The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion.” - Albert Camus
He likes to go bike camping in the Smokies too. One year he rode from here to Smokemont, to Cataloochie (that's spelled wrong, but I can't figure out how), and then to Elkmont, spending one night in each place.
My mom keeps saying "he takes a tent and a sleeping bag on his BIKE???"
"It amazes me how a society can paint itself into a corner by the laws it enacts." --John B. Wells.
I use my bell every time I'm on a greenway. It's the handiest piece of safety equipment on my bike.
My obnoxiously bright blinking LED head/tail lights come in second. I wish more cyclists had the chutzpah to use them. Many times I've had oncoming cars in the opposite lane of traffic slow down when they see me coming with the blinking white light on, I'm guessing because they think I'm a cop or other emergency vehicle.
FYI: It is perfectly legal to ride on the sidewalks in Knoxville.
When you do things right. people won't be sure that you've done anything at all.