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THE FREDCAST CYCLING PODCAST
Episode 209
YouCast
Week of December 22, 2013

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This week’s show is sponsored by JensonUSA, Fezzari Bicycles, and listeners like you!

On this episode of The FredCast Cycling Podcast, we cover a wide range of cycling news including new laws in California and Nevada, the death of a well-known attorney following a collision with an L.A. County Sheriff’s deputy, notable new bike safety videos, a social media firestorm over Specialized’s handling of the Roubaix trademark, an SUV with a built-in shower, and bike share news including riding a Boris Bike to the top of Mt. Ventoux. Following the news, listener reaction to the last show on the bikes versus cars debate. And then, four holiday-themed podsafe cycling tunes.

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  1. Regarding “running” red lights…

    Firstly, using the term “running” implies continuing at full speed through a red light as if it’s green. This is not the way I see most cyclists navigate red lights — which is a lot more like the, legal-in-idaho, , so it’s really a misnomer to always call it “running” red lights.

    Secondly, how about this method of getting through a red light without breaking any laws: (assuming right-turn on red is legal), first stop and turn right, then, when safe, make a U-turn, then stop and turn right again?

  2. It seems to me that references to the Nevada law as a “run red light” law are over-hype. It’s more of a “faulty signal” law, which I would have thought existed everywhere. I’m surprised it’s just coming to Nevada. Personally, I’ve had better luck tripping wire loop detectors since I read a web-site on the subject. The key is to put your tire on, and in-line with, the wire of the loop. For loops with a wire down the center, put your tire on the center wire.

  3. Years ago I read somewhere that the overwhelming majority of bike/car collisions are the fault of the driver, and that in the majority of these accidents the driver does not know the law or the rights of the cyclist. And when the collision is fault the cyclist, the majority of times the cyclist knows the laws but choses to ignore them. I have been in three bike/car collisions, and know more than ten cyclists who have had collisions with cars. All but one of these accidents were the fault of the driver, and in every case the driver truly didn’t know the cyclists’ road rights. The cyclist at fault admitted to me he knew he shouldn’t have jockeyed his way through a row of cars waiting at a traffic light and deserved the collision he caused. Seems to me that since most cyclists are also drivers, they have a more rounded knowledge or moving vehicle traffic laws versus the majority of drivers who are not cyclists.

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