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Old 01-23-2015, 05:25 PM
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licence plate fees are by weight so how much is it for a 12 pound bike? $1.50 per year?
Good point. As I stated before, those annoyed by bicycles on the road will not change their mind. They just don't want bicycles there. It has nothing to do with fees or stop signs. It is not because they are worried about the cyclist saftey. IMO, it just is that bicycles slow them down and are an annoyance. I no longer ride and yes, sometime bicycles stress me but then I say to myself, "patience grasshopper".
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Good point. As I stated before, those annoyed by bicycles on the road will not change their mind. They just don't want bicycles there. It has nothing to do with fees or stop signs. It is not because they are worried about the cyclist saftey. IMO, it just is that bicycles slow them down and are an annoyance. I no longer ride and yes, sometime bicycles stress me but then I say to myself, "patience grasshopper".
Very well said! So sorry that you no longer ride.
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Old 01-24-2015, 08:46 AM
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This post is disturbing.

The so-called "Lance Armstrong wannabe" outfits are functional clothing designed for comfort (padded bike shorts) and visibility (brightly colored jerseys). Presumably you have contempt for other sports related clothing?

It has been my experience that the word "fair" is often used when someone has an opinion but no real facts/evidence to support their ideas. It is an emotional appeal that should be given no weight in an intelligent discussion.

So, how often do you record the license plate number of cars performing "rudely"? If I stopped to do this I would never arrive at my destination.

Calling people "nutjobs" reflects badly on you. I suggest you stop calling people names.

If someone waves you on and you do not believe it is safe to pass then don't. No comment is required. By the way, cars passing cyclists on 2-lane roads, where they cross a double solid line, is common, and illegal.

If you disagree with the existing laws then you should put in the time and effort to try to change them.

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Yes I do! You are using and enjoying the road MORE having a car and a bicycle, Pay MORE for it. Seems fair to me...

If bicyclist were required to pay for license plates, they would have to display the plate on the bicycle. When they came to the line of cars waiting their turn at a 4 way stop intersection and the cyclist proceeded to rudely drive up the side of the vehicles already sitting there (of course he has his Lance Armstrong wannabe outfit on! ), someone could video tape it on their phone, get the cyclist license plate number, and file a complaint with police.

I agree that there are nut jobs behind the wheel of some cars, but IMHO there seems to be a greater percentage of nut jobs on bicycles. Several times a year I experience bicyclist riding their bicycle down a windy 2 lane road during morning rush hour (people are trying to get to work on time!) and the bicyclist is waving at me to pass in a non passing zone were I can't see if anyone is coming from the other way. I don't trust that stranger's opinion weather there is enough room to pass...just ridiculous!

BTW - I have and ride a bicycle on occasion, and when I do, I ride on the bike path. I would not need to have license plates there...
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Old 01-24-2015, 08:58 AM
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I am not sure that you need to be paying an amenity fee to use the MMPs. It isn't clear to to me that you need a Villages id and that is the only evidence that you are paying an amenity fee (or are guest of someone who is or is on a lifestyle visit). Golf carts only pay a fee if they are "street legal" and can therefore use the 35 mph roads.

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I was just using the argument to point out that licensing and fees are not used solely for wear and tear. I'm not advocating registering bicycles.
Anyone using the MMP is supposed to be paying the amenity fee (I think). Some probably don't, but that is an enforcement issue. People pay extra fees to ride their motorcycle, scooter, even electric golf cart (Par Car NEV). By your logic, if someone has a licensed vehicle, then additional vehicles using the roads should not have to pay?
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Old 01-24-2015, 09:10 AM
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Whenever I am driving, I enjoy seeing people out cycling regardless of whether they are zipping along at 25 mph or just cruising along taking in the scenery. I give cyclists the widest possible space when I pass and only pass when I can do so. I appreciate it when others do the same for me. The amount of effort it takes to be kind to cyclists is minimal, and so is the amount of time it takes.


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Good point. As I stated before, those annoyed by bicycles on the road will not change their mind. They just don't want bicycles there. It has nothing to do with fees or stop signs. It is not because they are worried about the cyclist saftey. IMO, it just is that bicycles slow them down and are an annoyance. I no longer ride and yes, sometime bicycles stress me but then I say to myself, "patience grasshopper".
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Old 01-24-2015, 11:13 AM
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