Practicable - capable of being done, effected, or put into practice, with the available means; feasible: a practicable solution.
Nuance - a subtle difference or distinction in expression, meaning, response, etc.
A few posts ago I said I'd write about The Mom calling me out about my bicycling related radio appearance. The radio show is old news but the topic remains relevant, so here we go.
The question put to The Officer related to where on the roadway is it appropriate for a bicycle to be ridden. The Officer, ostensibly summed up the law with this common interpretation:
the laws says a bicycle must be ridden as far to the right as possible.I was going to interrupt to point out that what looks possible to an automobile driver is different from what looks possible from a bicycle seat. I didn't because I'd been threatened with the cutting off of the microphone and I'd already received an eye roll for interjecting clarity to what The DJ meant by “him running into a cyclist.” In this case "running into" = "happened upon."
I should have interrupted. The officer was wrong about what the law says.
A more accurate summation is:
the law says a bicycle must be ridden as far to the right as practicable.But that's nuance. Who’s got time for nuance anymore?