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Old 04-17-2012, 08:05 PM   #1
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Watch out for bicycles

This weekend is MS150 so a lot of the cool roads will have bikes on it. Be careful out there. Some of those guys don't think there are other vehicles on the road. Back in the day, I almost took out a few that jumped out in the oncoming lane.
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Old 04-17-2012, 08:16 PM   #3
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Thanks for the heads up.

BTW, how are you enjoying the GTR? I think it is you I see around the neighborhood sometimes.
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yea and the cops refuse to ticket them for illegal movement on the road
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Old 04-17-2012, 09:24 PM   #7
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Oh yes, the arrogant cyclists. It's not enough that they ride 3 abreast in one lane of a two lane road, they've got the audacity (or stupidity as I see it) to also ride in the oncoming lane. Those prima donnas do it all the time in Pearland.
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Y'all don't know bikers until you've been to Denver.

Good info, though.
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I've done the MS-150 3 or 4 times. Not all cyclist are dumb but there are some that I would recommend not wearing a helmet. Let natural selection sort them out.
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yea and the cops refuse to ticket them for illegal movement on the road
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Don't knock the MS150 riders unless you have ridden - or are prepared to ride - 160+ miles in two days. I am an avid cyclist but these days not in good enough shape to do the MS150. My hats off to those who take on the challenge for a great cause.

Motorcyclists, of all people, should appreciate what it means to SHARE THE ROAD.
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Don't knock the MS150 riders unless you have ridden - or are prepared to ride - 160+ miles in two days. I am an avid cyclist but these days not in good enough shape to do the MS150. My hats off to those who take on the challenge for a great cause.

Motorcyclists, of all people, should appreciate what it means to SHARE THE ROAD.
I wholeheartedly agree. To KTM Tommy's comment.....the same thing could EASILY be said about a very high percentage of motorcyclist.
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Don't knock the MS150 riders unless you have ridden - or are prepared to ride - 160+ miles in two days. I am an avid cyclist but these days not in good enough shape to do the MS150. My hats off to those who take on the challenge for a great cause.

Motorcyclists, of all people, should appreciate what it means to SHARE THE ROAD.

I have never seen a group so arrogantly unwilling to "share the road" and/or follow any of the rules as bicyclists, though. I'm not knocking them for doing the event. I'm knocking them for their general jackassery while on the road.
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I've taken the BP MS150 one and a half times (half time was when it rained on Saturday, about 3 years ago) and all I can say is that I've seen as many irresponsible bicyclists as motorcyclists.

You have the arrogant avid cyclists not stopping at stop signs because its going to spoil their 25mph average.
You have the moms and pops on a road bike doing 4mph spreading all over the road doing 5 abreast talking and gossiping
You have the morbidly obese on a tiny wheels bicycle doing 3 mph spreading all over because they are about to faint

Just be patient for one weekend...

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My hats off to those who take on the challenge for a great cause.

Motorcyclists, of all people, should appreciate what it means to SHARE THE ROAD.
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Thanks for the heads up , I bike myself & think it is a good cause.
Some are not aware of the road rules as much as others though.
Good riding to everyone regardless if you pedaling or let a motor do the work for you.
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One GOOD thing tho... a lot of cops will be working the MS150.. which means fewer popo on those other, ahh hem, good roads!
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Just like moto noobs, some bicycle riders just haven't learned the rules - and etiquette - of the road. Can't remember how many times I see people riding on sidewalks. I can understand fearing heavy traffic on major roads, but no need to do that in quiet neighborhood streets, especially since it is illegal.

I've ridden in groups since way back when and gotten familiar with the common curtesy bicylists afford each other. Yelling "on your left" before passing is a good example.

Bicycles, like any other road vehicle, legally has the rights to the full width of the lane. Whether other motorists respect that right is a whole 'nother matter. I doubt anybody would ever consider a 25lbs bicycle going at 20mph a "threat" to other road users. The most you can argue is that some of them are pesky - exactly the same way 95% of the general road-going public views motorcylists, whether you ride responsibly or not.

One thing bicylists and motorcyclist share is VULNERABILITY. I believe you'll view that group of 5 riding abreast very differently if they were your grannies riding with your kids. Slow down around them, and for crying out loud, for 2 days out of 365, pick another route.
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Saturday will be a tough day of riding on the MS-150 as strong winds out of the NNW at 18-22 mph are expected all day long.

And NNW is the direction they will be riding.

That is a leg killer for a LOT of un-seasoned riders.
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