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Old 06-06-2012, 10:25 PM   #41
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Funny - I rarely encounter bicycles on the surface streets inside the loop, and when I do it's no big deal. But today I had a doozy.

Was driving westbound on Welch this afternoon, and as I approached a north-south cross street (that had stop signs, I had no stop sign), a southbound bicyclist blew through his stop sign at about 20 mph, while turning left across my path, and looking RIGHT (west). I had to slam on my brakes to avoid t-boning him, as I was looking at the back of his head (he was checking for eastbound traffic, no clue that I was approaching from his left). I blasted my horn as I hit the brakes; his reaction?

You guessed it - he flipped me off.
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Old 06-06-2012, 10:33 PM   #42
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Old 06-07-2012, 08:48 AM   #44
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I lol'd too when I 1st saw it, not a redneck and I have 2 bicycles which I ride often.
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Yes, but still funny.

The really funny thing is that most of cyclists he passed and messed with could probably whip his easily at a stop when off their bikes and him out of the truck.

Now THAT would be an even funnier follow up video.
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Yes, but still funny.

The really funny thing is that most of cyclists he passed and messed with could probably whip his easily at a stop when off their bikes and him out of the truck.

Now THAT would be an even funnier follow up video.
I wonder how funny it would be if he were running a group of motorcyclists off the road
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It wouldn't. That's not what he's doing; so it's not the same.

A puff of diesel is hardly equivalent to sending someone over the side.

Rude, obnoxious, stupid? Yep.

Still doesn't change I got a chuckle.
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It wouldn't. That's not what he's doing; so it's not the same.

A puff of diesel is hardly equivalent to sending someone over the side.

Rude, obnoxious, stupid? Yep.

Still doesn't change I got a chuckle.
I realize it's not the same, but still, someone would think forcing motorcyclists off the road would be funny
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Uhm...ok.

I guess we're on different pages; or books.

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Looks like someone still isnt riding.
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Most cyclist have vehicles too, it's just their recreation vehicle.

If ya'll want me to pay based on weight and road use (isn't that what it's based on?) I'll gladly pay my $10 to have everyone quit about that. , I'll pay it for all 3 of my bikes if will quit their whining. Like me having $30 less in my account makes ANY difference to YOUR prescious road.



Yep. You see all sorts of crazy when you are on a bicycle and watch the various waves of traffic.

I will NEVER ride a sidewalk... it is the most dangerous place to ride a bike, unless you are riding at walking pace and stopping at every driveway, and giving right of way to every car that may or may not turn at every driveway. FTS.


I stop at all stop signs (even with clippy shoes... I might even hipster-track-stand a light or two, just for cool points), obey one way streets, and all laws of the road. Don't punish some cyclists for the behaviors of others... sound like motorcycles much?

For the record, all comments towards the thoughts/words... not the people... cause theres people about this all over.
Just make sure you're doing 35 if you're on a road posted 35 and in front of me, or get out of the way.
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Just make sure you're doing 35 if you're on a road posted 35 and in front of me, or get out of the way.
Buddy... have you ridden a bicycle???!!! Most average cyclists will have problem maintaining a steady 25mph on level ground for a long period of time.

How you feel if that 18wheeler behind holds the same attitude towards you on a motorbike?

I hope that smiley means you are saying this tongue in cheek.
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That's the best... the cagers NEVER expect a loud horn from a bicycle
I meant it to horn the aggressive bicyclist that cut u off.
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Buddy... have you ridden a bicycle???!!! Most average cyclists will have problem maintaining a steady 25mph on level ground for a long period of time.

How you feel if that 18wheeler behind holds the same attitude towards you on a motorbike?

I hope that smiley means you are saying this tongue in cheek.
If that 18 wheeler behind me thinks I'm too slow, I either speed up or get out of his way. I expect bicycle riders to do the same.
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Funny - I rarely encounter bicycles on the surface streets inside the loop, and when I do it's no big deal. But today I had a doozy.

Was driving westbound on Welch this afternoon, and as I approached a north-south cross street (that had stop signs, I had no stop sign), a southbound bicyclist blew through his stop sign at about 20 mph, while turning left across my path, and looking RIGHT (west). I had to slam on my brakes to avoid t-boning him, as I was looking at the back of his head (he was checking for eastbound traffic, no clue that I was approaching from his left). I blasted my horn as I hit the brakes; his reaction?

You guessed it - he flipped me off.

Middle fingers are bad, mmmm'kay?
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Buddy... have you ridden a bicycle???!!! Most average cyclists will have problem maintaining a steady 25mph on level ground for a long period of time.
I believe that was rather the point.
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How you feel if that 18wheeler behind holds the same attitude towards you on a motorbike?
I kinda expect him to. Note, the comment made indicated the bicyclist is expected to do the speed limit
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I hope that smiley means you are saying this tongue in cheek.
Uh - yeah....i think you may well be the sole person in the world who took it seriously.
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If that 18 wheeler behind me thinks I'm too slow, I either speed up or get out of his way. I expect bicycle riders to do the same.
You assume a bicyclist has the same options as you do on a motorized vehicle.

And you are wrong. a bicycle couldn't possibly speed up against a motorcycle, and they don't always have a safe way to "get out of your way".

Heaven forbid the engine of your motorcycle should quit on a busy narrow 2-lane road with NO shoulders... with that 18-wheeler 6inch behind your rear bumper...
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