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(Oregon Live)   Awesome: You're pinned under a 3,200 pound car after a bike accident and firefighters use brute strength to lift it off of you. Sucks to be you: Cops then ticket you for unlawful lane change and improper use of lane   (oregonlive.com) divider line 169
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2012-01-06 11:14:18 AM  
you have to face the consequences of your action?? yeah that sucks
 
2012-01-06 11:26:51 AM  
This is Portlandia where cyclists are road warrior jack wads. I've had some of these clowns bolt right in front my 9000lb truck, slap my hood and flip me off at 30 mph. This clown should have gotten a bigger ticket.

/no sympathy here
 
2012-01-06 12:06:40 PM  

GaryPDX: /no sympathy here


Tru dat.
 
2012-01-06 02:10:32 PM  
Don't change lanes illegally and you won't get run over by a car.
Around here we have a problem with pedestrians who step off the sidewalk in front of cars, "because the law says cars have to stop".
Of course the laws of physics overrule the laws of man more often than not.
 
2012-01-06 02:29:43 PM  

cretinbob: Don't change lanes illegally and you won't get run over by a car.
Around here we have a problem with pedestrians who step off the sidewalk in front of cars, "because the law says cars have to stop".
Of course the laws of physics overrule the laws of man more often than not.


Here in WI, vehicles must stop for pedestrians in the crosswalk. It's the law.

Out of the crosswalk, they're fair game!
 
2012-01-06 02:30:42 PM  
A bicyclist breaking traffic laws??!!! And getting ticketed??!!! Unpossible! Those cops should be fired!!
 
2012-01-06 02:31:08 PM  
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2012-01-06 02:31:15 PM  

cretinbob: Don't change lanes illegally and you won't get run over by a car.


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2012-01-06 02:32:23 PM  
Bicyclist thread?
I'll get the popcorn.

tadpolesoutdoorblog.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-01-06 02:32:54 PM  
Suck it up, princess.
 
2012-01-06 02:33:11 PM  
 
2012-01-06 02:33:22 PM  

GaryPDX: This is Portlandia where cyclists are road warrior jack wads. I've had some of these clowns bolt right in front my 9000lb truck, slap my hood and flip me off at 30 mph. This clown should have gotten a bigger ticket.

/no sympathy here


Your overweight car-addicted ass isn't needed here. Stay in Washington County, Gary_Beaverton.

That being said, it's not a great idea to bike on MLK or Grand - they are busy streets without bike lanes. There's a bike boulevard just a block or two over.
 
2012-01-06 02:33:38 PM  
And if this was a car driver instead of it being a bike rider, the Farkers in this thread would be complaining about the cops giving this guy a ticket.
 
2012-01-06 02:33:46 PM  
Most Bicyclists are douches anyway, so I see no issue here.
 
2012-01-06 02:33:48 PM  
sometimes you should just pay the ticket...because you deserve it
 
2012-01-06 02:33:54 PM  
If they are wearing one of those Tour de France outfits....they should get the fine doubled

...and a cockpunch
 
2012-01-06 02:34:30 PM  
I bike, and if I changed lanes illegally, I'd expect a ticket, regardless of being on a bike or in my car or under a car

That said, I stay off the roads as much as I can and use the extensive bike paths through Eugene, even if it is a little out of my way. Far too many people are jackwads in cars because they're hating on bicyclists that do dangerous things, and I've been nearly hit while in the bike lane by someone edging their car out of of a driveway and into the bike lane.

I'd rather be a little more fit from the extra exercise than be dead because I was in a hurry.
 
2012-01-06 02:34:32 PM  
God, share the road, cyclists!
 
2012-01-06 02:38:07 PM  

John Napkintosh: God, share the road, cyclists!


He did! See? There's a piece of him over there, and here, and there.....
 
2012-01-06 02:38:16 PM  

GaryPDX: This is Portlandia where cyclists are road warrior jack wads. I've had some of these clowns bolt right in front my 9000lb truck, slap my hood and flip me off at 30 mph. This clown should have gotten a bigger ticket.

/no sympathy here


What a Portlandia cyclist road warrior jackwad may look like:

media.oregonlive.com
 
2012-01-06 02:39:10 PM  

John Napkintosh: God, share the road, cyclists!


In my town, they do.

They're not supposed to, because they're supposed to be using the farking bike lanes, but whatever....

I don't hate bicyclists or motorcyclists to any special degree though, they're just the same asswipes I was yelling at the other day on the interstate when they cut me off in their car.
 
2012-01-06 02:40:53 PM  

meat0918: I'd rather be a little more fit from the extra exercise than be dead because I was in a hurry.


I think that's what everyone operating any kind of vehicle needs reminded of: Better late then dead. Because if you would rather have dead, I can arrange it for you without endangering the lives of others.
 
2012-01-06 02:42:42 PM  
Ignorance of the law is not a defense.
 
2012-01-06 02:43:13 PM  
I just remember to assume that every vehicle on the road is out to destroy me whether I'm in the bike lane or not. The law might be on my side if I'm acting appropriately, but I don't care for my principled stance so much when I'm flattened on the pavement.
 
2012-01-06 02:43:32 PM  
Smugtard had it comin.
 
2012-01-06 02:43:40 PM  

moops: GaryPDX: This is Portlandia where cyclists are road warrior jack wads. I've had some of these clowns bolt right in front my 9000lb truck, slap my hood and flip me off at 30 mph. This clown should have gotten a bigger ticket.

/no sympathy here

Your overweight car-addicted ass isn't needed here. Stay in Washington County, Gary_Beaverton.

That being said, it's not a great idea to bike on MLK or Grand - they are busy streets without bike lanes. There's a bike boulevard just a block or two over.


With the new rail lines on those streets, they're even less bike-friendly. Vancouver and Williams are the way to go, when some douche isn't throwing tacks into the bike lanes (I wonder what that douche's Fark handle is).

So this guy a) didn't know where to ride, and b) didn't know how to ride...my sympathy meter for him is where it would be for any idiot who gets hurt in traffic, no matter what they ride/drive. Hope he's all right, and I hope he pays for the paint he scratched.

/I once saw a car come to a complete stop at a stop sign. Red letter day, seriously.
//Bikes, and stops at stop signs
 
2012-01-06 02:44:13 PM  
Bi-CYCLE bi-CYCLE
I want to ride my
Bi-CYCLE bi-CYCLE
I want to ride my bi-cyc-le
I want to ride my bike
I want to ride my bicycle
I want to ride it where I li... *screech* *kathump kathump* *splat*
 
2012-01-06 02:45:01 PM  
what is this delightful sensation? ahh, yes... sweet, delicious schadenfreude.

/just a shame the cyclist doesn't carry insurance to cover the damage he caused to the cars involved.
 
2012-01-06 02:46:03 PM  
In Chicago, the cyclists are always running red lights. Sometimes, they don't even stop and look. It is like these people have no survival instinct.
 
2012-01-06 02:46:05 PM  
Did anyone film the ticketing?
 
2012-01-06 02:46:17 PM  
I'm a cyclist, but never ride on the street because of assholes in cars. Fortunately, I have lots of river trails by my house.

You car drivers who don't yield are assholes who should go to prison if you kill a cyclist. But I'll fight this fight in Internet forums, not on the road. I'd rather live to taunt you fat diabetic farks, than die getting run over by you.

Now jam another cupcake in your big fat mouths as your ass widens on the couch, fatsos.
 
2012-01-06 02:48:40 PM  

PullItOut: With the new rail lines on those streets, they're even less bike-friendly.


My 2nd day in Portland, I ate it on those tracks, at MLK. That was slightly embarrassing. Not to mention painful, as I went right over the handlebars and onto the pavement.
 
2012-01-06 02:49:19 PM  
I had a cyclist almost run me over yesterday on the Burnside bridge. There are bike lanes on both sides moran! Not only was he on the sidewalk but he was going against traffic. Hipster on a fixie - tremendous douchcanoe. But his ironic mustache was gloriously flapping in the breeze as he passed. I have no sympathy for Portland cyclists. Especially the idiots on doubledecker bikes - how the hell do they stop at at red light? I've only ever seen them in motion.

/lives in downtown
 
2012-01-06 02:50:59 PM  

moops: PullItOut: With the new rail lines on those streets, they're even less bike-friendly.

My 2nd day in Portland, I ate it on those tracks, at MLK. That was slightly embarrassing. Not to mention painful, as I went right over the handlebars and onto the pavement.


farm1.static.flickr.com

These are all over the Pearl by the streetcar tracks on 10th and 11th, one of my favorite signs

/also hot
 
2012-01-06 02:51:02 PM  
Also for damaging a vehicle by laying under it!
 
2012-01-06 02:51:40 PM  
Proper lane usuage isn't just a good idea it will keep you alive.

The worst are the Critical mASS-holes... nothing like bringing sympathy to your cause like farking up traffic in major cities on the last Friday of the month. Yes bicycle riders are entitled to use the roads, but they are subject to the same traffic laws. Try reasoning with one of those clowns when they are in their mob mentality.
 
2012-01-06 02:52:12 PM  

moops: PullItOut: With the new rail lines on those streets, they're even less bike-friendly.

My 2nd day in Portland, I ate it on those tracks, at MLK. That was slightly embarrassing. Not to mention painful, as I went right over the handlebars and onto the pavement.


Okay, wait...was that recently, like in September or October? Because I almost stopped, but the guy looked like he'd hurt his pride more than anything else.
 
2012-01-06 02:52:13 PM  

The Stealth Hippopotamus: you have to face the consequences of your action?? yeah that sucks


over in one subby.
They should also bill him for the emergency service and his insurance shouldnt cover any of his medical bills.
 
2012-01-06 02:52:23 PM  
I had a guy ride his horn for twenty seconds then get out of
his SUV to yell at me for riding legally yesterday so I'm getting a kick out of these posts.
 
2012-01-06 02:52:54 PM  
Reminds me of the case of Ashlee Shaner. Killed when driving around an apparent curve when a truck outside of $cientology's Gold Base near Hemet, CA was parked across the road while doing some apparent late night work with their slave labor force.

Her car slammed into the truck and she was killed.

She was cited for: "VIOLATION OF 22350 V.C. (UNSAFE SPEED FOR PREVAILING CONDITIONS)."

Source
 
2012-01-06 02:53:47 PM  

namatad: They should also bill him for the emergency service and his insurance shouldnt cover any of his medical bills.


Should that happen to drivers guilty of an improper lane change as well?
 
2012-01-06 02:55:34 PM  

KeeptheChief: Proper lane usuage isn't just a good idea it will keep you alive.

The worst are the Critical mASS-holes... nothing like bringing sympathy to your cause like farking up traffic in major cities on the last Friday of the month. Yes bicycle riders are entitled to use the roads, but they are subject to the same traffic laws. Try reasoning with one of those clowns when they are in their mob mentality.


farking critical
seriously
while I normally get bent out shape over nothing, these tards REALLY get me going.
We need some kind of method to totally disrupt them.
Sharpened caltrops (new window) thrown in large numbers in their path?

the humor from dozens to hundreds to bikers with flat tires would be awesomeness.
 
2012-01-06 02:56:20 PM  

cretinbob: Don't change lanes illegally and you won't get run over by a car.
Around here we have a problem with pedestrians who step off the sidewalk in front of cars, "because the law says cars have to stop".
Of course the laws of physics overrule the laws of man more often than not.




images.wikia.com

Aye!
 
2012-01-06 02:56:40 PM  

detroitdoesntsuckthatbad: have no sympathy for Portland cyclists. Especially the idiots on doubledecker bikes - how the hell do they stop at at red light? I've only ever seen them in motion.


What about unicyclists? You love us, don't you?

jrydevisuals.com
 
2012-01-06 02:56:56 PM  

PullItOut: namatad: They should also bill him for the emergency service and his insurance shouldnt cover any of his medical bills.

Should that happen to drivers guilty of an improper lane change as well?


fark YES

dont get me started about motorcyclists who choose to not wear helmets and get into and accident or drivers who wont wear a seat belt and get ejected through the windscreen

/and yes, I know that there is no practical way to enforce this. sigh
 
2012-01-06 02:57:40 PM  
Instead of lifting, I wish they had all climbed on the car and jumped up and down.

I live near a very busy 4 lane RD. It is more of an east / west thoroughfare that is a HWY on each side of town. No room for more than one car in each lane. Barely that, and the avg. speed is about 45 mph.

Some spandex wearing douche will get on there and ride for 10-15 blocks backing everyone up, and endangering 100s of people before it is over.

What irks me is one block either direction are perfectly good alternative, quiet neighborhood streets that you could take, which I often do. There are also sidewalks that are almost always empty. No reason to endanger yourself and 100s of others unless you are a complete jackwad.

It is a combo death wish / attention whore complex I have decided.
 
2012-01-06 02:57:51 PM  

namatad: They should also bill him for the emergency service and his insurance shouldnt cover any of his medical bills.


Because the consequence of getting private medical insurance is that claims are denied, right?
 
2012-01-06 02:58:25 PM  

meat0918: I bike, and if I changed lanes illegally, I'd expect a ticket, regardless of being on a bike or in my car or under a car

That said, I stay off the roads as much as I can and use the extensive bike paths through Eugene, even if it is a little out of my way. Far too many people are jackwads in cars because they're hating on bicyclists that do dangerous things, and I've been nearly hit while in the bike lane by someone edging their car out of of a driveway and into the bike lane.

I'd rather be a little more fit from the extra exercise than be dead because I was in a hurry.


RIMS

I bike every day (even today) and there's one rule I follow:

1. Bikes never have the right of way. Ever.
 
2012-01-06 02:58:33 PM  

Misch: Reminds me of the case of Ashlee Shaner. Killed when driving around an apparent curve when a truck outside of $cientology's Gold Base near Hemet, CA was parked across the road while doing some apparent late night work with their slave labor force.

Her car slammed into the truck and she was killed.

She was cited for: "VIOLATION OF 22350 V.C. (UNSAFE SPEED FOR PREVAILING CONDITIONS)."

Source


wow
I tried to read that. but my brain melted.
all caps
no paragraphs
shudder
 
2012-01-06 03:00:24 PM  

PullItOut: moops: PullItOut: With the new rail lines on those streets, they're even less bike-friendly.

My 2nd day in Portland, I ate it on those tracks, at MLK. That was slightly embarrassing. Not to mention painful, as I went right over the handlebars and onto the pavement.

Okay, wait...was that recently, like in September or October? Because I almost stopped, but the guy looked like he'd hurt his pride more than anything else.


Nope, last April - I was on a bike with slicks on the front. Touched the rail and over I went.
 
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