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(Gothamist)   Please do not bike on NYC's Brooklyn-Queens EXPRESSWAY... especially without a helmet, especially during rush hour, especially in the middle of the lanes, and most especially while you're blotto (some NSFW comments in linked story)   (gothamist.com) divider line 88
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2012-09-18 02:56:08 PM
I was going to come in here to make a comment about how the middle of the lane is where you should be, but then I saw the photo and realized it said "middle of the lanes" plural not singular. Yeah, this guy's an idiot.

Not sure about New York, but the law here in Texas is that bikes are allowed on any roadway unless there's a sign explicitly forbidding them. The mid-lane thing is obviously a big no though.
 
2012-09-18 03:14:49 PM
That's by my house.  One of Robert Moses' nastier bits of legacy.
 
My morning ritual is to drink my coffee standing by my back window looking at the Bqe traffic jam that is basically a bunch of cars parked on the expressway every morning going nowhere slowly, and thinking "Who the hell would drive to work every day on that stinking expressway?"
 
While the people parked in the cars looking down at me are probably thinking "Who the hell would LIVE next to this stinking expressway?  Oh and buddy, would it kill you to put on some pants and get some proper shades?"
 
2012-09-18 03:21:14 PM
And the Vespa doing 30 on the BQE the other day was bad enough.
 
2012-09-18 03:44:07 PM
Wow, watch out on the comments there.  Somebody's posting wangs.
 
2012-09-18 03:51:58 PM

James!: Wow, watch out on the comments there.  Somebody's posting wangs.


Yeah, but they're small wangs!

/also some guy with the Asbury Park smiley face guy

Last time I was on the BQE there was some road in between to huge craters.


i221.photobucket.com
 
2012-09-18 05:19:05 PM
Hell, it was only a matter of time. It was the last traffic law that urban bicyclists actually understood.
 
2012-09-18 05:20:52 PM
We had some New York coworkers come out and visit our companies Indianapolis facility where I work. It blew their mind when they saw a giant John Deer driving on the road during rush hour.

I will be forwarding this along to them.....
 
2012-09-18 05:23:31 PM
Those comments are worse than a Fark political thread.
 
2012-09-18 05:25:02 PM
 
2012-09-18 05:27:27 PM
BICYCLE RIGHTS!

28.media.tumblr.com
 
2012-09-18 05:28:46 PM
These rule do not apply, of course, if you're travelling with a few hundred other bicyclists during some sort of "critical mass" or similar event. In that case, go nuts. Feel free to break all the traffic laws you like.
 
2012-09-18 05:30:31 PM

change1211: Those comments are worse than a Fark political thread.


I thought it was the Fark political thread.

/some of the pics were from ptp profiles.
//ptp? political thread posters
 
2012-09-18 05:33:20 PM
Just your average member of Critical Mass.
 
2012-09-18 05:34:18 PM
SHARE THE ROAD!
 
2012-09-18 05:35:24 PM

change1211: Those comments are worse than a Fark political thread.


I thought this one was gold.

I would have scratched my balls then shart blasted your mom in the face.
 
2012-09-18 05:36:05 PM

brap: That's by my house.  One of Robert Moses' nastier bits of legacy.
 
My morning ritual is to drink my coffee standing by my back window looking at the Bqe traffic jam that is basically a bunch of cars parked on the expressway every morning going nowhere slowly, and thinking "Who the hell would drive to work every day on that stinking expressway?"
 
While the people parked in the cars looking down at me are probably thinking "Who the hell would LIVE next to this stinking expressway?  Oh and buddy, would it kill you to put on some pants and get some proper shades?"


In over 40 years of taking the BQE I have never not wondered who was crazy enough to live in one of those apartments.

Now I know.
 
2012-09-18 05:36:19 PM
I'd blame his GPS
 
2012-09-18 05:37:18 PM
We get it: he's Canadian.

/They have different laws up there
//Didn't RTFA
 
2012-09-18 05:38:41 PM
Sigh, this again.

When you're biking in traffic, cars always have the right of way.

If you got into a fight with a guy that outweighed you by, say, 20 pounds, you're going to have a bad time. Now imagine that guy outweighs you by a couple of tons and is made out of steel. Bad Times.

Or, to put it another way: if someone in a car blows a stop sign or passes too close and you get hit, who's fault is it? You're in the hospital, they hose down their car; you learn to walk again, they get a new windshield / touchup paint. You've got everything to lose, so does it matter whose fault it is? Since it doesn't matter, it's your fault. Yes, you on the bike. Every accident you're in is your fault.

/Biking to work daily for sixteen years.
 
2012-09-18 05:40:35 PM
Brap can confirm but that appears to be northbound between Tillary St. & Flushing Ave.

If so, I call shenanigans on the story. There's no way there are that few cars at 6:15 pm.
 
2012-09-18 05:40:42 PM

fluffy2097: change1211: Those comments are worse than a Fark political thread.

I thought this one was gold.

I would have scratched my balls then shart blasted your mom in the face.


My fav: "Think about it and report back when you have some guesses".
 
2012-09-18 05:40:45 PM

theMagni: Sigh, this again.

When you're biking in traffic, cars always have the right of way.

If you got into a fight with a guy that outweighed you by, say, 20 pounds, you're going to have a bad time. Now imagine that guy outweighs you by a couple of tons and is made out of steel. Bad Times.

Or, to put it another way: if someone in a car blows a stop sign or passes too close and you get hit, who's fault is it? You're in the hospital, they hose down their car; you learn to walk again, they get a new windshield / touchup paint. You've got everything to lose, so does it matter whose fault it is? Since it doesn't matter, it's your fault. Yes, you on the bike. Every accident you're in is your fault.

/Biking to work daily for sixteen years.


I like you. You get it. Physics does not care about the finer points of traffic law. I wish bikers understood that, it would probably save a lot of lives.
 
2012-09-18 05:41:50 PM
I'm more surprised gothamist didn't find a way to fault the people driving cars and NYPD in a thread about a bicyclist, than I am that some dude tried to ride a bike on the BQE.
 
2012-09-18 05:45:01 PM
 
2012-09-18 05:49:52 PM

moops: BICYCLE RIGHTS!

[28.media.tumblr.com image 500x280]


I'm sure bikeportland.org will have a nice unbiased piece about this at some point.
 
2012-09-18 05:50:26 PM

fluffy2097: theMagni: Sigh, this again.

When you're biking in traffic, cars always have the right of way.

If you got into a fight with a guy that outweighed you by, say, 20 pounds, you're going to have a bad time. Now imagine that guy outweighs you by a couple of tons and is made out of steel. Bad Times.

Or, to put it another way: if someone in a car blows a stop sign or passes too close and you get hit, who's fault is it? You're in the hospital, they hose down their car; you learn to walk again, they get a new windshield / touchup paint. You've got everything to lose, so does it matter whose fault it is? Since it doesn't matter, it's your fault. Yes, you on the bike. Every accident you're in is your fault.

/Biking to work daily for sixteen years.

I like you. You get it. Physics does not care about the finer points of traffic law. I wish bikers understood that, it would probably save a lot of lives.


Thanks!

That's why I haven't been hit. I've come close, but I've been able to react in time. I stay out of traffic as much as I can, and use bike lanes only when there's no better option available.

/Tomorrow's headline: "Setting up fund for longtime farker theMagni's family. DIT"
 
2012-09-18 05:53:18 PM
When I was in college we used to door the bikefarks who wouldn't move over. If we couldn't get around to door them we'd chuck water bottles at their heads.
 
2012-09-18 05:55:54 PM

theMagni: Sigh, this again.

When you're biking in traffic, cars always have the right of way.

If you got into a fight with a guy that outweighed you by, say, 20 pounds, you're going to have a bad time. Now imagine that guy outweighs you by a couple of tons and is made out of steel. Bad Times.

Or, to put it another way: if someone in a car blows a stop sign or passes too close and you get hit, who's fault is it? You're in the hospital, they hose down their car; you learn to walk again, they get a new windshield / touchup paint. You've got everything to lose, so does it matter whose fault it is? Since it doesn't matter, it's your fault. Yes, you on the bike. Every accident you're in is your fault.

/Biking to work daily for sixteen years.


As a bicyclist, I endorse this post.
 
2012-09-18 05:56:55 PM
Appalled by his lack of concern for safety, I took one hand off the wheel, looked for my camera phone, lined up the shot and photographed him, while driving. Some people!
 
2012-09-18 05:57:14 PM

JesusJuice: When I was in college we used to door the bikefarks who wouldn't move over. If we couldn't get around to door them we'd chuck water bottles at their heads.


Goddamit. Does every article that contains the word "Bicycle" bring this out in people?
 
2012-09-18 06:00:14 PM

Nezorf: JesusJuice: When I was in college we used to door the bikefarks who wouldn't move over. If we couldn't get around to door them we'd chuck water bottles at their heads.

Goddamit. Does every article that contains the word "Bicycle" bring this out in people?


Yes, unfortunately. They are still pissed about that one bicyclist 15 years ago who delayed their commute by 30 seconds.
 
2012-09-18 06:01:38 PM
Just yesterday I was biking home from work and was tempted to go up the ramp northbound at Tillary St instead of going under to Park Ave...
 
2012-09-18 06:03:02 PM

detroitdoesntsuckthatbad: moops: BICYCLE RIGHTS!

[28.media.tumblr.com image 500x280]

I'm sure bikeportland.org will have a nice unbiased piece about this at some point.


What do people in Portland think about the show in general. They're poking fun at people who notoriously don't have a sense of humor -- well, when it comes to themselves, anyways.
 
2012-09-18 06:10:43 PM

clear_prop: Yes, unfortunately. They are still pissed about that one bicyclist 15 years ago who delayed their commute by 30 seconds.


They are in front of my house everyday of the week. Multiple, unpassable, packs. They are a pain in the ass.

It was fine when they first starting coming around. 2-3 people at a time, usually smiling and waving. Then the groups of 10-15. Smug groups of 10-15. I jog in the mornings and do everything i can to stay out of the way of cars; they're my neighbors. These farks just make it impossible to like them.
 
2012-09-18 06:10:46 PM

clear_prop: Nezorf: JesusJuice: When I was in college we used to door the bikefarks who wouldn't move over. If we couldn't get around to door them we'd chuck water bottles at their heads.

Goddamit. Does every article that contains the word "Bicycle" bring this out in people?

Yes, unfortunately. They are still pissed about that one bicyclist 15 years ago who delayed their commute by 30 seconds.


Were just tired of listening to the impotent whining of people with such an inflated sense of entitlement that they can't even assume responsibility for their own safety.
 
2012-09-18 06:11:52 PM

Twice Banned: detroitdoesntsuckthatbad: moops: BICYCLE RIGHTS!

[28.media.tumblr.com image 500x280]

I'm sure bikeportland.org will have a nice unbiased piece about this at some point.

What do people in Portland think about the show in general. They're poking fun at people who notoriously don't have a sense of humor -- well, when it comes to themselves, anyways.


I think it's funny, but I don't live on a commune and think composting will save the earth. It certainly plays to the stereotypes that people ascribe to Portlanders. Hippies, Hipsters, Nuevo-Yuppies. People tend to move here since they think it's some utopia and usually leave once the rain sets in and they haven't found a job in 6 months. Then they biatch and moan about how sucky it is when in reality they're bitter wherever they live.
 
2012-09-18 06:14:00 PM
www.filmoria.co.uk
Maybe he was looking for a............premium rush?
 
2012-09-18 06:19:35 PM

GoldSpider: clear_prop: Nezorf: JesusJuice: When I was in college we used to door the bikefarks who wouldn't move over. If we couldn't get around to door them we'd chuck water bottles at their heads.

Goddamit. Does every article that contains the word "Bicycle" bring this out in people?

Yes, unfortunately. They are still pissed about that one bicyclist 15 years ago who delayed their commute by 30 seconds.

Were just tired of listening to the impotent whining of people with such an inflated sense of entitlement that they can't even assume responsibility for their own safety.


So you joke about assaulting them?
Odd.
 
2012-09-18 06:38:53 PM

detroitdoesntsuckthatbad: Twice Banned: detroitdoesntsuckthatbad: moops: BICYCLE RIGHTS!

[28.media.tumblr.com image 500x280]

I'm sure bikeportland.org will have a nice unbiased piece about this at some point.

What do people in Portland think about the show in general. They're poking fun at people who notoriously don't have a sense of humor -- well, when it comes to themselves, anyways.

I think it's funny, but I don't live on a commune and think composting will save the earth. It certainly plays to the stereotypes that people ascribe to Portlanders. Hippies, Hipsters, Nuevo-Yuppies. People tend to move here since they think it's some utopia and usually leave once the rain sets in and they haven't found a job in 6 months. Then they biatch and moan about how sucky it is when in reality they're bitter wherever they live.


So, you tell them to go to Detroit? It makes sense now.
 
2012-09-18 06:42:13 PM
Anyone who needs to be told not to do all those things is going to do them all anyway.
 
2012-09-18 06:50:28 PM
Anyone who rides a bike to work wearing spandex stretch trousers also tends to:

1. Own a TV but haven't turned it on in years
2. Drink microbrewery beer
3. Watch Japanese children's cartoons on a Mac
4. Appreciate the warmth of vinyl phonograph records
5. Read books at Starbucks
6. Claim to prefer girls with small breasts
7. Make snide remarks about Wal-Mart.
8. Walk past a smoker and force pretentious coughing noises
9. Take comfort in believing size doesn't matter
10. Feign disgust at the idea of eating a Big Mac
 
2012-09-18 06:50:35 PM
NSFW comments? Oh FFS.
 
2012-09-18 06:52:04 PM

detroitdoesntsuckthatbad: Twice Banned: detroitdoesntsuckthatbad: moops: BICYCLE RIGHTS!

[28.media.tumblr.com image 500x280]

I'm sure bikeportland.org will have a nice unbiased piece about this at some point.

What do people in Portland think about the show in general. They're poking fun at people who notoriously don't have a sense of humor -- well, when it comes to themselves, anyways.

I think it's funny, but I don't live on a commune and think composting will save the earth. It certainly plays to the stereotypes that people ascribe to Portlanders. Hippies, Hipsters, Nuevo-Yuppies. People tend to move here since they think it's some utopia and usually leave once the rain sets in and they haven't found a job in 6 months. Then they biatch and moan about how sucky it is when in reality they're bitter wherever they live.


I saw an amusing blog post a while back -- I tried googling it just now and couldn't find it -- contrasting Fake Portland with real Portland. Fake Portland was the hipster paradise you describe, where everyone has a beard and sits around in tiny coffee shops eating muffins from locally grown ingredients, when suddenly the Decemberists walk in, etc. Real Portland takes into account the rain you describe, as well as the surprisingly high crime, unemployment and poverty rates, and the fact that, you know, the Decemberists aren't everywhere and you kind of run out of things to do after a while (Powell's gets kind of old after you've been through it a few times). The point wasn't to denigrate Portland too much -- it's a lovely city and all, there are plenty of interesting characters and damn, you can get delicious food off those trucks. It was just a matter of bringing the perception back down to earth.

/used to live there
 
2012-09-18 06:52:37 PM

letrole: Anyone who rides a bike to work wearing spandex stretch trousers also tends to:

1. Own a TV but haven't turned it on in years
2. Drink microbrewery beer
3. Watch Japanese children's cartoons on a Mac
4. Appreciate the warmth of vinyl phonograph records
5. Read books at Starbucks
6. Claim to prefer girls with small breasts
7. Make snide remarks about Wal-Mart.
8. Walk past a smoker and force pretentious coughing noises
9. Take comfort in believing size doesn't matter
10. Feign disgust at the idea of eating a Big Mac


11. Not have a sense of humor
12. Easily baited by trolls
 
2012-09-18 06:55:50 PM

Ow! That was my feelings!: enjoy...

Traffic laws aren't for bicyclists


I wonder if this: "Or that cycling down 15th Street downtown feels as safe as being in a car. It isn't." is in any way correlated to this: "Let's stop imagining that red lights and stop signs mean the same thing to bicyclists. They don't."

Nah, couldn't be.
 
2012-09-18 06:57:00 PM

fluffy2097: theMagni: Sigh, this again.

When you're biking in traffic, cars always have the right of way.

If you got into a fight with a guy that outweighed you by, say, 20 pounds, you're going to have a bad time. Now imagine that guy outweighs you by a couple of tons and is made out of steel. Bad Times.

Or, to put it another way: if someone in a car blows a stop sign or passes too close and you get hit, who's fault is it? You're in the hospital, they hose down their car; you learn to walk again, they get a new windshield / touchup paint. You've got everything to lose, so does it matter whose fault it is? Since it doesn't matter, it's your fault. Yes, you on the bike. Every accident you're in is your fault.

/Biking to work daily for sixteen years.

I like you. You get it. Physics does not care about the finer points of traffic law. I wish bikers understood that, it would probably save a lot of lives.


I agree cyclists need to remember that, but let's not say the only ones responsible for safety on the roads are cyclists. If more motorists knew and followed the finer points of traffic law we could save twice as many lives

/bike to and from work every day in North Austin. fear for my life when no sidewalks are around
//Cyclist in tfa is a retard
 
2012-09-18 06:57:05 PM

brap: That's by my house.  One of Robert Moses' nastier bits of legacy.
 
My morning ritual is to drink my coffee standing by my back window looking at the Bqe traffic jam that is basically a bunch of cars parked on the expressway every morning going nowhere slowly, and thinking "Who the hell would drive to work every day on that stinking expressway?"
 
While the people parked in the cars looking down at me are probably thinking "Who the hell would LIVE next to this stinking expressway?  Oh and buddy, would it kill you to put on some pants and get some proper shades?"


Oh hey, I know you! 'Sup dude?
 
2012-09-18 07:05:58 PM
i684.photobucket.com

Blotto?
 
2012-09-18 07:10:44 PM

theMagni: If you got into a fight with a guy that outweighed you by, say, 20 pounds, you're going to have a bad time. Now imagine that guy outweighs you by a couple of tons and is made out of steel. Bad Times..


what a man that outweighs the average Farker by 20lbs might look like:
cascadeclimbers.com 

/:)
 
2012-09-18 07:16:31 PM

TheAlmightyOS: I agree cyclists need to remember that, but let's not say the only ones responsible for safety on the roads are cyclists. If more motorists knew and followed the finer points of traffic law we could save twice as many lives


Agreed. There are plenty of terrible car drivers and we need to do something about them! I don't want them crashing into my car any more then you want them hitting your bike.

/If we could just enforce "slower traffic keep right"
 
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