It's dangerous enough out there, and when behavior like riding
4 abreast down a highway obviously does not endear cyclists to those who are driving cars. Sometimes the best way to get others to respect your actions is be considerate
of them as well.
I agree, I don't mind sharing the road with responsible riders, but I sure hope the bikers out there protect themselves. I spent almost 5 years working as a nurse on a spinal and head injury unit. It gives you a whole lot of respect for what cracking open your skull can do to ruin your day. Please, please, bikers, be kind to yourselves and those who care about you and wear a helmet!!!! It won't hurt a bit, I
I ride a fair amount in a big city. Riding without a helmet feels naked to me. I learned from experience it's well worth it.
A helmet is a start. Using common sense helps. People who get a bike as adults, not having one since they were kids should
realize the days of being 8 or 9 on your Schwinn sting-ray are over. Laws pertaining to bikes on the road are much the
same as cars. In most cities it's against the law for adults to ride on the sidewalk.Ride defensively; use hand signals, announce
when you're passing another rider ("on your left" etc), use a flashing
light front/rear at night, and share the road. Those work for me