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Old 08-22-2009, 10:42 PM
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Default Re: What speed do u cruize at on open road?

Originally Posted by granbury_man View Post
Wow,you guys are starting to make me wonder about my sanity(if I have any)....I ride my bike on roads posted 55 mph or higher all day long,I drive on city streets with no curb(I just expect the drivers to move over a few inches when they go by....I have never had a problem....I use my rearview mirror continuously to see whats coming up behind me....My cruising speed is around 25 to30mph(44 tooth srocket),sometimes I will take it up to 35 or so....
What worries me is most drivers drive too close to the car in front. This restricts their view. If they would back off to a safe distance, they’d be able to see what’s happening ahead of them. Since they don’t, you can’t count on being seen. In fact, if such a driver drifts over to the right a foot or two, that’s where you will be on your bike. See attached illustration.
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