Here is a reminder from a local incident why bicyclists should always follow rules of the road (California Vehicle Code) and ride with the flow of traffic, not against ("salmoning")!

Riding the wrong way (against traffic) is three times as dangerous as riding the right way, and for kids, it's seven times as dangerous.

PASADENA -- A collision between two bicyclists left a 20-year-old Pasadena man fighting for his life at a hospital Sunday, authorities said.

The head-on crash between the man and a 17-year-old bicyclist took place just after 6 p.m. Saturday on Mountain Street at Garfield Avenue, Pasadena police Lt. Jason Clawson said. 

Initial investigation revealed the man was westbound on Mountain Street with the flow of traffic and the teen was riding east on on Mountain Street against the flow of traffic when they collided head-on, Clawson said. The older rider, who was not believed to have been wearing a helmet, struck his head on the pavement. 

(Source: this week's SGV Tribune)