actually ive been pulled over twice while on my bike last year, the first was for speeding... 28 in a 20 in that mall, i thought it was bogus but the officer was nice and merely asked me to slow it down. about a month later i was stuck behind some old geezer going slow so i proceded to pass him, weaved through a few more cars, blew through a stop sign and managed to add another notch to my car passing belt in the intersection. the cop was on the side of the road and gave me the whole production, lights siren and yelling through the PA, he was pretty pist and said i was lucky to not be arrested and that i shouldn't bike ride there anymore. i wanted to say "your lucky i slowed down for you" but knew that would get ugly fast, plus it had gotten too busy with people to make a speedy escape. needless to say ive been going to the same mall 3-4 times a week for 2 hours trying to keep my speed above 15mph and havent had a problem.
im not a menace, well ok i guess i am, i people dodge frequently and have probally given a few motorists an excuse to buy new undies with the maneuvers ive pulled such as high speed turns with an exit point putting me 2 feet next to a moving car. i have never hit anyone and have actually stoped a few accidents by reminding some people of posted stop signs. ive built my bike up well from the gorund up with really good brakes, i can stop from 30mph (fast as **** on a bike) in about 15 feet, ive only done this once when a motorist randomly decided to make a left where it said "no left turn" with no signal mind you, gave me a scare. i slow down always for children and sometime stop if its a tight area. i turn down my music (i hooked up laptop speakers for a makeshift system) for the elderly and none of my music has obscene lyrics.
i know i know, why bikeride in a busy outdoor mall, especially when i have bikepath 10 minutes away? because the bikepath gets old, when i did 10 miles out and back in under an hour it felt like forever, but in the mall traffic dodging and thinking up pass stradegies on the fly is a blast, plus its a hangout for all the cute girls (chicks dig bikers
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