Safety tip of the week: When riding in a paceline look much further ahead than when riding solo and adjust for obstacles sooner, to give those behind time and space to do so too. So this doesn't happen:
Facebook Video - Rider crashes trying avoid bollards
Legal rights tip of the week: Can bicyclists be cited for impeding traffic? San Diego cyclist Bill Davidson, who is not a lawyer, recently argued why the answer to this question is no:
Facebook post explaining why cyclists in California cannot be in violation of impeding traffic (CVC 22400)
More and more cyclists are learning their rights to use the full lane and the associated safety and comfort advantages that come with it, but some in law enforcement are not there yet. Example from Park Blvd last week:
YouTube video - San Diego Police Department Officers still don't quite get it
Remember: your SDBC membership includes membership in the San Diego County Bike Coalition which includes a number of benefits. See the coalition website at sdbikecoalition.org.
Bike Coalition liaison