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Old 04-05-2011, 08:38 AM   #81
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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".
You know, I was going to respond with that as well. My .38 snub nose is with me when I am out.. but then I began to think about that situation... and am still thinking about it... would that be the same as if two cagers were in road rage mode and one pulled a gun? or would it be "I was in fear of my life"?
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You know, I was going to respond with that as well. My .38 snub nose is with me when I am out.. but then I began to think about that situation... and am still thinking about it... would that be the same as if two cagers were in road rage mode and one pulled a gun? or would it be "I was in fear of my life"?
Car vs. bicycle, it would be nearly impossible to outrun a car on a bicycle. With no escape/retreat route, I believe a jury would agree that you legitimately feared for your life.

I hope I'm not the one to test it in court, though!
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couldnt he just run your over first....

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i dont see anybody blowing that guy away.
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couldnt he just run your over first....

Probably.

Couldn't a cager do the same thing to a motorcyclist?

Some of the people in this thread aren't seeing the correlation...WE'RE ON THE SAME TEAM HERE
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well i kinda lost track with that the we are actually talking about so i just started reading the last 3 posts and working with that.
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i dont see anybody blowing that guy away.
You keep posting that, it happened in Brazil. Are you advocating that it is ok to run people over in a car?
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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
You sir, are an asshat.
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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.

2 wheels, we're all on the same team!
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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.
What he said! I treat them like a car. Even split pairs of them sometimes. No big deal, they should expect that sharing a road with cars.
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I say bicycle riders need to take it to the track
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...they do...
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Come to think of it, my reason for carrying that ugly " pack" was to hold my .32 . I never had a situation where pulling it would even cross my mind. As far as getting run over - most of the time I can ride over surfaces that cars cannot, and could avoid getting run over if I had fair warning. Plus I always sought out routes with sidewalks. That's what always ticked me off, bicyclists using the road and NEVER the sidewalk even when they've got one.
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Did you drag knee?
I tried, but my form was all off. Center of gravity is way too high though I could use some lowering links to get me a little closer
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lol a lot of people carry handguns in their car, big deal.
The jury will side with the helpless guy on the bike who was run down by the road-raging guy in the car. End of story.
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