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Old 04-02-2008, 11:01 PM
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Lightbulb A couple of minutes was all it took...

While riding on SW Barbur Blvd into Portland today, I noticed this small tree starting to grow out into the bike lane.

Then I realized that it was a wild hawthorn. I don't know about you, but I don't like having sharp objects hit me in the hand, or face... I also am not too keen on having their roots tearing up the sidewalk or bike lane.

I whipped out my pruning shears, and a couple of minutes later, the problem was resolved. It did get manage to get me... but I'll heal long before it does.

Now that hawthorn won't have a chance to grow up big and dangerous.

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Old 04-19-2008, 06:38 AM
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Question Pruning Shears???

You carry pruning shears? Any way we can warn motorists not to annoy you?

I see the Fox 10 O'Clock News story now. Irate Motorist in Stable Condition after accosting Bicyclist. Fade to witness: "He was yelling at some biker about getting off the road, and next thing I saw, he was down and the biker was calling 9-1-1."
ORS 811.065 (1)(a):

The driver of a motor vehicle may only pass a person operating a bicycle by driving to the left of the bicycle at a safe distance and returning to the lane of travel once the motor vehicle is safely clear of the overtaken bicycle. For the purposes of this paragraph, a “safe distance” means a distance that is sufficient to prevent contact with the person operating the bicycle if the person were to fall into the driver’s lane of traffic....

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