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(WTOP)   Douchebag cyclist runs red lights and stop signs, rides on sidewalks and roads where cyclists are not allowed, and is completely indifferent to the traffic congestion he is causing. It's okay though, because he is the mayor of Washington DC   (wtop.com) divider line 138
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2009-11-09 10:41:12 PM
Well, I'm not sure what to say to that. At least he's not on crack (that we know of)?
 
2009-11-09 10:48:13 PM
GreenAdder: Well, I'm not sure what to say to that. At least he's not on crack (that we know of)?

i'd prefer if he were, then he'd be inside, alone, not bothering anyone.
 
2009-11-09 10:52:56 PM
The last Mayor that was on crack was not inside, alone, so why should this one be forced to do it that way?

I think the people should be happy to see their Mayor out in public doing something healthy, instead of the Marion Barry style of governance, or the other, typical, crap that politicians in that part of the country are always showing.
 
2009-11-09 10:53:18 PM
Biatch set him up.
 
2009-11-09 10:55:43 PM
one_more_step_and_the_girl_gets_it: I think the people should be happy to see their Mayor out in public doing something healthy

I don't know how healthy he's going to end up if he keeps pissing people off that like that =/
 
2009-11-09 11:03:08 PM
I hope he gets run over by a SUV and dragged to his death along a half mile, and then that the SUV driver gets locked up for life and their children forced to live on the streets, selling their bodies to the mayor's kids who also have been forced into the streets.

/cyclist
//wrong-way cyclists, sidewalk riders PISS ME OFF.
///and inattentive drivers, them too
 
2009-11-09 11:09:43 PM
soze: I hope he gets run over by a SUV and dragged to his death along a half mile, and then that the SUV driver gets locked up for life and their children forced to live on the streets, selling their bodies to the mayor's kids who also have been forced into the streets.

/cyclist
//wrong-way cyclists, sidewalk riders PISS ME OFF.
///and inattentive drivers, them too


100% THIS. I came to say pretty much the exact same thing.

/also a cyclist
 
2009-11-09 11:16:40 PM
I don't think he did nothing what he done. Come on. Somebody's rolling black ball on him, something.
 
2009-11-09 11:18:06 PM
Adrian Fenty in many ways has proven to be two or three times the douchebag that Marrion Barry was. That's a real accomplishment.
 
2009-11-09 11:18:33 PM
soze: I hope he gets run over by a SUV and dragged to his death along a half mile, and then that the SUV driver gets locked up for life and their children forced to live on the streets, selling their bodies to the mayor's kids who also have been forced into the streets.

/cyclist
//wrong-way cyclists, sidewalk riders PISS ME OFF.
///and inattentive drivers, them too


Do you mean to tell me that some of the people on bikes are douches and some of the people in cars are douches? No way.
 
2009-11-09 11:18:57 PM
Well at least he solved that crime problem in DC...oh wait.
 
2009-11-09 11:19:20 PM
T-Luv: Do you mean to tell me that some of the people on bikes are douches and some of the people in cars are douches? No way.

ya rly

Apparently dickheads roll around on just any old vehicle they come across.
 
2009-11-09 11:19:41 PM
GreenAdder: Well, I'm not sure what to say to that. At least he's not on crack (that we know of)?

/Dammit..you beat me to it.
 
2009-11-09 11:20:54 PM
soze: T-Luv: Do you mean to tell me that some of the people on bikes are douches and some of the people in cars are douches? No way.

ya rly

Apparently dickheads roll around on just any old vehicle they come across.


Can we all agree that EVERYONE who rides a unicycle is a douche?
 
2009-11-09 11:21:30 PM
Over the past several months, WTOP videotaped the mayor and his team on multiple dates as the team - escorted by D.C. Police motorcycle officers - rode on parkways where bikes aren't permitted, ran red lights and stop signs and created traffic backups wherever they went.


And where might this compelling footage be?
 
2009-11-09 11:21:51 PM
T-Luv: soze: I hope he gets run over by a SUV and dragged to his death along a half mile, and then that the SUV driver gets locked up for life and their children forced to live on the streets, selling their bodies to the mayor's kids who also have been forced into the streets.

/cyclist
//wrong-way cyclists, sidewalk riders PISS ME OFF.
///and inattentive drivers, them too

Do you mean to tell me that some of the people on bikes are douches and some of the people in cars are douches? No way.


On the road, it's safe to assume that everybody is this guy:

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2009-11-09 11:21:52 PM
One rule for them, another rule for us.
 
2009-11-09 11:22:11 PM
T-Luv: soze: T-Luv: Do you mean to tell me that some of the people on bikes are douches and some of the people in cars are douches? No way.

ya rly

Apparently dickheads roll around on just any old vehicle they come across.

Can we all agree that EVERYONE who rides a unicycle is a douche?


I think thats fair.
 
2009-11-09 11:23:08 PM
remember .. on fark it's: "Two wheels bad, four wheels good."
 
FNG [TotalFark]
2009-11-09 11:23:36 PM
Let's not forget the cost of the police escorts, and the related intangible costs of what those police officers could be doing elsewhere to actually perform their jobs.

/did I use "intangible costs" right?
//who cares, you get the point.
 
2009-11-09 11:24:29 PM
This guy's an ass. He's going to cause an accident if someone doesn't call him on his bs. You see the car at the end of the clip that had to pass the cyclists on the right, driving over a marked divider?

Ass.
/ass
 
2009-11-09 11:25:28 PM
Dear Douchebag,

Please stop making the rest of us look like assholes. Follow the rules of the road, make yourself visible, ride courteously, and DON'T BE A DOUCHE.

Signed,

Some other cyclist who is not a douchebag
 
2009-11-09 11:25:52 PM
Everyone that works for the municipal government in DC, whatever their position, elected or appointed or merely hired, is a gigantic farking douchebag. The municipal government is a cesspool of the worst corruption, incompetence, and looting since Tammany Hall.
 
2009-11-09 11:26:10 PM
When did I become mayor of DC?
 
2009-11-09 11:27:03 PM
farkwell: remember .. on fark it's: "Two wheels bad, four wheels good."

I have no real problem with motorcycles. They obey the traffic laws, go the speed limit, or higher. Plus, driving one just makes you look cool. Even that Sheldon guy from "Big Bang Theory" would look cool if he wrote a motorcycle.
 
2009-11-09 11:28:15 PM
girljen: Dear Douchebag,

Please stop making the rest of us look like assholes. Follow the rules of the road, make yourself visible, ride courteously, and DON'T BE A DOUCHE.

Signed,

Some other cyclist who is not a douchebag


forget it. I hope his ass gets hit by a car running a red light. He'd have earned it.
 
2009-11-09 11:29:45 PM
At least he wasn't smoking crack!

i285.photobucket.com
 
2009-11-09 11:30:03 PM
Ok I watched the video. I saw no red lights being run. One yellow and a yellow left trun. The guy with the video camera is a sociopath.
 
2009-11-09 11:30:26 PM
It's not like he ain't doing something all the other cyclists are doing in DC. Next one I see on the side walk driving people out of their way, I'll arm bar.
 
2009-11-09 11:30:38 PM
Great Janitor: farkwell: remember .. on fark it's: "Two wheels bad, four wheels good."

I have no real problem with motorcycles. They obey the traffic laws, go the speed limit, or higher. Plus, driving one just makes you look cool. Even that Sheldon guy from "Big Bang Theory" would look cool if he wrote a motorcycle.


www.city-data.com
 
2009-11-09 11:31:28 PM
tzzhc4: At least he wasn't smoking crack!

that was a nasty crack.
/speaking of which, how's your mom?
 
2009-11-09 11:32:14 PM
TrixieDelite: This guy's an ass. He's going to cause an accident if someone doesn't call him on his bs. You see the car at the end of the clip that had to pass the cyclists on the right, driving over a marked divider?

Ass.
/ass


Yeah, he didn't use a turn signal or nothin
 
2009-11-09 11:33:23 PM
vudukungfu: those are some nice brown Ioafers you have, speaking if which, how's your mayor?
 
2009-11-09 11:35:09 PM
So what should I do to keep riding in the winter?

My road bike is now rolling on 700x28 all condition tires.

The city plows the bike paths before many residential neighborhoods, mostly because schoolchildren use the bike paths.

What's a good way to keep the ice out of the derailleurs?

Or should I open up the purse strings and buy a single speed with spiked tires?
 
2009-11-09 11:36:51 PM
This summer I picked up a bike because I wanted to get into shape and figured my car wasn't handling very well the 2-3 mile sprints between my home and anywhere I happen to be going, and while researching what kind of bike I wanted, how to take care of it properly, etc., I was also looking up local ordinances and trying to find out how to get around town without being one of those "cyclist douchebags."

I stop at stop signs, I stop at red lights (but run them since they never turn green for me), but I ride on the sidewalk wherever I can if there isn't a clearly delineated bike lane. Foot traffic where I live isn't very heavy (save during home games), so I'm not really inconveniencing anyone. Really I'm just too scared to ride in the street, and figure since 99.9% of the time I'm the only thing on the sidewalk, everyone involved would prefer me be there and not in traffic.

/figured this was one of those "douchebag cyclist stories" threads.
//not trying to be a douchebag
 
2009-11-09 11:37:38 PM
The bicycle riders in the bay area piss me off to no end. When they ride in the street they ignore traffic signals and signs even when it involves pedestrians. Just this last weekend I'm crossing at a residential intersection and this bicycle rider coming down the hill to my left says 'beep beep' to get me to stop and blows right by me, ignoring his stop sign. What a bunch of pretentious twats. They whine about cars not sharing the road with them yet they don't even give pedestrians the right away when they should.
 
2009-11-09 11:39:03 PM
aren't we all, in some small way, the Mayor of DC? Haven't each of us, in our own way, held up traffic with our illegal biking shenanigans? and if this is true, then isn't this an indictment of the entire American roadway system? Well I for one will not stand by and let this article badmouth the United States of America!

/paraphrased
//i really need to go to sleep
 
2009-11-09 11:40:33 PM
"The mayor of Washington DC is a cyclist."
That headline could have been a lot shorter.
 
2009-11-09 11:43:51 PM
The Face Of Oblivion: Everyone that works for the municipal government in DC, whatever their position, elected or appointed or merely hired, is a gigantic farking douchebag. The municipal government is a cesspool of the worst corruption, incompetence, and looting since Tammany Hall.

You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy. We must be cautious.

/obvious
 
2009-11-09 11:45:14 PM
tehbeermang: So what should I do to keep riding in the winter?

My road bike is now rolling on 700x28 all condition tires.


Hakkapeliittas. Fenders. Windproofing for your extremities.

Maybe ski goggles if you ride below 0°F. I find that below zero my eyelashes start to freeze together in inconvenient ways.

BTW, if you will be storing your bike outside for some sizeable percentage of the day, I recommend a thinner chain lube. Your big temperature breakpoints for when stuff starts to act funny are 32°F, 20°F, 0°F, and -10°F.
 
2009-11-09 11:45:41 PM
As a regular walker to work (1.7 mi, right through downtown) I am much more at risk from rogue cyclists than the occasional aggressive car.

Reasons why

- Car has plates, which means accountability.

- Car has a lot more invested in not hitting me

- If car hits me everyone will take my side

Compare contrast:

- Bike will obey whatever laws it feels like

- Bike won't care if it hits me in a crosswalk, then will get off the bike and start a shoving match with me because I got in his way (THIS HAPPENED)

- Bike has no insurance, no accountability, no plates

- Bike rider profound sense of entitlement, they rule the moral high ground, just ask them.

Bottom line: Bike riders downtown are a far greater risk to someone walking than are cars.

Fkn Fixie Asshats.
 
2009-11-09 11:49:47 PM
they don't even give pedestrians the right away when they should

Whenever someone other than you has the right-of-way you should yield to them.

Right away.

/sorry
 
2009-11-09 11:50:12 PM
sexy-fetus: "The mayor of Washington DC is a cyclist."
That headline could have been a lot shorter.


What if he was "bike curious"?
 
2009-11-09 11:52:42 PM
he's stiII a fag
 
2009-11-09 11:54:08 PM
BTW, if anyone in the Albany area is interested in a highly informal bicycling contest to benefit a local homeless shelter, email me (not Ultrafark, I never check that).
 
2009-11-09 11:54:33 PM
Prank Call of Cthulhu: Adrian Fenty in many ways has proven to be two or three times the douchebag that Marrion Barry was. That's a real accomplishment.

It really is. I miss Williams.

Fenty seems to have missed the "mayor isn't God" lesson that Barry proved time and time again. He's acting like he's the new Mayor Daley without any background, family connections, or money to justify it.
 
2009-11-09 11:59:26 PM
Got some planet bike speedez "shorty" fenders for the fall rainy season, as full size fenders won't fit under the brake bridge or fork crown.

They strap on. Neat design, really. I'll be taking them and the 28s off when the racing season starts.

Nobody makes snow spikes for road bikes.
 
2009-11-10 12:00:16 AM
soze:
//wrong-way cyclists, sidewalk riders PISS ME OFF.


Sidewalk riding is legal in many places, and often the only safe place to be. And sometimes trails dump you off on the wrong side of the road for the 1/4 mile that they're following a road, and you're supposed to stay on that side. So, perhaps you should calm down just a little bit..
 
2009-11-10 12:01:36 AM
Weaver95: One rule for them, another rule for us.

Four legs good, two legs better.
 
2009-11-10 12:02:16 AM
ITT: people who masturbatorily fantasize about murdering bike riders with their vehicles.

Equal percentage of drivers and cyclists are total douchebags. You know it's true.
 
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