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Old 05-17-2008, 12:44 PM   #11 (permalink)
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People need to acknowledge the roads are for everyone to travel on and use responsibly, not just for cars. This stuff saddens me.

Found an image to express your views. If it is too racy (too much skin showing) let me know and I can take it down or not directly link it.

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Found an image to express your views. If it is too racy (too much skin showing) let me know and I can take it down or not directly link it.

My only complaint is not enough people feel like that.
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Old 05-17-2008, 07:05 PM   #13 (permalink)
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That's a great picture there ankit.

I thankfully have never been arrested or ticketed for riding my bike to work. However, I am likely to one of these days. I ride my bike to work a lot and the only way across the freeway is on a road that's a 55mph zone, considered a highway...I live on this road, I can't help it. There are no sidewalks and though there is no signage saying it, I'm almost certain riding a bike on it is against the law in some way.
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I skateboard 2-4 times a week. Skateboarders do not belong on the road. On average a skateboard rides at about a jogging pace. This is much slower then traffic (even bicycles). Plus if something happens wrong the board can flick out into traffic.

That guy needs to get on the sidewalk or ride a bike.
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thats terrible that they locked him up, often it can be safer to ride on roads than sidewalks, all those cracks, and uneven sidewalks are trip hazards and some sidewalks (especially in my area) arent even traversable by skateboard or rollerblades etc..
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I skateboard 2-4 times a week. Skateboarders do not belong on the road. On average a skateboard rides at about a jogging pace. This is much slower then traffic (even bicycles). Plus if something happens wrong the board can flick out into traffic.

That guy needs to get on the sidewalk or ride a bike.
Yes, but then you have the problem of the "no skateboarding" signs on sidewalks and parking lots etc. Skateboards are also easy to steal, and hard to lock up like bikes. But they aren't allowed into most stores. That guy just has bad luck. At least he's standing up for it.
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I skateboard 2-4 times a week. Skateboarders do not belong on the road. On average a skateboard rides at about a jogging pace. This is much slower then traffic (even bicycles). Plus if something happens wrong the board can flick out into traffic.

That guy needs to get on the sidewalk or ride a bike.
If something wrong happens on my bike.... I flick out into the road, not my bike. I'd much rather have a piece of wood, metal and plastic nail a car than me with my bike

That doesn't stop me from riding my bike... why? Because I can go faster than a skateboard if I want to. I'm normally hanging out at a jogging pace - enjoying the view
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As to the plastic part, what are you referring to?
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As to the plastic part, what are you referring to?
Wheels, bushings - sometimes a little piece in the bearing
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Ah, I see, just checking. Some people would think hard plastics for the wheels and bushings *shudders* you don't wanna hit rocks with wheels that literally come off in chunks.

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