical, as a Slimed tube's failure is fairly gross to clean up. Any local ["Bicycle Shops" bike shop] can sell you this.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ * '''Inflate your tires to the recommended PSI''' rating found on the side of the tire. Doing so will decrease the chance of pinch flats. You'll need a tire gauge, or a bicycle pump with a built-in gauge to do so. The ["Bicycle Tire Pumps" air pumps] at gas stations may not work out for you, since automotive tires inflate to much lower pressures. Also, they can blow your tires as they're expecting a tire with an air capacity much larger than what is on your bike. By the time the compressor realizes that the pressure is too high, it might have already overinflated and blown your tire.<br> + * '''Buy quality tires'''. Use tires that have Kevlar or other such lining that helps keep debris from poking at your tube. Such tires will range from $25-70.<br> + * '''Use rim tape'''. This protects your tube from the interior surface of the rim, which sometimes has burrs or the pokey ends of spokes. Every bike shop stocks these, and can help you choose which one is most suitable for your wheels.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 108: </td> <td> Line 107: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- * '''Buy tire liners and/or thicker tubes'''. Puncture resistant tubes are significantly thicker than regular tubes and work wonders for preventing most flats. Combined with some sort of tire liner, your chances of getting a flat significantly decrease. Either will obviously add rotational weight, but you won't notice it on an around-town bike. Any local ["Bicycle Shops" bike shop] can sell you these, too.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ * '''Buy tire liners and/or thicker tubes'''. Puncture resistant tubes are significantly thicker than regular tubes and work wonders for preventing most flats. Combined with some sort of tire liner, your chances of getting a flat significantly decrease. Either will obviously add rotational weight, but you won't notice it on an around-town bike. Tire liners by themselves will actually increase the chance of pinch flats, so make extra sure to keep your tires inflated properly if you use them (puncture resistant tubes are very difficult to pinch flat, so the combination really does work well). Any local ["Bicycle Shops" bike shop] can sell you these, too.<br> + * '''Put Slime in your tubes'''. This non-toxic goop automatically seals small punctures. Large punctures and pinch flats are too large for Slime to seal, and thus create a large mess. This isn't recommended for riders concerned with performance, since the goop adds rotational weight. It is also not recommended if you use tire liners. If you use Slime, keeping your tires inflated is extra critical. Any(?) local ["Bicycle Shops" bike shop] can sell you this.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Bicycling Tipshttp://daviswiki.org/Bicycling_Tips2009-07-29 08:50:11BrettHall(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Bicycling Tips<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 106: </td> <td> Line 106: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- * '''Put slime in your tubes'''. This non-toxic goop automatically seals small punctures. This isn't recommended for serious road bikers, since the goop adds rotational weight. Any local ["Bicycle Shops" bike shop] can sell you this.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ * '''Put Slime in your tubes'''. This non-toxic goop automatically seals small punctures. This isn't recommended for riders concerned with performance, since the goop adds rotational weight. It is also not recommended if you use tire liners. If you use Slime, keeping your tires inflated is extra critical, as a Slimed tube's failure is fairly gross to clean up. Any local ["Bicycle Shops" bike shop] can sell you this.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Bicycling Tipshttp://daviswiki.org/Bicycling_Tips2009-07-23 20:40:58JteeplesClarifying. Hope this is as informative as I think it is... <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Bicycling Tips<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 92: </td> <td> Line 92: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * '''Saddle Height'''. If you are like most students, you probably ride a Wal-Mart mountain bike (see next point) with the saddle way too low. Raise the saddle to a comfortable height where your knees are almost straight at the bottom of the pedal stroke. You'll go faster with less effort and put much less strain on your knees. You can check your saddle height by sitting on the saddle, putting your heel on the center of the pedal, and making sure your knee locks (note that you should not ''ride'' with your heel on the pedal; this is only for checking saddle height). If your knee is bent, your saddle is too low; if you feel like you're stretching to reach the pedal, it's too high. </td> <td> <span>+</span> * '''Saddle Height'''. If you are like most students, you probably ride a Wal-Mart mountain bike (see next point) with the saddle way too low. Raise the saddle to a comfortable height where your knees are almost straight at the bottom of the pedal stroke. You'll go faster with less effort and put much less strain on your knees. You can check your saddle height by sitting on the saddle, putting your heel on the center of the pedal, and making sure your knee locks (note that you should not ''ride'' with your heel on the pedal; this is only for checking saddle height). If your knee is <span>fully </span>bent, your saddle is too low; if you feel like you're stretching to reach the pedal, it's too high.<span>If you have a bike that is fairly old (such as one you have been riding since 1994 or earlier) then you should be able to stand next to your bike and position the seat so that it comes up to your hip-bones. This won't give you the best fit possible, but will give you a good approximate if you don't want to spend the money for someone to tune your bike for you. It is very important that you DO get your bike tuned, so that it is easier to ride and you won't have to buy a replacement as quickly, which is much more expensive.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Bicycling Tipshttp://daviswiki.org/Bicycling_Tips2009-07-23 17:23:24BrettHallClarifying <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Bicycling Tips<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 92: </td> <td> Line 92: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * '''Saddle Height'''. If you are like most students, you probably ride a Wal-Mart mountain bike (see next point) with the saddle way too low. Raise the saddle to a comfortable height where your knees are almost straight at the bottom of the pedal stroke. You'll go faster with less effort and put much less strain on your knees. You can check your saddle height by sitting on the saddle, putting your heel on the center of the pedal, and making sure your knee locks<span>, if it does, then your seat is too high</span>. If your knee is bent, your saddle is too low; if you feel like you're stretching to reach the pedal, it's too high.<br> <span>-</span> *It is also very hazardous to have your seat raised too high, as with this increased height, comes the increased chance of flipping over your handlebars.<span>&nbsp;&nbsp;A good way to tell how high your seat should be is to stand next to your bike and position the seat so that it comes up to your hip-bones, no higher or lower. This will give you an appropriately sized bike, without making you work too hard/more likely to get injured.</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> * '''Saddle Height'''. If you are like most students, you probably ride a Wal-Mart mountain bike (see next point) with the saddle way too low. Raise the saddle to a comfortable height where your knees are almost straight at the bottom of the pedal stroke. You'll go faster with less effort and put much less strain on your knees. You can check your saddle height by sitting on the saddle, putting your heel on the center of the pedal, and making sure your knee locks<span>&nbsp;(note that you should not ''ride'' with your heel on the pedal; this is only for checking saddle height)</span>. If your knee is bent, your saddle is too low; if you feel like you're stretching to reach the pedal, it's too high.<br> <span>+</span> *It is also very hazardous to have your seat raised too high, as with this increased height, comes the increased chance of flipping over your handlebars. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Bicycling Tipshttp://daviswiki.org/Bicycling_Tips2009-07-23 13:24:46JteeplesGoing over your bike hurts, I'd rather no one else have to do it. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Bicycling Tips<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 92: </td> <td> Line 92: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * '''Saddle Height'''. If you are like most students, you probably ride a Wal-Mart mountain bike (see next point) with the saddle way too low. Raise the saddle to a comfortable height where your knees are almost straight at the bottom of the pedal stroke. You'll go faster with less effort and put much less strain on your knees. You can check your saddle height by sitting on the saddle, putting your heel on the center of the pedal, and making sure your knee locks. If your knee is bent, your saddle is too low; if you feel like you're stretching to reach the pedal, it's too high. </td> <td> <span>+</span> * '''Saddle Height'''. If you are like most students, you probably ride a Wal-Mart mountain bike (see next point) with the saddle way too low. Raise the saddle to a comfortable height where your knees are almost straight at the bottom of the pedal stroke. You'll go faster with less effort and put much less strain on your knees. You can check your saddle height by sitting on the saddle, putting your heel on the center of the pedal, and making sure your knee locks<span>, if it does, then your seat is too high</span>. If your knee is bent, your saddle is too low; if you feel like you're stretching to reach the pedal, it's too high.<span><br> + *It is also very hazardous to have your seat raised too high, as with this increased height, comes the increased chance of flipping over your handlebars. A good way to tell how high your seat should be is to stand next to your bike and position the seat so that it comes up to your hip-bones, no higher or lower. This will give you an appropriately sized bike, without making you work too hard/more likely to get injured.<br> + </span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Bicycling Tipshttp://daviswiki.org/Bicycling_Tips2009-07-22 13:31:11BrettHall(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Bicycling Tips<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 65: </td> <td> Line 65: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * '''Lock the frame of your bicycle''', not just the wheel, to a solid fixture (ie: not a chain-link fence). Most newer bikes have quick-release wheels, which means a quick-theft frame if you just lock the front wheel. Ideally, lock both the frame and the <span>front wheel</span>. If your <span>rear wheel also have</span> a quick release, you should lock <span>the frame and the rear wheel because the rear wheel is often the second most expensive part of a bike (hub and cassette/freewheel are attached)</span>. See ["Bicycle Parking"] for pictorial examples. If you don't lock your bike, it may become a ["Bike Sculptures" bike sculpture] or just plain stolen. </td> <td> <span>+</span> * '''Lock the frame of your bicycle''', not just the wheel, to a solid fixture (ie: not a chain-link fence). Most newer bikes have quick-release wheels, which means a quick-theft frame if you just lock the front wheel. Ideally, lock both the frame and the <span>rear wheel with the U-Lock</span>. If your <span>front wheel also has</span> a quick release, you should lock <span>it to the frame as well</span>. See ["Bicycle Parking"] for pictorial examples. If you don't lock your bike, it may become a ["Bike Sculptures" bike sculpture] or just plain stolen. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Bicycling Tipshttp://daviswiki.org/Bicycling_Tips2009-07-22 13:28:58BrettHallRemoving common misconceptions, adding alternative <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Bicycling Tips<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 81: </td> <td> Line 81: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ * '''Brakes'''. As listed in the linked Code, you must have at least one functional brake on your bike. If you have two, use both brakes every time you stop (squeezing the levers, not grabbing), so that you'll be used to using your front brake when you have to make an emergency stop (a good rule of thumb is that your front brake provides 80% of your stopping power, your rear brake 20%). The cause of flipping over one's handlebars is grabbing the front brake and locking the front wheel. Arguably better than running into whatever you were trying to avoid, but not ideal. Learn to use that front brake and it will serve you well.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 91: </td> <td> Line 92: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * '''Saddle Height'''. If you are like most students, you probably ride a Wal-Mart mountain bike (see next point) with the saddle way too low. Raise the saddle to a comfortable height where your knees are almost straight at the bottom of the pedal stroke. You'll go faster with less effort and put much less strain on your knees. I<span>t is also very hazardous to have your seat raised too high</span>, <span>as </span>w<span>ith this increased height</span>, <span>comes the increased chance of flipping over your handlebars</span>.<span>&nbsp;&nbsp;A good way to tell how high your seat should be is to stand next to your bike and position the seat so that it comes up to your hip-bones, no higher or lower. This will give you an appropriately sized bike, without making you work too hard/more likely to get injured.</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> * '''Saddle Height'''. If you are like most students, you probably ride a Wal-Mart mountain bike (see next point) with the saddle way too low. Raise the saddle to a comfortable height where your knees are almost straight at the bottom of the pedal stroke. You'll go faster with less effort and put much less strain on your knees. <span>You can check your saddle height by sitting on the saddle, putting your heel on the center of the pedal, and making sure your knee locks. </span>I<span>f your knee is bent</span>, <span>your saddle is too lo</span>w<span>; if you feel like you're stretching to reach the pedal</span>, <span>it's too high</span>. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Bicycling Tipshttp://daviswiki.org/Bicycling_Tips2009-07-22 11:33:12JteeplesAdding proper information <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Bicycling Tips<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 91: </td> <td> Line 91: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * '''Saddle Height'''. If you are like most students, you probably ride a Wal-Mart mountain bike (see next point) with the saddle way too low. Raise the saddle to a comfortable height where your knees are almost straight at the bottom of the pedal stroke. You'll go faster with less effort and put much less strain on your knees. </td> <td> <span>+</span> * '''Saddle Height'''. If you are like most students, you probably ride a Wal-Mart mountain bike (see next point) with the saddle way too low. Raise the saddle to a comfortable height where your knees are almost straight at the bottom of the pedal stroke. You'll go faster with less effort and put much less strain on your knees.<span>&nbsp;&nbsp;It is also very hazardous to have your seat raised too high, as with this increased height, comes the increased chance of flipping over your handlebars. A good way to tell how high your seat should be is to stand next to your bike and position the seat so that it comes up to your hip-bones, no higher or lower. This will give you an appropriately sized bike, without making you work too hard/more likely to get injured.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Bicycling Tipshttp://daviswiki.org/Bicycling_Tips2009-07-22 11:19:27JteeplesAdding information (spellcheck) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Bicycling Tips<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 20: </td> <td> Line 20: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> *A good suggestion for listening to music and not blocking your ears is to go and get a set of "around the neck" headphones. A set that has a single wire attached to the left ear-piece preferably. The headphones can be worn around your neck with the volume adequately high enough that you can still hear the music, but easily hear if someone is approaching you. You can also put the wire down through the back of your shirt and lower the hances of it accidentally getting pulled by the tires. </td> <td> <span>+</span> *A good suggestion for listening to music and not blocking your ears is to go and get a set of "around the neck" headphones. A set that has a single wire attached to the left ear-piece preferably. The headphones can be worn around your neck with the volume adequately high enough that you can still hear the music, but easily hear if someone is approaching you. You can also put the wire down through the back of your shirt and lower the <span>c</span>hances of it accidentally getting pulled by the tires. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Bicycling Tipshttp://daviswiki.org/Bicycling_Tips2009-07-22 11:19:11JteeplesAdding information <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Bicycling Tips<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 20: </td> <td> Line 20: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ *A good suggestion for listening to music and not blocking your ears is to go and get a set of "around the neck" headphones. A set that has a single wire attached to the left ear-piece preferably. The headphones can be worn around your neck with the volume adequately high enough that you can still hear the music, but easily hear if someone is approaching you. You can also put the wire down through the back of your shirt and lower the hances of it accidentally getting pulled by the tires.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Bicycling Tipshttp://daviswiki.org/Bicycling_Tips2009-06-01 17:20:22KellyM(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Bicycling Tips<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 58: </td> <td> Line 58: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + General Rule: Crappy Bike + Strong Lock = Thief looks for better target. All locks are just deterrents, but if you make the thief work hard enough they won't bother with the low payoff.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Bicycling Tipshttp://daviswiki.org/Bicycling_Tips2009-06-01 17:17:31KellyM(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Bicycling Tips<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 63: </td> <td> Line 63: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * '''Buy a cheap or used bicycle'''. Thieves only steal what they can sell. Your best option here is probably an old bicycle that was once a nice bike in its youth. Cheap new bicycles tend to fall apart quickly. Be retro! </td> <td> <span>+</span> * '''Buy a cheap or used bicycle'''. Thieves only steal what they can sell. Your best option here is probably an old bicycle that was once a nice bike in its youth. Cheap new bicycles tend to fall apart quickly. Be retro!<span>&nbsp;Then again, you would have to steal an extremely old and crappy bike for the parts to not be marketable... so crappy that it probably isn't worth riding.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Bicycling Tipshttp://daviswiki.org/Bicycling_Tips2009-06-01 17:15:21KellyM(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Bicycling Tips<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 62: </td> <td> Line 62: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * '''Lock the frame of your bicycle''', not just the wheel, to a solid fixture (ie: not a chain-link fence). Most newer bikes have quick-release wheels, which means a quick-theft frame if you just lock the front wheel. Ideally, lock both the frame and the front wheel<span>; s</span>ee ["Bicycle Parking"] for pictorial examples. If you don't lock your bike, it may become a ["Bike Sculptures" bike sculpture]. </td> <td> <span>+</span> * '''Lock the frame of your bicycle''', not just the wheel, to a solid fixture (ie: not a chain-link fence). Most newer bikes have quick-release wheels, which means a quick-theft frame if you just lock the front wheel. Ideally, lock both the frame and the front wheel<span>. If your rear wheel also have a quick release, you should lock the frame and the rear wheel because the rear wheel is often the second most expensive part of a bike (hub and cassette/freewheel are attached). S</span>ee ["Bicycle Parking"] for pictorial examples. If you don't lock your bike, it may become a ["Bike Sculptures" bike sculpture]<span>&nbsp;or just plain stolen</span>. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Bicycling Tipshttp://daviswiki.org/Bicycling_Tips2009-06-01 17:09:15KellyM(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Bicycling Tips<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 64: </td> <td> Line 64: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * '''Modify your bicycle''' Bike-Messenger Style: take spray paint, duct tape, and a bunch of crap to mutilate the nice bike you already have. It'll ride like a charm and won't be targeted for theft. Sure, your bike will look like shit, but that's the point, isn't it? If you really think having a [http://www.tidalforce.com/products/iocruiser/index.cfm hot-rod red bike] will get you some ["Sex"], then you need to re-evaluate your love plans. So dirty-, spray-paint-, mud-, tape-, etc-up that nice bike and pray to the bike Gods. </td> <td> <span>+</span> * '''Modify your bicycle''' Bike-Messenger Style: take spray paint, duct tape, and a bunch of crap to mutilate the nice bike you already have. It'll ride like a charm and won't be targeted for theft. Sure, your bike will look like shit, but that's the point, isn't it? If you really think having a [http://www.tidalforce.com/products/iocruiser/index.cfm hot-rod red bike] will get you some ["Sex"], then you need to re-evaluate your love plans. So dirty-, spray-paint-, mud-, tape-, etc-up that nice bike and pray to the bike Gods.<span>&nbsp;NOTE: Bike thieves have also been known to target crappy bikes no matter what they look like, it really doesn't matter.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Bicycling Tipshttp://daviswiki.org/Bicycling_Tips2009-04-30 23:45:39DarinWick(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Bicycling Tips<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 89: </td> <td> Line 89: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * '''Appropriate Bicycles'''. Consider a bicycle that is appropriate for the type of riding you do. If all you do is ride around campus, you will be better served with a cruiser or hybrid type bicycle than a mountain bike. Many a freshman shows up to Davis with a cheap mountain bike that is about 3 sizes too small and far too heavy and lumbering even for the off-roading purpose for which it was ostensibly made. If you want a cheap bike, consider looking for a used bike on [http://sacramento.craigslist.org/bik Craigslist] or at the ["Bike <span>Churc</span>h"<span>&nbsp;bike church</span>] that will serve your needs better. You'll be far happier with a rusty old Schwinn cruiser that fits than a shiny new department store piece of junk. </td> <td> <span>+</span> * '''Appropriate Bicycles'''. Consider a bicycle that is appropriate for the type of riding you do. If all you do is ride around campus, you will be better served with a cruiser or hybrid type bicycle than a mountain bike. Many a freshman shows up to Davis with a cheap mountain bike that is about 3 sizes too small and far too heavy and lumbering even for the off-roading purpose for which it was ostensibly made. If you want a cheap bike, consider looking for a used bike on [http://sacramento.craigslist.org/bik Craigslist] or at the ["Bike <span>Fort</span>h"] that will serve your needs better. You'll be far happier with a rusty old Schwinn cruiser that fits than a shiny new department store piece of junk. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Bicycling Tipshttp://daviswiki.org/Bicycling_Tips2009-04-30 23:41:43DarinWick(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Bicycling Tips<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 33: </td> <td> Line 33: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * '''Maintain your bicycle''' at least at a minimum level. Make sure that your brakes and lights work, that your wheels aren't way out of alignment, that your chain isn't a rust nightmare, etc. Local ["Bike Shops"] can fix specific problems for $10 to $30, usually, and they also have maintenance packages of various size. Or the people at the ["Bike <span>Churc</span>h"] can help you for free. </td> <td> <span>+</span> * '''Maintain your bicycle''' at least at a minimum level. Make sure that your brakes and lights work, that your wheels aren't way out of alignment, that your chain isn't a rust nightmare, etc. Local ["Bike Shops"] can fix specific problems for $10 to $30, usually, and they also have maintenance packages of various size. Or the people at the ["Bike <span>Fort</span>h"] can help you for free. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Bicycling Tipshttp://daviswiki.org/Bicycling_Tips2009-04-30 23:40:07DarinWick(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Bicycling Tips<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 18: </td> <td> Line 18: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * '''Wearing headphones''' This is also an illegal activity for bicyclists. While not strictly enforced, you could get a ticket for doing so. This causes various problems, most of which are due to the inability to hear your surroundings. Other bicyclists can't warn you if they are passing you, you will be unable to hear a vehicle approach, and if you have the volume up enough you wouldn't be able to hear a car that is honking to warn you. There is also danger if you are really getting into the music and start to weave your bike back and forth, as some do. This makes them particularly dangerous as it is unclear as to what they are planning on doing (turning?), no one is able to warn them of possible dangers, and they are weaving in and out of traffic lanes for cars, endangering themselves greatly, s well as the drivers around them. </td> <td> <span>+</span> * '''Wearing headphones''' This is also an illegal activity for bicyclists. While not strictly enforced, you could get a ticket for doing so. This causes various problems, most of which are due to the inability to hear your surroundings. Other bicyclists can't warn you if they are passing you, you will be unable to hear a vehicle approach, and if you have the volume up enough you wouldn't be able to hear a car that is honking to warn you. There is also danger if you are really getting into the music and start to weave your bike back and forth, as some do. This makes them particularly dangerous as it is unclear as to what they are planning on doing (turning?), no one is able to warn them of possible dangers, and they are weaving in and out of traffic lanes for cars, endangering themselves greatly, <span>a</span>s well as the drivers around them. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Bicycling Tipshttp://daviswiki.org/Bicycling_Tips2009-04-30 16:46:52MasonMurrayaccuracy. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Bicycling Tips<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 19: </td> <td> Line 19: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ *It's actually only illegal to wear headphones that cover/block both ears. If an officer tries to give you a ticket KNOW YOUR RIGHTS.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Bicycling Tipshttp://daviswiki.org/Bicycling_Tips2009-04-29 01:37:41MorganTorngrenTatmanComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Bicycling Tips<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 155: </td> <td> Line 155: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2009-04-29 01:37:41'' [[nbsp]] Nice Heat Map, Russell. Keep up the good work. Though you do not work in the field, you should consider furthering your efforts in bicycle safety within Davis, it is needed badly. --["Users/MorganTorngrenTatman"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Bicycling Tipshttp://daviswiki.org/Bicycling_Tips2009-04-29 01:18:08rneches <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Bicycling Tips<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 5: </td> <td> Line 5: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> [[Image(davis_bike_crashmap.png, thumbnail, 300, right, "Davis is a pretty safe place to bicycle, but [http://vort.org/media/data/crashes.html accidents do happen].")]] </td> <td> <span>+</span> [[Image(davis_bike_crashmap.png, thumbnail, 300, right, "Davis is a pretty safe place to bicycle, but [http://vort.org/media/data/crashes.html accidents do happen]<span>. This is a heatmap of 289 bicycle accidents in Davis from 2004 to 2008</span>.")]] </td> </tr> </table> </div> Bicycling Tipshttp://daviswiki.org/Bicycling_Tips2009-04-29 01:15:47rneches <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Bicycling Tips<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 5: </td> <td> Line 5: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ [[Image(davis_bike_crashmap.png, thumbnail, 300, right, "Davis is a pretty safe place to bicycle, but [http://vort.org/media/data/crashes.html accidents do happen].")]]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Bicycling Tipshttp://daviswiki.org/Bicycling_Tips2009-04-29 01:09:16rnechesUpload of image <a href="http://daviswiki.org/Bicycling_Tips?action=Files&do=view&target=davis_bike_crashmap.png">davis_bike_crashmap.png</a>.Bicycling Tipshttp://daviswiki.org/Bicycling_Tips2009-03-31 11:17:26ElleWeber(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Bicycling Tips<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 71: </td> <td> Line 71: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * '''Report it as stolen''' to the ["Davis Police Department"] if--despite all your best efforts--your bike has become a Davis statistic. Having previously registered your bike will increase the chances of it being recovered. You can also mention<span>ed</span> it ["Stolen Bikes" here on the wiki]. </td> <td> <span>+</span> * '''Report it as stolen''' to the ["Davis Police Department"] if--despite all your best efforts--your bike has become a Davis statistic. Having previously registered your bike will increase the chances of it being recovered. You can also mention it ["Stolen Bikes" here on the wiki]. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Bicycling Tipshttp://daviswiki.org/Bicycling_Tips2009-03-23 09:28:20JteeplesFixed statements <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Bicycling Tips<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 7: </td> <td> Line 7: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * '''Wear a ["Bicycle Helmets" helmet]'''. This is the number one bicycling safety tip for Davis or anywhere else. It is illegal to ride your bike without a helmet, <span>even though this is not al</span>w<span>ays enforced</span>. If you have a serious bicycling accident, then the doctors can repair many kinds of damage, but they can't repair brain damage. Even concussions that do not lead to hospitalization carry a risk of mental impairment because by definition they involve mild brain damage. </td> <td> <span>+</span> * '''Wear a ["Bicycle Helmets" helmet]'''. This is the number one bicycling safety tip for Davis or anywhere else. It is illegal to ride your bike without a helmet<span>&nbsp;for anyone under 18</span>, <span>but it </span>w<span>ould be smart to wear one at any age</span>. If you have a serious bicycling accident, then the doctors can repair many kinds of damage, but they can't repair brain damage. Even concussions that do not lead to hospitalization carry a risk of mental impairment because by definition they involve mild brain damage. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 14: </td> <td> Line 14: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- * '''Using Cell Phones''' Using your cell phone while riding your bike is illegal in the state of California. This is covered by the same law that makes it illegal to drive while using your cell phone.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ * '''Using Cell Phones''' Using your cell phone while riding your bike is a very dangerous thing, in that it greatly distracts you from where you are and what you are doing. While having that conversation with someone you would be less likely to notice the people walking around you, the bakes coming towards you, or even the car that is right behind you. It is imperative that you know what is going on around you at all times for the safety of everyone involved..</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Bicycling Tipshttp://daviswiki.org/Bicycling_Tips2009-03-22 14:56:01JteeplesAdded Info. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Bicycling Tips<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 7: </td> <td> Line 7: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * '''Wear a ["Bicycle Helmets" helmet]'''. This is the number one bicycling safety tip for Davis or anywhere else. I<span>f you have a serious bicycling acciden</span>t, then the doctors can repair many kinds of damage, but they can't repair brain damage. Even concussions that do not lead to hospitalization carry a risk of mental impairment because by definition they involve mild brain damage. </td> <td> <span>+</span> * '''Wear a ["Bicycle Helmets" helmet]'''. This is the number one bicycling safety tip for Davis or anywhere else. I<span>t is illegal to ride your bike without a helme</span>t, <span>even though this is not always enforced. If you have a serious bicycling accident, </span>then the doctors can repair many kinds of damage, but they can't repair brain damage. Even concussions that do not lead to hospitalization carry a risk of mental impairment because by definition they involve mild brain damage. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 14: </td> <td> Line 14: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- </span> </td> <td> <span>+ * '''Using Cell Phones''' Using your cell phone while riding your bike is illegal in the state of California. This is covered by the same law that makes it illegal to drive while using your cell phone.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 17: </td> <td> Line 17: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- </span> </td> <td> <span>+ * '''Wearing headphones''' This is also an illegal activity for bicyclists. While not strictly enforced, you could get a ticket for doing so. This causes various problems, most of which are due to the inability to hear your surroundings. Other bicyclists can't warn you if they are passing you, you will be unable to hear a vehicle approach, and if you have the volume up enough you wouldn't be able to hear a car that is honking to warn you. There is also danger if you are really getting into the music and start to weave your bike back and forth, as some do. This makes them particularly dangerous as it is unclear as to what they are planning on doing (turning?), no one is able to warn them of possible dangers, and they are weaving in and out of traffic lanes for cars, endangering themselves greatly, s well as the drivers around them.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 21: </td> <td> Line 21: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * '''The speed limit''' for bikes is 15 mph on central campus and 10 mph in parking lots. Elsewhere, all posted speed limits must be observed. Rumor has it that campus bike cops enforce the speed limit, although enforcement seems to be rare. </td> <td> <span>+</span> * '''The speed limit''' for bikes is 15 mph on central campus and 10 mph in parking lots. Elsewhere, all posted speed limits must be observed. Rumor has it that campus bike cops enforce the speed limit, although enforcement seems to be rare.<span>&nbsp;&nbsp;If you want to be sure of how fast you are going there are a variety of speedometers available from any of the bike shops in town, that are fairly cheap (especially in comparison to a ticket), and are very easy to install.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 24: </td> <td> Line 24: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * '''Don't speed through parking lots'''. Cyclists are small, fast-moving objects that often aren't visible to drivers until attached to a fender or bumper. </td> <td> <span>+</span> * '''Don't speed through parking lots'''. Cyclists are small, fast-moving objects that often aren't visible to drivers until attached to a fender or bumper.<span>&nbsp;&nbsp;If you are on your bike you must obey the same laws as a car in parking lots (i.e. flow of traffic, not crossing lines). If you don't want to follow the laws then you can hop off your bike and walk wherever you want. Just please keep your eyes open.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 42: </td> <td> Line 42: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ * '''Bind your pant legs at the ankle'''. This seems silly, but it will keep you from staining your pants, keep your gears and chain clean longer, and stop you from having an unnecessary accident. You can pick up straps for this at any of the bike shops. If you have access to a sewing machine (or are good at sewing by hand) you can easily make your own with a piece of fabric, a buckle, and a piece of velcro. The latter will cost you less than $10, and keeps your stuff in good working order.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Bicycling Tipshttp://daviswiki.org/Bicycling_Tips2009-03-22 11:11:03jsogul <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Bicycling Tips<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 7: </td> <td> Line 7: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * '''Wear a ["Bicycle Helmets" helmet]'''. This is the number one bicycling safety tip for Davis or anywhere else. If you have a serious bicycling accident, then the doctors can repair many kinds of damage, but they can't repair brain damage. <span>&nbsp;</span>Even concussions that do not lead to hospitalization carry a risk of mental impairment. </td> <td> <span>+</span> * '''Wear a ["Bicycle Helmets" helmet]'''. This is the number one bicycling safety tip for Davis or anywhere else. If you have a serious bicycling accident, then the doctors can repair many kinds of damage, but they can't repair brain damage. Even concussions that do not lead to hospitalization carry a risk of mental impairment<span>&nbsp;because by definition they involve mild brain damage</span>. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Bicycling Tipshttp://daviswiki.org/Bicycling_Tips2009-03-22 10:52:45Jteeplesaligning wording. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Bicycling Tips<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 8: </td> <td> Line 8: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- </span> One student was quoted as saying "I'm coming to UCD because I value knowledge, why wouldn't I protect my brain if I can?" </td> <td> <span>+</span> One student was quoted as saying "I'm coming to UCD because I value knowledge, why wouldn't I protect my brain if I can?" </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 23: </td> <td> Line 23: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- </span> A legal stop is defined as having the wheels of your vehicle stop moving. This is completely possible on a bike, without having to put one foot on the ground, but only for a few seconds (unless you're pretty skilled at this). </td> <td> <span>+</span> A legal stop is defined as having the wheels of your vehicle stop moving. This is completely possible on a bike, without having to put one foot on the ground, but only for a few seconds (unless you're pretty skilled at this). </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 32: </td> <td> Line 32: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- </span> * '''At Night''' Make sure you have a light on the front of your bike, as well as a light on the back. It is rare, but you can get a ticket if you don't have these and a cop sees you at night. It is very easy to see when you are a bicyclist, but it is very hard for a person in a car to see you if you don't have these attached.<br> <span>- </span> It is also a good idea to have reflectors put on your tires, so that cars can still see you if they are coming at you from the side.<br> -<span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Close your eyes about half-</span>way and see how well you can see a bicyclist from ten feet away, that will give you an idea of how visible you are to a car. </td> <td> <span>+</span> * '''At Night''' Make sure you have a light on the front of your bike, as well as a light on the back. It is rare, but you can get a ticket if you don't have these and a cop sees you at night. It is very easy to see when you are a bicyclist, but it is very hard for a person in a car to see you if you don't have these attached.<br> <span>+</span> It is also a good idea to have reflectors put on your tires, so that cars can still see you if they are coming at you from the side.<br> <span>+ Close your eyes about half</span>-way and see how well you can see a bicyclist from ten feet away, that will give you an idea of how visible you are to a car. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Bicycling Tipshttp://daviswiki.org/Bicycling_Tips2009-03-22 10:49:48JteeplesAdded quote <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Bicycling Tips<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 8: </td> <td> Line 8: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ One student was quoted as saying "I'm coming to UCD because I value knowledge, why wouldn't I protect my brain if I can?"</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Bicycling Tipshttp://daviswiki.org/Bicycling_Tips2009-03-22 10:48:42JteeplesAdded info. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Bicycling Tips<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 22: </td> <td> Line 22: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ A legal stop is defined as having the wheels of your vehicle stop moving. This is completely possible on a bike, without having to put one foot on the ground, but only for a few seconds (unless you're pretty skilled at this).</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 24: </td> <td> Line 25: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- * '''Use ["Hand Signals"]''' to let cars know what you are going to do.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ * '''Use ["Hand Signals"]''' to let cars know what you are going to do. It is also helpful to other bikers, especially at high-traffic areas where one person is turning. You can get ticketed for not using hand signals, just like a car driver can get a ticket for not using their turn signal. Some turns are harder to make one handed, or the rider doesn't have the skill to pull off a one-handed turn, and in those cases signalling before reaching the turn is accepted by authorities.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 27: </td> <td> Line 28: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * '''Pedestrians''' have the right-of-way at crosswalks and at corners. </td> <td> <span>+</span> * '''Pedestrians''' have the right-of-way at crosswalks and at corners.<span>&nbsp;&nbsp;They do not have the right of way if they jay-walk, but that does not mean you have the right to run them over either.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 30: </td> <td> Line 31: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ * '''At Night''' Make sure you have a light on the front of your bike, as well as a light on the back. It is rare, but you can get a ticket if you don't have these and a cop sees you at night. It is very easy to see when you are a bicyclist, but it is very hard for a person in a car to see you if you don't have these attached.<br> + It is also a good idea to have reflectors put on your tires, so that cars can still see you if they are coming at you from the side.<br> + Close your eyes about half-way and see how well you can see a bicyclist from ten feet away, that will give you an idea of how visible you are to a car.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Bicycling Tipshttp://daviswiki.org/Bicycling_Tips2009-03-20 22:29:30WilliamLewis(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Bicycling Tips<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 21: </td> <td> Line 21: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * '''Don't cruise through ["stop signs"]'''. Bicycle ["Running Stop Signs" stop sign violations] are a common ticket given in Davis, and can make you a victim of a ["Bike Stings" bike sting]. Contrary to popular belief, you don't need to put your feet on the ground to be legal. You just need to come to a complete stop. ["Davis Police Department" Davis cops] have been known to ticket people based on this imaginary standard and the tickets have been thrown out when challenged in court. If you ''do'' treat stop signs as yield signs, at least be smart about it and watch where you're going. Make sure that it is clear and you're not taking anyone's right of way. Contrary to what some would have you believe, it's perfectly safe if you're aware of your surroundings. It has been legal in Idaho for about 30 years with no statistically significant increases in bicycle injuries. Oh, and watch out for cops, assuming you don't like being ticketed, because it isn't legal here. </td> <td> <span>+</span> * '''Don't cruise through ["stop signs"]'''. Bicycle ["Running Stop Signs" stop sign violations] are a common ticket given in Davis, and can make you a victim of a ["Bike Stings" bike sting]. Contrary to popular belief, you don't need to put your feet on the ground to be legal. You just need to come to a complete stop. ["Davis Police Department" Davis cops] have been known to ticket people based on this imaginary standard and the tickets have been thrown out when challenged in court. <span>The confusion arises from a requirement that a rider must be able to stop and put at least one foot on the ground when riding on a ''highway''. The law doesn't say your stops have to actually be like this. </span>If you ''do'' treat stop signs as yield signs, at least be smart about it and watch where you're going. Make sure that it is clear and you're not taking anyone's right of way. Contrary to what some would have you believe, it's perfectly safe if you're aware of your surroundings. It has been legal in Idaho for about 30 years with no statistically significant increases in bicycle injuries. Oh, and watch out for cops, assuming you don't like being ticketed, because it isn't legal here. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Bicycling Tipshttp://daviswiki.org/Bicycling_Tips2009-03-20 22:25:21WilliamLewis(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Bicycling Tips<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 21: </td> <td> Line 21: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * '''Don't cruise through ["stop signs"]'''. Bicycle ["Running Stop Signs" stop sign violations] are a common ticket given in Davis, and can make you a victim of a ["Bike Stings" bike sting]. Contrary to popular belief, you don't need to put your feet on the ground to be legal. You just need to come to a complete stop. ["Davis Police Department" Davis cops] have been known to ticket people based on this imaginary standard and the tickets have been thrown out when challenged in court. If you ''do'' <span>cruise through stop</span> signs, at least be smart about it and watch where you're going. Make sure that it is clear and you're not taking anyone's right of way. Contrary to what some would have you believe, it's perfectly safe if you're aware of your surroundings. It has been legal in Idaho for about 30 years with no statistically significant increases in bicycle injuries. Oh, and watch out for cops, assuming you don't like being ticketed, because it isn't legal here. </td> <td> <span>+</span> * '''Don't cruise through ["stop signs"]'''. Bicycle ["Running Stop Signs" stop sign violations] are a common ticket given in Davis, and can make you a victim of a ["Bike Stings" bike sting]. Contrary to popular belief, you don't need to put your feet on the ground to be legal. You just need to come to a complete stop. ["Davis Police Department" Davis cops] have been known to ticket people based on this imaginary standard and the tickets have been thrown out when challenged in court. If you ''do'' <span>treat stop signs as yield</span> signs, at least be smart about it and watch where you're going. Make sure that it is clear and you're not taking anyone's right of way. Contrary to what some would have you believe, it's perfectly safe if you're aware of your surroundings. It has been legal in Idaho for about 30 years with no statistically significant increases in bicycle injuries. Oh, and watch out for cops, assuming you don't like being ticketed, because it isn't legal here. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Bicycling Tipshttp://daviswiki.org/Bicycling_Tips2009-03-20 22:20:23WilliamLewisIt is arguable. Also, the vehicular code says nothing about feet on ground <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Bicycling Tips<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 21: </td> <td> Line 21: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- * '''Don't cruise through ["stop signs"]'''. Bicycle ["Running Stop Signs" stop sign violations] are a common ticket given in Davis, and can make you a victim of a ["Bike Stings" bike sting]. There is some debate as to whether you really need to plant your foot on the pavement, or whether it counts as a complete stop to slow down to zero momentarily and speed up again. But if you just cruise through or, worse, fail to yield, then your habit is neither safe, nor legal in California, nor arguable.<br> - <br> - </span> </td> <td> <span>+ * '''Don't cruise through ["stop signs"]'''. Bicycle ["Running Stop Signs" stop sign violations] are a common ticket given in Davis, and can make you a victim of a ["Bike Stings" bike sting]. Contrary to popular belief, you don't need to put your feet on the ground to be legal. You just need to come to a complete stop. ["Davis Police Department" Davis cops] have been known to ticket people based on this imaginary standard and the tickets have been thrown out when challenged in court. If you ''do'' cruise through stop signs, at least be smart about it and watch where you're going. Make sure that it is clear and you're not taking anyone's right of way. Contrary to what some would have you believe, it's perfectly safe if you're aware of your surroundings. It has been legal in Idaho for about 30 years with no statistically significant increases in bicycle injuries. Oh, and watch out for cops, assuming you don't like being ticketed, because it isn't legal here.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Bicycling Tipshttp://daviswiki.org/Bicycling_Tips2009-03-20 21:07:25JasonAllerUpload of image <a href="http://daviswiki.org/Bicycling_Tips?action=Files&do=view&target=Bike_Signs_Mrak_Mall.JPG">Bike_Signs_Mrak_Mall.JPG</a>.Bicycling Tipshttp://daviswiki.org/Bicycling_Tips2009-03-20 21:07:07JasonAller <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Bicycling Tips<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 4: </td> <td> Line 4: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ [[Image(Bike_Signs_Mrak_Mall.JPG, thumbnail, 300, right)]]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Bicycling Tipshttp://daviswiki.org/Bicycling_Tips2009-01-31 00:38:45JasonAller(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Bicycling Tips<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 25: </td> <td> Line 25: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ * '''Use ["Hand Signals"]''' to let cars know what you are going to do.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Bicycling Tipshttp://daviswiki.org/Bicycling_Tips2008-12-06 21:58:44GregKuperberg(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Bicycling Tips<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 84: </td> <td> Line 84: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> =<span>&nbsp;On</span> Avoiding Flats = </td> <td> <span>+</span> = Avoiding Flats = </td> </tr> </table> </div> Bicycling Tipshttp://daviswiki.org/Bicycling_Tips2008-12-06 21:58:36GregKuperberg(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Bicycling Tips<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 68: </td> <td> Line 68: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> =<span>&nbsp;On</span> Equipment = </td> <td> <span>+</span> = Equipment = </td> </tr> </table> </div> Bicycling Tipshttp://daviswiki.org/Bicycling_Tips2008-12-06 21:58:28GregKuperberg(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Bicycling Tips<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> =<span>&nbsp;On</span> Riding Your Bicycle = </td> <td> <span>+</span> = Riding Your Bicycle = </td> </tr> </table> </div> Bicycling Tipshttp://daviswiki.org/Bicycling_Tips2008-12-06 21:48:51GregKuperberg(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Bicycling Tips<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 34: </td> <td> Line 34: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * '''Make full use of a traffic lane''' in the rare cases in Davis when you <span>have no lane or bike path</span> --- these are mostly traffic circles and left turns. As stated in the [http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/tpp/offices/bike/codes.html California vehicle code], this is your right as a bicyclist. <span>Generally</span>, <span>it's better to bike down the middle of a traffic lane when cars can't pass you safely (for</span> ex<span>ample, ["Downtown" downtown] Davis). However, use common sense when doin</span>g<span>&nbsp;this. Sometimes, it's safer to find a different route than to exercise this right.</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> * '''Make full use of a traffic lane''' in the rare cases in Davis when <span>cars can't pass </span>you <span>safely</span> --- these are mostly traffic circles and left turns. As stated in the [http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/tpp/offices/bike/codes.html California vehicle code], this is your right as a bicyclist. <span>However</span>, <span>use common sense when doing this. Sometimes, it's safer to find a different route than to</span> ex<span>ercise this ri</span>g<span>ht.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Bicycling Tipshttp://daviswiki.org/Bicycling_Tips2008-12-06 21:45:56GregKuperberg(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Bicycling Tips<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 11: </td> <td> Line 11: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * '''Do not block bike traffic''' on the busy<span>&nbsp;pathways on</span> campus by walking in the middle, talking on the phone while biking, or biking slowly side-by-side with a friend. These modes of travel are only reasonable when there aren't 50 cyclists behind you trying to get to class. </td> <td> <span>+</span> * '''Do not block bike traffic''' on the busy campus b<span>ike paths b</span>y walking in the middle, talking on the phone while biking, or biking slowly side-by-side with a friend. These modes of travel are only reasonable when there aren't 50 cyclists behind you trying to get to class. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Bicycling Tipshttp://daviswiki.org/Bicycling_Tips2008-12-06 21:44:44GregKuperbergChanges to Russell and bike theft sections <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Bicycling Tips<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 38: </td> <td> Line 38: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- = On Navigating Davis =<br> - * As the primary east-west route, ["Russell Blvd." Russell] and ["Fifth Street"] are the most dangerous streets for ["Bicycles" bicycles] in Davis. 41.6% of all automobile accidents and a high fraction of bicycle accidents occur on these roads (see this [http://www.californiaaggie.com/media/storage/paper981/news/2004/05/03/FrontPage/City-Reviews.Proposals.To.Make.Russell.Safer-1317369.shtml article]). The stretch between ["Sycamore"] and ["L Street"] has particularly narrow traffic lanes and no bike lanes.<br> - * Your safest option is to avoid Russell and Fifth between ["Sycamore"] and ["L Street"]. Fortunately, you have other options:<br> - * Make use of the bike path on the campus side of Russell between ["County Road 98"] and ["A Street"].<br> - * If you're traveling east or west, use ["8th Street"]. It has wide bike lanes and the drivers expect to see bicyclists.<br> - * Bike through ["Downtown" downtown] on ["2nd Street" Second Street] or ["Third Street"]. Although still no bike lanes, traffic is slower and motorists are used to bikers on these streets. For your safety, do not bike too closely to parallel-parked cars (doors can open at the most inopportune times). Also, remember that it's your right to make full use of the lane.<br> - * If your destination is northeast Davis, bike north on ["Sycamore"], ["Anderson Road" Anderson] or ["Oak Avenue"], and make your way east on ["Covell"].<br> - * It is your right as a bicyclist to make full use of the right lane as permitted by the [http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/tpp/offices/bike/codes.html California vehicle code]. Usually, this is safer since you'll not have to deal with cars passing you in your lane since you're in the middle of it. However, doing so on Russell and Fifth may infuriate motorists and make you the recipient of road rage. Also, motorists ''will'' try to merge and pass you in the other lane. Sometimes, these motorists are aggressive and more concerned with getting around you than doing so safely. This makes an already dangerous road even more dangerous.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ = Navigating Davis =</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 47: </td> <td> Line 40: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- = On Preventing Bicycle Theft =</span> </td> <td> <span>+ ["Russell Blvd." Russell] and ["Fifth Street"] are the city's central east-west route and they are the most dangerous streets for ["Bicycles" bicycles] in Davis. 41.6% of all automobile accidents and a high fraction of bicycle accidents occur on these roads (see this [http://www.californiaaggie.com/media/storage/paper981/news/2004/05/03/FrontPage/City-Reviews.Proposals.To.Make.Russell.Safer-1317369.shtml article]). The stretch between ["Sycamore"] and ["L Street"] has particularly narrow traffic lanes and no bike lanes. Your safest option is to avoid Russell and Fifth between ["Sycamore"] and ["L Street"]. Fortunately, you have other options:<br> + <br> + * Make use of the bike path on the campus side of Russell between ["County Road 98"] and ["A Street"].<br> + * If you're traveling east or west, use ["8th Street"]. It has wide bike lanes and the drivers expect to see bicyclists.<br> + * Bike through ["Downtown" downtown] on ["2nd Street" Second Street] or ["Third Street"]. Although still no bike lanes, traffic is slower and motorists are used to bikers on these streets. For your safety, do not bike too closely to parallel-parked cars (doors can open at the most inopportune times). Also, remember that it's your right to make full use of the lane.<br> + * If your destination is northeast Davis, bike north on ["Sycamore"], ["Anderson Road" Anderson] or ["Oak Avenue"], and make your way east on ["Covell"].<br> + <br> + It is your right as a bicyclist to make full use of the right lane as permitted by the [http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/tpp/offices/bike/codes.html California vehicle code]. But this isn't really reasonable on Russell Boulevard or Fifth Street because there are just too many cars.<br> + <br> + = Preventing Bicycle Theft =<br> + </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 49: </td> <td> Line 52: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * '''Buy a bike lock'''. Stay away from cheap chain and cable locks, <span>as they can be cut VERY easily.</span> Older U-Locks, especially those with the circular keys, can be [http://addict3d.org/index.php?page=viewarticle&amp;type=news&amp;ID=2989 opened with a Bic pen]. <span>However, almost all</span> U-Locks now have flat keys and are a pretty good choice, although they may be vulnerable to car jacks (see image), in particular so when they are too large. </td> <td> <span>+</span> * '''Buy a bike lock'''. Stay away from cheap chain and cable locks, <span>because they don't really work. </span> Older U-Locks, especially those with the circular keys, can be [http://addict3d.org/index.php?page=viewarticle&amp;type=news&amp;ID=2989 opened with a Bic pen]. <span>Fortunately, newer</span> U-Locks now have flat keys and are a pretty good choice, although they may be vulnerable to car jacks (see image), in particular so when they are too large. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 51: </td> <td> Line 54: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * '''Lock the frame of your bicycle<span>&nbsp;to something''' even more</span> solid <span>than your lock</span> (ie: not a chain-link fence). <span>This also includes not</span> just lock<span>ing your wheel to a bike rack, especially if the wheel has a quick-release -- though not immediately ridable, someone could steal the frame and the attached wheel just to make your life miserable</span>. Ideally, lock both the frame and <span>any wheels with a quick-release to something sturdy. S</span>ee ["Bicycle Parking"] for pictorial examples. If you don't lock your bi<span>cycle to something</span>, it may become a ["Bike Sculptures" bike sculpture]. </td> <td> <span>+</span> * '''Lock the frame of your bicycle<span>''', not just the wheel, to a</span> solid <span>fixture</span> (ie: not a chain-link fence). <span>&nbsp;Most newer bikes have quick-release wheels, which means a quick-theft frame if you</span> just lock<span>&nbsp;the front wheel</span>. Ideally, lock both the frame and <span>the front wheel; s</span>ee ["Bicycle Parking"] for pictorial examples. If you don't lock your bi<span>ke</span>, it may become a ["Bike Sculptures" bike sculpture]. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 54: </td> <td> Line 57: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * '''Bring your bicycle inside''', especially if your bike costs <span>enough to feed an entire third world country for several </span>mo<span>nths</span>.<br> <span>-</span> * '''Leave your bicycle in a <span>h</span>igh<span>ly visible area''', especially at nigh</span>t. NEVER leave your bicycle at the ["Amtrak"] station. </td> <td> <span>+</span> * '''Bring your bicycle inside''', especially if your bike costs mo<span>re than a typical laptop</span>.<br> <span>+</span> * '''Leave your bicycle in a <span>visible area''' and where other bikes are parked, especially at n</span>ight.<span>&nbsp;</span> NEVER leave your bicycle at the ["Amtrak"] station. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Bicycling Tipshttp://daviswiki.org/Bicycling_Tips2008-12-06 21:34:01GregKuperberg(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Bicycling Tips<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 36: </td> <td> Line 36: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * '''<span>Make sure your shoe laces are tied</span> properly'''. Otherwise your shoe laces can get caught in your wheels or your gears, which is a great way to wreck hard. (See [http://www.fieggen.com/shoelace/knots.htm Ian's Shoelace Site] for tips.) </td> <td> <span>+</span> * '''<span>Tie your shoelaces</span> properly'''. Otherwise your shoe laces can get caught in your wheels or your gears, which is a great way to wreck hard. (See [http://www.fieggen.com/shoelace/knots.htm Ian's Shoelace Site] for tips.) </td> </tr> </table> </div> Bicycling Tipshttp://daviswiki.org/Bicycling_Tips2008-12-06 21:31:29GregKuperberg(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Bicycling Tips<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 8: </td> <td> Line 8: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * '''Do not go the wrong way''' in bike lanes. Most <span>of the </span>bike paths are two-way, but most<span>&nbsp;of the</span> bike lanes are one-way. Biking the wrong way is unsafe and obnoxious. </td> <td> <span>+</span> * '''Do not go the wrong way''' in bike lanes. Most bike path<span>s in Davi</span>s are two-way, but most bike lanes are one-way. Biking the wrong way is unsafe<span>, illegal,</span> and obnoxious.<span><br> + </span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Bicycling Tipshttp://daviswiki.org/Bicycling_Tips2008-12-06 21:30:07GregKuperberg(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Bicycling Tips<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 13: </td> <td> Line 13: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- * '''Don't react aggressively''' to rude drivers. Doing so will fuel their temper, and some other biker down the road may be the recipient.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ * '''Don't react aggressively''' to rude drivers or bicyclists. You may think that you're helping public safety by teaching them something, but retaliation actually works against public safety.<br> + </span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Bicycling Tipshttp://daviswiki.org/Bicycling_Tips2008-12-06 21:28:41GregKuperberg(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Bicycling Tips<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 18: </td> <td> Line 18: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * '''Don't cruise through ["stop signs"]'''. Bicycle ["Running Stop Signs" stop sign violations] are a common ticket given in Davis, and can make you a victim of a ["Bike Stings" bike sting]. There is some debate as to whether you really need to plant your foot on the pavement, or whether it counts as a complete stop to slow down to zero momentarily and speed up again. But if you just cruise through or, worse, fail to yield, then your habit is<span>n't</span> safe<span>&nbsp;or legal </span>or arguable. </td> <td> <span>+</span> * '''Don't cruise through ["stop signs"]'''. Bicycle ["Running Stop Signs" stop sign violations] are a common ticket given in Davis, and can make you a victim of a ["Bike Stings" bike sting]. There is some debate as to whether you really need to plant your foot on the pavement, or whether it counts as a complete stop to slow down to zero momentarily and speed up again. But if you just cruise through or, worse, fail to yield, then your habit is<span>&nbsp;neither</span> safe<span>, nor legal in California, n</span>or arguable.<span><br> + </span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Bicycling Tipshttp://daviswiki.org/Bicycling_Tips2008-12-06 21:27:41GregKuperberg(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Bicycling Tips<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 18: </td> <td> Line 18: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- * '''Don't cruise through ["stop signs"]'''. Bicycle ["Running Stop Signs" stop sign violations] are a common ticket given in Davis, and can make you a victim of a ["Bike Stings" bike sting]. Dragging your foot as you roll through a stop sign does not mean you have stopped. If you ''do'' cruise through stop signs, at least be smart about it and watch where you're going. Make sure that it is clear and you're not taking anyone's right of way. Oh, and watch out for cops, assuming you don't like being ticketed.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ * '''Don't cruise through ["stop signs"]'''. Bicycle ["Running Stop Signs" stop sign violations] are a common ticket given in Davis, and can make you a victim of a ["Bike Stings" bike sting]. There is some debate as to whether you really need to plant your foot on the pavement, or whether it counts as a complete stop to slow down to zero momentarily and speed up again. But if you just cruise through or, worse, fail to yield, then your habit isn't safe or legal or arguable.<br> + </span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Bicycling Tipshttp://daviswiki.org/Bicycling_Tips2008-12-06 21:19:15GregKuperberg(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Bicycling Tips<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 21: </td> <td> Line 21: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * '''Many drivers don't use turn signals''' as they should. Don't count on a car to signal, nor for that matter a bicyclist. </td> <td> <span>+</span> * '''Many drivers don't use turn signals''' as they should. Don't count on a car to signal, nor for that matter a bicyclist.<span>&nbsp;&nbsp;Use hand signals yourself if there is any chance of a collision.<br> + </span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Bicycling Tipshttp://daviswiki.org/Bicycling_Tips2008-12-06 21:18:51GregKuperberg(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Bicycling Tips<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 24: </td> <td> Line 24: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- * '''Maintain your bicycle''', at least at a minimum level -- make sure all brakes and lights work, and you don't have things like loose handlebars causing additional handicaps when evading. If you don't know how to do this, the people at the ["Bike Church"] can provide assistance. Additionally, some local ["Bike Shops"] have a maintenance package (about $50 or so) where they tune your bike so it is safe to ride.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ * '''Maintain your bicycle''' at least at a minimum level. Make sure that your brakes and lights work, that your wheels aren't way out of alignment, that your chain isn't a rust nightmare, etc. Local ["Bike Shops"] can fix specific problems for $10 to $30, usually, and they also have maintenance packages of various size. Or the people at the ["Bike Church"] can help you for free.<br> + </span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Bicycling Tipshttp://daviswiki.org/Bicycling_Tips2008-12-06 21:13:51GregKuperberg(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Bicycling Tips<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 8: </td> <td> Line 8: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ * '''Do not go the wrong way''' in bike lanes. Most of the bike paths are two-way, but most of the bike lanes are one-way. Biking the wrong way is unsafe and obnoxious.<br> + <br> + * '''Do not block bike traffic''' on the busy pathways on campus by walking in the middle, talking on the phone while biking, or biking slowly side-by-side with a friend. These modes of travel are only reasonable when there aren't 50 cyclists behind you trying to get to class.<br> + </span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Bicycling Tipshttp://daviswiki.org/Bicycling_Tips2008-12-06 20:53:09WilliamLewisNot a bad idea, cf. idaho stop sign as yield law. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Bicycling Tips<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 14: </td> <td> Line 14: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * '''Don't cruise through ["stop signs"]'''. Bicycle ["Running Stop Signs" stop sign violations] are a common ticket given in Davis, and can make you a victim of a ["Bike Stings" bike sting]. Dragging your foot as you roll through a stop sign does not mean you have stopped. </td> <td> <span>+</span> * '''Don't cruise through ["stop signs"]'''. Bicycle ["Running Stop Signs" stop sign violations] are a common ticket given in Davis, and can make you a victim of a ["Bike Stings" bike sting]. Dragging your foot as you roll through a stop sign does not mean you have stopped.<span>&nbsp;If you ''do'' cruise through stop signs, at least be smart about it and watch where you're going. Make sure that it is clear and you're not taking anyone's right of way. Oh, and watch out for cops, assuming you don't like being ticketed.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Bicycling Tipshttp://daviswiki.org/Bicycling_Tips2008-12-06 20:24:20GregKuperbergHelmet hyperlink; parking advice too wordy; elim redundancies, cheeky bad advice <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Bicycling Tips<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 6: </td> <td> Line 6: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * '''Wear a <span>helmet</span>'''. This is the number one bicycling safety tip for Davis or anywhere else. If you have a serious bicycling accident, then the doctors can repair many kinds of damage, but they can't repair brain damage. Even concussions that do not lead to hospitalization carry a risk of <span>long-term </span>mental impairment. </td> <td> <span>+</span> * '''Wear a <span>["Bicycle Helmets" helmet]</span>'''. This is the number one bicycling safety tip for Davis or anywhere else. If you have a serious bicycling accident, then the doctors can repair many kinds of damage, but they can't repair brain damage. Even concussions that do not lead to hospitalization carry a risk of mental impairment. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 8: </td> <td> Line 8: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * '''Biking under the influence''' is illegal. You can <span>g</span>e<span>t</span> a ["Bicycling Under The Influence" BUI]. </td> <td> <span>+</span> * '''Biking under the influence''' is illegal. You can <span>b</span>e a<span>rrested for</span> ["Bicycling Under The Influence" BUI]. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 14: </td> <td> Line 14: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * '''Don't cruise through ["stop signs"]'''. Bicycle ["Running Stop Signs" stop sign violations] are <span>probably the most</span> common ticket given in Davis, and can make you a victim of a ["Bike Stings" bike sting]. Dragging your foot as you roll through a stop sign does not mean you have stopped.<span>&nbsp;If you ''do'' cruise through stop signs, at least be smart about it and watch where you're going. Make sure that it is clear and you're not taking anyone's right of way. Oh, and watch out for cops, assuming you don't like being ticketed.</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> * '''Don't cruise through ["stop signs"]'''. Bicycle ["Running Stop Signs" stop sign violations] are <span>a</span> common ticket given in Davis, and can make you a victim of a ["Bike Stings" bike sting]. Dragging your foot as you roll through a stop sign does not mean you have stopped. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 19: </td> <td> Line 19: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- * '''Be visible.''' When riding in dark, rainy or foggy weather, use bright lights in front and rear. Reflective clothing, a bright-colored helmet and attaching reflectors to moving parts (pedals, spokes) also help. If you have an exceptionally low bike (children or adults on low slung recumbent bikes), a flag is the only way to be visible to even cautious and well intentioned drivers.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ * '''Be visible.''' Your bicycle should have a headlight and a flashing rear light. Reflective clothing, a bright-colored helmet and reflectors on the moving parts (pedals, spokes) also help. If you have an exceptionally low bike (children, adults on low recumbent bikes), a flag is the only way to be visible to even cautious and well intentioned drivers.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 23: </td> <td> Line 23: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- * '''Don't ride on the sidewalk or crosswalks'''. People tend to ride on the sidewalk because they think it's safer in some circumstances. It's generally not: you're more likely to hit a pedestrian or get run over by a car backing out of a driveway or making a turn. Drivers will not expect a fast-moving bicycle on a pedestrian thoroughfare, increasing the odds of a collision. If there's no established bike lane, then bike in the road and make full use of the lane for your safety (''generally there are good bike lanes around Davis, though'').<br> - * '''Make full use of a traffic lane''' when your safety depends on it. As stated in the [http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/tpp/offices/bike/codes.html California vehicle code], this is your right as a bicyclist. Generally, it's better to bike down the middle of a traffic lane when cars can't pass you safely (for example, ["Downtown" downtown] Davis). However, use common sense when doing this. Sometimes, it's safer to find a different route than to exercise this right.<br> - * '''Park in the same place'''. There may be points where you get out of class and for the life of you, you can't remember where you parked. There will be hundreds of other bikes strewn about the racks and none of them will look at all like your totally sweet ride. You will wander around in a daze, looking for the flowers you painted on her basket, thinking about all the time you spent weaving streamers in her spokes and riding through piles of leaves. You will imagine she was stolen and thrown into ["Putah Creek"], or worse yet impounded by ["TAPS"]. Your eyes will well up with tears and everyone will stare as you fall apart in a blubbering meltdown. This is easily avoidable however, by parking in the same place every time you go to class. Its easy and you will always know where your bike is.<br> - * '''Make sure your shoe laces are tied properly'''. Untied shoe laces will get caught in your wheel, and inevitably your leg will too. For tips on lacing and tying shoes, see [http://www.fieggen.com/shoelace/knots.htm Ian's Shoelace Site]</span> </td> <td> <span>+ * '''Don't ride on the sidewalk or crosswalks'''. The city of Davis does not recommend riding on the sidewalk, and it is illegal downtown. You're more likely to hit a pedestrian or get run over by a car backing out of a driveway or making a turn. Drivers do not expect a fast-moving bicycle on a pedestrian thoroughfare, increasing the odds of a collision.<br> + * '''Make full use of a traffic lane''' in the rare cases in Davis when you have no lane or bike path --- these are mostly traffic circles and left turns. As stated in the [http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/tpp/offices/bike/codes.html California vehicle code], this is your right as a bicyclist. Generally, it's better to bike down the middle of a traffic lane when cars can't pass you safely (for example, ["Downtown" downtown] Davis). However, use common sense when doing this. Sometimes, it's safer to find a different route than to exercise this right.<br> + * '''Remember where you parked'''. It is easy to get caught off guard by the sheer number of parked bicycles on campus. Parking in the same place every time is ideal but not always practical.<br> + * '''Make sure your shoe laces are tied properly'''. Otherwise your shoe laces can get caught in your wheels or your gears, which is a great way to wreck hard. (See [http://www.fieggen.com/shoelace/knots.htm Ian's Shoelace Site] for tips.)</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Bicycling Tipshttp://daviswiki.org/Bicycling_Tips2008-12-06 16:34:27GregKuperbergPut the helmet first; rm redundancies; etc. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Bicycling Tips<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- </span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 6: </td> <td> Line 5: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- <br> - </span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 9: </td> <td> Line 6: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- * '''Follow''' both the [http://www.sacbike.org/sacbiking/CVCLaws.htm California] and ["Davis Municipal Code/6" Davis bike laws]. This includes not ["running stop signs"]. Bike laws are part of the [http://www.dmv.ca.gov/pubs/vctop/vc/vc.htm California Vehicle Code].</span> </td> <td> <span>+ * '''Wear a helmet'''. This is the number one bicycling safety tip for Davis or anywhere else. If you have a serious bicycling accident, then the doctors can repair many kinds of damage, but they can't repair brain damage. Even concussions that do not lead to hospitalization carry a risk of long-term mental impairment.<br> + * '''Follow''' both the [http://www.sacbike.org/sacbiking/CVCLaws.htm California Vehicle Code] and ["Davis Municipal Code/6" Davis bike laws].</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 13: </td> <td> Line 11: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- * '''About ["bike circle" bike circles]''':<br> - * Merge into the circle smoothly just like you would on a freeway onramp.<br> - * Traffic always flows counter-clockwise.<br> - * Bikes already in the circle have the right-of-way over bikes entering the circle.<br> - * If you miss your exit, just continue around the circle until you reach your exit point again.<br> - * '''When biking downtown''', beware of parallel-parked cars. Their doors can open at the most inopportune times. Leave yourself some room so you can react.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ * '''Understand ["bike circle" bike circles]''': Take the circles seriously; don't zip through the middle. Merge into the circle smoothly, like merging onto a freeway. Traffic always flows counter-clockwise, and bikes already in the circle have the right-of-way over bikes entering the circle.<br> + * '''Beware of parked cars'''. Their doors can open at the most inopportune times. Leave yourself some room so you can react.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 20: </td> <td> Line 14: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * '''Don't cruise through ["stop signs"]'''. <span>b</span>icycle ["Running Stop Signs" stop sign violations] are probably the most common ticket given in Davis, and <span>will likely lead you to be</span> a victim <span>in</span> a ["Bike Stings" bike sting]. Dragging your foot as you roll through a stop sign does not mean you have stopped. If you ''do'' cruise through stop signs, at least be smart about it and watch where you're going. Make sure that it is clear and you're not taking anyone's right of way. Oh, and watch out for cops, assuming you don't like being ticketed. </td> <td> <span>+</span> * '''Don't cruise through ["stop signs"]'''. <span>B</span>icycle ["Running Stop Signs" stop sign violations] are probably the most common ticket given in Davis, and <span>can make you</span> a victim <span>of</span> a ["Bike Stings" bike sting]. <span>&nbsp;</span>Dragging your foot as you roll through a stop sign does not mean you have stopped. If you ''do'' cruise through stop signs, at least be smart about it and watch where you're going. Make sure that it is clear and you're not taking anyone's right of way. Oh, and watch out for cops, assuming you don't like being ticketed. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 22: </td> <td> Line 16: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- * '''Cars sometimes pass cyclists''', forget about them, and turn right across their path. If impact is inevitable, it's usually best to turn with the car.<br> - * '''Most cars don't use their turn signals''' as they ought. Don't count on a car's signaling (or lack thereof). The same goes for many bikers, so be aware and always use hand signals.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ * '''Beware of motor vehicles turning right'''. It's difficult for a driver who wants to turn right to see cyclists coming up from behind. In one of the few Davis bicycle fatalities, a cyclist was killed by a tractor-trailer turning right.<br> + * '''Many drivers don't use turn signals''' as they should. Don't count on a car to signal, nor for that matter a bicyclist.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 27: </td> <td> Line 21: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * '''Change gears''' if you're pedaling furiously in <span>a low gear and going nowhere</span>. Unless, of course, you're on a [wiki:WikiPedia:Fixed-gear_bicycle fixie]. For those with gears, the general rule is: if your lungs hurt more than your legs, <span>decrease your cadence (</span>p<span>edal</span> more <span>slowly in a higher gear); if your legs hurt more than your lungs, increase your cadence (pedal more quickly in a lower gear)</span>. </td> <td> <span>+</span> * '''Change gears''' if you're pedaling furiously in <span>low gear</span>. Unless, of course, you're on a [wiki:WikiPedia:Fixed-gear_bicycle fixie]. For those with gears, the general rule is: if your lungs hurt more than your legs, <span>shift u</span>p<span>; if your legs hurt</span> more <span>than your lungs, shift down</span>. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 29: </td> <td> Line 23: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * '''<span>Never</span> ride on the sidewalk or crosswalks'''. People tend to ride on the sidewalk because they think it's safer in some circumstances. It's generally not: you're more likely to hit a pedestrian or get run over by a car backing out of a driveway or making a turn. Drivers will not expect a fast-moving bicycle on a pedestrian thoroughfare, increasing the odds of a collision. If there's no established bike lane, then bike in the road and make full use of the lane for your safety (''generally there are good bike lanes around Davis, though''). </td> <td> <span>+</span> * '''<span>Don't</span> ride on the sidewalk or crosswalks'''. People tend to ride on the sidewalk because they think it's safer in some circumstances. It's generally not: you're more likely to hit a pedestrian or get run over by a car backing out of a driveway or making a turn. Drivers will not expect a fast-moving bicycle on a pedestrian thoroughfare, increasing the odds of a collision. If there's no established bike lane, then bike in the road and make full use of the lane for your safety (''generally there are good bike lanes around Davis, though''). </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 31: </td> <td> Line 25: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- * '''Car doors are dangerous'''. Ride as far from parked cars as you feel safe doing without getting into traffic, and look into parked cars to anticipate someone opening a door in front of you.</span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 35: </td> <td> Line 28: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- </span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 37: </td> <td> Line 29: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * As the primary east-west route, ["Russell Blvd." Russell] and ["Fifth Street"] are the most dangerous streets for ["Bicycles" bicycles] in Davis. 41.6% of all automobile accidents and a high <span>percentage</span> of bicycle accidents occur on these roads (see this [http://www.californiaaggie.com/media/storage/paper981/news/2004/05/03/FrontPage/City-Reviews.Proposals.To.Make.Russell.Safer-1317369.shtml article]). The stretch between ["Sycamore"] and ["L Street"] has particularly narrow traffic lanes and no bike lanes. </td> <td> <span>+</span> * As the primary east-west route, ["Russell Blvd." Russell] and ["Fifth Street"] are the most dangerous streets for ["Bicycles" bicycles] in Davis. 41.6% of all automobile accidents and a high <span>fraction</span> of bicycle accidents occur on these roads (see this [http://www.californiaaggie.com/media/storage/paper981/news/2004/05/03/FrontPage/City-Reviews.Proposals.To.Make.Russell.Safer-1317369.shtml article]). The stretch between ["Sycamore"] and ["L Street"] has particularly narrow traffic lanes and no bike lanes. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Bicycling Tipshttp://daviswiki.org/Bicycling_Tips2008-11-24 02:21:06DavidAtwereboandaThompsonComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Bicycling Tips<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 141: </td> <td> Line 141: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2008-11-24 01:21:06'' [[nbsp]] watch out for cars please. i was hit by a unitrans Ford Escape car not to long ago, not injured thank god but it was a eye opening experience. --["Users/DavidAtwereboandaThompson"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Bicycling Tipshttp://daviswiki.org/Bicycling_Tips2008-11-21 13:30:56JabberWokky(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Bicycling Tips<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 25: </td> <td> Line 25: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- * '''Be visible.''' When riding in dark, rainy or foggy weather, use bright lights in front and rear. Reflective clothing, a bright-colored helmet and attaching reflectors to moving parts (pedals, spokes) also help.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ * '''Be visible.''' When riding in dark, rainy or foggy weather, use bright lights in front and rear. Reflective clothing, a bright-colored helmet and attaching reflectors to moving parts (pedals, spokes) also help. If you have an exceptionally low bike (children or adults on low slung recumbent bikes), a flag is the only way to be visible to even cautious and well intentioned drivers.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Bicycling Tipshttp://daviswiki.org/Bicycling_Tips2008-11-21 13:28:47WesHardakeradded a warning sign pic <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Bicycling Tips<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 2: </td> <td> Line 3: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ [[TableOfContents(right)]]<br> + [[Image(bikes.jpg, thumbnail, 300, right, "A useful sign which unfortunately is in Minneapolis")]]</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 3: </td> <td> Line 6: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- [[TableOfContents(right)]]</span> </td> <td> <span>+ </span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Bicycling Tipshttp://daviswiki.org/Bicycling_Tips2008-11-21 13:26:42WesHardakerUpload of image <a href="http://daviswiki.org/Bicycling_Tips?action=Files&do=view&target=bikes.jpg">bikes.jpg</a>.Bicycling Tipshttp://daviswiki.org/Bicycling_Tips2008-11-01 21:33:06WilliamLewis(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Bicycling Tips<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 17: </td> <td> Line 17: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * '''Don't cruise through ["stop signs"]'''. bicycle ["Running Stop Signs" stop sign violations] are probably the most common ticket given in Davis, and will likely lead you to be a victim in a ["Bike Stings" bike sting]. Dragging your foot as you roll through a stop sign does not mean you have stopped. </td> <td> <span>+</span> * '''Don't cruise through ["stop signs"]'''. bicycle ["Running Stop Signs" stop sign violations] are probably the most common ticket given in Davis, and will likely lead you to be a victim in a ["Bike Stings" bike sting]. Dragging your foot as you roll through a stop sign does not mean you have stopped.<span>&nbsp;If you ''do'' cruise through stop signs, at least be smart about it and watch where you're going. Make sure that it is clear and you're not taking anyone's right of way. Oh, and watch out for cops, assuming you don't like being ticketed.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Bicycling Tipshttp://daviswiki.org/Bicycling_Tips2008-11-01 21:22:05GregKuperberg <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Bicycling Tips<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 9: </td> <td> Line 9: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ * '''Be aware of city bicycle hazards'''. See the ["Bicycle Hazards" Bicycle Hazards] page.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 30: </td> <td> Line 31: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ </span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Bicycling Tipshttp://daviswiki.org/Bicycling_Tips2008-09-27 13:33:07AlexanderHo <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Bicycling Tips<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 107: </td> <td> Line 107: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ * I dunno, I bought my old cruiser there for a good $100 and it lasted me for more than a solid year, plus it looked like shit so I never had to worry about it getting it stolen. Guess that's more the exception than the rule, though. --["Users/AlexanderHo"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Bicycling Tipshttp://daviswiki.org/Bicycling_Tips2008-09-14 17:03:00JasonAllerlink fixes <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Bicycling Tips<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 87: </td> <td> Line 87: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- ------</span><br> <span>-</span> ''2007-01-29 16:40:06'' [[nbsp]] Please please please use bike lights as soon as it gets dusk. It's very hard for fellow bikers to see you, and even harder for motorists. Also, for the love of all that is good, put a helmet on your head. What's the use of going to college to build a useful brain if you plan to treat it so recklessly? Cars kill. --["JoRo"] </td> <td> <span>+ </span><br> <span>+</span> ''2007-01-29 16:40:06'' [[nbsp]] Please please please use bike lights as soon as it gets dusk. It's very hard for fellow bikers to see you, and even harder for motorists. Also, for the love of all that is good, put a helmet on your head. What's the use of going to college to build a useful brain if you plan to treat it so recklessly? Cars kill. --["<span>Users/</span>JoRo"] </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 106: </td> <td> Line 106: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * for absurd prices. Go with Craigslist, TAPS Bike Auction (should be better this year), or other used bike sources (i.e. seniors on facebook). Do not pay 130+ for a nice bike from the Bike Barn only to have it become a flashing light for thieves. -["TusharRawat" Tushar] </td> <td> <span>+</span> * for absurd prices. Go with Craigslist, TAPS Bike Auction (should be better this year), or other used bike sources (i.e. seniors on facebook). Do not pay 130+ for a nice bike from the Bike Barn only to have it become a flashing light for thieves. -["<span>Users/</span>TusharRawat" Tushar] </td> </tr> </table> </div> Bicycling Tipshttp://daviswiki.org/Bicycling_Tips2008-06-26 12:04:23MaryLiethbike auction bit <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Bicycling Tips<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 22: </td> <td> Line 22: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * '''Maintain your bicycle''', at least at a minimum level -- make sure all brakes and lights work, and you don't have things like loose handlebars causing additional handicaps when evading. </td> <td> <span>+</span> * '''Maintain your bicycle''', at least at a minimum level -- make sure all brakes and lights work, and you don't have things like loose handlebars causing additional handicaps when evading.<span>&nbsp;&nbsp;If you don't know how to do this, the people at the ["Bike Church"] can provide assistance. Additionally, some local ["Bike Shops"] have a maintenance package (about $50 or so) where they tune your bike so it is safe to ride.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 28: </td> <td> Line 28: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * '''Park in the same place'''. There may be points where you get out of class and for the life of you, you can't remember where you parked. There will be hundreds of other bikes strewn about the racks and none of them will look at all like your totally sweet ride. You will wander around in a daze, looking for the flowers you painted on her basket, thinking about all the time you spent weaving streamers in her spokes and riding through piles of leaves. You will imagine she was stolen and thrown into Putah Creek, or worse yet impounded by TAPS. Your eyes will well up with tears and everyone will stare as you fall apart in a blubbering meltdown. This is easily avoidable however, by parking in the same place every time you go to class. Its easy and you will always know where your bike is. </td> <td> <span>+</span> * '''Park in the same place'''. There may be points where you get out of class and for the life of you, you can't remember where you parked. There will be hundreds of other bikes strewn about the racks and none of them will look at all like your totally sweet ride. You will wander around in a daze, looking for the flowers you painted on her basket, thinking about all the time you spent weaving streamers in her spokes and riding through piles of leaves. You will imagine she was stolen and thrown into <span>["</span>Putah Creek<span>"]</span>, or worse yet impounded by <span>["</span>TAPS<span>"]</span>. Your eyes will well up with tears and everyone will stare as you fall apart in a blubbering meltdown. This is easily avoidable however, by parking in the same place every time you go to class. Its easy and you will always know where your bike is. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 32: </td> <td> Line 32: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> -<span>&nbsp;&nbsp;* As the primary east-</span>west route, ["Russell Blvd." Russell] and ["Fifth Street"] are the most dangerous streets for ["Bicycles" bicyles] in Davis. 41.6% of all automobile accidents and a high percentage of bicycle accidents occur on these roads (see this [http://www.californiaaggie.com/media/storage/paper981/news/2004/05/03/FrontPage/City-Reviews.Proposals.To.Make.Russell.Safer-1317369.shtml article]). The stretch between ["Sycamore"] and ["L Street"] has particularly narrow traffic lanes and no bike lanes. </td> <td> <span>+ * As the primary east</span>-west route, ["Russell Blvd." Russell] and ["Fifth Street"] are the most dangerous streets for ["Bicycles" bicy<span>c</span>les] in Davis. 41.6% of all automobile accidents and a high percentage of bicycle accidents occur on these roads (see this [http://www.californiaaggie.com/media/storage/paper981/news/2004/05/03/FrontPage/City-Reviews.Proposals.To.Make.Russell.Safer-1317369.shtml article]). The stretch between ["Sycamore"] and ["L Street"] has particularly narrow traffic lanes and no bike lanes. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 35: </td> <td> Line 35: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * If you're trave<span>l</span>ling east or west, use ["8th Street"]. It has wide bike lanes and the drivers expect to see bicyclists. </td> <td> <span>+</span> * If you're traveling east or west, use ["8th Street"]. It has wide bike lanes and the drivers expect to see bicyclists. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 44: </td> <td> Line 44: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * '''Lock the frame of your bicycle to something''' even more solid than your lock (ie: not a chain-link fence). I<span>f you can mana</span>g<span>e it, lock your wheels too</span>. See ["Bicycle Parking"] for pictorial examples. If you don't lock your bicycle to something, it may become a ["Bike Sculptures" bike sculpture]. </td> <td> <span>+</span> * '''Lock the frame of your bicycle to something''' even more solid than your lock (ie: not a chain-link fence). <span>This also includes not just locking your wheel to a bike rack, especially if the wheel has a quick-release -- though not immediately ridable, someone could steal the frame and the attached wheel just to make your life miserable. </span>I<span>deally, lock both the frame and any wheels with a quick-release to somethin</span>g<span>&nbsp;sturdy</span>. See ["Bicycle Parking"] for pictorial examples. If you don't lock your bicycle to something, it may become a ["Bike Sculptures" bike sculpture]. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 54: </td> <td> Line 54: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ * '''Utilize those goofy-looking 'bike pods' if they're available.''' There are a bunch of these near the ["MU"]</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 55: </td> <td> Line 56: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ * If your bike has been stolen and it wasn't registered (or you didn't report it missing), check out the [http://www.taps.ucdavis.edu/bicycle/general/auction.html TAPS bike auction], which happens twice a year. This is where all the "unclaimed" or "abandoned" bikes are resold to the public. If you see yours (or a new one you like better), you have a chance to buy it back.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Bicycling Tipshttp://daviswiki.org/Bicycling_Tips2008-05-15 21:00:12JimEvans <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Bicycling Tips<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 118: </td> <td> Line 118: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ * Try to go early in the morning. It's usually still pretty nice out at 8am. --["Users/JimEvans"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Bicycling Tipshttp://daviswiki.org/Bicycling_Tips2008-05-14 18:36:39ColinMcEnroeComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Bicycling Tips<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 118: </td> <td> Line 118: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2008-05-14 18:36:39'' [[nbsp]] Dear cyclist,<br> + <br> + Today I almost ran you over. I had no idea you were coming down the street, and I didn't see you at all when I started to make my right turn. You were going so quickly and you didn't appear to be a very skilled rider. I am very tired after 5PM from classes and work all day long, so you must forgive me for not noticing you.<br> + <br> + You were riding on the wrong side of the road. I don't know why you did this, I don't know why you didn't notice that cars were coming towards you from the front rather than the rear. I don't know why you didn't notice that there were convenient lane markers that designate a portion of the street for bicycles as well as indicate the direction that you are supposed to move. When I am making a right turn, I am almost never looking to see if there is oncoming traffic from the wrong way.<br> + <br> + In physics we say that velocity is additive. If you are going 15mph and I am coming the opposite direction at 30mph and we collide head on, it will not hurt me much but you will feel as if you were hit at 45mph. If you follow the law regarding traffic flow and we collide with my coming up behind you it will be as if I hit you at 15mph which, though still awful, is not quite as bad.<br> + <br> + If I hit you and you are going the wrong way, it is your fault. This means that though I will be utterly destroyed and depressed and feel worse about it than anything, you are still responsible for all damages to yourself, your bike, and my car.<br> + <br> + I hope you keep this in mind in the future.<br> + <br> + -Colin --["Users/ColinMcEnroe"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Bicycling Tipshttp://daviswiki.org/Bicycling_Tips2008-04-12 21:17:16BrettHallHigh-temp tip <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Bicycling Tips<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 117: </td> <td> Line 117: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ * Lightweight, breathable fabrics (read: not cotton). Cycling-specific jerseys are great, but so are lightweight running jerseys, which look more like normal t-shirts. Similarly, cycling-specific shorts work really well, but the baggy ones that look like normal shorts tend to be really heavy, and who wants to go to class in lycra (besides me... and that only happened once)? Running shorts work really well - lightweight, no need for cotton underwear, wick sweat. You WILL sweat if you ride when it's hot. Wearing lightweight sports fabrics will make you less sweaty and less stinky, and make you feel more human. --["Users/BrettHall"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Bicycling Tipshttp://daviswiki.org/Bicycling_Tips2008-04-12 19:25:01JimStewart"brakes" not "breaks" <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Bicycling Tips<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 22: </td> <td> Line 22: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * '''Maintain your bicycle''', at least at a minimum level -- make sure all br<span>e</span>aks and lights work, and you don't have things like loose handlebars causing additional handicaps when evading. </td> <td> <span>+</span> * '''Maintain your bicycle''', at least at a minimum level -- make sure all brak<span>e</span>s and lights work, and you don't have things like loose handlebars causing additional handicaps when evading. </td> </tr> </table> </div>