Monday, March 01, 2010
30 MPH. Think about it.
In Texas, 30 MPH is the default speed limit for local streets. The street in front of your house is probably designated as 30 mph (that's the maximum speed you may operate a vehicle... not the constant, mean or average speed). If Reed Bates (ChipSeal) was impeding traffic on Ennis Avenue (Business 287) for going 15+ mph in a 30 mph zone, EVEN THOUGH MOTOR VEHICLES COULD PASS HIM EASILY (see what big letters I am using), then you are impeding traffic on the street in front of your house if a car comes up behind you and has to slow down or change lanes.
See why this is important?
Some bicycle "advocates" have referred to Reed prejudicially as an "extreme vehicular cyclist" (presumably because he wouldn't get off the road), and that they were not inclined to assist such radicals who were destined to lose. Fear mongering helps to instill this type of inferiority response.
30 mph speed limit. A bicyclist. Extreme.
What do you think about that picture above?