(Please note the legal battle that needs your financial help in the comment below.)
The message below is from the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority which owns and operates the W&OD Trail. To convince the State Corporation Commission to approve a route for Dominion's electric transmission line extension in western Loudoun that does NOT use (and degrade) the W&OD Trail, trail users must speak out against a transmission line extension within this regional park. Please take this simple action. Together, we WILL prevail.
ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED NOVEMBER 13, 2005 IN THE BALTIMORE SUN
Kentucky Supreme Court has struck down a decision blaming a cyclist for being on the road when a passing vehicle hit her. In reaching this decision, the Supreme Court specifically noted that a driver's duty when passing a cyclist such as the plaintiff in this case requires that the driver not pass "unless he can do so without interfering with the safe operation of [the] bicycle, and that if, in fact he did pass [the cyclist] that he not drive to the right until he was reasonably clear of [the cyclist]."
who stopped at the local red light.
The light never turned
but the Law he can't spurn,
so he sits there to this very night
- Chris (on BBC Talk)
- U.K. Department of Transportation, Killing Speed and Saving Lives, London, 1987.
Here, in response to popular request and in no particular order, a summary.
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Peter at minkhollow
Absolute minimum? A cell phone, to call my wife and ask her nicely to come out and pick me up. If I'm riding way out in the country, I stick with my Verizon phone, since they have more coverage, and it has an analog mode. (Don't leave it on -- analog mode runs the battery down quickly.)
If I need to be more independent:
- Small (but powerful) pump that can actually pump up a tire in a reasonable amount of time - Spare tube - Tire levers - All-in-one tool with hex wrenches, screwdrivers, and a chain tool.- Piece of old tire casing to use as a boot in case of major tire failure
I carry more than that, but those are the things I feel I need.