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Old 09-10-2008, 06:05 AM
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Cool To the dog... [NE Butler St., Hillsboro]

...whose master is an absolute idiot!

"You obviously have NO control over your dog and you really...
REALLY! ...shouldn't own one!"
"You really don't deserve a dog!"
[man, that dog was fast!]

It was early... not my normal time to get out on the road but I was going in early for a 7:00AM meeting... which got cancelled! BTW.

And the light at Cornell and Orenco Station Pkwy doesn't acknowledge bikes... nor even the walk button at this twilite hour...

...And of course, i'm fasting this morning for an upcoming blood draw...

Needless to say, this morning sucks

Oh; and my appologies to the entire neighborhood that I probably woke up along Butler St.
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Old 09-10-2008, 06:30 AM
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Default Re: recalcitrant lights...

The county is committed to correcting these intersections. Look here for a publication they've written that describes how to deal with these lights as a bicyclist.

Note in particular the phone number on the last slide: 503-846-7950. Debbie is very responsive to requests from bicyclists; I know, because she's corrected numerous places at my behest.

Finally, don't forget you have friends who "promote bicycle transportation, protect bicyclists’ rights, and improve bicycling conditions throughout Washington County, Oregon through education and advocacy."
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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Old 09-10-2008, 07:09 AM
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Thanks Jason... I'll call them!
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Old 09-24-2008, 08:06 PM
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Many pet owners are idiots !

I just feel sorry for the critters who have to live with them.
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