a radically practical guide to riding your bike

You never know with dogs. My dog lives with bikes and riders, and still barks like crazy at bike riders. It’s our family’s shame. I tell her: “Every bite of food you eat, everything good that comes your way, is because of bikes, so no bark!” But she can’t help herself; she’s a terrier.”

Grant Petersen, Just Ride: A Radically Practical Guide to Riding Your Bike

If you happen to be out at night on the bike path without a light, ring your bell constantly. No bell? Then sing “Hotel Yorba” on a continuous loop, loud enough to warn the unseen.

Grant Petersen, Just Ride: A Radically Practical Guide to Riding Your Bike

I don’t encourage blasting through stop signs or riding like an idiot. I want to make that clear. But given the number of riders (and idiots) out there, there are bound to be some who ride that way and, yes, anger drivers. But they also keep drivers on their toes – here comes another cyclist; I wonder if he’s as oblivious and suicidal as the last one…

Grant Petersen, Just Ride: A Radically Practical Guide to Riding Your Bike

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