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Old 04-04-2011, 09:26 PM   #61
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I've only been cycling on public roads for the last month or two. So far, no scary incidents. Buzzed once by an old lady, but for the most part people have been very considerate. Well, except for the asshat that threw a handful of tacks in the road that took 30+ of us out with flats.

Share the road! Some of you are stupid!

Recognize the sign is a speed LIMIT, not the minimum. I've seen VERY few roads with a posted minimum speed.

Complaining about bikes riding 2 or 3 abreast or taking up the whole lane? Lame on their part, but it happens, but geeze.. just get around them. Cars take up a whole land and you get around them just fine. Move along and stop being stupid.
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All im gonna say is, if you're on a bicycle and your in the road...i will ride your ....and i will honk my horn.....If you dont like it, GTFO the way.....and if you touch my car, my car will politely touch you back
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A few things:

Roads are for motor vehicles. Period. Not bicycles or pedestrians.

If I were to ride any motor vehicle (even a motorcycle) at the speed at which these bicycles are traveling on some of the roadways I would receive a citation for going too slow (and perhaps a few other things) ... Just because I take up "less space" or "move to the right" would not matter.

I think exercise and riding a bicycle is great--but if you're going to do it on a public roadway you should obey all the same laws (including the speed limit). If you can't you should stay off those roads.

Running up on a group of bicycles doing 20 in a 55 is just as ridiculous as a group of sport bikes doing 100 in a 55. Sure, i've done it but if I get a ticket I will have to pay it. The fact that the roadway had no cars, or I took up "less space" or did it "to the right" would matter not.
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Roads are for motor vehicles. Period. Not bicycles or pedestrians.
Road (n) - a thoroughfare, route, or way between two places, which typically has been improved to allow travel by some conveyance, including a horse, cart, bicycle or motorized vehicle.

I will ride my bicycle on whatever road I please. Public roads are payed for with public funds, and since last I checked I am part of the afore mentioned "public", I will ride it there and you will just have to deal with it.


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All im gonna say is, if you're on a bicycle and your in the road...i will ride your ....and i will honk my horn.....If you dont like it, GTFO the way.....and if you touch my car, my car will politely touch you back

and I will touch your car with extreme predjudice!
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Roads are for motor vehicles. Period. Not bicycles or pedestrians.
Which type of roads, exactly? As far as I know, the only places that have a minimum speed limit posted are some freeways and all interstate highways, both of which are off-limits to bicycles according to the law.

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If I were to ride any motor vehicle (even a motorcycle) at the speed at which these bicycles are traveling on some of the roadways I would receive a citation for going too slow [...]
I've used my bicycle to pass many tractors and other farm implements - should I have called the cops?

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I think exercise and riding a bicycle is great--but if you're going to do it on a public roadway you should obey all the same laws (including the speed limit). If you can't you should stay off those roads.
A perfectly valid point of view, but the TxDOT Transportation Code doesn't agree with you. I'm not saying that as a "neener-neener" chip on the shoulder, it's just that a lot of people aren't aware of what the law actually says about that.

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Running up on a group of bicycles doing 20 in a 55 is just as ridiculous as a group of sport bikes doing 100 in a 55.
In the first case, nobody is breaking the law - in the second case someone obviously is. No equivalence there, IMO.
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I will ride my bicycle where ever I please.
I fixed it for you.

Bicycle riding should not be limited to the road it like your motorcycle on the freeway can be very boring. I have ridden on, into, or off of trails, bike lanes, sidewalks, train tracks (sucks on skinny tires fat one's aren't much better), living rooms, dining rooms, pools drained or filled, front and back yards, parking lots, running tracks, velodromes, ditches, bayous, creeks, driveways, warehouses, fire, ramps, jumps, people, cyclists, cars, animals, stairs, and I think that covers all of it.

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CYCLING IS AWESOME

Everyone's thinking it, I'll just go ahead and say it. (1) They're getting exercise, (2) they're not polluting. Overall these guys deserve some respect. There's constant attention to obesity and health issues and the cyclists are doing something about it. There's also constant debate over these holes in the ozone layer (not that I fully buy into it, but...) and even though cyclists are notorious for smelling bad you really can't blame them for the grey/brown smog in the air.

Far as I'm concerned all those on 2 wheels are brethren to me. Yes, there are jacktards. Don't let a few bad apples spoil the bunch; most cyclists realize that getting run over = pain or death, and will make the effort to stay out of your way. I see a cyclist pushing or in the ditch I stop to offer help to them too. The ones that think they own the road are the same ones who later that day will be driving their SUV while texting and talking and playing princess so it's not like we miss out on our chance to bash them anyway.

There are asshats in big rigs, on harleys, sportbikes, in jeeps, at your job, wearing badges, teaching our kids, riding the bus, holding office, in church, everywhere. If you speak against a group because some of its members are buttslime you've just demonized all of society and everyone on planet Earth.

And as mentioned they're not tearing the roads up. All this taxation is stupid; yes the $$$ spent on our infrastructure (theoretically) came from motor-vehicle derived sources - there's no reason cyclists shouldn't have access to roads. Public roads are for the public.

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I was out on my bicycle doing my MS150 training in Chappell Hill this weekend. Whenever we ride, we stay single file and as far right as possible. If theres a shoulder, we will be riding on the shoulder.

There are VERY FEW dedicated tracks/roads for road bikes, so we are forced to share the same roads the cars do. We take as many backroads/less traveled roads to not be a nuisance, and really appreciate it when a cage gives us as much room as is safe for them.

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All of the riding groups I have ridden with make an effort to maintain a consistent line single file, use the shoulder when it is usable, and only ride two abreast when the leader is dropping back. We have very similar hand signals for debris and road hazards as motorcycles. We try to call up and warn for approaching or passing vehicles. Bottom line is - there are idiots who will selfishly be inconsiderate of others no matter where they fall on the horsepower / size food chain.
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It is all good put some fun between your legs get out there and ride you might find you like it, it is never too late to start.
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I've got no problem with 99.5% of the bicyclists I come upon while riding my motorcycle or driving my car.
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While leading a motorcycle group, I am good to put a leg out to indicate we are coming up on cyclist, we then all shift over to allow them room. This is in the same lane, or opposite lane in case a car is trying to get around them. We usually get a wave or nod when we safely pass them.
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...I have ridden on, into, or off of ... people, cyclists, cars, animals...
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A few things:

Roads are for motor vehicles. Period. Not bicycles or pedestrians.

If I were to ride any motor vehicle (even a motorcycle) at the speed at which these bicycles are traveling on some of the roadways I would receive a citation for going too slow (and perhaps a few other things) ... Just because I take up "less space" or "move to the right" would not matter.

I think exercise and riding a bicycle is great--but if you're going to do it on a public roadway you should obey all the same laws (including the speed limit). If you can't you should stay off those roads.

Running up on a group of bicycles doing 20 in a 55 is just as ridiculous as a group of sport bikes doing 100 in a 55. Sure, i've done it but if I get a ticket I will have to pay it. The fact that the roadway had no cars, or I took up "less space" or did it "to the right" would matter not.
Is there a minimum speed limit on a farm to market road? Should farmers and their tractors be banned too?
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its sad to see so many motorcyclicts willing to "buzz", honk, hit or run cyclicts off the road....the same motorcyclists that will get when a cage does the same thing to them.
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its sad to see so many motorcyclicts willing to "buzz", honk, hit or run cyclicts off the road....the same motorcyclists that will get when a cage does the same thing to them.
i can't remember a single time a car buzzed me.
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i can't remember a single time a car buzzed me.
I usually only go 10 over on the straights and jackwads fly by me frequently on the freeways
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OOhhhhhhh....BIG GUY in a cage!

I ride as far right as is safe, or even on the shoulder! If you decide thats not enough and still want to start problems, please remember that many cyclists carry concealed handguns, and the threat of a motor vehicle could easily be seen as a "threat to life".
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