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Fairly Defining the Legal Risks of Bicycling©

In an attempt to escape responsibility for a bicycle injury claim, insurance companies commonly argue that you, the bicyclist, assumed the risk of injury by hopping on your bicycle. They argue this ...
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1989 Kona Iron War

Traditionally, October is reserved for the Hawaiian Ironman World Championship in Kona. Respecting the sport and athletes, I have composed an article looking back on the greatest endurance race, ...
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When Is a Turning Movement Illegal? ©

Turning movements not only include the typical 90º turning movement, but also lane changes. California Vehicle Code §22107 states: “No person shall turn a vehicle from a direct course ...
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Recovering Damages for Veterans: The Benefits of Sport for Our Military Warriors©

“He smiles at the young soldiers Tells them it’s all right He knows of their fears in the Forthcoming fight Soon there’ll be blood and many will die Mothers and fathers… Back ...
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The Bicyclist Juror: "The Great Levelers" ©

Imagine opening your mail box one day and receiving a letter from the courthouse summonsing you to Jury Duty. Some might send in an objection to get out….whereas others will report at 8:00 a.m. ...
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DMV Justice! ©

THE DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES RE-EXAMINATION PROCESS What can you do when hit and seriously injured by a motorist you believe should not be driving due to age or a mental or physical disability in ...
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Paying Your Medical Bills©

Once you’ve identified your medical bills so they can be paid; it’s time to begin the payment process. (Read this article after my previous article called “Negotiating Medical Bills ...
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NEGOTIATING MEDICAL BILLS MADE EASY©

In light of the complexities of current medical billing and collection efforts by the health care and insurance industries, I put together some suggestions to protect my injury clients’ ...
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Getting Your Fair Share of the Settlement©

THERE ARE SEVERAL ways to maximize your bicycle injury settlement. One of the most effective ways is to ensure your insurance company doesn't get its hands on what is rightfully yours. A current ...
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The Black Cyclone: A Forgotten American Hero

This is a brief story of Marshall “Major” Taylor. Born in 1878 in Indiana, a young Major was working in a bicycle shop when the owner noticed his unusual talent for acrobatic cycling. Over ...
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Why Do Trucks & Bicycles Collide?

Over 5,000 trucking accidents result in fatalities each year. Over 700 bicyclists are killed each year, many by trucks. Let’s talk about why….Simply stated, trucking companies often place ...
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Press Release: New Exclusive Gold Level Sponsorship Agreement

Release Date: Immediately, July 14, 2017 Contact : Thom Richmond, President California Triathlon Phone: (818) 502-3355 Richard Duquette Attorney at Law Phone: (760) 730-0500 California Triathlon is ...
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Bicyclists Can Recover Justice from an Uninsured or Underinsured Motorist

I’ve previously written about the need to obtain strong insurance coverage, especially Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist coverage. See my article here. This is in case the bad guy that hits you is ...
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RECORDING YOUR RIDE: EVIDENCE & LIABILITY - PART II

The age of helmet and bicycle mounted cameras such as GoPros, Contours, and Fly 6s has opened up a world of possibilities that enhance recreation and entertainment. But this technology also has legal ...
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RECORDING YOUR RIDE: EVIDENCE & LIABILITY - PART I

The age of helmet and bicycle mounted cameras such as GoPros, Contours, and Fly 6s has opened up a world of possibilities that enhance recreation and entertainment. But this technology also has legal ...
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Bicyclists Can Recover Justice from an Uninsured or Underinsured Motorist

Bicyclists Can Recover Justice from an Uninsured or Underinsured Motorist I’ve previously written about the need to obtain strong insurance coverage, especially Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist ...
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Made in the USA: Part II

How Consumers and Bicycle Retailers Can Avoid Defective Foreign Bicycles In 2012, the U.S. imported over seven million bicycles, primarily from China and Taiwan. While many of these bicycles appear ...
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Made in the USA: Part I

How Consumers and Bicycle Retailers Can Avoid Defective Foreign Bicycles In 2012, the U.S. imported over seven million bicycles, primarily from China and Taiwan. While many of these bicycles appear ...
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Corporate Culture and Bicyclists: Part 3 of 3 Nonprofit Law and Ethics©

Here in Southern California, we in the bicycling community are fortunate to have a wide array of nonprofit organizations that represent our interests in a variety of ways. These groups not only ...
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Corporate Culture and Bicyclists: Part 2 of 3 Nonprofit Law and Ethics©

Here in Southern California, we in the bicycling community are fortunate to have a wide array of nonprofit organizations that represent our interests in a variety of ways. These groups not only ...
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Corporate Culture and Bicyclists: Part 1 of 3 Plaintiffs' Attorneys and Reforming Corporate Culture©

Honest corporate profitability drives the American economy. But, rogue corporate business practices hurt Americans. Take Volkswagen, who schemed to program nearly 600,000 vehicles to deceive the ...
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"The Whiskey Off Road" Mountain Bike Race

When your drive to the race site takes you through "Skull Valley", you know you're in for an adventure.... What is it? "The Whiskey Off-Road" is an "Epic Rides" ...
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GPS to the Bicyclist's Rescue

Reconstructing a bicycle crash is growing increasingly scientific these days. Here are a few observations on ways to counter insurance company tactics that attempt to deny or reduce the value of your ...
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Bicycling Drunk in California

BICYCLING DRUNK IN CALIFORNIA I see it all the time, especially at night while I'm at a favorite beach yogurt shop next to a local pub. The event is a "pub crawl," which involves a group ...
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Lost Earning Capacity Part 2: Military Plaintiffs

LOST EARNING CAPACITY PART 2: MILITARY PLAINTIFFS In bicycle injury cases, plaintiffs are entitled to more than just their medical bills. There are a variety of different types of compensable damages ...
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Lost Earning Capacity, Part 1: General Principals

In bicycle injury cases, plaintiffs are entitled to more than just their medical bills. There are a variety of different types of compensable damages to which injured plaintiffs may be legally ...
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Bicycles and Wrongful Death: Part 3 Damages

In bicycle vs. auto collisions, the bicyclist is almost always the party who is more likely to be injured. This is just the nature of things when a human body collides with thousands of pounds of ...
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Great Cause, Great Fun - SDMBA ARCH Ride 2017

As many of you know, the San Diego Mountain Biking Association (SDMBA) "ARCH" ride was last Saturday, April 9th. It's their annual fundraiser and quite an exciting and eye opening ...
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Bicycles and Wrongful Death: Part 2 Who may Claim Damages?

In bicycle vs. auto collisions, the bicyclist is almost always the party who is more likely to be injured. This is just the nature of things when a human body collides with thousands of pounds of ...
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Bicycles and Wrongful Death: Part 1 Proving Fault

In bicycle vs. auto collisions, the bicyclist is almost always the party who is more likely to be injured. This is just the nature of things when a human body collides with thousands of pounds of ...
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What is a Lawful Order?

As users of the road, bicyclists are not immune to police encounters. This article outlines the best practices for handling these situations. In my law practice, I have dealt with bicyclists and other ...
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Bike Safety and Handling with Rick Schultz©

Rick Schultz is a USA Cycling (USAC) level 2 Coach and certified power based trainer, a bicycling safety and maintenance expert, a cycle fitter, a prolific product reviewer, and an engineer by trade. ...
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Proving Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (MTBI) Part III: Admitting Evidence at Trial©

Proving Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (MTBI) Part III: Admitting Evidence at Trial © By: Richard L. Duquette, Esq. When bicyclists are involved in crashes, they can receive a variety of injuries ...
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Proving Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (MTBI) Part II: Lifestyle Effects©

Proving Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (MTBI) Part II: Lifestyle Effects © By Richard L. Duquette, Esq. When bicyclists are involved in crashes, they can receive a variety of injuries ranging from ...
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Proving Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (MTBI) Part I: Field Diagnostic Tools©

Proving Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (MTBI) Part I: Field Diagnostic Tools © By Richard L. Duquette, Esq. When bicyclists are involved in crashes, they can receive a variety of injuries ranging ...
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Bicyclists' Rights Against Public Entities: Potholes to Trails Part 3 - Immunities Shield

Bicyclists' Rights Against Public Entities: Potholes to Trails Part 3 – Immunities Shield By: Richard L. Duquette, Esq. This three-part series of articles focuses on imposing liability ...
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2017 San Diego Mountain Biking Association Archipelago Ride

I'm very excited to be sponsoring the San Diego Mountain Biking Association; they are a great group of people and lots of fun! Every year they have their Archipelago ride, ARCH Ride for short ...
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Bicyclists' Rights Against Public Entities: Potholes to Trails Part 2 - Potholes and Government Land

Bicyclists' Rights Against Public Entities: Potholes to Trails Part 2 – Potholes and Government Land By: Richard L. Duquette, Esq. This three-part series of articles focuses on imposing ...
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Bicyclists' Rights Against Public Entities: Potholes to Trails Part 1 - Procedure

This three-part series of articles focuses on imposing liability against state and local public entities in California. It does not address Federal liability, which is governed by the Federal Tort ...
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The Economics of Justice in a Small Bicycle Injury Case©

It's common to receive phone calls seeking legal representation for "small" bicycle injury cases. My intent in this article is to give you a realistic perspective, so you can decide how ...
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Grass Roots Bicyclist Advocacy

Avid cyclists are aware of the need for legislative and local changes to promote bicycle safety. This article is a primer on organizing as modeled by the author's experience with the San Diego ...
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10 Tips for Cyclists: Don't Get "Doored"©

10 TIPS FOR CYCLISTS: DON'T GET "DOORED"© Getting "doored"--or crashing into the carelessly opened door of a parked vehicle while on your bike--is no fun, but it is ...
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The Door Zone Debate

I would like to comment on pending legislation affecting bicyclists (prompted by a helpful email from Bill Nesper from the League of American Bicyclists). Specifically, a section has been added to the ...
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Duquette Sponsors San Diego Mountain Biking Association

OCEANSIDE, CA. DECEMBER 26, 2016 – On December 13, 2016, the San Diego Mountain Biking Association (SDMBA) and the Law Firm of Richard L. Duquette entered into a long-term Platinum Sponsorship ...
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13 Ways to Help Win Your Personal Injury Bicycle Case©

Communicate regularly by e-mail and telephonic appointments, as well as schedule in-person appointments with Mr. Duquette to discuss your case. Avoid posting Face Book or other social media internet ...
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A Victim's Guide to Sentencing Alternatives

Many bicyclists and pedestrians fall victim to criminal conduct in the process of being injured. In many cases the first thought the defendant will have is not how to compensate the victim, but how to ...
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Bicycle Light Law at Dark

As the fall leaves change colors, the days get shorter. This means it gets dark earlier. Because many bicyclists commute to work or play, its good to refresh ourselves on the laws that apply to ...
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Recovering Money for an Athlete's Loss of Enjoyment of Life

Money is often the only justice an injury victim can receive, as we can't lock up careless drivers-unless the act was criminal. One form of recovery is: " loss of enjoyment of life". By ...
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The Defense Medical Exam

The Defense Medical Exam: Say you’re whacked by a car while out on a ride. You’re hurt, maybe even have fractured bones. The motorists fault is clear, but the insurance company still ...
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TCSD Conversation by Craig Zelent

Richard Duquette was interviewed by Craig Zelent with the Triathlon Club of San Diego: I had the pleasure recently of talking to Richard Duquette, Bicycle attorney, triathlete and longtime sponsor, ...
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Brief History of Marijuana Legalization

On November 8, 2016, Californians and Americans living in several other States will be allowed to vote for the legalization of marijuana for "recreational use." Colorado and Washington ...
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Bicycling and Drugged Drivers

Since California first legalized marijuana for medicinal purposes with Proposition 215 in 1996, there has been a growing national movement towards full legalization. In 2012, Colorado and Washington ...
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Brain Injury Basics

BECAUSE THE BRAIN is such a delicate and complicated organ, brain injuries can be a tricky thing to treat--and to prove in court. When cyclists hit their heads in accidents there are numerous ways ...
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Duquette Receives Award

OCEANSIDE, CA. OCTOBER 18, 2016 – Bicycle injury lawyer and advocate Richard Duquette was awarded a certificate of appreciation from the San Diego Mountain Biking Association ( SDMBA ) last ...
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Calculating Pain & Suffering

The law provides for two forms of damages in most bicycle injury cases – Economic and Non- Economic damages. These damages equal justice. Economic Damages are hard losses like medical bills, and ...
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Bess Bronson Fundraiser at Felix's BBQ with Soul

Join us at Felix's BBQ with Soul restaurant for a fundraising event to elect Bess Bronson for Oceanside School Board on October 12, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. Ms. Bronson and I are going to speak on the ...
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The Three Feet for Safety Act: "Proving a Violation"

In an effort to increase Safety on California roadways, Governor Brown recently signed into law AB1371, effective September 16, 2014. The new law requires a three-foot buffer by motorists passing a ...
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Suing a Drunk Driver

Recently I settled what initially looked like a small case for a triathlete/cyclist. We were fortunate to receive the defendant's full insurance policy limits. I believe this was because the ...
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How to Prove Your Bicycle Injury Case

Tips to protect your accident rights: If you are injured in an accident below is a list of tips to assist you in protecting your rights and also understanding the insurance claim process. Obtain ...
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CARBON FIBER BIKE© Repair and Recovery

CARBON FIBER BIKE © Repair and Recovery Let's explore several different options to recover for damage to your carbon fiber bike. Its heart breaking to see these works of art damaged. First, a ...
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Four Tips to Recover a Fair Property Damage Settlement

“The repair estimate for your client’s bicycle is for more than the value of my car.” Insurance Adjusters have said this to me while I’m attempting to settle bicycle property ...
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USMC & San Diego Mountain Biking Association Negotiate to Open Trails

There's good news for mountain bikers, runners and hikers this week! A breaking story has confirmed that public access to the historic Stowe Trail is in the works with USMC – Miramar ...
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Reconstructing a Bicycle Crash©

Reconstructing a bicycle crash scene will help you win your case. Here are a few points to consider when analyzing your case. The physical evidence tells a story, like the defendant's speed and ...
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Evidence Wins Bicycle Injury Cases

When a cyclist goes down, at the hands of a careless motorist, precise evidence collection will often win the case. It goes without saying, that the health of the injured cyclist is a priority. ...
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Cyclists' Rights in Court

YOU ARE LIKELY to end up in the criminal court if you or your family is the victim of a vehicular homicide, hit-and-run or is hit by a drunk driver. Bicyclists who fall victim to criminal conduct have ...
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How Insurance Companies Investigate Your Claim

You're out riding your bike and suddenly you're hit and it's not even your fault. What's your next plan of action? Attorney Richard Duquette explains how insurance companies ...
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QUEST for the Silver Spike!

My wife Kim gave me a soft kiss on the lips and said “Be careful honey, I'll see you in a few hours”. That was the start of my day, as I left our campsite and motor home in Carson ...
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Bicycle Club Risk Management © "The Red-Tailed Hawk Feather"

By: Richard L. Duquette, Esq. - www.911law.com * & Clayton Griessmeyer, Esq. - www.griessmeyerlaw.com * Regardless of our status in the bicycling community, each of us should be mindful of risk ...
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Combating Road Rage

As a bicyclist, your first reaction after being victimized by a "road rager" is probably to demand their arrest. In many cases this may actually be an appropriate course of action. But, what ...
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Picking a Great Injury Lawyer

Picking a great lawyer is like selecting a grapefruit at the market. Your senses tell you when to buy. Everyone’s senses depend on their needs. Here are a few criteria I’d use if picking a ...
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Shopping for an Umbrella Policy

Richard Duquette, bicycle lawyer in San Diego, discusses umbrella coverage for bicycle accidents involving underinsured/uninsured motorist. For more about this topic, see Richard's article, " ...
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Cyclist, Don't Skimp on Insurance

Bicycle law attorney discusses the importance of getting the right auto insurance coverage which will carry over to cover you in case of an accident while riding. For more about this topic, see ...
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Personal Injuries and Cycling with John Howard

Richard Duquette sits down with cycling coach John Howard for episode two of Bicycling and the Law. John Howard is an Olympic cyclist from the United States, who set a land speed record of 152.2 miles ...
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Breaking the Land Speed Barrier with Project Speed

Richard welcomes Denise Mueller to the show. Denise is joined by her coach John Howard and Shea Holbrook her driver. Denise will attempt Breaking the Land Speed Record with Project Speed in Bonneville ...
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Introduction to Bicycling and the Law

Welcome to Bicycling and the Law, the new podcast from San Diego bicycle law attorney Richard Duquette. Follow us on Facebook and check back regularly for new episodes!
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Wildflower Triathlon 2016

Friends, The Wildflower Triathlon is known as the "Woodstock" of Triathlons. My wife and I took the trip in our motor home for an adventure. Sure it takes time to make it happen, but it was ...
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Do I Control the Traffic Lane?

Listen to Richard Duquette's discussion of traffic laws for bicyclists on episode seven of "Bicycling and the Law": "Where should I ride?" is a question I am frequently asked. ...
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Motorist Pleads Guilty in Crash that Killed Handcyclist

On January 5, 2015, in the city of Palm Desert, Mrs. Rose Peters of Durango, Colorado, was killed while riding her hand cycle as a result of the negligent driving of Mrs. Judy Mae Purcell. Mrs. Peters ...
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Miramar Mountain Bike Confiscation Case Covered by Mission Times Courier

The Mission Times Courier recently published an article on the subject of the Miramar Marine base mountain bike confiscation case, a case in which Richard Duquette stepped into the spotlight in his ...
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GrindTV Covers Miramar Mountain Bike Case

GrindTV spoke with San Diego bicycle attorney Richard Duquette about about the Miramar mountain bike confiscation case, discussing the way the situation was handled by the "badge-heavy ...
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CBS News 8 Covers Return of Confiscated Bikes

CBS News 8 ran a report yesterday about the return of the mountain bikes confiscated by MCAS Miramar. Watch the video below: CBS News 8 - San Diego, CA News Station - KFMB Channel 8
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Feds Released Mountain Bikes to Five Riders Today

We are pleased to announce that Oceanside Attorney Richard L. Duquette's five clients had their mountain bikes returned to them undamaged from MCAS Miramar early this morning. Military police ...
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NBC 7 Announces Return of Confiscated Mountain Bikes

NBC 7 San Diego announced this morning the news that the mountain bikes seized by MCAS Miramar are to be returned to their lawful owners, a victory in the case in which Richard Duquette has been at ...
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Feds to Release Mountain Bikes for Bikers' Promise Not to Sue and Small Fee

We are pleased to announce that Oceanside Attorney Richard L. Duquette has reached a favorable settlement with MCAS Miramar officials to immediately release his clients' valuable mountain ...
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Release of Mountain Bikes in Magistrate's Hands

Dear Clients Today I drove to San Diego Federal Court and hand delivered my declaration in support of an ORDER to have the Magistrate SET a date for a motion ordering the RELEASE of the Mt Bikes. The ...
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NBC 7 Covers Confiscated Bikes Case

Here is a brief recap of last night's TV news story (Channel 7) with the latest on the Mt Bike saga. " 'We Want the Bikes Back': Attorneys Take on Case of Confiscated Bikes " ...
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Free Mountain Bike Defense Meeting for Miramar Marine Base Ticketed Mountain Bikers

For Immediate Distribution. Richard L. Duquette, Esq. THE LAW FIRM OR RICHARD L. DUQUETTE Oceanside, California Richard Duquette, Esq. will be holding another FREE joint Mountain Bike defense meeting ...
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Dozens of Bikes Confiscated, Citations Issued for Riding on Military Land

NBC 7 San Diego recently reported on a rash of tickets issued to mountain bikers riding on trails in the Sycamore Canyon Preserve and other federal land in the area. As disturbing as it was to learn ...
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Law Firm of Richard L. Duquette has Prompt Victory in Fiesta Island Bicyclist Case

In August 2014, a reckless motorist drove the wrong way on Fiesta Island and didn't stop until she had collided with a group of nearly 20 bicyclists. Many of these bicyclists were hurt, including ...
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The Law Firm of Richard Duquette Helped Establish a Carlsbad Bicycle-Pedestrian Safety Committee

On September 25, 2014 an inaugural meeting was held at Attorney Richard Duquette's Law Office to form a new volunteer bicycle – pedestrian Safety Committee called " Bike Walk Carlsbad ...
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Firm News for Fall of 2014

The Law Firm of Richard L. Duquette is heavily involved in the community, from Oceanside to the surrounding communities. Read below to see the events and causes that Attorney Duquette is involved with ...
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Carlsbad Triathlon Bicycle Clinic: Saturday June 28th

Carlsbad Triathlon Sponsor and Bicycle Injury Attorney Richard L. Duquette conducted a Bicycle/Race clinic on Saturday June 28 th at the Tamarack Beach Parking lot in Carlsbad. "We had a great ...
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Carlsbad Triathlon and Bicycle - Race Clinic

There are two great events planned to add some fun to your summer! In Anticipation of the 33 rd Annual CARLSBAD TRIATHLON we are conducting a FREE Bicycle/Race clinic on June 28-2014 from 8-10 am at ...
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Camp Pendleton Crash Case Settles for Damages and Safer Roads in San Diego County

We are pleased to announce that we have reached a settlement in a recent case involving a tragic bike crash which occurred last year on the United States Marine Corps' Camp Pendleton Base. The Law ...
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Richard Duquette Places Second in Ninja Night Race

This last Thursday October 24, 2013 the First Ninja Night Race occurred in San Diego. The Law Firm of Richard L. Duquette was a proud sponsor of the event, and took part as a racer. Here is what he ...
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October 24th - Join Us at the Ninja Night Race!

Join us on October 24 th at 7:00 PM for the Ninja Night Race! The Law Firm of Richard L. Duquette is sponsoring the race, and we want to see as many people as possible on the course to take part and ...
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Camp Pendleton Crash Facts

Pretrial Disclosure & Government Claim Form Click to view entire document (20 pages) UT - San Diego articles: http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2013/Aug/09/cyclist-killed-pendleton-crash-heinz/ ...
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The Law Firm of Richard L. Duquette Secures Victories for Two Bicyclists

Oceanside, California is a lovely southern California City, and as a result, a popular bicycling community. The Law Firm of Richard L. Duquette represents the rights of injured bicyclist and their ...
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Richard Duquette and John Howard Race in the Quick ‘n’ Dirty MTB Series

This is me and bicycle legend John Howard at the Quick ‘n’ Dirty mountain bike race last night at Lake Hodges Escondido, Ca. John is a Pan American Games gold medalist, Ironman world ...
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Sharing the Road: Bicycle Safety Tips from the DMV

May is Bicycle to Work month and in celebration we wanted to share this safety video from the DMV. With a lot more cyclists on the road, it’s important to ride and drive safely to avoid ...
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Carlsbad Triathlon Clinic Recap

Thank you to the City of Carlsbad and to all who attended the Carlsbad Triathlon Clinic with myself, John Howard, and Stu Clot on Saturday! Here’s a quick recap and some photos from the clinic. ...
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Carlsbad Triathlon Bike Course Race, Training and Safety Clinic

Cyclists, please join myself and Ironman Champ, John Howard, along with Stu Clot, experienced Bicycle Mechanic & triathlete, for a Bike Course Race, Training and Safety Clinic for the Carlsbad ...
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Not Your Typical Bike Event Sponsor

Oceanside, CA - Richard L. Duquette, Bicycle Injury Lawyer, Cyclist, and Personal Injury Attorney supports local cycling groups and female cyclists by sponsoring 9 th Annual Red Trolley Classic ...
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El Camino Bike Shop

Proudly serving Encinitas and North County is the El Camino Bike Shop. Fittingly, they are located near Encinitas Boulevard and El Camino Real. They can be found at www.elcaminobikeshop.biz. The ...
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UcCyclery – La Jolla, CA

Dave Sadeghi, Owner of UcCyclery, studied mechanical engineering, then followed his dream - owning a high end bicycle store focusing on customer service. It shows! That was over 25 years ago. Today, ...
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9th Annual SPY Red Trolley Classic

We are only 6 days away from the 9th Annual SPY Red Trolley Classic Criterium, which takes place February 5th, 2012. Here is some information about this year’s race, along with the flyer. For ...
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SPY Colocross Race Saturday, Jan 7 at CSUSM

Look for some fun this Saturday in North County San Diego! A good fast course with some challenging dirt sections including the SPY-clone! The course uses part of the cross country running and frisbee ...
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SPYclocross Race – Jan 7, 2012 – CSU: San Marcos

Dear Bicyclists, Below is a flyer for the upcoming Spy Clo-Cross race on January 7, 2012 starting at 8:00 a.m. Feel free to print and distribute it. The race is a 3k course, mostly dirt, and will be ...
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SPYClocross Event Photos

Of Interest, here are a few photos of the recent Lake Hodges Cyclocross race. I was a sponsor and participated in the SPYCyclocross race at Lake Hodges, hosted by the Ranchos Cycling and Team ...
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Spy Clo-Cross, Sat Oct 29th - Course Map

Dear Bicyclists, Here is the course map for the Spy Clo-Cross race on October 29th. It should be a great time for all. Hope to see you out there! - Richard Duquette
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Gov. Jerry Brown Vetoes Bicycle Bill As Unsafe

Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed the bicycle safety bill that would have required motorists to give bicyclists at least 3 feet of passing room or slow down. He believed this bill was fundamentally unsafe ...
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CHP Revises Findings in Fatal Collision: Bicyclist Not To Blame

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) has revised its assessment of a fata collision between a bicyclist and a big rig truck that happened last November. Initially the CHP investigation team said that ...
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Harassing Bicyclists In LA Is Now A Crime

The streets of LA may have gotten a bit safer for bicyclists–thanks in no small part to the Los Angeles council. The LA Times reports that this last Wednesday the council passed an ordinance ...
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Big Win At Kalispell For 4Mil and Wounded Warrior Project

Joe Arnone and Team 4 Mil, all either current or former military veterans, participated in this year’s Race Across America. Team 4 Mil outperformed all other military teams, winning the Armed ...
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US Interstate Bicycle Highway In The Works

TriplePundit.com has delivered some welcome news–apparently the United States is moving toward the development of an interstate bicycle highway system–nation wide! Apparently the US ...
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Carlsbad Triathlon Sunday July 10

Join us for a great day for sun, fun and racing at the 30th anniversary of the Carlsbad Triathlon on Sunday July 10th. Today at the expo, we enjoyed helping pass out goodie bags and tec-t’s to ...
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Education Is Key For Bicyclist and Motorist Safety

Greg Walker, both an endurance athlete and Engineering Professional in Bakersfield, California, has written a moving, well-reasoned, and important editorial about SB 910 (otherwise known as ...
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CA Senate Approves 3-Foot Passing Bill

California may soon become the 19th state to pass a bill protect bicyclists against unsafe vehicular passing practices. Senate Bill 910, also known as the 3-Foot Passing Bill, was approved 27-9 and is ...
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Race Across America is Here

Race Across America, known as RAAM, is underway. They’ve already announced an individual winner (Christopher Strasser, more on his win here ), you can keep up with the latest scores on their ...
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One Bicyclist Dead and Another Injured in Rancho Peñasquitos

Last Tuesday night, at about 6:20 PM an SUV plowed through the chain link fence that separated the bike lane from traffic, killing one bicyclist and injuring another. The driver, an unidentified ...
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Chris Horner Wins Tour of California

Chris Horner, 39, beat his RadioShack teammate Levi Leipheimer by 38 seconds to win the sixth Tour of California. Although Horner was the oldest rider to compete in the race, his final time of 23 ...
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Bicycle Counters Needed in San Diego

The Institute for Public Health, with noted bicycle systems planner Dr. Sherry Ryan at the helm, is conducting a study on bicycle usage and traffic. They’re looking for people to count bicycles ...
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Obama Kicks Off Wounded Warriors’ Ride

SignOnSanDiego.com has a great article on the May 4, 2011 Wounded Warriors’ bike ride. The Wounded Warriors’ ride, which stared in 2004 as a fundraiser for wounded troops, is going strong ...
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Bicycling and the Citizens of San Diego

According to this article in San Diego Magazine, the image of bicycling is changing in San Diego. Once thought to be the domain of athletes and hobbyists, bicycling is quickly becoming an important ...
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Carlsbad Man Arrested In Hit-And-Run Fatality

According to this SignOnSanDiego.com articl e, 36 year old Joseph Ricardo Fernandez was arrested in relation to the hit-and-run death of James Steven Swarzman. According to police, Fernandez got in ...
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UPDATE ON FATAL HIT-AND-RUN VEHICLE!

See original story here. Detectives now say that the truck they are looking for is a dark-colored Dodge Ram pickup. According to this follow-up article at nctimes.com, the truck would meet the ...
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Bicyclist Killed In Hit-And-Run: Information Needed!

James Steven Swarzman, a 47 year old competitive and recreational bicycle rider, was killed in a hit-and-run early last Sunday morning. He was on a training ride with two other bicyclists and, at near ...
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Former Olympian Becomes Latest Bicycling Fatality for Orange County

According to this CrimeVoice.com article, former track and field Olympian (and Moroccan native) Amine Britel was riding eastbound on San Joaquin Hills Road between Newport Ridge Drive-West and ...
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Updated On Bicyclist Fatality: Tragedy All Around

In an article published by The San Diego Union Tribune, more details on the untimely and devastating death of Suntat Peverley are brought to light. The driver of the street sweeper involved, ...
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Bicyclists’ Greatest Fear: Being Hit From Behind

On February 11, 2011 many bicyclists’ worst fear was realized when 44-year-old bicyclist Suntat Peverley was killed after being hit from behind on his bike. Peverley, according to this ...
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Halloween Poker Run – 2010

The full moon brought out several costume clad runners last Sunday for the 2nd annual Halloween Poker Run in Carlsbad. We had a total of 15 runners, a handful of which were dressed up in costumes as ...
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Giving Thanks for Those Special Moments

The fall chill is in the air and the approaching holidays mark the end of another great year! It is time for reflection and giving thanks. When it comes to being grateful, so many people come to mind. ...
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Carbon Fiber Brakes Subject to Recall….

San Diego Cyclo-Vets President Howard King provided the following list of Carbon fiber brakes that are subject to recall: “Revi” model with date stamps 41B, 44B, 45B, 13C and 16C are ...
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Bicyclist Helps Wounded Marines

Competitive bicyclist Jim Penseyres, has been sharing both his considerable expertise and also his considerable love of bicycling with injured soldiers as of late. A former marine himself, Penseyres ...
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Poway Woman Killed While Riding Her Bike

In yet another tragic event, a 50-year-old Poway woman was killed on Saturday September 19th while riding her bike with her boyfriend. According to NBC San Diego, the woman and her boyfriend were ...
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Fiesta Island TEAM Time Trial – September 11, 2010

Team Time Trials were held on September 11, 2010 as a part of the annual Fiesta Island Time Trial series. If you love cycling and racing, this is a great event to attend. The series is comprised of 6 ...
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Two Bicyclists Struck on Hwy. 101 While Participating in Charity Ride

Two women were hit by a tractor-trailer truck while participating in the 16th annual Cool Breeze Century bicycle charity ride on August 21st. They were traveling North on a stretch of Highway 101 ...
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San Marcos Criterium – July 25, 2010

Had a great time at the San Marcos Criterium in July. It was held at Cal State San Marcos….enjoy the video!
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Mayor Villaraigosa For Helmet Law, Bicyclists For 3 Foot Passing Law

Mayor Villaraigosa continues his crusade for a statewide helmet mandate although bicyclists involved in legislation encourage, instead, a 3-foot-passing law for drivers instead. Although helmets have ...
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LA Mayor Becomes Bicycle Advocate After Shattering Elbow In Crash

When Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa took to the streets of LA on his bicycle in July, he expected to enjoy the weather and the neighborhood, not come back with a shattered elbow. But a ...
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Contador Wins Tour de France 2010 (Plus Stage 20 Updates)

By now it is all over the airwaves, computer screens, and Internet…Contador has won his 3rd Tour de France. Even though Schleck and Contador looked friendly and relaxed during the final ...
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Tour de France Stage 19: Bordeaux to Pauillac

This stage lifted–and then dashed–the hopes of legions of Schleck fans out there. Despite early appearances, Schleck’s legs were simply no match for Contador’s during this time ...
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Tour de France Stage 12: Bourg-de-Peage to Mende

The most striking thing about this stage is the psychological battle that Contador has started waging on his opponents. Contador may not have won the stage, but he tried everything he could, including ...
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Tour de France Stage 15: Pamiers to Bagneres-de-Luchon

Another dramatic day for the 2010 Tour de France…Contador (the yellow jersey from stage 14 and now the overall race winner) and Schleck (the overall winner going into today’s stage) were ...
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Tour de France Stage 14: Revel to Ax 3 Domaines

The 14th stage of the 2010 Tour de France was a fast, tactical stage, full of head games. Contador and Schleck engaged in what Schleck called a game of “poker,” and Schleck came out on ...
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SAN MARCOS: Bicyclist struck by vehicle dies in hospital

Sheriff’s investigators are asking for help today to locate the hit-and-run driver that stuck Paul Michael Terpolilli last Saturday morning (July 10th). Terpolilli was riding his bike south on ...
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Tour de France Stage 11: Recordbreaking Sprints and…Headbutting?

Mark Cavendish took his 13th win today, making him the man who had won the most Tour de France stages of any current sprinter! Not all the news was good, though, as Cavendish’s teammate Mark ...
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Tour de France Stage 10 Summary

Stage 10 may not have been the most exciting stage, but check out the exhaustive blow-by-blow account from The Guardian in addition to the results below. General Classification after Stage 10: 1. Andy ...
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Stage 9: Fast and Furious

The 9th Stage of the 2010 Tour de France started fast and aggressive, and ended with a fiery sprint to the finish. After the grueling climbs and the fast finish, the results are in: Stage 9 Results 1. ...
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Spotlight on Anywhere Bicycle Repair

Stuart Clott is the founder of Anywhere Bicycle Repair and has been a San Diego Resident since 2004. He averages about 100 miles per week on his bike, so he's pretty much covered San Diego on his ...
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