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Old 08-31-2013, 03:46 PM   #31
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I'm driving a 1 ton machine capable of high speeds. I have to look out for signs, other motor vehicles, and pedestrians. Why burden drivers the responsibility of looking out for bicyclists on the road on top of their other duties?

And I hate the statement "bicyclists have the right to the road". Just because you are allowed to use the road, doesn't mean it's a good idea. But of course I have to be the bat shit insane bad guy because I don't want bicyclists to be hit by cars.

Some people gotta work and don't have cars and/or live where there isn't adequate public transport.

Stop whining, you act like a pack of dudes in Lycra raped your mom in front of you.
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Old 08-31-2013, 04:01 PM   #32
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well when i drive a car they do piss me off a lot, but when i ride a bike the cars piss me off even more

walking is the best imo
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Old 08-31-2013, 04:02 PM   #33
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So you're problem is that they make you drive safer so you don't hit them?


They can't ride on sidewalks legally, and riding in the street they can get hit by cars. They're f*cked either way, when biking and alternate transportation should be encouraged. When I plan on moving to a bigger city I'll be biking everywhere to save money.

As long as they aren't veering around cars and doing stupid shit they're fine. There's nothing wrong with drivers having to pay more attention to what they're doing.
Whether it is illegal to ride bikes on the sidewalk depends on your local authority. I don't believe it's illegal to ride a bike on the sidewalk in Boston, but that may be different in other cities.

I don't like having to drop down 10 mph so that I can make sure I dont side swipe a person on a bike. I drive well within the speed limit too.
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Old 08-31-2013, 04:37 PM   #34
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Some people gotta work and don't have cars and/or live where there isn't adequate public transport.

Stop whining, you act like a pack of dudes in Lycra raped your mom in front of you.
Ya, I'm the one taking this overboard.
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Old 08-31-2013, 04:44 PM   #35
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Everyone in Boston drives like a piece of shit, you should too.
He does, it is just that for him it is considered 'normal'.
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Old 08-31-2013, 05:02 PM   #36
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If there is a bike lane than I don't mind, if there is no sidewalk then I don't mind. What annoys me is certain areas where I drive that have walking/bike trails and ****ers still ride in the road.
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Old 09-01-2013, 02:33 AM   #37
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Nope because that have as much right as a motorist
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Old 09-01-2013, 04:26 AM   #38
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You think everyone with a license is a competent driver?

Again, it's an avoidable accident waiting to happen.

Isn't every automobile incident an 'accident waiting to happen'?

IMO bicycles are really good for European cities, because they all only have a single lane anyway, and it's only the big American cities with double lanes for every road and street that bicycles are a problem.
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Old 09-01-2013, 04:38 AM   #39
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They truly are very annoying.

They basically slow traffic down cuz most drivers won't speed past them, and instead will slowly drive past them, usually veering a bit out of the bicyclists direction.

They always are wearing the same exact fcking outfit too. Fck those clown lookin, alien helmet headed, jumpsuit wearin homos.

Roads are for cars.

agreed!
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Old 09-01-2013, 04:42 AM   #40
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wow, bunch of ignorance in here. If you cant drive safely with bikes or motorcycles on the road, maybe you shouldnt ****ing drive.

People use bikes to get places, like work, and they have every right to use the road. Crazy OP has issues with bikelanes.

no. the issue is with bike riders who cause traffic to slow down.

if a car was going 20 mph in a 45 mph lane, people would be furious...but when a biker does it, we are just suppose to accept it?
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Old 09-01-2013, 01:00 PM   #41
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Doesn't matter if it pisses you off. It pisses me off that slow cars are always getting in my way, but they have just as much right to the road as I do so I either wait until they're out of the way or go around them at the next opportunity.
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Old 09-01-2013, 01:15 PM   #42
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no. the issue is with bike riders who cause traffic to slow down.

if a car was going 20 mph in a 45 mph lane, people would be furious...but when a biker does it, we are just suppose to accept it?
yes... you are just supposed to accept it and deal with it. i.e., be an adult about it.


with great power comes great responsibility, and cars have a lot of lethal killing power.
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Old 09-01-2013, 01:20 PM   #43
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Cycling is a good way to get exercise. I've done probably close to 500 hours of cycling without at accident solely by following the laws of traffic

People like to make a big fuss out of nothing when it comes to cycling. Yes, there are douchebags who interfere with traffic, but cycling itself isn't bad. And stop saying "it's an accident waiting to happen". Everything is a fcking accident waiting to happen. But if you follow the rules of the road, 99.9% of the time nothing will happen.

I would hope so.

And in those same 500 hours, you've probably made about 1,000 cars behind you have to slow down to a halt in order to pass you. Which is what this thread is about.
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Old 09-01-2013, 01:26 PM   #44
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Ya, I'm the one taking this overboard.

Yup. You're acting like your inability so safely operate a motor vehicle is someone else's fault/problem.

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Just because you are allowed to use the road, doesn't mean it's a good idea.

Take your own advice and stop driving before you kill someone.
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Old 09-01-2013, 04:37 PM   #45
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yes... you are just supposed to accept it and deal with it. i.e., be an adult about it.


with great power comes great responsibility, and cars have a lot of lethal killing power.

wait...what?

accept it? be an adult about it? what do you think im going - hitting as many cyclists as i can? if cyclists want to be as safe as possible, dont bike where cars are.

and of course i accept it as law - doesnt mean i have to agree with it. they are slowing others down for their own enjoyment/benefit/gain/whatever - its rude in my book. its inconsiderate.

not all of them. just a few and those are who im referring to.
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