Sunday, March 8, 2009

Training Week March 2 - 8, 2009 & Berkeley TTT

Monday - Spin class was full, so day off.
Tuesday - Rain - went to 2 spin classes after work - 2:00
Wednesday - Lunch spin class  - 55 min
Thursday - 1st ride on TT bike since July - Several hard 5 & 6 min intervals.  2 hrs total.  
Friday - Lunch spin class - 50 min.
Saturday - Berkeley TTT with Paul.  Good warm-up, felt pretty good.  We went out a little hard and were slow on the hills.  We finished 4th in the 70+.  
Did a cooldown lap with Paul & Nate.  Tried to keep up with Nate on the hills which was much harder than the race. - 3:00 total.
Sunday - City ride - rode 2 hours, with a few hard hills, then ran into Greg from SJBC and rode another hour easy - stopped to argue CVC 21202 with some irate foul mouthed bike hating motorist who said he was an off duty cop.  Right after I told him we had the full use of the lane and that he should change lanes to pass us, we passed a sign that said so.  I sure hope he saw it.

Weekly totals - 3:45 spinning, 8 hours cycling - 11:45 total.


Traffic Cop said...

Operation on Roadway

21202. (a) Any person operating a bicycle upon a roadway at a speed less than the normal speed of traffic moving in the same direction at that time shall ride as close as practicable to the right-hand curb or edge of the roadway except under any of the following situations:
(1) When overtaking and passing another bicycle or vehicle proceeding in the same direction.

(2) When preparing for a left turn at an intersection or into a private road or driveway.

(3) When reasonably necessary to avoid conditions (including, but not limited to, fixed or moving objects, vehicles, bicycles, pedestrians, animals, surface hazards, or substandard width lanes) that make it unsafe to continue along the right-hand curb or edge, subject to the provisions of Section 21656. For purposes of this section, a "substandard width lane" is a lane that is too narrow for a bicycle and a vehicle to travel safely side by side within the lane.

(4) When approaching a place where a right turn is authorized.

(b) Any person operating a bicycle upon a roadway of a highway, which highway carries traffic in one direction only and has two or more marked traffic lanes, may ride as near the left-hand curb or edge of that roadway as practicable.

Amended Sec. 4, Ch. 674, Stats. 1996. Effective January 1, 1997.

phipps said...

I've always wondered if one could argue that a rotating paceline is an example of:
(1) When overtaking and passing another bicycle or vehicle proceeding in the same direction.