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Bicyclists Beware!

Discussion in 'Consumer Affairs' started by Revoltingest, Mar 31, 2019.

  1. Revoltingest

    Revoltingest Greased up & ready for action!
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  2. beenherebeforeagain

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    Used to traffic jam all the time, when I was younger...in my home town, it was so unusual that people rarely even noticed me, and I just had to beware of the inattentive drivers...

    When I attended the U of I, everyone knows that pedestrians and cyclists have the right of way (it is a college town, after all...).
     
  3. Brickjectivity

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    Cyclists are often annoying, and maybe they like to be. They get out there on a road that is clearly designed for automobiles and get in front of you, so you have to slow down. Gets me really ticked off sometimes, and its dangerous for me. I have to go around them, and that means I have to risk getting hit by cars coming from the opposite direction! Why can't they stick to bike trails?
     
  4. Nakosis

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    Caught me...
    Hard for me to see anyone wearing spandex as 100% human.
     
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  5. Revoltingest

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    I never did the spandex thing.
    It is just wrong!
    Except on svelte girlies.
     
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  6. ChristineM

    ChristineM "Be strong" I whispered to my coffee.
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    I do a lot of cycling (for revoltingest's purvy enjoyment, wearing spandex). I go out of my way to not get in the way of cars? In france ive had no trouble (maybe because cycling is the national sport and cyclists are expected) in the UK i've been lucky not to have been knocked off my bike or more several times. Aggressive driving is the norm and it seems the only thing that earns them more macho points than knocking off a cyclist is running over a nun walking n a pedestrian crossing.

    The other way round. By the same token i give cyclists a wide birth, one never knows if they will fall off and skull being crushed under a car wheel is not a nice sound.

    I was waiting at traffic lights, they changed to green and i just set off when a cyclist swerved across the front of me. Quick reaction in throwing out all the anchors was the only reason i didnt hit him.

    He shot off and peddled of down a side street, i followed and caught him up, stopped and told him how stupid he was.

    His reply, if you'd have hit me id have been rich.
    The bloody idiot did it on purpose for an insurance claim

    My response,. Uh, hur... Dash cam.

    The look of ashamed terror on his face was worth the hassle and i am betting he wont try if again.
     
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  7. ChristineM

    ChristineM "Be strong" I whispered to my coffee.
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    I can assure you, i am 100% human
     
  8. Nakosis

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    Haven't seen you wearing spandex.
     
  9. ChristineM

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    But i do when cycling
     
  10. Salvador

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    Bicyclists should be praised for being more environmentally friendly than motorists. ...:)
     
  11. Dan From Smithville

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    Maybe you were cycling provocatively.

    I do not get that at all. I have seen it happen, but do not understand it. I have a friend that was purposely knocked off his bike by a guy driving a dump truck and trailer. My friend was injured, but recovered. All the evidence indicated that it was a deliberate act to hit him and knock him off the road. The truck driver did not fair too well legally and rightly so.
     
  12. Dan From Smithville

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    Cycling you say. France seems a little out of my way to run into you by 'accident' and not in the context of the discussion, so no pun intended. Ah well, we have attractive lady cyclists here too.
     
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    I knew somebody named Richard, whom I called Dick, who'd ride up to bicyclists and grab hold of their handle bars causing them to wipe out.
     
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  14. Nakosis

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    Ok, maybe you can do your own survey. Ask the motorists as they pass buy whether they see you as less than human. A chance to prove the study wrong.
     
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    Judging by the honking horn, wolf whistle and suggestive comments in sure they think i am 100% human. Either that or car drivers are into beastiality
     
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  17. Nakosis

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    That doesn't really mean they see you as 100% human. Anything above 20% human is sufficient for most guys.
     
  18. Subduction Zone

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    When I wore spandex while cycling it was not to give men a thrill.
     
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  19. ChristineM

    ChristineM "Be strong" I whispered to my coffee.
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    Speak for yourself and ... Have a beer


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  20. Subduction Zone

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    LOL! That beer reminds me of the differences in our shared language. Part of learning how to play baseball invades shagging flies. I do not even want to think about shagging sheep.
     
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