Pedalling from the law Thursday, August 18, 2005 …

Pedalling from the law
Thursday, August 18, 2005

Johnny Law pulled me over today. He let me off with a warning cause I kept my mouth shut, but he said the bikes follow the exact same rules as cars, which is bullshit. At a busy intersection I’m not going to be out in the middle of the road to turn left, I’d bike to the a corner, wait for the light to change then cross the street like pedestrians before I merge with traffic again. Add to that, bicyclists have a series of lanes that appear and dissappear throughout downtown, cars don’t have that. Bikes have similar rules, but were really a cross between pedestrians and cars.
I stop at stop signs, I don’t run through intersections, but the cop got me today for pedalling through a stop light. There was no intersection, or any way for cars to merge into me, there was an ongoing bike path with no gaps or places for cars to be.
So anyway, the cop looked just like the Macho Man from Village People.