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Old 06-05-2012, 04:25 PM   #21
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Old 06-05-2012, 04:38 PM   #22
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Regaurding liability insurance... I have yet to hear of an accident that was CAUSED by the bike. Usually it's the impatient cages. More likely, I find trashed expensive bicycles and drivers who wish to not involve insurance.
Not saying there aren't any, just saying it really isn't common from what I've seen. I've hung out in cycling crowds and forums for YEARS.
I will say that the "vehicular cycling" section of cycling forums has a ton of people who are just retarded.
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Old 06-05-2012, 04:40 PM   #23
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Oh, and you know that on the rode (no matter what vehicle) that cuts you off, passes too close, or is just going slow... how you tend to give them ?

Yeah, the cyclists do that too.

Critical Mass is a whole nother story... one night a month, in one place in select cities. Yet it provokes bad press from EVERYONE. I think it does more harm than good, depending on the route. My idea of a good route didn't match the leaders, which is why I quit going.
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Old 06-05-2012, 07:13 PM   #24
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Why stop at bicylists? Make the pedestrians pay registration and buy insurance too. Afterall, jaywalking is a ticketable offense. 'Bout time we add a WWI to the DWI. 3 strikes on that baby, and County will make you blow into a breathalizer before you cross the street. And if you are a good looking chick, you can blow the Constable instead.

While you are at it, tag 'em deers, racoons, armadillos, and worst of all, f*cking vultures. Hey pal, you don't pay, you don't eat at the highway buffet.
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Why stop at bicylists? Make the pedestrians pay registration and buy insurance too. Afterall, jaywalking is a ticketable offense. 'Bout time we add a WWI to the DWI. 3 strikes on that baby, and County will make you blow into a breathalizer before you cross the street. And if you are a good looking chick, you can blow the Constable instead.

While you are at it, tag 'em deers, racoons, armadillos, and worst of all, f*cking vultures. Hey pal, you don't pay, you don't eat at the highway buffet.
I couldn't agree more.
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That's the best... the cagers NEVER expect a loud horn from a bicycle
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Tags and insurance on bikes is retarded. Should kids have to register and pay too? Cmon. Some seriously small minded thinking going on in here.
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Old 06-06-2012, 09:52 AM   #29
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Why stop at bicylists? Make the pedestrians pay registration and buy insurance too. Afterall, jaywalking is a ticketable offense. 'Bout time we add a WWI to the DWI. 3 strikes on that baby, and County will make you blow into a breathalizer before you cross the street. And if you are a good looking chick, you can blow the Constable instead.

While you are at it, tag 'em deers, racoons, armadillos, and worst of all, f*cking vultures. Hey pal, you don't pay, you don't eat at the highway buffet.
Well played... But seriously though, there are some morons out there who can't even cross the road without something up
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Atlanta has bicycle lanes everywhere. Just enough space and keeps them out of the way.
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The main thing that me off about bicycles is when they ride 5 or 6 wide when there is a 5 ft shoulder but they are almost all the way to the center of the road and heaven forbid if U hit one, plus the running of red lights and stop signs gets under my skin too
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Bike lanes only work if they are pothole, mud, gravel, and debri free... and wide enough. Most of them in Houston are NOT. It's something you don't notice till you try to use them. AND... people don't treat it as a lane and cut straight across it making right turns into cyclists.
I'd rather ride in a lane than wreck/fall into it.
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Old 06-06-2012, 10:54 AM   #34
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Dang man , that's just wrong. lol
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Legally, a bicycle has the right to the full width of the lane, just like any other road vehicle. Most cyclists stay to the side of the road for the convenience of other road users, NOT because they have to.

Also, most city ordinance prohibits bicycle riding on sidewalks. The only exceptions are typically given to small children riding below a certain speed (5mph?) and accompanied by adults. Unfortunately, many bicyclists unwittingly break this law, no doubting fearing for their lives in a attempt to stay out of the way of the kinda angry drivers voicing their opinions here.

A bicycle has every right to be sitting at the left turn lane, waiting for the left turn signal, then take off slowly when the light turns green, holding up traffic behind. Now, would you rather the cyclist do that? Especially if you are 5-6 cars back and might not make the light. Or... would you rather the cyclist be considerate, and pull out - when there is absolutely no cross traffic - with the light still red?
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That gets on my pet peeves too, all the time.
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Legally, a bicycle has the right to the full width of the lane, just like any other road vehicle. Most cyclists stay to the side of the road for the convenience of other road users, NOT because they have to.
I am all for them using the full lane. But when they get to a red light during 5:00 rush hour traffic I bet they go to the side, and get to the front. Then once the light turns green they hold everybody up.

I do like riding my bicycle, and I am all for sharing the road. I guess I just don't get the asshats all geared up in spandex doing the tour de france in rush hour traffic. There are plenty of great places to ride that are safer for yourself and more enjoyable.

The city use to require you to register your bike, and it was a small fee. It is no longer required. It would help when they found stolen bikes.

Whats the big deal of having to register your bike if you plan on riding on public roadways? I dont think anyones 4-10 year old is riding out on major roadways.
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I am all for them using the full lane. But when they get to a red light during 5:00 rush hour traffic I bet they go to the side, and get to the front. Then once the light turns green they hold everybody up.

I do like riding my bicycle, and I am all for sharing the road. I guess I just don't get the asshats all geared up in spandex doing the tour de france in rush hour traffic. There are plenty of great places to ride that are safer for yourself and more enjoyable.

The city use to require you to register your bike, and it was a small fee. It is no longer required. It would help when they found stolen bikes.

Whats the big deal of having to register your bike if you plan on riding on public roadways? I dont think anyones 4-10 year old is riding out on major roadways.
That I gotta agree with. There are always those who are OUT TO BE SEEN rather than (or maybe in addition) to exercise. I see the occasional guy or gal out jogging at rush hours on busy main roads. My wife and I really question the motives of these people putting themselves in harms way, when there are perfectly safe neighborhood streets. They are always dressed for the occasion too. We never saw couples doing that. I guess they don't need to attract attention, so they run in the safety of their own subdivision.

Like the general population, there are always gonna be a$$holes on every kind of vehicle. I personally do my best to abide by the rules and conventions of the type of wheels I roll on. Then I force myself to practice of Zen of Driving and try to be at peace amongst the madness on the road.

In a town like Houston, I tell you, it is d@mn hard to do the Zen thing.
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i should be able to ride my suzuki on their sidewalks during hot rush hour traffic. even trade
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