Thursday, April 28, 2011

300 Miles of Gravel

Actually 3oo plus miles.

Untitled from Bikesafer on Vimeo.

I experienced my first Trans Iowa this year. I didn't ride it, I shot it.
Look for a Documentary on Trans Iowa V. 7 coming soon.
Thanks to all the TIv7 racers and organizers for being so receptive to having a camera in their face throughout the race. Also thanks to my wife, who as it turns out, is a damn good field producer.
I hope to have a trailer up in a few weeks.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Wrong Way Dude

We drive on the right side of the road in the U.S. Most of us learn this early in life.
Someone should tell Mr. pickup truck that. He thinks it's fine to drive on the left side to back into his driveway, even when oncoming traffic is using that lane.

As I was attempting to get the license number he says, "you got a problem asshole?" No but maybe you have a problem understanding what those yellow lines on the road mean. He told me he did it because I was on a bike, that he wouldn't have done it if I was driving a car or truck. Long story short, cops said they talked to him and since he was backing a trailer into his driveway, he wasn't doing anything illegal. What trailer you ask, I asked the same thing. Officer said he would take his lying into account next time but no ticket this time. I'm no lawyer but the statute seems pretty clear

346.05 Vehicles to be driven on right side of roadway;
(1) Upon all roadways of sufficient width the
operator of a vehicle shall drive on the right half of the roadway
and in the right−hand lane of a 3−lane highway

Nowhere is there an exception for backing a trailer.
Oh by the way here's the part I can't figure, this goofball has a circle driveway so he could drive in like everyone else and still be able to drive out just as if he backed in, but not have to drive on the wrong side of the road.

I know this wasn't a major life threatening incident, but the fact that he did it just because I was on a bike, and the fact that he lied to the cops and the cops did nothing, is, I think interesting.