I must have gotten a lot of odd looks on the way home in the pouring down rain.
So, a few months ago, I was looking through the Oregon Revised Statutes. For all who are not in the know, that is what Oregon calls it's laws.
I forget specifically what I was looking for but I stumbled upon this:
811.385 Depriving motorcycle or moped of full lane;
(1) A person commits the offense of depriving a motorcycle or moped of a full lane if the person operates a motor vehicle upon a roadway laned for traffic in a manner that prevents a moped operator or motorcyclist from full use of a lane.
(2) This section does not apply to operators of motorcycles or mopeds whose use of lanes is controlled by ORS 814.240 (Motorcycle or moped unlawful passing) and 814.250 (Moped or motorcycle operating more than two abreast).
(3) The offense described in this section, depriving a motorcycle or moped of a full lane, is a Class B traffic violation. [1983 c.338 §685]
That means I get my whole lane sweet pea.
So, I haven't been doing much this summer. Just been commuting.
A couple of days ago I put the liner in my jacket and switched to my winter gloves. It made for an interesting ride to church because I grabbed the two gloves on top and left the house, locking the door behind me. It turns out that I had grabbed one summer glove and one winter glove. Fortunately, one was left and the other right, so I was able to ride anyway.
Over the summer I did do a few things.
I went to the Albany Bike Night.
And I also went to the Corvallis Bike Night.
There is something cool about seeing a row of helmets somewhere, ya know?
And I pushed the limits of what can be carried on the back of a Rebel.
All in all it was a good summer.