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11/25/13 7:47 P

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KJEANNE, thanks so much for your suggestion re. velosurance.

I just completed their online quote form, and got the following message:

"Unfortunately, we do not insure bikes valued at less than $750."

My bike is a "casual"-use Biria Easy Boarding 7-speed. [biria.com]

I paid $610 for it in September.

I did get a quote from Markel [ http://markelinsuresfun.com/bikesite/lps/u
sac ] earlier today, and the cost would be approximately $100 per year, and covers theft, damage, fire, flood; plus the add-on equipment.

Guess I will go with Markel, unless anyone else has another insurance supplier to suggest?

Again, thanks for your reply!

Oak Ash and Thorn

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11/25/13 6:50 P

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Bike insurance:
http://velosurance.com/


Do not look where you fell, but where you slipped.
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OAKASHANDTHORN's Photo OAKASHANDTHORN Posts: 331
11/24/13 7:55 P

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Very interesting slide show!

I have two questions:

From where can one obtain bike insurance for $120 a year???

" If I had bike insurance, I could've been back on the road with a new bike much sooner, regardless of her insurance company's process for my claim. For about $120 a year you can take out insurance on a bike up to $3,000, and it covers everything from theft to accidents such as this one."

And can anyone recommend gel biking gloves?

I would appreciate any feedback on both issues!

Thanks so much,

Oak Ash and Thorn

ps: Happy Thanksgiving to all of you out there in Bicycle Land! What better way to celebrate than to RIDE!


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BARRONVC's Photo BARRONVC Posts: 1,883
7/18/13 10:58 A

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Calling the police would be great if you have cycling friendly police. If not you might be more frustrated. Live with the fact you have to take care of you. Prevent getting hit to the best of your ability and act like every car is not attentive.

Local Sheriff and Police are very anti cycling here. If you go to another community that can change and does. Here, they don't enforce existing laws blowing the cyclists off letting the motorists pretty much run you off the road. Two deaths in the past few year that were not the cyclists fault and the driver got a few $100 fine. The undertone of the police had the cyclists at fault before the formal investigation was done. Even in the case of a fatality the cyclist is guilty.

"It is amazing that a motorist that admits fault at the scene can rationalize later that it is the cyclist fault!" This happens all the time no matter if they hit a car, bike, pedestrian. You need to use your cell phone to get pics, names of witnesses, even a movie if you can. Even the police report can be wrong, need to get it and have it corrected. Take care of you, nobody else will. Document, and document at the time of the accident, talk into your phone and record. Once the insurance company calls for a recorded statement the story will always change or they forget.

I just hope nobody had to deal with this. Been there too many times over the years for myself, friends, and with group rides. The laws do change so get the statues from your state, review them, and keep a photo copy in your bike bag or on your phone. Just in case the officer over looks something.

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SPEEDYDOG's Photo SPEEDYDOG Posts: 2,564
7/18/13 8:32 A

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Having just experienced being struck by a careless motorist while riding my bike, I have three more pieces of advice.

(1) Call the police
(2) Call the police
(3) Call the police

It is amazing that a motorist that admits fault at the scene can rationalize later that it is the cyclist fault!

Thanks, Bruce

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CAROLYN1ALASKA's Photo CAROLYN1ALASKA Posts: 11,009
7/17/13 8:15 P

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Great article... thanks!

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Taken a few whacks from cars. Claim your lane and make eye contact.

I got nailed pretty good when I was trying to be accommodating as cars came out of a local factory. It was my fault that I let them creep past me by inches to get home from work. Of course one butthead had to get just past me with the passenger door and cranked the wheel right sending me off the road. Somebody got him out of the car at the next stop light...said he never saw me. That was before we had all the texting.

Stay in "your" lane. Claim your lane, if you give an inch they will take you out and never look back. Make eye contact and they will be aware. That 3' law, you may have to tap on a few cars, they don't know it.

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7/17/13 9:14 A

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There are some really good points here. Thanks for sharing.

If you put your faith and trust in God, you will not fail.


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7/17/13 8:45 A

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10 Things I Learned From Being Hit by a Car

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Good tips to keep in mind! Be safe out there everyone!

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