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2012-06-16 11:41:16 PM  

Inconceivable!: It's lots of fun


Where I live it is a pain in the ass and exhausting.

Yes, I sound fat.
 
2012-06-16 11:50:14 PM  

Inconceivable!: People in Europe don't have this odd hate boner against bicycles like North Americans do.


I always thought the hate was bilateral: both thinking they own the road. Motorists because they a) pay fees to build and maintain the pavement, b) the I'm-bigger-than-you 'tude, Bicyclists own it because a) the rightous indignation for saving the planet, b) a seemingly huge chip on their shoulder, c) the apparent smugnesss that comes along with a logo-filled costume.

/Whenever possible, I move over one lane to give bikers extra room--they're nuts sometimes.
/I only ride a bike far far away from motor vehicles.
 
2012-06-16 11:56:28 PM  
I ride my bike for fun, transportation, and it's also my job, so I'm getting a kick out of most of these replies...

Really though, these guys are assholes. And any cyclist who rides like that is asking for (and will eventually get) it. The most infuriating thing about the video is that what they're doing isn't even impressive or particularly skillful. It's just annoying, misanthropic, and dangerous. Fark them.
 
2012-06-16 11:59:23 PM  
I don't mind bikers in general, but if you make me slam on my brakes to save your life, you can at least not act like i'm bothering you by doing so.
 
2012-06-17 12:04:33 AM  

ModernLuddite: Critical Mass is why people hate bikers.

Because getting together en masse, clogging a major roadway, and going as farkING SLOW AS POSSIBLE is how to get people to sympathize with the plight of the poor, misunderstood bicyclist.


We have that in Orlando. I caught up with them one evening and gave up after a mile or so. some of the folks were really being jerks and intentionally blocking traffic. I went off on my item little ride and had a good time.
 
2012-06-17 12:05:48 AM  

Mugato: Sylvia_Bandersnatch: Drivers need to chill the fark out. Everyone needs to chill the fark out. Road irritations are a problem of privileged people. If it's really that big a deal for you, then you've got a very narrow perspective.

I'm not condoning violence but you don't see anything in that video that should piss off any driver watching it? Or sane biker for that matter.


Include pedestrians as part of the pissed off crowd.
 
2012-06-17 12:11:35 AM  

Adolf Oliver Nipples: mr smart the great: i was hoping some one would open their door on the asshole that broke the mirror

He didn't break the mirror. It was on a pivot and when he hit it the mirror sprung forward. All the guy had to do was reach out and pull it back.

Modern vehicles, how do they work?


So if I catch you on a bike, it's okay to hit your handlebars, right? It'll swing right back after you pick yourself off the floor, so no big deal.
 
2012-06-17 12:14:37 AM  

FraggleStickCar: I ride my bike for fun, transportation, and it's also my job, so I'm getting a kick out of most of these replies...

Really though, these guys are assholes. And any cyclist who rides like that is asking for (and will eventually get) it. The most infuriating thing about the video is that what they're doing isn't even impressive or particularly skillful. It's just annoying, misanthropic, and dangerous. Fark them.


that's what I thought, too. it's a sad attempt to make an 'extreme' video when really anybody could do it if they just flipped on their asshole switch.
 
2012-06-17 12:19:50 AM  

wee: Sylvia_Bandersnatch: Just like your killing English?

Your killing English what?


www.imglols.com
 
2012-06-17 12:44:14 AM  
I know some actual bicycle couriers (for legal documents) and the guys in that video were just assholes. Real couriers can get it there fast, without breaking every traffic law know to man.

But that one chick with the rack can cut me off in traffic any day.
 
2012-06-17 12:55:19 AM  

FraggleStickCar: I ride my bike for fun, transportation, and it's also my job, so I'm getting a kick out of most of these replies...

Really though, these guys are assholes. And any cyclist who rides like that is asking for (and will eventually get) it. The most infuriating thing about the video is that what they're doing isn't even impressive or particularly skillful. It's just annoying, misanthropic, and dangerous. Fark them.

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You ever run a GIS on an amusing login and literally said What THE FarK!
farm1.staticflickr.com
Looks ok, Fraggles/cars, cool!
Then the next thing you know you got giraffes farking mules, a pic of some chicks Venus Mons with a tattoo and Billy Bob Thorton all on the same page.


FraggleStickCar GIS
 
2012-06-17 12:55:34 AM  
Its funny to read from all the bicycle apologists in these threads, as not a single one of them has the "courage" to actually ride this recklessly. If they did, they'd be splayed all over the road, and there would be fewer bicycle apologists showing up in these threads.
 
2012-06-17 01:13:03 AM  
Funbags GIS
May be
NSFW

Depending on your filter setting
 
2012-06-17 01:42:36 AM  
To be fair, playing in traffic is REALLY fun.
 
2012-06-17 02:20:47 AM  
I dislike when the weekend warrior peleton cruises through my neck of the woods on their way to the local Starbucks. They ride parallel to the designated (and scenic) bike path, disobeying signals because they feel they can scoot through the intersection faster than the turning car, and making scene while I get my coffee.

"I forgot to fill my water bottle" doesn't give your sweaty spandex clad ass a reason to stink up/dirty up the place for everyone else.
 
2012-06-17 02:34:04 AM  

Funbags: Its funny to read from all the bicycle apologists in these threads, as not a single one of them has the "courage" to actually ride this recklessly. If they did, they'd be splayed all over the road, and there would be fewer bicycle apologists showing up in these threads.


You mean we're not dumb enough to challenge multi-ton steel cages with our soft and squishy bodies. Let those assholes get creamed. We intend to stay alive to piss you off for the rest of your life
 
2012-06-17 02:42:14 AM  

rooftop235: Mugato: Sylvia_Bandersnatch: Drivers need to chill the fark out. Everyone needs to chill the fark out. Road irritations are a problem of privileged people. If it's really that big a deal for you, then you've got a very narrow perspective.

I'm not condoning violence but you don't see anything in that video that should piss off any driver watching it? Or sane biker for that matter.

Include pedestrians as part of the pissed off crowd.


Sure, of course. But pissed off is a world apart from opening a door on someone, swerving at them, tailgating, or any other potentially harmful act. We all get pissed off sometimes, for all kinds of reasons. But committing violence inspired by anger is what animals do. And we're better than that. Or should be.
 
2012-06-17 02:44:00 AM  

bigbadideasinaction: Adolf Oliver Nipples: mr smart the great: i was hoping some one would open their door on the asshole that broke the mirror

He didn't break the mirror. It was on a pivot and when he hit it the mirror sprung forward. All the guy had to do was reach out and pull it back.

Modern vehicles, how do they work?

So if I catch you on a bike, it's okay to hit your handlebars, right? It'll swing right back after you pick yourself off the floor, so no big deal.


You're never going to sustain an injury from your mirror getting tapped, would-be-smart guy. It's not comparable. Sheesh.
 
2012-06-17 02:47:29 AM  

HotWingAgenda: I know some actual bicycle couriers (for legal documents) and the guys in that video were just assholes. Real couriers can get it there fast, without breaking every traffic law know to man.

But that one chick with the rack can cut me off in traffic any day.


I believe they are real messengers, but this is an ally cat race -- a sort of high-octane road rally -- and can get crazy. (And yes, stupid and dangerous, too. Alcohol may be involved. At least, when they did this in Providence awhile back, most of the checkpoints were bars.)
 
2012-06-17 02:53:45 AM  

ModernLuddite: Critical Mass is why people hate bikers.

Because getting together en masse, clogging a major roadway, and going as farkING SLOW AS POSSIBLE is how to get people to sympathize with the plight of the poor, misunderstood bicyclist.


I'm pretty sure Critical Mass has two objectives:

1) Making it so inconvenient to take a car that more people use alternative transportation.
2) Pissing off people like you.
 
2012-06-17 04:08:43 AM  

Boatmech: giraffes farking mules, a pic of some chicks Venus Mons with a tattoo and Billy Bob Thorton


Or as I call it, "Tuesday."
 
2012-06-17 07:43:11 AM  

Boatmech: Funbags GIS
May be
NSFW

Depending on your filter setting


Ha!

www.hollywoodtuna.com
 
2012-06-17 08:17:39 AM  

Sylvia_Bandersnatch: I don't feel bad if stupid people get hurt doing stupid things


I think what you're witnessing here is a spat over "protected" modes of travel. When an 80,000 pound truck hits a sub 1-ton compact car, it's generally assumed to be the truck driver's fault.

When that same compact collides with a motorcyclist, the compact captain is the guy who generally takes the fall.

And when any of these ends up in a mash-up with a cyclist or pedestrian, well, yeah.

The drivers of these demonized "big boys picking on little boys" would like to remind you that when you cut off a 80,000 lb truck in a shiatty little compact, physics dictates that your ride has the capacity to brake in a MUCH shorter distance than the 18-wheeler the other guy is driving under full load, yet we know that this isn't what's going to be the big takeaway from the experience for most people giving it a cursory glance- even law enforcement.

Especially law enforcement.

The attitude will always be that it's the bigger guy who needs to be more careful of the little one. You don't need to "feel sorry" for the stupid people who do stupid things, in most cases, that bias is already built into traffic law precedent.

The sad part is- while you're raging about the "hypocrisy" being shown in this thread- you're probably talking to a lot of people who- given the option- would actually rather not be forced into making a fine meat paste of some little shiat who decides to blindside them on the road, and would certainly rather not be hung up like a sacrificial lamb because of it.


Sylvia_Bandersnatch: and I'm not taking either side.


Ohhhh, now this is incredibly disingenuous of you...
 
2012-06-17 08:45:29 AM  

FraggleStickCar: Boatmech: giraffes farking mules, a pic of some chicks Venus Mons with a tattoo and Billy Bob Thorton

Or as I call it, "Tuesday."


wtfcontent.com;•)
 
2012-06-17 08:47:29 AM  
ITT:

i47.tinypic.com
 
2012-06-17 08:53:29 AM  
Bike messengers are by definition insane. Good thing the fax machine killed most of them off.

//bicyclist
//// rode 40 miles on a bike trail to stay away from cars yesterday
// averaged 15 mph
 
2012-06-17 08:54:49 AM  

dualplains: Boatmech: Funbags GIS
May be
NSFW

Depending on your filter setting

Ha!


www.hollywoodtuna.com


www.coolbuddy.com
 
2012-06-17 10:36:20 AM  
I don't have a problem with bike riders in traffic...as long as they can RIDE THE FARKING SPEED LIMIT. Look, buddy, the speed limit is 45 - if you're incapable of meeting that requirement, GTFO. I shouldn't have to go at school-zone speeds just because of YOUR sense of entitlement.
 
2012-06-17 10:37:55 AM  

Krieghund: ModernLuddite: Critical Mass is why people hate bikers.

Because getting together en masse, clogging a major roadway, and going as farkING SLOW AS POSSIBLE is how to get people to sympathize with the plight of the poor, misunderstood bicyclist.

I'm pretty sure Critical Mass has two objectives:

1) Making it so inconvenient to take a car that more people use alternative transportation.
2) Pissing off people like you.


BLOCKING ONE BRIDGE ONCE A MONTH FOR THREE MONTHS OUT OF THE YEAR IS NOT INCONVENIENT.
 
2012-06-17 11:15:01 AM  

aspAddict: I don't have a problem with bike riders in traffic...as long as they can RIDE THE FARKING SPEED LIMIT. Look, buddy, the speed limit is 45 - if you're incapable of meeting that requirement, GTFO.



You realize that's an upper limit, right?
 
2012-06-17 12:10:46 PM  

Arachnophobe: Sylvia_Bandersnatch: And they're not stunt cyclists, they're bike messengers. And they're not really worse than far more drivers.

The problem is that it sure seems like most bike messengers THINK they're stunt cyclists. Or at least they ride like they are. They're menaces.


That's common of anybody who gets paid to get places fast. Look at how taxi drivers and pizza delivery guys drive.

Arachnophobe: As for sharing the roads with cyclists, I have no problem with them when they're doing it properly. Stay to the right, obey the traffic lights and signs, ride in single file and we'll get along just fine. It's when they start blowing through lights and stop signs, riding side by side and not signalling their turns that I start to get irked. It's about 50/50 where I live. For every good cyclist, there's a Tour de France wannabe under the impression that the roads are closed to everyone but him.


You should also review the legal definitions of how to "properly" ride a bike in your area. In every place I've lived, riding side-by-side is legal for bikes. And your "stay to the right" comment needs some clarification in that it's perfectly fine to take the lane in almost all circumstances. Hell, in Texas the "stay as far right as practicable" law specifically only applies to roads where the right lane is wider than 14 feet. I've seen very few lanes that wide.
 
2012-06-17 12:23:46 PM  

froggyclifford: aspAddict: I don't have a problem with bike riders in traffic...as long as they can RIDE THE FARKING SPEED LIMIT. Look, buddy, the speed limit is 45 - if you're incapable of meeting that requirement, GTFO.


You realize that's an upper limit, right?


Do you have any idea how tragically inconvenient it is when somebody is going slower than you in the right lane? Could make you 10, maybe even 15 seconds late to work, waiting to pass them.
 
2012-06-17 12:27:37 PM  

Krieghund: ModernLuddite: Critical Mass is why people hate bikers.

Because getting together en masse, clogging a major roadway, and going as farkING SLOW AS POSSIBLE is how to get people to sympathize with the plight of the poor, misunderstood bicyclist.

I'm pretty sure Critical Mass has two objectives:

1) Making it so inconvenient to take a car that more people use alternative transportation.
2) Pissing off people like you.


Ah, the noble bicyclist... guiding us all towards a better way!
I should totally use a bicycle while I'm going from work to pick up the kids 15 miles away.

But I must definitely be the exception to the rule. I'm sure 99.9% of the totally pissed off drivers are just out for a leisurely spin at the expense of our precious environment.

I'm even more sure Critical Mass has one objective:

1) Providing frustrated hipster doooshbags an opportunity to strike back at the society that simply refuses to indulge, or understand them.

We're all so selfish for trying to live our own lives without recognizing their plight.
 
2012-06-17 01:09:13 PM  

Lor M. Ipsum: That is a very, very small percentage of bicyclists, and every single one of them deserves to spend the rest of their lives in a vegetative state.


From the looks of it, it is only a matter of time. I never ride this way, but I ride for fun, not for a living
 
2012-06-17 01:19:21 PM  

serial_crusher: froggyclifford: aspAddict: I don't have a problem with bike riders in traffic...as long as they can RIDE THE FARKING SPEED LIMIT. Look, buddy, the speed limit is 45 - if you're incapable of meeting that requirement, GTFO.


You realize that's an upper limit, right?

Do you have any idea how tragically inconvenient it is when somebody is going slower than you in the right lane? Could make you 10, maybe even 15 seconds late to work, waiting to pass them.



Knowing this will not be received with any level of rationality, I'm pretty sure the argument here is not over speed limits, but rather differences in speed. I biker travelling 15 mph in a 45 mph lane is going to cause people to react. It's quite reasonable that the 1st person to encounter the biker will have sufficient time to spot the slower traveller and adjust accordingly -- but it's very likely that the guy behind him will not be able to see the bike, and will hence be reacting to a suddenly braking vehicle in front of him. This trend will continue, and the entire affair basically depends upon a whole bunch of drivers with proper defensive driving skills -- which is a rough assumption given the overwhelming presence of cell phones and texters.

The point here is that immediately when I see a biker travelling much slower than the posted limit, I go into super paranoid mode where I have to quickly figure out how to completely alter the flow of traffic and not get rear-ended, etc. To say I have minimual confidence in the driver behind me is a bit of an understatement -- and yes, I really wish the biker wasn't there to cause the entire situation in the first place. It really doesn't have anyhthing to do with arriving at my destination 15 seconds earlier.

If it helps, I have the same basic reaction when a guy on a racing bike weaves by me at 110 mph. The average driver on the road is too damn distracted (or incompetent) to deal with some piece of metal moving at a much different speed than every other piece of metal on the road.
 
2012-06-17 02:21:17 PM  
Amsterdam has the smoothest and most respectful road cohabitation between cars, bikes and pedestrians on narrow lane ways without a lot of traffic lights. I credit their healthy attitudes towards sexuality, drug use and art.
 
2012-06-17 04:36:27 PM  

Sylvia_Bandersnatch: I always love the HUURR CYKLISTZ SUXX0RZ threads. Because you know how motorists ALWAYS obey the law.


fark you and your two wheeled piece of shiat bike.
 
2012-06-17 05:19:16 PM  

Boatmech: dualplains: Boatmech: Funbags GIS
May be
NSFW

Depending on your filter setting

Ha!

[www.hollywoodtuna.com image 300x390]


[www.coolbuddy.com image 300x493]


I haven't kept abreast of this thread in quite awhile. That changes NOW.
 
2012-06-17 05:49:41 PM  

Trackball: Sylvia_Bandersnatch: I always love the HUURR CYKLISTZ SUXX0RZ threads. Because you know how motorists ALWAYS obey the law.

fark you and your two wheeled piece of shiat bike.


Hee hee, zero-lighters and their junior-high 'insults'. You kids kill me. It's like being in charge of in-school detention, except I'm not responsible if you like a paper clip and stick it in an outlet. (You can get magical powers that way -- try it and see!)
 
2012-06-17 05:52:21 PM  
That's a movie I'm gonna see.
The city race is tame compared to the NY one or what looked lie Afrcan ones
 
2012-06-17 06:56:33 PM  

Blink: serial_crusher: froggyclifford: aspAddict: I don't have a problem with bike riders in traffic...as long as they can RIDE THE FARKING SPEED LIMIT. Look, buddy, the speed limit is 45 - if you're incapable of meeting that requirement, GTFO.


You realize that's an upper limit, right?

Do you have any idea how tragically inconvenient it is when somebody is going slower than you in the right lane? Could make you 10, maybe even 15 seconds late to work, waiting to pass them.


Knowing this will not be received with any level of rationality, I'm pretty sure the argument here is not over speed limits, but rather differences in speed. I biker travelling 15 mph in a 45 mph lane is going to cause people to react. It's quite reasonable that the 1st person to encounter the biker will have sufficient time to spot the slower traveller and adjust accordingly -- but it's very likely that the guy behind him will not be able to see the bike, and will hence be reacting to a suddenly braking vehicle in front of him. This trend will continue, and the entire affair basically depends upon a whole bunch of drivers with proper defensive driving skills -- which is a rough assumption given the overwhelming presence of cell phones and texters.

The point here is that immediately when I see a biker travelling much slower than the posted limit, I go into super paranoid mode where I have to quickly figure out how to completely alter the flow of traffic and not get rear-ended, etc. To say I have minimual confidence in the driver behind me is a bit of an understatement -- and yes, I really wish the biker wasn't there to cause the entire situation in the first place. It really doesn't have anyhthing to do with arriving at my destination 15 seconds earlier.

If it helps, I have the same basic reaction when a guy on a racing bike weaves by me at 110 mph. The average driver on the road is too damn distracted (or incompetent) to deal with some piece of metal moving at a much different speed than eve ...


I got about halfway through your first paragraph when I realised that your entire thesis is that drivers are morans. We already know that.
 
2012-06-17 06:58:48 PM  

Mac Beer: Their killing elderly with this shiate out here in NorCal


We should them carbon credits then?
 
2012-06-17 07:04:53 PM  

lynxi: Bike messengers are by definition insane. Good thing the fax machine killed most of them off.

//bicyclist
//// rode 40 miles on a bike trail to stay away from cars yesterday
// averaged 15 mph


Faxes have almost nothing to do with bike messengers. The scanning phototelegraph (the first practical fax) was patented well over a century ago, but we still have bike messengers. PDFs are rapidly replacing faxes. Yet we still have bike messengers. There's little connection. Do you honestly think that any company that's been in business in the last half century would hire a guy to take something across town if they could just fax it instead?

The point of door-to-door hand delivery is HARD COPY ORIGINALS.
 
2012-06-17 07:09:28 PM  

johnwohl: ITT:

[i47.tinypic.com image 475x314]


Why did you post a cartoon about gay priests?
 
2012-06-17 10:24:56 PM  
A lot of dangerous and illegal things in that video and I think many of their actions should receive reprimand. I hope drivers recognize that these are not the actions of all cyclists and the vast majority are responsible road users. What I find interesting, though, is the people who are irritated most by law-abiding cyclists, are the ones who regularly break road laws.

That "speed limit 25" sign doesn't mean "30-35 unless I see a cop."

I would be in favor of a governing device on cars that limited their speed to that of the roadway's maximum. Would save a lot of lives from car accidents. But it won't happen, because the vast majority of drivers want the ability to break the law, since they already do it so often.
 
2012-06-18 12:04:16 AM  

InfamousG: A lot of dangerous and illegal things in that video and I think many of their actions should receive reprimand. I hope drivers recognize that these are not the actions of all cyclists and the vast majority are responsible road users. What I find interesting, though, is the people who are irritated most by law-abiding cyclists, are the ones who regularly break road laws.

That "speed limit 25" sign doesn't mean "30-35 unless I see a cop."

I would be in favor of a governing device on cars that limited their speed to that of the roadway's maximum. Would save a lot of lives from car accidents. But it won't happen, because the vast majority of drivers want the ability to break the law, since they already do it so often.


Did you ever take the time to actually think about the consequences of allowing the government that much control over our daily lives, or are you one of those morons who think the results would be acceptable "for the greater good"?
 
2012-06-18 12:08:41 AM  

Lor M. Ipsum: That is a very, very small percentage of bicyclists, and every single one of them deserves to spend the rest of their lives in a vegetative state.


Yep.

Although, there are cyclists galore here in Colorado (I'd guess we have more than any other state?) and they act as if they are part of the normal traffic. Umm, no..and you're going 20 in a 45 and taking up one whole lane? Go eat a tree,
 
2012-06-18 12:19:12 AM  

Dr.Knockboots: Lor M. Ipsum: That is a very, very small percentage of bicyclists, and every single one of them deserves to spend the rest of their lives in a vegetative state.

Yep.

Although, there are cyclists galore here in Colorado (I'd guess we have more than any other state?) and they act as if they are part of the normal traffic. Umm, no..and you're going 20 in a 45 and taking up one whole lane? Go eat a tree,


If I straddle the line taking up two lanes with my car, some pissed off trucker will run me off the road. And I wouldn't blame him. For some reason the spandex-douche patrol thinks that spilling out of the bike lane into the car lane is somehow different than that.

Most people on bikes are well aware of the traffic laws, common courtesy, and the basic laws of physics when going up against several tons of steel. The douches, on the other hand, tend to run in packs and are often instantly recognized by their bright colored outfits.
 
2012-06-18 04:44:18 AM  
when riding my bike in France, all of the "almost accident" incidents I have gone through have come from other cyclists. they have ranged from cyclists not stopping for traffic lights to attempting to overtake me/others in the narrow bicycle lanes.

any near miss involving a car was a result of my own stupidity, or the bike lane disappearing halfway down a street.

/if there are helmet laws here, they are not enforced.
//Critical Mass is the PETA of cycling
 
2012-06-18 05:02:55 AM  
So the lesson learned here is...dudes who ride bicycles are sensitive little flowers.
 
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