Do peddlers hate me?

Discussion in 'Motorized Bicycle General Discussion' started by Tyler6357, Apr 7, 2012.

  1. Tyler6357

    Tyler6357 Member

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    If you live in CA--here is the relevant section of the California Vehicle Code (sec 24016). Look at (3) below, it clearly says "not a motor vehicle". However, there are limits on motor sizes and speed (30mph max).


    Note: local city ordinances may differ
     
  2. 2door

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    I think a few are missing the point.
    "Motor Vehicle" and "Motorized Vehicle" are not the same thing. States have wording in their laws to describe what they consider a "Motor Vehicle". But has anyone ever found a legal description for "Motorized Vehicle"?

    There is a park near my house that has signs that say "No Motorized Vehicles" and it goes on to say, "No Remote Control Toys". Does that mean a child with a remote controled car can't run it on the trails? Your guess is as good as mine on that. This same park prohibits...dogs, fishing, kite flying, toy rockets, any flying objects (Frizibe?) but, you can bring your kids to scream their heads off for three or four hours playing soccer. In fact, soccer is about the only thing you can do in that park that's not prohibited by the signs placed there by the county. Same for the bike trails through it.

    There is no clear cut defination of a "Motorized Vehicle" and as yet no one here has posted a copy of any law that does define it.
    The issue as I see it is that if we continue to be a nuisance to the majority of the people who use bike trails, we will be regulated. This is why I stress being considerate when we use them. Slow down, don't harass the spandex/dog walkers/people with kids and dogs and be courteous. If you encounter opposition, just ride away and don't get into confrontations which can only escalate into legal issues eventually.
    Just my opinion.

    Tom
     
  3. flmotorbikes

    flmotorbikes New Member

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    I've never had a problem maybe their just jealous that their bikes are much slower and unattractive
     
  4. fugit

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    SO today I am heading by the hospital in my car and it is a three way intersection with two stops signs. I am headed up the road and can turn right or go straight without stopping. A Bike comes flying down the road from the hospital road and he has a stop sign. I forget to put my blinker on to go right and he locks it up to stop thinking I am going straight, with full intention of blowing stop sign, he flips me off and screams use your blinker A** ****
     
  5. Tyler6357

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    I didn't mean to suggest that I have a big problem with other bicyclists. I should say that the majority of people I meet are interested in asking me questions about my bike and how I like it or otherwise have no problem with me or my MB. When I encounter hostility or disapproval from other bicyclists I I usually just smile and go about my day. I was just pointing out the fact that there is some hostility toward MBs from a minority number of peddlers.

    I've also noticed that some bike shops in my town have no interest in selling stuff to MB'ers, I guess they are worried about liability lawsuits or something but some are not interested in selling me anything more than seat or a lock. They mostly know nothing about parts like duel brake levers or extended pedal cranks. I buy just about everything on-line.
     
  6. Bikeguy Joe

    Bikeguy Joe Godfather of Motorized Bicycles

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    Well said.
     

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