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(New York Daily News)   Brooklyn Hipster fined $1,555 during a single traffic stop, hit with four tickets when he went through three red lights on his bicycle   (nydailynews.com) divider line 242
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ZAZ [TotalFark]
2012-10-13 10:16:30 AM
I count 11 points. He could get DRP surcharge notice and a license suspension.
 
2012-10-13 10:26:43 AM
The NYPD should just confiscate all his flannel and force him to shave clean for a month.

That'd wound him more than anything.
 
2012-10-13 10:39:47 AM
That article is very satisfying.
 
2012-10-13 10:46:15 AM
If it gets him to stop at red lights and pay attention while he is cycling, it might be the best $1,155 he ever spends.
 
2012-10-13 11:17:59 AM
So the guy on the bike got caught by a cop in a car. He must be new to riding in NYC and a little dim witted or have poor vision if he did not notice the cop watch him go through 4 red lights, so he does deserve the tickets. Unless the cop knew him and had a dislike I can not picture any cop getting out of the car to chase him down very far.
 
2012-10-13 12:25:37 PM

eurotrader: So the guy on the bike got caught by a cop in a car. He must be new to riding in NYC and a little dim witted or have poor vision if he did not notice the cop watch him go through 4 red lights, so he does deserve the tickets. Unless the cop knew him and had a dislike I can not picture any cop getting out of the car to chase him down very far.


he was showing contempt for the police and the laws.
 
2012-10-13 12:31:04 PM
But cycling advocate and attorney Steve Vaccaro said he disagrees with the practice of doling out multiple tickets unless the rider is doing "a lot of very different and distinct things wrong."

You know what? I agree.

We could save paper by issuing one big ticket for $1,555.

We need to think of Mother Earth.
 
2012-10-13 12:55:53 PM

notmtwain: If it gets him to stop at red lights and pay attention while he is cycling, it might be the best $1,155 he ever spends.


As someone who bikes for fun on the weekends, I agree with this soooooo much
 
2012-10-13 12:58:20 PM
As someone that has to dodge asshat cyclists while I walk around near my home downtown in Seattle, I applaud this action and look forward to the day in the future when we have similar enforcement here.
 
2012-10-13 01:07:03 PM
YES!
 
2012-10-13 01:07:53 PM
I live in the burbs.. Not many cyclists out here and of those that are they're the tight clothes logo wearing kind. A special kind of douche..
 
2012-10-13 01:33:03 PM

xynix: I live in the burbs.. Not many cyclists out here and of those that are they're the tight clothes logo wearing kind. A special kind of douche..


I hate cyclists who just ride around town in those skin tight shorts. This isn't the farking Tour de France, asshole, I don't wanna see your package.
 
2012-10-13 01:37:46 PM
As a daily bicycle commuter, I encourage the police to ticket cyclists who ignore traffic laws.
 
2012-10-13 01:46:12 PM
Cars should be equipped with sensors that slow their speed ~50% when a bicycle is near.
 
2012-10-13 02:16:39 PM
Poor baby.. Broke laws, plead guilty and now bawing over it? CRY M0AR hipster!
 
2012-10-13 02:17:01 PM
Bushwick artist Daniel Greer, 24, who admittedly went through three red lights while wearing headphones,

You're not paying $1,555 as a fine. You bought a three-pack of "avoid certain, hilarious death" cards and now you object to paying the invoice.
 
2012-10-13 02:18:58 PM

thismomentinblackhistory: Cars should be equipped with sensors that slow their speed ~50% when a bicycle is near.


That would be cool, slow the bicyclists down by ~50%. It should also make them veer right.
 
2012-10-13 02:19:28 PM
The best part is that he apparently makes about12k a year.

You're doing it wrong.
 
2012-10-13 02:20:15 PM
I don't know if he could look any more "hipster-y" than he does in the picture. Maybe some visible stickers on his bike?
 
2012-10-13 02:20:32 PM
Hitting a cyclist wearing earbuds should be legal. Ears are about half your safety equipment on a bike.
 
2012-10-13 02:20:52 PM
Young, live in Brooklyn, and ride bike = Hipster

I had better let my friends know. shiat! I may be a hipster too!

/the word is meaningless
 
2012-10-13 02:21:15 PM
$1555 = about one-tenth of his annual income?

So is annual income is about $15,550 ... in new york?

Aren't hipsters supposed to have money, you know, to buy all of that ironic hipster swag?
 
2012-10-13 02:21:36 PM
THIS IS AN OUTRAGE!

Bicyclists are not required to follow any traffic laws whatsoever! They have the right to swerve across five lanes while going the wrong way on a one-way street and if they get hit by those mean car drivers, they get to sue the driver for everything they have.
 
2012-10-13 02:21:41 PM
Woohoo cars vs bikes thread! I'll just leave this link to a diesel truck sharing the road with some cyclists here.

/now that's how you produce the lulz
 
2012-10-13 02:22:23 PM
Those cyclists never stop to think. Do they know how much damage they would do to my car if I hit them while they charge through an intersection?


None whatsoever.


/I don't drive anymore, but this would have been a good comment a month or two ago.
 
2012-10-13 02:23:37 PM
Photographer's assistant. Lol.
 
2012-10-13 02:23:55 PM
Mmm, hating on douche cyclists. Good way to wake up. I like how he's got his ear buds in for the picture.
 
2012-10-13 02:24:00 PM
Classify this under "There is a god."
 
2012-10-13 02:24:05 PM
he can use the defense that his "fixie" did not have any breaks and he was son entranced by his boyfriends 8bit remix of "you spin me right round".
 
2012-10-13 02:24:12 PM
Good. I hope this happens more often. Bicyclists endanger everyone, including themselves, when they run red lights
 
2012-10-13 02:24:49 PM

CruJones: The best part is that he apparently makes about12k a year.

You're doing it wrong.


the working poor deserve mockery.
 
2012-10-13 02:24:52 PM
I am sure this hipster actually likes this kind of attention, he'll probably bullshait it as some sort of art exhibit that got him in the newspapers!
 
2012-10-13 02:24:55 PM
When you're on the streets, you obey the traffic laws just like everybody else.
 
2012-10-13 02:25:10 PM
I didn't realize how rare cyclists are in my neck of the woods, until one day when little voices from my car seats all piped up at once. "Mommy, Mommy, what's that?" "Mommy, look at those funny clothes." "Mommy, why are those guys riding those funny bikes with their butts in the air?" Before I could answer, my husband calmly replied, "They are practicing for their next game of 'kick my ass'."
 
2012-10-13 02:25:31 PM

Metalupis: notmtwain: If it gets him to stop at red lights and pay attention while he is cycling, it might be the best $1,155 he ever spends.

As someone who bikes for fun on the weekends, I agree with this soooooo much


As someone who rode RIGHT THROUGH three stop signs without stopping while cycling on his way home from work yesterday, I'm getting a kick out of this.
 
2012-10-13 02:25:31 PM

lordargent: $1555 = about one-tenth of his annual income?

So is annual income is about $15,550 ... in new york?

Aren't hipsters supposed to have money, you know, to buy all of that ironic hipster swag?


You're speaking of the upper class `first world problems' type of hipster. This guy falls more into the scumbag hipster category..
 
2012-10-13 02:26:12 PM

CruJones: The best part is that he apparently makes about12k a year. You're doing it wrong.


I'm sure his trust fund makes up for the shortfall...
 
2012-10-13 02:26:13 PM

jake_lex: xynix: I live in the burbs.. Not many cyclists out here and of those that are they're the tight clothes logo wearing kind. A special kind of douche..

I hate cyclists who just ride around town in those skin tight shorts. This isn't the farking Tour de France, asshole, I don't wanna see your package.


Then don't look. Sounds like you need to sort out you sexuality. You really need to look hard to see junk on a cyclist clad in black lycra-- who is seated on a bike. Might be a bit easier with light lycra in a victory pose, or on the podium--- but suburban riding?

I'll assume you steer clear of beaches and health clubs.
 
2012-10-13 02:26:50 PM
BumpInTheNight: Woohoo cars vs bikes thread! I'll just leave this link to a diesel truck sharing the road with some cyclists here.

In all fairness, that driver isn't targeting just bicyclists.

He's targeting any human that's outside.

The truck passes what looks like an overlook with a bunch of standard sized trucks parked there and people outside, and he smokes them up too.

//destroy all humans
 
2012-10-13 02:27:58 PM

notmtwain: If it gets him to stop at red lights and pay attention while he is cycling, it might be the best $1,155 he ever spends.


seriously. i bike everywhere, it is my only mode of transportation. the guy is a farking dick who is breaking most of the 'be aware of your surroundings and if you are on the road you must abide by its rules as you are considered to be operating a vehicle on the roads' rules. darwin will eventually win this battle if he thinks he can pull this shiat, making us all look bad, and get away with it for too long.

when i ride downtown i am a silversun pickups song, very carefully look over your shoulder.
and stop at red lights, you are no longer a pedestrian.

fark this guy gives us sane bikers a shiat name.

that is way cheaper than the hospital bill for getting plinked at an intersection and ending up ICU for 8 days with massive trauma.
 
2012-10-13 02:28:07 PM
Good. Fine the heck out of cyclists when they break traffic laws. And fine the heck out of drivers who ignore the rules of the road around cyclists.
 
2012-10-13 02:28:28 PM

oukewldave: I don't know if he could look any more "hipster-y" than he does in the picture. Maybe some visible stickers on his bike?


Really? Having the earbuds in makes him look a little douchey, but he's not wearing anything ironic, doesn't have skinny jeans, his head/facial hair is unkempt but not intentionally ridiculous.. I'm not really seeing it.

Is flannel and a bike all it takes now?
 
2012-10-13 02:29:10 PM
To be fair, it is hard to stop at red lights while riding a brakeless track bike.
 
2012-10-13 02:30:08 PM

BumpInTheNight: Woohoo cars vs bikes thread! I'll just leave this link to a diesel truck sharing the road with some cyclists here.

/now that's how you produce the lulz


Driver is an idiot-- likely advertising all over the trailer. Would not take much to ruin his day.
 
2012-10-13 02:30:47 PM
Crap. We're going to have one of these again?

Put me down as a daily bike commuter who follows laws, does not wear ear buds, only wears my race kit when I race or do a ride and I think this kid is a dipshiat who deserves the tickets. There are a lot of idiots out there. Some bike, some walk, some drive.
 
2012-10-13 02:31:40 PM
The ticketing in itself is Ok, but yeah - a bit excessive. In this case, 'repeat offender' is a rather artificial interpretation of the law, I think.
 
2012-10-13 02:32:29 PM
Bushwick artist Daniel Greer, 24, who admittedly went through three red lights while wearing headphones, said he did not at first realize he was being pulled over... .

Didn't realize he was being pulled over? Yea, maybe you need those tickets, son. If you blow through three reds and can't be bothered to pay enough attention to notice a policeman, you're clearly a menace.
 
2012-10-13 02:32:36 PM
img10.imageshack.us
 
2012-10-13 02:33:05 PM

Erix: oukewldave: I don't know if he could look any more "hipster-y" than he does in the picture. Maybe some visible stickers on his bike?

Really? Having the earbuds in makes him look a little douchey, but he's not wearing anything ironic, doesn't have skinny jeans, his head/facial hair is unkempt but not intentionally ridiculous.. I'm not really seeing it.

Is flannel and a bike all it takes now?


20-something = hipster

You know who else wore red and black lumberjack (with a hat to match) and lived in Brooklyn?
 
2012-10-13 02:33:35 PM

cherryl taggart: I didn't realize how rare cyclists are in my neck of the woods, until one day when little voices from my car seats all piped up at once. "Mommy, Mommy, what's that?" "Mommy, look at those funny clothes." "Mommy, why are those guys riding those funny bikes with their butts in the air?" Before I could answer, my husband calmly replied, "They are practicing for their next game of 'kick my ass'."


Your husband sounds awesome.
 
2012-10-13 02:33:50 PM
Cyclists should have to register their vehicle, pay insurance, be licensed, and pass inspections for safety once a year.
 
2012-10-13 02:34:24 PM

Metalupis: notmtwain: If it gets him to stop at red lights and pay attention while he is cycling, it might be the best $1,155 he ever spends.

As someone who bikes for fun on the weekends, I agree with this soooooo much


As someone who bikes to work every day, RIMS.
 
2012-10-13 02:34:32 PM

kmmontandon: The NYPD should just confiscate all his flannel and force him to shave clean for a month.

That'd wound him more than anything.


Use the same anti-tampering technology they use in ankle bracelets to force him to carry a Zune.
 
2012-10-13 02:34:39 PM
Why would you pose for a tabloid piece in which you admit you were doing something as dumb as wearing earphones while ignoring traffic laws in a busy metropolis? I dunno. I don't think any self-respecting hipster would be caught dead in a Daily News piece unless there was palpable irony to it.
 
2012-10-13 02:35:12 PM

jake_lex: xynix: I live in the burbs.. Not many cyclists out here and of those that are they're the tight clothes logo wearing kind. A special kind of douche..

I hate cyclists who just ride around town in those skin tight shorts. This isn't the farking Tour de France, asshole, I don't wanna see your package.


Except in football, where wearing shiny silk tights is the height of hurly-burly macho manhood, and totally not gay.
 
2012-10-13 02:35:21 PM

thismomentinblackhistory: Cars should be equipped with sensors that slow their speed ~50% when a bicycle is near.


And when you are rushing your buddy to the hospital because an ambulance was too far and the shotgun wound has caused massive bleeding, how do you account for Dakotah on the nearby sidewalk learning how to ride his/her bike?

Don't put the sensors on little kids bikes you say?

Oh great, now we will have hipsters tearing around town on little kids bikes... safety flag swaying in the wind and bike leaning left to right as it bears on the training wheels.

/cards in spokes optional
//sparkly grips mandatory
 
2012-10-13 02:35:50 PM

special20: Cyclists should have to register their vehicle, pay insurance, be licensed, and pass inspections for safety once a year.


How very libertarian of you.
 
2012-10-13 02:36:04 PM
A bicyclist hit and killed a pedestrian here on a trail, so yeah this guy could've easily clipped a pedestrian, knocked them over and caused a death or injury.
 
2012-10-13 02:36:07 PM

kevinatilusa: Good. Fine the heck out of cyclists when they break traffic laws. And fine the heck out of drivers who ignore the rules of the road around cyclists.


If only the cops would start ticketing cars that run red lights, not use turn signals, and generally just fack my shiat up every day. Cyclists are the least of my worries when I'm on the road.

/Yes, I live near Chinatown, why do you ask?
 
2012-10-13 02:36:12 PM

thismomentinblackhistory: Cars should be equipped with sensors that slow their speed ~50% when a bicycle is near.


3/10 here, but save it - it looks like about a 7-8/10 in the typical bike thread.
 
2012-10-13 02:37:35 PM
As a pedestrian who almost got creamed by a cyclist blowing a red light at about 30+ mph in Central Park last weekend, I applaud this cop. It would be nice to see the cops in the park giving tickets to those asshats though.

/shakes tiny fist
 
2012-10-13 02:38:40 PM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: To be fair, it is hard to stop at red lights while riding a brakeless track bike.


they brake, it is reverse resistance in the pedals, and fixies suck.

special20: Cyclists should have to register their vehicle, pay insurance, be licensed, and pass inspections for safety once a year.


2.bp.blogspot.com 
people who bike around should at least have a basic concept of safety on the roads.
 
2012-10-13 02:38:52 PM

thismomentinblackhistory: Cars should be equipped with sensors that slow their speed ~50% when a bicycle is near.


Agreed - it's tough to get a bead on them at full speed.
 
2012-10-13 02:38:53 PM
Haha. Asshole.
 
2012-10-13 02:40:35 PM
As a driver who has nearly hit a cyclist that ran a stop sign, good for the cops.

Funny thing is, when I nearly hit this cyclist, I honked and he threw his hands up in the air like "wtf did I do wrong, bro?"

Obey the laws and I have no problems with cyclists, but they're so douchey sometimes it drives me nuts, and i don't even live in a big city
 
2012-10-13 02:40:42 PM
Bushwick artist Daniel Greer,

on his bike ride home from his photography assistant gig


Well I am confused, is he a flannel wearing cutting edge hipster artist OR an underemployed underappreciated photo assistant?
 
2012-10-13 02:41:49 PM

Snarky Acronym: A bicyclist hit and killed a pedestrian here on a trail, so yeah this guy could've easily clipped a pedestrian, knocked them over and caused a death or injury.


That is why real cyclists bike on the ROAD!
 
2012-10-13 02:42:06 PM
The red-light tickets worked out to cost between $190 and $940 because he was considered a repeat offender after running the first one.


I'm gonna say that's bullshiat because being punished more severely as a repeat offender is partly because you're adding the element of willfully disregarding the punishment you received the first time and defying the law again despite being caught before.

What's next, apply a three strikes law on the first arrest by putting people under surveillance and not arresting them till they commit three felonies?
 
2012-10-13 02:42:07 PM
My buddy is holding a bike swap at his shop today. Wish I could go. Mrs Crotchgrabber is taking a bunch of our old used stuff down in hopes of getting different old used stuff.

Felt S32 Tri is my roady. 1994 Klein Attitude Comp with upgraded and updated everything for the trails.

fark fixies.
 
2012-10-13 02:43:21 PM

Gunny Highway: Erix: oukewldave: I don't know if he could look any more "hipster-y" than he does in the picture. Maybe some visible stickers on his bike?

Really? Having the earbuds in makes him look a little douchey, but he's not wearing anything ironic, doesn't have skinny jeans, his head/facial hair is unkempt but not intentionally ridiculous.. I'm not really seeing it.

Is flannel and a bike all it takes now?

20-something = hipster

You know who else wore red and black lumberjack (with a hat to match) and lived in Brooklyn?


If they don't know, now they know
 
2012-10-13 02:43:38 PM

JohnCarter: Bushwick artist Daniel Greer,

on his bike ride home from his photography assistant gig

Well I am confused, is he a flannel wearing cutting edge hipster artist OR an underemployed underappreciated photo assistant?


Both.
 
2012-10-13 02:44:04 PM

styckx: lordargent: $1555 = about one-tenth of his annual income?

So is annual income is about $15,550 ... in new york?

Aren't hipsters supposed to have money, you know, to buy all of that ironic hipster swag?

You're speaking of the upper class `first world problems' type of hipster. This guy falls more into the scumbag hipster category..


"Bushwick artist Daniel Greer, 24"

$15,500/year sounds about right.
 
2012-10-13 02:44:06 PM
Possession of a fixie should be a capital crime.
 
2012-10-13 02:44:22 PM
Good! I'm sure his parents will pay it off for him.
 
2012-10-13 02:45:13 PM
all i can think of when reading about this guy is the song "I am an asshole"
 
2012-10-13 02:45:35 PM

Generation_D: As someone that has to dodge asshat cyclists while I walk around near my home downtown in Seattle, I applaud this action and look forward to the day in the future when we have similar enforcement here.


Never gonna happen with fake hippy Mayor McCheese in charge. The dude is OK with the open drug dealing going on in the downtown core, and he's OK with asshat bicyclists breaking every traffic law on the books.
 
2012-10-13 02:45:39 PM

crotchgrabber: My buddy is holding a bike swap at his shop today. Wish I could go. Mrs Crotchgrabber is taking a bunch of our old used stuff down in hopes of getting different old used stuff.

Felt S32 Tri is my roady. 1994 Klein Attitude Comp with upgraded and updated everything for the trails.

fark fixies.


I live next to a restored, used bike shop. They sell POS bikes for around $350 a pop. It is insane.
 
2012-10-13 02:45:40 PM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: To be fair, it is hard to stop at red lights while riding a brakeless track bike.


Well done, sir.
 
2012-10-13 02:47:12 PM
Good, although this dipshiat probably won't change his behavior. But either way, let's all point and laugh at the hipster douchebag:

i.imgur.com
 
2012-10-13 02:47:51 PM

filter: Snarky Acronym: A bicyclist hit and killed a pedestrian here on a trail, so yeah this guy could've easily clipped a pedestrian, knocked them over and caused a death or injury.

That is why real cyclists bike on the ROAD!


we have to. i have got a 60 dollar ticket for casually strolling along on the sidewalk by the denver capital on the sidewalks to avoid one ways and traffic. we werent haulin ass, we were doing jogging pace and got pulled the fark over to avert a few one ways cross traffic to get to a sidestreet.

this thread is farking trollsville.
 
2012-10-13 02:48:21 PM
i47.tinypic.com
 
2012-10-13 02:49:48 PM

lordargent: $1555 = about one-tenth of his annual income?

So is annual income is about $15,550 ... in new york?

Aren't hipsters supposed to have money, you know, to buy all of that ironic hipster swag?


That pays for his yearly intake of lattes his parents pay for everything else
 
2012-10-13 02:50:24 PM

Snarky Acronym: A bicyclist hit and killed a pedestrian here on a trail, so yeah this guy could've easily clipped a pedestrian, knocked them over and caused a death or injury.


No. Not 'easily'. Grave accidents involving bicyclists as a cause are very, very rare.
 
2012-10-13 02:52:36 PM
People who ride bikes in heavy traffic are willfully ignoring modern reality of commuting. If they continue to try to force their viewpoints on the rest of society, they deserve to be outcast. Or run over. Or ticketed by the pigs. Especially the uniformed ones with their little prophylactic head bonnets. Or these urban hipsters with their fixies. Jesus f*cking christ.
 
2012-10-13 02:53:29 PM

jake_lex: xynix: I live in the burbs.. Not many cyclists out here and of those that are they're the tight clothes logo wearing kind. A special kind of douche..

I hate cyclists who just ride around town in those skin tight shorts. This isn't the farking Tour de France, asshole, I don't wanna see your package.


So if this were the Tour De France, you would want to see the package? You better close the door to the closet tighter.
 
2012-10-13 02:54:00 PM
Sadly, due to his low income the judge is going to let him off and dismiss all but one red light violation as long as he pleads guilty to it, and possibly reduce that one too, because the traffic court docket is so overburdened. That's just how traffic court works, whether you're innocent or guilty they just grind you through and give you bad deals to avoid worse pain.
 
2012-10-13 02:54:09 PM
While I agree with ticketing cyclists who break traffic laws, this seems like a misuse of the "three strikes" law to me.

Besides, a conversation with a cop, and some education, rather than a ticket, might be a more effective means of convincing cyclists not to ride like jerks. It puts them on notice that someone's watching, that cyclists have to obey the rules of the road, and that what they're doing is dangerous. For many, the delays inherent to getting pulled over are more of an annoyance than the money.

Of course, that's assuming that this is really about safety and not about revenue collection.

/daily bicycle commuter
//too old to be a hipster
 
2012-10-13 02:54:26 PM
Threads involving bicycling always seem to lead to more frothy hate than pretty much any other topic. It's kinda weird, you guys. Bicyclists can be douches, but most of them aren't any worse than drivers.
 
2012-10-13 02:54:29 PM

JohnCarter: Bushwick artist Daniel Greer,

on his bike ride home from his photography assistant gig

Well I am confused, is he a flannel wearing cutting edge hipster artist OR an underemployed underappreciated photo assistant?


He Schrodinger's Hipster!
 
2012-10-13 02:55:16 PM

Stephen_Falken: People who ride bikes in heavy traffic are willfully ignoring modern reality of commuting. If they continue to try to force their viewpoints on the rest of society, they deserve to be outcast. Or run over. Or ticketed by the pigs. Especially the uniformed ones with their little prophylactic head bonnets. Or these urban hipsters with their fixies. Jesus f*cking christ.


....what?
 
2012-10-13 02:56:23 PM
FTFA: Bushwick artist Daniel Greer, 24, who admittedly went through three red lights while wearing headphones, said he did not at first realize he was being pulled over near Lorimer and Grand Sts. on his bike ride home from his photography assistant gig on Sept. 7.


So which is he?
 
2012-10-13 02:56:48 PM
Yep, as someone called it he is doing the Bushwick thing. Total hipster. Read his writing.

His website.
Link
Here is one of his "photos" that he calls "art". I think Perez Hilton inspired him.

nightshining.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-10-13 02:58:43 PM

orbister: FTFA: Bushwick artist Daniel Greer, 24, who admittedly went through three red lights while wearing headphones, said he did not at first realize he was being pulled over near Lorimer and Grand Sts. on his bike ride home from his photography assistant gig on Sept. 7.


So which is he?


Both.
 
2012-10-13 02:58:43 PM

kmmontandon: The NYPD should just confiscate all his flannel and force him to shave clean for a month.

That'd wound him more than anything.


Sir, I like the cut of your Gib.
 
2012-10-13 02:59:08 PM
I'm going to side with him, it's multiple instances of the same violation and the cops are double dipping. But I'm only siding with him because he doesn't look too hipsterish and he's got a really pretty mouth I'd like to stick my dick in.
 
2012-10-13 02:59:12 PM
i.qkme.me
 
2012-10-13 03:00:49 PM
quite surprised by the lack of comments delivering seething hatred for NYC and the denizens of the 5 boroughs. guess a lot of folks are out cutting their lawns today. good, good.

/whoops, missed a spot!
 
2012-10-13 03:01:10 PM

styckx: lordargent: $1555 = about one-tenth of his annual income?

So is annual income is about $15,550 ... in new york?

Aren't hipsters supposed to have money, you know, to buy all of that ironic hipster swag?

You're speaking of the upper class `first world problems' type of hipster. This guy falls more into the scumbag hipster category..


Dirt poor students and unemployed slackers have always been the true hipsters of the world, all the way back to Bohemian times in Vienna. The trustafarians just occasionally co-opt and commercialize their poor, shiatty lives to glorify squabbling over run-down abandoned buildings and pharmacologic-assisted escapism, because growing up is miserable whether you're penniless and bipolar or well-pennied with ennui. Of course checking out of society and forming your own looks attractive to them, as long as they get to bring along all of their creature comforts and fashions.
 
2012-10-13 03:01:41 PM
i48.tinypic.com
 
2012-10-13 03:02:23 PM

MrHappyRotter: I'm going to side with him, it's multiple instances of the same violation and the cops are double dipping. But I'm only siding with him because he doesn't look too hipsterish and he's got a really pretty mouth I'd like to stick my dick in.


Hahahahaha. I had a hipster kid in about 2007 tell me it was ok to make out with other dudes as long as you didn't go all the way you weren't gay, then he preceded to make out with another flaming hipster for ten minutes and I think their beards got stuck together.

I banged his girlfriend that night because she said this to me "i am tired of talking about his feelings, listening to bad poetry, I just want to get drunk and farked."

Trust me fellas, hipster girls are easy to bang. You just got to wash em off first.
 
2012-10-13 03:03:42 PM

thismomentinblackhistory: Cars should be equipped with sensors that slow their speed ~50% when a bicycle is near.


I hear bicycles have a sensor that slows their riders intelligence by 50% when they are riding,
 
2012-10-13 03:04:34 PM
oh, FFS:

Our brains manipulate physical energy in order to sustain a perception of space and time. The most obvious example being the intake of food and water to sustain the physical body but also the intake of all sensory information and output of physical energy on various tasks throughout the waking day. Our dreams are the mind manipulating with physically imperceivable energy. Most of the time the energy controls us in a dream.

www.nypost.com
 
2012-10-13 03:04:50 PM
img689.imageshack.us

/ I get enough bad looks from drivers simply sharing the same pavement with them
// D-bags like this guy aren't helping how people view bicyclists
 
2012-10-13 03:05:02 PM

Stephen_Falken: People who ride bikes in heavy traffic are willfully ignoring modern reality of commuting. If they continue to try to force their viewpoints on the rest of society, they deserve to be outcast. Or run over. Or ticketed by the pigs. Especially the uniformed ones with their little prophylactic head bonnets. Or these urban hipsters with their fixies. Jesus f*cking christ.


jesus farking christ this place hates people on bikes.
its the same as almost any issue, a few douchnozzles make the rest of us look bad.
i have had no replies as of yet and claim to be a sane, safe, and respectable SHARER OF DA RAOUDS.

Erix: Threads involving bicycling always seem to lead to more frothy hate than pretty much any other topic. It's kinda weird, you guys. Bicyclists can be douches, but most of them aren't any worse than drivers.


ffs a rational. i swear, this shiat is worse than a creationist thread on here.
 
ecl
2012-10-13 03:05:10 PM
cdn.uproxx.com
Slow it down Brahh.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2012-10-13 03:05:41 PM
foxyshadis

He already pleaded guilty.

In Upstate New York traffic courts you can plea bargain down one step if you are on your own and two steps if you have a lawyer. For a speeding ticket the steps are 15 over, 5 over, zero point non-speed violation, parking ticket. So they'll let you plead to 60/55 when charged with 70/55, and they'll let your lawyer turn it into a non-speed violation which is much better by DMV rules. Some judges are more or less generous. They might let an ordinary driver off with a parking ticket. They might require represented defendants to take a speed violation if the original charge was speeding, i.e. XX over becomes 5 over.

New York City and Suffolk County are different. Tickets go to Traffic Violations Bureau, a DMV-run kangaroo court. There is no judge. There is an administrative hearing officer. He has a conviction quota. They do not normally consider plea bargains. Rubber stamp guilty in most cases. If you have a lawyer you have a chance of a not guilty verdict after trial (hearing), otherwise guilty as charged. This is an unusual case and the hearing officer might have felt enough pity to drop three red light violations down to one or two.

Bloomberg is not so in love with bicyclists that he will prevent them from getting any tickets. Mayor Menino in Boston is.
 
2012-10-13 03:05:49 PM

lordargent: $1555 = about one-tenth of his annual income?

So is annual income is about $15,550 ... in new york?


This.

$1555 is more like one month's rent in a small and cramped apartment, overlooking the dump
 
2012-10-13 03:05:50 PM

EnderX: thismomentinblackhistory: Cars should be equipped with sensors that slow their speed ~50% when a bicycle is near.

I hear bicycles have a sensor that slows their riders intelligence by 50% when they are riding,


They're called ipods, and its more like 75%.
 
2012-10-13 03:06:07 PM

theflatline: MrHappyRotter: I'm going to side with him, it's multiple instances of the same violation and the cops are double dipping. But I'm only siding with him because he doesn't look too hipsterish and he's got a really pretty mouth I'd like to stick my dick in.

Hahahahaha. I had a hipster kid in about 2007 tell me it was ok to make out with other dudes as long as you didn't go all the way you weren't gay, then he preceded to make out with another flaming hipster for ten minutes and I think their beards got stuck together.

I banged his girlfriend that night because she said this to me "i am tired of talking about his feelings, listening to bad poetry, I just want to get drunk and farked."

Trust me fellas, hipster girls are easy to bang. You just got to wash em off first.


Bull shiat to this tired story.
 
2012-10-13 03:06:51 PM

eurotrader: So the guy on the bike got caught by a cop in a car. He must be new to riding in NYC and a little dim witted or have poor vision if he did not notice the cop watch him go through 4 red lights, so he does deserve the tickets. Unless the cop knew him and had a dislike I can not picture any cop getting out of the car to chase him down very far.


So he should get the tickets only because he got caught? How about because he blew through the red lights?
 
2012-10-13 03:07:50 PM
You do realize that he's not posing on a fixie, right? Those things on the handlebars are brake levers, so he could have easily stopped for all those stop lights. But you guys just keep on being jerks.

I'm going to go put on some lycra shorts and ride slowly through the middle of town, making people look at my package just to piss you all off.

\wear a helmet, follow the rules
 
2012-10-13 03:08:19 PM

theflatline: MrHappyRotter: I'm going to side with him, it's multiple instances of the same violation and the cops are double dipping. But I'm only siding with him because he doesn't look too hipsterish and he's got a really pretty mouth I'd like to stick my dick in.

Hahahahaha. I had a hipster kid in about 2007 tell me it was ok to make out with other dudes as long as you didn't go all the way you weren't gay, then he preceded to make out with another flaming hipster for ten minutes and I think their beards got stuck together.

I banged his girlfriend that night because she said this to me "i am tired of talking about his feelings, listening to bad poetry, I just want to get drunk and farked."

Trust me fellas, hipster girls are easy to bang. You just got to wash em off first.


yup, they are some of the easiest ass to pull in the known universe. but most are batshiat crazy.
 
2012-10-13 03:09:00 PM

foxyshadis: well-pennied with ennui


Nifty.
 
2012-10-13 03:10:15 PM

bucket_chemist: I'm going to go put on some lycra shorts


dilbert.com
 
2012-10-13 03:10:32 PM
am i on ignore for everyone in this thread? i dont get it. oh well, back to the politics tab.
 
2012-10-13 03:12:07 PM

Markoff_Cheney: notmtwain: If it gets him to stop at red lights and pay attention while he is cycling, it might be the best $1,155 he ever spends.

seriously. i bike everywhere, it is my only mode of transportation. the guy is a farking dick who is breaking most of the 'be aware of your surroundings and if you are on the road you must abide by its rules as you are considered to be operating a vehicle on the roads' rules. darwin will eventually win this battle if he thinks he can pull this shiat, making us all look bad, and get away with it for too long.

when i ride downtown i am a silversun pickups song, very carefully look over your shoulder.
and stop at red lights, you are no longer a pedestrian.

fark this guy gives us sane bikers a shiat name.

that is way cheaper than the hospital bill for getting plinked at an intersection and ending up ICU for 8 days with massive trauma.


My thought was, "This guy is riding in city traffic while wearing earbuds and he's upset about the fine? He should be thankful he's still alive." I know it's in the hipster code somewhere that you should ignore everybody else because their humdrum lives bore you, but you really need to pay attention when you're riding.
 
2012-10-13 03:12:17 PM

Gunny Highway: Young, live in Brooklyn, and ride bike = Hipster

I had better let my friends know. shiat! I may be a hipster too!

/the word is meaningless



If you don't see hipsters, you might be a hipster.
 
2012-10-13 03:12:24 PM

Markoff_Cheney: theflatline: MrHappyRotter: I'm going to side with him, it's multiple instances of the same violation and the cops are double dipping. But I'm only siding with him because he doesn't look too hipsterish and he's got a really pretty mouth I'd like to stick my dick in.

Hahahahaha. I had a hipster kid in about 2007 tell me it was ok to make out with other dudes as long as you didn't go all the way you weren't gay, then he preceded to make out with another flaming hipster for ten minutes and I think their beards got stuck together.

I banged his girlfriend that night because she said this to me "i am tired of talking about his feelings, listening to bad poetry, I just want to get drunk and farked."

Trust me fellas, hipster girls are easy to bang. You just got to wash em off first.

yup, they are some of the easiest ass to pull in the known universe. but most are batshiat crazy.


It is crazy that young, liberal minded, city girls are easy to bang. I bet that is a modern phenomenon which only exists in the hipster community.
 
2012-10-13 03:13:29 PM
Man, there is a lot of hate coming from 400 lb basement dwellers in this thread.
 
2012-10-13 03:14:18 PM

Markoff_Cheney: am i on ignore for everyone in this thread? i dont get it. oh well, back to the politics tab.


No, you just aren't joining the bike-hating circle jerk, so you really reduced your pool of potential repliers.
 
2012-10-13 03:15:04 PM

Abox: Gunny Highway: Young, live in Brooklyn, and ride bike = Hipster

I had better let my friends know. shiat! I may be a hipster too!

/the word is meaningless


If you don't see hipsters, you might be a hipster.


If you see hipsters everywhere, you might be old.
 
2012-10-13 03:15:20 PM

Abox: Gunny Highway: Young, live in Brooklyn, and ride bike = Hipster

I had better let my friends know. shiat! I may be a hipster too!

/the word is meaningless


If you don't see hipsters, you might be a hipster.


Could be.
 
2012-10-13 03:15:42 PM

orbister: FTFA: Bushwick artist Daniel Greer, 24, who admittedly went through three red lights while wearing headphones, said he did not at first realize he was being pulled over near Lorimer and Grand Sts. on his bike ride home from his photography assistant gig on Sept. 7.


So which is he?


Both? Assisting is a job and artist is from art. I know a guy whose paintings sell for thousands of dollars, with gallery reps on west coast, east coast and europe... but by day, he is an IT guy.

I used to be a photo assistant - now am a commercial shooter who employs assistants. It's hard work for not much pay. But it's essential if you want to move on to successfully landing productions yourself.
 
2012-10-13 03:16:13 PM
This guy isn't living on $15,000/year even in Bushwick. Also, wearing headphones on your bike, in a city? wat?
 
2012-10-13 03:16:42 PM

Gough: Markoff_Cheney: notmtwain: If it gets him to stop at red lights and pay attention while he is cycling, it might be the best $1,155 he ever spends.

seriously. i bike everywhere, it is my only mode of transportation. the guy is a farking dick who is breaking most of the 'be aware of your surroundings and if you are on the road you must abide by its rules as you are considered to be operating a vehicle on the roads' rules. darwin will eventually win this battle if he thinks he can pull this shiat, making us all look bad, and get away with it for too long.

when i ride downtown i am a silversun pickups song, very carefully look over your shoulder.
and stop at red lights, you are no longer a pedestrian.

fark this guy gives us sane bikers a shiat name.

that is way cheaper than the hospital bill for getting plinked at an intersection and ending up ICU for 8 days with massive trauma.

My thought was, "This guy is riding in city traffic while wearing earbuds and he's upset about the fine? He should be thankful he's still alive." I know it's in the hipster code somewhere that you should ignore everybody else because their humdrum lives bore you, but you really need to pay attention when you're riding.


indeed, for farks sake, as said upthread, its half your sensory perception to prevent carnage.

Gunny Highway: Markoff_Cheney: theflatline: MrHappyRotter: I'm going to side with him, it's multiple instances of the same violation and the cops are double dipping. But I'm only siding with him because he doesn't look too hipsterish and he's got a really pretty mouth I'd like to stick my dick in.

Hahahahaha. I had a hipster kid in about 2007 tell me it was ok to make out with other dudes as long as you didn't go all the way you weren't gay, then he preceded to make out with another flaming hipster for ten minutes and I think their beards got stuck together.

I banged his girlfriend that night because she said this to me "i am tired of talking about his feelings, listening to bad poetry, I just want to get drunk and farked."

Trust me fellas, hipster girls are easy to bang. You just got to wash em off first.

yup, they are some of the easiest ass to pull in the known universe. but most are batshiat crazy.

It is crazy that young, liberal minded, city girls are easy to bang. I bet that is a modern phenomenon which only exists in the hipster community.


sarcasm, how original. i still tip my hat to you, those women are sluts. just a particularly dressed variation of an old tribe.
 
2012-10-13 03:17:07 PM

Erix: Abox: Gunny Highway: Young, live in Brooklyn, and ride bike = Hipster

I had better let my friends know. shiat! I may be a hipster too!

/the word is meaningless


If you don't see hipsters, you might be a hipster.

If you see hipsters everywhere, you might be old.


Damn youngster with their tight pants, facial hair, and interest in the arts!

Back in the 80's we were punks and it was totally different. shiat was real back then.
 
2012-10-13 03:17:31 PM

theflatline: MrHappyRotter: I'm going to side with him, it's multiple instances of the same violation and the cops are double dipping. But I'm only siding with him because he doesn't look too hipsterish and he's got a really pretty mouth I'd like to stick my dick in.

Hahahahaha. No homo, brah, I had a hipster kid in about 2007 tell me it was ok to make out with other dudes as long as you didn't go all the way you weren't gay, then he preceded to make out with another flaming hipster for ten minutes and I think their beards got stuck together.

I banged his girlfriend that night, yo, because she said this to me "i am tired of talking about his feelings, listening to bad poetry, I just want to get drunk and farked."

Trust me fellasbrah, hipster girls are easy to bang. You just got to wash em off first.


FTFY
 
2012-10-13 03:18:07 PM

ZAZ: New York City and Suffolk County are different. Tickets go to Traffic Violations Bureau, a DMV-run kangaroo court. There is no judge. There is an administrative hearing officer. He has a conviction quota. They do not normally consider plea bargains. Rubber stamp guilty in most cases. If you have a lawyer you have a chance of a not guilty verdict after trial (hearing), otherwise guilty as charged. This is an unusual case and the hearing officer might have felt enough pity to drop three red light violations down to one or two.


Oh, New York City is one of those cities, applying the parking ticket model to all traffic violations, like Chicago and DC. Nice.
 
2012-10-13 03:19:52 PM
Apologies for the unnecessary sarcasm, markoff
 
2012-10-13 03:19:55 PM

Gunny Highway: Young, live in Brooklyn, and ride bike = Hipster

I had better let my friends know. shiat! I may be a hipster too!

/the word is meaningless


You know, the first step to recovery is admitting that you have a problem. Embrace your hipsterism now and there is hope for you in the future. It's your only escape!
 
2012-10-13 03:22:06 PM

Erix: Markoff_Cheney: am i on ignore for everyone in this thread? i dont get it. oh well, back to the politics tab.

No, you just aren't joining the bike-hating circle jerk, so you really reduced your pool of potential repliers.


i0.kym-cdn.com

i just dont get the bike hatred, they can be just as big of an asshole as any guy that cuts you off or pretends you dont exist when you try to merge in on a shiatty onramp.
fark. hate bikes. fark creationists. love beer.
 
2012-10-13 03:22:52 PM

Markoff_Cheney: this thread is farking trollsville.


Not trollsville, just full of angry, angry people who hate people because they make different choices.
 
2012-10-13 03:23:33 PM

Chevello: Gunny Highway: Young, live in Brooklyn, and ride bike = Hipster

I had better let my friends know. shiat! I may be a hipster too!

/the word is meaningless

You know, the first step to recovery is admitting that you have a problem. Embrace your hipsterism now and there is hope for you in the future. It's your only escape!


Thanks for the advice. I will start right away.
 
2012-10-13 03:25:23 PM

Tawnos: Markoff_Cheney: this thread is farking trollsville.

Not trollsville, just full of angry, angry people who hate people because they make different choices.


There are worse places to be young, poor, and "finding yourself" after college.

Like Rockaway.
 
2012-10-13 03:26:25 PM

Gunny Highway: Apologies for the unnecessary sarcasm, markoff


none needed gunny.
i wouldnt be here if i didnt enjoy it.
but seriously, hipster biatches like mentioned are whores typically, and great in bed, but not keepers by any stretch of the imagination.
although they usually have better hygiene regimens that the hippies and bohemes.
results may vary, consult a physician.
 
2012-10-13 03:27:38 PM

MrHappyRotter: I'm going to side with him, it's multiple instances of the same violation and the cops are double dipping. But I'm only siding with him because he doesn't look too hipsterish and he's got a really pretty mouth I'd like to stick my dick in.


No, double-dipping would be where, for example, a car turned right on red when there was a sign against it, and the driver got dinged for 'running a red', 'ignoring a warning sign', and maybe 'failure to yield at a crosswalk' - all for doing one single thing.

This is running one red light, then continuing down the road and running another red light, then continuing down the road and running a third red light. That's three offenses in my book, and he deserves three dings. Whether the fine should escalate for each is another question, but this is really three separate offenses here.
 
2012-10-13 03:28:18 PM

Tawnos: Markoff_Cheney: this thread is farking trollsville.

Not trollsville, just full of angry, angry people who hate people because they make different choices.


STOPLIKINGWHATIDONTLIKE.JPG
ALLCAPS
BILLYMAYSHERE.
meh, its raining out so there goes my chances of getting some basic grosh for the day. ordering in it is.
 
2012-10-13 03:29:05 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2012-10-13 03:29:37 PM

Markoff_Cheney: Gunny Highway: Apologies for the unnecessary sarcasm, markoff

none needed gunny.
i wouldnt be here if i didnt enjoy it.
but seriously, hipster biatches like mentioned are whores typically, and great in bed, but not keepers by any stretch of the imagination.
although they usually have better hygiene regimens that the hippies and bohemes.
results may vary, consult a physician.


Anything is better than a hippie. I think this is something everyone can agree on.
 
2012-10-13 03:30:02 PM
Avid four season cyclist and bike commuter.

GOOD!

It's time for the bicycling community to take the next step, self regulate and follow the god damn rules.
 
2012-10-13 03:31:41 PM

Gunny Highway: Markoff_Cheney: Gunny Highway: Apologies for the unnecessary sarcasm, markoff

none needed gunny.
i wouldnt be here if i didnt enjoy it.
but seriously, hipster biatches like mentioned are whores typically, and great in bed, but not keepers by any stretch of the imagination.
although they usually have better hygiene regimens that the hippies and bohemes.
results may vary, consult a physician.

Anything is better than a hippie. I think this is something everyone can agree on.


entire thead in unison
AGREED.
 
2012-10-13 03:34:39 PM

Gunny Highway: Damn youngster with their tight pants, facial hair, and interest in the arts!

Back in the 80's we were punks and it was totally different. shiat was real back then.


Whoa, dude, far out. What are the 80's? They sound really righteous, man!
 
2012-10-13 03:38:54 PM
When I drove, I hated bicyclists for not following the rules of the road, I walk and bus now, I hate cyclists for not following the rules of the road still. A sidewalk is for walking, cars should be sharing the road. If you're not comfortable sharing the road, you shouldn't be riding/driving.
 
2012-10-13 03:40:52 PM
Hey, look on the bright side. At least he wasn't wearing sunglasses, so they didn't give him a ticket for tinted windows.
 
2012-10-13 03:42:43 PM

gtp123: This guy isn't living on $15,000/year even in Bushwick. Also, wearing headphones on your bike, in a city? wat?


i lived in bushwick for about 6 years and moved out a few weeks ago. it is absolutely possible to get by on this income. i did it. you just can't go out, eat out, buy nice things, etc.

i'm a poor midwestern kid from a poorass family just trying to make it in this crazy borough of trustafarians, welfare queens, and general douchebags.

not a hipster but that word has lost all meaning for some years now. it's just a term of derision like any other: jock, nerd, slut, hippy, yuppie, etc

it's one of those words that nobody self-identifies as and when used immediately exposes someone as an unthinking, sad, bitter loser.

/not a New Yorker but been here 10 years now. true "New Yorkers" are as provincial and small-minded as any of you other idiots who have never left home. but that's cool, because places like New York collect people who decided to cut the cord and move away from Mommy and Daddy. anyone who can make it here on their own for years on end is better for it and exactly the kind of person i'd like to share a round of drinks with. the rest of you cletuses please stay in podunk

//grew up in podunk
///douchebag in the article is a douchebag
 
2012-10-13 03:43:17 PM

weclock: When I drove, I hated bicyclists for not following the rules of the road, I walk and bus now, I hate cyclists for not following the rules of the road still. A sidewalk is for walking, cars should be sharing the road. If you're not comfortable sharing the road, you shouldn't be riding/driving.


I'm not too upset about bicyclists who don't ride in suicidal fashion, but I am wondering about the whole concept of "share the road." We all own the roads, as we all paid for them. Okay. We own the broadcast spectrum, right? The peoples' airwaves. Can I start my own radio station and use whatever frequency I like? We own the air collectively...can I just build a plane and fly wherever I like?
 
2012-10-13 03:44:17 PM
The fine is disproportionate to the severity of the "crime".
 
2012-10-13 03:45:52 PM
Hero tag for the cop
 
2012-10-13 03:46:05 PM
If he can't pay the fines, simply sieze and crush his bike. Problem solved.


Better yet, give it back to him after its crushed, and tell him "Fix it now."
 
2012-10-13 03:48:26 PM

Gunny Highway: Bull shiat to this tired story.


You are burying the needle on the butthurt hipster meter. You're like Bevets in a thread about jeebus.
 
2012-10-13 03:52:31 PM
Work at a University, when driving in the crazy streets at work I have to pay far more attention to the bikes than the cars. Douche bags refuse to obey any traffic laws, yet expect all the rights.

Hipster in New York who makes $12,000 a year and can afford hipster toys in Williamsburg? Trustfund baby!
 
2012-10-13 03:52:35 PM
I once watched a jackass self-clothes line and collapse in the middle of an intersection he was crossing on a redlight when his comically long scarf got caught up in his rear wheel's spokes. It was probably the best example of instant karma I've ever witnessed.
 
2012-10-13 03:54:51 PM
The Face Of Oblivion: Gunny Highway: Bull shiat to this tired story.

You are burying the needle on the butthurt hipster meter. You're like Bevets in a thread about jeebus.


That story is bull shiat.

And if you think I'm a hipster because I don't agree with everyone that is done by me.
 
2012-10-13 03:59:44 PM

BumpInTheNight: I once watched a jackass self-clothes line and collapse in the middle of an intersection he was crossing on a redlight when his comically long scarf got caught up in his rear wheel's spokes. It was probably the best example of instant karma I've ever witnessed.


Poor fashion sense = strangling.

Karma is, it seems, a biotch.
 
2012-10-13 04:00:53 PM

Gunny Highway: And if you think I'm a hipster because I don't agree with everyone that is done by me.


No, I think you're a hipster because it's obvious you are emotionally involved in defending other hipsters. Review briefly your responses in this thread and see how GAHHHH OFFENDED you are that people are making fun of the shiathead in the article and similarly situated shiatheads.
 
2012-10-13 04:01:46 PM

gtp123: This guy isn't living on $15,000/year even in Bushwick. Also, wearing headphones on your bike, in a city? wat?


No, he's not, that's what he makes and his parents cover the rest of his bills.
 
2012-10-13 04:04:11 PM
... a cop writing tickets to a bike rider who breaks traffic laws?

Where's the Hero tag?
 
2012-10-13 04:06:15 PM

BumpInTheNight: Woohoo cars vs bikes thread! I'll just leave this link to a diesel truck sharing the road with some cyclists here.

/now that's how you produce the lulz


I used to have a diesel rabbit back in the day. I looooooved it when some jackhole would come up and tailgate me because he thought going 30 in a 25 just wasnt rast enough for him... so I would put it in fifth and hit the accelerator and out comes a beautiful cloud of black smoke.. It never failed and they backed off.
 
2012-10-13 04:08:14 PM

The Face Of Oblivion: Gunny Highway: And if you think I'm a hipster because I don't agree with everyone that is done by me.

No, I think you're a hipster because it's obvious you are emotionally involved in defending other hipsters. Review briefly your responses in this thread and see how GAHHHH OFFENDED you are that people are making fun of the shiathead in the article and similarly situated shiatheads.


Okay. I don't think I was ever offended. Just pointing out that the word has lost all meaning and is applied to all young people. Again, just disagreeing with people's strange hatred of a group of people.

I dislike bikers who don't follow the traffic laws too.
 
2012-10-13 04:15:25 PM

BumpInTheNight: Woohoo cars vs bikes thread! I'll just leave this link to a diesel truck sharing the road with some cyclists here.

/now that's how you produce the lulz


I seriously lulz all over my keyboard. Don't understand why there's so many dislikes on that video... it's comedy GOLD. Or diesel BLACK in this instance.
 
2012-10-13 04:21:40 PM
How does a minimum wage earning douche like this guy afford to live in New York? I bet he lost some serious cash too during the last OWS event.
 
2012-10-13 04:24:09 PM

lordargent: $1555 = about one-tenth of his annual income?

So is annual income is about $15,550 ... in new york?

Aren't hipsters supposed to have money, you know, to buy all of that ironic hipster swag?


HE hearns $15k a year. What they dont mention is the 50k he gets from his parents back home in Ohio/Iowa/Washington/etc
 
2012-10-13 04:25:42 PM

enik: How does a minimum wage earning douche like this guy afford to live in New York? I bet he lost some serious cash too during the last OWS event.


Lots of roommates.
 
2012-10-13 04:27:50 PM

MrHappyRotter: I'm going to side with him, it's multiple instances of the same violation and the cops are double dipping. But I'm only siding with him because he doesn't look too hipsterish and he's got a really pretty mouth I'd like to stick my dick in.


No, he didnt get three tickets for doing one thing wrong. He did three things wrong, it just happened to be the same type of 'wrong' each time.

If i shoot three people standing on a corner, do i only get charged for one murder???
 
2012-10-13 04:28:02 PM

Gunny Highway: The Face Of Oblivion: Gunny Highway: And if you think I'm a hipster because I don't agree with everyone that is done by me.

No, I think you're a hipster because it's obvious you are emotionally involved in defending other hipsters. Review briefly your responses in this thread and see how GAHHHH OFFENDED you are that people are making fun of the shiathead in the article and similarly situated shiatheads.

Okay. I don't think I was ever offended. Just pointing out that the word has lost all meaning and is applied to all young people. Again, just disagreeing with people's strange hatred of a group of people.

I dislike bikers who don't follow the traffic laws too.


there are plenty of aging hipsters as well. The people who head back into college in their late 30s-50s who learn macrame, drink chianti, and place a few well chosen books on the coffee table who think they discovered radio head and coldplay, and get a lizard tatted on their foot and a acquire a nose ring, usually getting a red streak dyed in.

Friday nights are spent at the local hookah bar eating stuffed grape leaves and wondering aloud if they should sign up for belly button classes.

I don't hate any of them, everyone just wants to belong in the end right? It is all very tribal and conforming when groups dress, think, and act alike.

However, being a rebel is not becoming a cliche of a demographic that you aspire to belong to.

And you label yourself a young, urban dweller, you deserve the title hipster.
 
2012-10-13 04:30:39 PM
Boohoo biatch.

I'm not even a driver, I hate cyclists from the pedestrian perspective of having nearly been hit by a few who thought the traffic laws didn't apply to them.
 
2012-10-13 04:31:17 PM

GAT_00: That article is very satisfying.


Yes, indeed. There IS a God.
 
2012-10-13 04:35:24 PM
Ha ha
 
2012-10-13 04:36:25 PM
I run lights all the time when there is no cross traffic. Big farking deal. I slow down a lot to make sure though. I live in a dense urban hood.

I don't wear headphones. That's full retard.

I also pull way to the right at red lights so cars don't have to wait for my ass when green happens and if I see a car behind me wanting to turn right I inch into the cross walk so they can still get through. There is still enoug room usually for crossing peds to not have to avoid me.

I also ride with lights at night.

I can nearly promise that a close call will not be a result of my stupidity, but then again, riding a bike is inherently dangerous in urban areas.
 
2012-10-13 04:38:10 PM

theflatline: Gunny Highway: The Face Of Oblivion: Gunny Highway: And if you think I'm a hipster because I don't agree with everyone that is done by me.

No, I think you're a hipster because it's obvious you are emotionally involved in defending other hipsters. Review briefly your responses in this thread and see how GAHHHH OFFENDED you are that people are making fun of the shiathead in the article and similarly situated shiatheads.

Okay. I don't think I was ever offended. Just pointing out that the word has lost all meaning and is applied to all young people. Again, just disagreeing with people's strange hatred of a group of people.

I dislike bikers who don't follow the traffic laws too.

there are plenty of aging hipsters as well. The people who head back into college in their late 30s-50s who learn macrame, drink chianti, and place a few well chosen books on the coffee table who think they discovered radio head and coldplay, and get a lizard tatted on their foot and a acquire a nose ring, usually getting a red streak dyed in.

Friday nights are spent at the local hookah bar eating stuffed grape leaves and wondering aloud if they should sign up for belly button classes.

I don't hate any of them, everyone just wants to belong in the end right? It is all very tribal and conforming when groups dress, think, and act alike.

However, being a rebel is not becoming a cliche of a demographic that you aspire to belong to.

And you label yourself a young, urban dweller, you deserve the title hipster.


Yeah, that all makes sense. "Hipsters" are not the people starting fights or making too much noise. They generally keep to themselves in my experience. They are way down the list of people who bother me when I am out so that is why I am confused about all the hate they get.

And what the heck is a belly button class haha.
 
2012-10-13 04:38:39 PM

Kid the Universe: /not a New Yorker but been here 10 years now. true "New Yorkers" are as provincial and small-minded as any of you other idiots who have never left home. but that's cool, because places like New York collect people who decided to cut the cord and move away from Mommy and Daddy. anyone who can make it here on their own for years on end is better for it and exactly the kind of person i'd like to share a round of drinks with. the rest of you cletuses please stay in podunk


And that is perfectly fine with us. Like you said, New York is built on people coming here and starting a new life.

What we object to is the people who come here on 'extended vacations'. They move here, often to place like trendy brooklyn or the bowery for as long as their parents money lasts, then they go back home and make sure that when he is hanging out with friends he in interject into every conversation with "you know, when i lived in brooklyn..."

They treat it like its some kind of post-college program. So they can write down their time spent here on their resumes.

New York is welcome to you to come and live with us. But please, just dont come here "for the experience" because if that is your objective, you will never see the real New York anyway. Stay home and stay our of our way.
 
2012-10-13 04:41:12 PM

ecl: [cdn.uproxx.com image 491x750]
Slow it down Brahh.


Holy shiat is that real?

WTF is that from?
 
2012-10-13 04:42:21 PM
theflatline: Yep, as someone called it he is doing the Bushwick thing.

The Bushwick thing?

4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-10-13 04:45:26 PM
assuming he is posing for what he wore during his traffic offenses.

1. No helmet
2. Nonreflective clothing
3. ipod (roughly 1/10th his traffic ticket).
4. Him being an idiot and just checking guilty instead of doing research and then he gets upset about the bill.

If you have no money, you cannot afford to be an idiot and pretend to have contempt for the system because you just assumed that it was going to cost you a few happy meals at mcdonalds. 

Now that people know what you look like, they might be less likely to hit their brakes when they see you (or someone in black/red flannel) run a red light or a stop sign.
 
2012-10-13 04:56:49 PM

Dead for Tax Reasons: [i.qkme.me image 551x325]
one does not simply stop on a fixed gear


I should be allowed to drive a car with no brakes. I can use engine braking and the transmission to slow down.
 
2012-10-13 05:02:58 PM

Markoff_Cheney: Gunny Highway: Apologies for the unnecessary sarcasm, markoff

none needed gunny.
i wouldnt be here if i didnt enjoy it.
but seriously, hipster biatches like mentioned are whores typically, and great in bed, but not keepers by any stretch of the imagination.
although they usually have better hygiene regimens that the hippies and bohemes.
results may vary, consult a physician.


Definition

'great in bed': female dumb and/or slutty enough to fark you
 
2012-10-13 05:06:38 PM
Good lord. The amount of logical fallacies in this thread is amazing. Glad that I rarely venture to the politics tab.

/red herring and ad hominem for all!
 
2012-10-13 05:06:48 PM

The_Original_Roxtar: Dead for Tax Reasons: [i.qkme.me image 551x325]
one does not simply stop on a fixed gear

I should be allowed to drive a car with no brakes. I can use engine braking and the transmission to slow down.


Exactly. We should all have to share the road.
 
ecl
2012-10-13 05:10:14 PM

liam76: ecl: [cdn.uproxx.com image 491x750]
Slow it down Brahh.

Holy shiat is that real?

WTF is that from?


Yes It is as real as it gets.Link
 
2012-10-13 05:12:28 PM

IcculusMaximus: Good lord. The amount of logical fallacies in this thread is amazing. Glad that I rarely venture to the politics tab.

/red herring and ad hominem for all!


This is on the main page, brah
 
2012-10-13 05:12:50 PM

Bathysphere: Mmm, hating on douche cyclists. Good way to wake up. I like how he's got his ear buds in for the picture.


We're not hating on cyclists. Just on douchebags.
 
2012-10-13 05:14:10 PM
the anti-biker and anti-hipster derangement are really something.

sure some bikers are tools but so are some drivers. just drive defensively and stop taking everything so personally

the anti-hipster derangement is esp weird. why hipsters offend by their mere existence is something i'll never get. who the fark cares?
 
2012-10-13 05:16:33 PM

Gunny Highway: theflatline: Gunny Highway: The Face Of Oblivion: Gunny Highway: And if you think I'm a hipster because I don't agree with everyone that is done by me.

No, I think you're a hipster because it's obvious you are emotionally involved in defending other hipsters. Review briefly your responses in this thread and see how GAHHHH OFFENDED you are that people are making fun of the shiathead in the article and similarly situated shiatheads.

Okay. I don't think I was ever offended. Just pointing out that the word has lost all meaning and is applied to all young people. Again, just disagreeing with people's strange hatred of a group of people.

I dislike bikers who don't follow the traffic laws too.

there are plenty of aging hipsters as well. The people who head back into college in their late 30s-50s who learn macrame, drink chianti, and place a few well chosen books on the coffee table who think they discovered radio head and coldplay, and get a lizard tatted on their foot and a acquire a nose ring, usually getting a red streak dyed in.

Friday nights are spent at the local hookah bar eating stuffed grape leaves and wondering aloud if they should sign up for belly button classes.

I don't hate any of them, everyone just wants to belong in the end right? It is all very tribal and conforming when groups dress, think, and act alike.

However, being a rebel is not becoming a cliche of a demographic that you aspire to belong to.

And you label yourself a young, urban dweller, you deserve the title hipster.

Yeah, that all makes sense. "Hipsters" are not the people starting fights or making too much noise. They generally keep to themselves in my experience. They are way down the list of people who bother me when I am out so that is why I am confused about all the hate they get.



Hate is about the hater; the word itself is about brevity. F'rinstance you could have saved a lot of bandwidth in your profile by just typing 'hipster'. The pic, the music, the likes...all that would have been implied.
 
2012-10-13 05:17:55 PM

cherryl taggart: I didn't realize how rare cyclists are in my neck of the woods, until one day when little voices from my car seats all piped up at once. "Mommy, Mommy, what's that?" "Mommy, look at those funny clothes." "Mommy, why are those guys riding those funny bikes with their butts in the air?" Before I could answer, my husband calmly replied, "They are practicing for their next game of 'kick my ass'."


Reading this, I thought "This person is going to be from the south." Way to reinforce negative stereotypes.
 
2012-10-13 05:18:33 PM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: IcculusMaximus: Good lord. The amount of logical fallacies in this thread is amazing. Glad that I rarely venture to the politics tab.

/red herring and ad hominem for all!

This is on the main page, brah


Very true. I never suggested otherwise. I was just making the point that the politics threads are worse. Not a hater and I have no dog in this fight.
 
2012-10-13 05:18:58 PM
I don't know how many people have missed it, but his bike isn't a true fixie because it has brakes. He has even less of an excuse for not stopping then he did before.
 
2012-10-13 05:19:44 PM

wookiee cookie: the anti-biker and anti-hipster derangement are really something.

sure some bikers are tools but so are some drivers. just drive defensively and stop taking everything so personally

the anti-hipster derangement is esp weird. why hipsters offend by their mere existence is something i'll never get. who the fark cares?


Crazy drivers are protected by two tons of steel. Crazy bikers are protected by the iPod they're listening to.

Defensive driving is not going to prevent you from hitting the D-bag with a rolled-up pants cuff who ignores the stop light and cruises into your path at 25 miles an hour.
 
2012-10-13 05:25:00 PM

Abox: Gunny Highway: theflatline: Gunny Highway: The Face Of Oblivion: Gunny Highway: And if you think I'm a hipster because I don't agree with everyone that is done by me.

No, I think you're a hipster because it's obvious you are emotionally involved in defending other hipsters. Review briefly your responses in this thread and see how GAHHHH OFFENDED you are that people are making fun of the shiathead in the article and similarly situated shiatheads.

Okay. I don't think I was ever offended. Just pointing out that the word has lost all meaning and is applied to all young people. Again, just disagreeing with people's strange hatred of a group of people.

I dislike bikers who don't follow the traffic laws too.

there are plenty of aging hipsters as well. The people who head back into college in their late 30s-50s who learn macrame, drink chianti, and place a few well chosen books on the coffee table who think they discovered radio head and coldplay, and get a lizard tatted on their foot and a acquire a nose ring, usually getting a red streak dyed in.

Friday nights are spent at the local hookah bar eating stuffed grape leaves and wondering aloud if they should sign up for belly button classes.

I don't hate any of them, everyone just wants to belong in the end right? It is all very tribal and conforming when groups dress, think, and act alike.

However, being a rebel is not becoming a cliche of a demographic that you aspire to belong to.

And you label yourself a young, urban dweller, you deserve the title hipster.

Yeah, that all makes sense. "Hipsters" are not the people starting fights or making too much noise. They generally keep to themselves in my experience. They are way down the list of people who bother me when I am out so that is why I am confused about all the hate they get.


Hate is about the hater; the word itself is about brevity. F'rinstance you could have saved a lot of bandwidth in your profile by just typing 'hipster'. The pic, the music, the likes. ...


What music and things should I be enjoying? I think you had already had your mind made up before you looked at my profile. Which things on my profile make me a clear cut hipster? I want to know which things I have been enjoying ironically.
 
2012-10-13 05:27:47 PM
Typical bicycle hipster, totally baffled by the fact that his feelings of what the law should be have no bearing on the application of said laws to him. Pay up asshole.

/riding with headphones on??? GROW UP
 
2012-10-13 05:31:02 PM

thismomentinblackhistory: Cars should be equipped with sensors that slow their speed ~50% when a bicycle is near.


Nah. The sensors should fling the car doors open then play a laugh track upon impact detection.
 
2012-10-13 05:33:53 PM

krafty: I don't know how many people have missed it, but his bike isn't a true fixie because it has brakes. He has even less of an excuse for not stopping then he did before.


There's no reason to think it's a fixed gear bike at all, as you can't see enough of it to tell.
 
2012-10-13 05:59:05 PM
After reading the article my conclusion is: do not plead guilty for multiple versions of the same charge in the same event.

If he would have went to court and not out of town his life would be less painful now. That is likely the lesson he learned.

/ stupid derp farkers thinks he deserved them all because of ad hominem opinions
 
2012-10-13 06:01:19 PM
Not a fixed-gear bike = not a hipster.

Not sporting an ironic beard or mustache (just a normal one) = not a hipster.

Not wearing thick-rimmed retro glasses even though he doesn't need them = not a hipster.

This is just a dude with a bike who has that cyclist philosophy that traffic laws aren't for him, unless they work in favor of him versus cars. Not a hipster... A douchebag.
 
2012-10-13 06:04:14 PM
Protip: Don't run red lights on your bike, and you don't have to worry about paying >$1K in traffic fines.

/Cyclists like this one are the ones that give we law-abiding ones a bad name.
 
2012-10-13 06:06:15 PM
Hmmm, whips out the calculator...

three lights, $1555. thus approx $500/light

I run 2 dozen lights or stop signs per 34 mile round trip to work in Philly

Done 18,000 miles on two bikes over 12 years equals 529 trips

Fines per trip: $500 times 24 = $12,000

$12,000 times 529 trips = 6.3 MILLION DOLLARS

YEEESSSSSSS!

/still think it's suicidal to wear earbuds in traffic
//currently enjoying my new bike, a $3200 Jekyll 4, provided to me FREE by Cannondale because the previous bike fatigued out and snapped its frame at 12,000 miles.
///CANNONDALE ROCKS!
 
2012-10-13 06:07:23 PM
Drivers should be fined just as steeply for offenses. When I hear people complain about $50 speeding tickets my thought is usually about how it will do nothing to teach them a lesson. A $1500 ticket might be more influential.
 
2012-10-13 06:09:01 PM

rev. dave: After reading the article my conclusion is: do not plead guilty for multiple versions of the same charge in the same event.

If he would have went to court and not out of town his life would be less painful nowhe would be getting less attention now. That is likely the lesson he learned.

/ stupid derp farkers thinks he deserved them all because of ad hominem opinions

 
2012-10-13 06:27:19 PM
How do you get a ticket on a bike? Couldn't you just say "sorry I don't have ID on me, I'm not required to carry any to ride a bicycle." Who are they going to make the ticket out to?
 
2012-10-13 06:29:58 PM

Gunny Highway: Yeah, that all makes sense. "Hipsters" are not the people starting fights or making too much noise. They generally keep to themselves in my experience. They are way down the list of people who bother me when I am out so that is why I am confused about all the hate they get.


Hate is about the hater; the word itself is about brevity. F'rinstance you could have saved a lot of bandwidth in your profile by just typing 'hipster'. The pic, the music, the likes...all that would have been implied.

What music and things should I be enjoying? I think you had already had your mind made up before you looked at my profile. Which things on my profile make me a clear cut hipster? I want to know which things I have been enjoying ironically.

 


You should enjoy what you enjoy. Probably the biggest giveaway is how defensive you are about being pigeonholed.
 
2012-10-13 06:35:00 PM
As a daily bicycle commuter who takes back roads and follows all the road rules, I applaud the hell out of this story and wish I saw more of that around here.
 
2012-10-13 06:38:04 PM

fairleym: cherryl taggart: I didn't realize how rare cyclists are in my neck of the woods, until one day when little voices from my car seats all piped up at once. "Mommy, Mommy, what's that?" "Mommy, look at those funny clothes." "Mommy, why are those guys riding those funny bikes with their butts in the air?" Before I could answer, my husband calmly replied, "They are practicing for their next game of 'kick my ass'."

Your husband sounds awesome.


And he puts up with me!
 
2012-10-13 06:38:09 PM

Abox: Gunny Highway: Yeah, that all makes sense. "Hipsters" are not the people starting fights or making too much noise. They generally keep to themselves in my experience. They are way down the list of people who bother me when I am out so that is why I am confused about all the hate they get.


Hate is about the hater; the word itself is about brevity. F'rinstance you could have saved a lot of bandwidth in your profile by just typing 'hipster'. The pic, the music, the likes...all that would have been implied.

What music and things should I be enjoying? I think you had already had your mind made up before you looked at my profile. Which things on my profile make me a clear cut hipster? I want to know which things I have been enjoying ironically. 


You should enjoy what you enjoy. Probably the biggest giveaway is how defensive you are about being pigeonholed.


Thanks for the advice. Cheers.
 
2012-10-13 06:41:51 PM

mark12A: a $3200 Jekyll 4,


I've never been a fan of Cannondale bikes, but that looks like it might be a fun toy.
 
2012-10-13 07:11:53 PM

Markoff_Cheney: we werent haulin ass, we were doing jogging pace and got pulled the fark over to avert a few one ways cross traffic to get to a sidestreet.


Can someone please translate from hipster -> regular english?
 
2012-10-13 07:14:44 PM
living in Bushwick is certainly possible on $15k a year. its not going to be fun though.

one can get an apartment share for $650 a month, or less. its going to be a shiathole though.

its really amazing what people will put up with to have a NYC address.
 
2012-10-13 07:17:27 PM
mark12A: a $3200 Jekyll 4,

b_c: I've never been a fan of Cannondale bikes, but that looks like it might be a fun toy.


I just did the first three runs to the office this week on the new bike. Coming back on the first run I got a flat. The dammed Presto valve stem PULLED OUT of the thorn resistant inner tube. Never seen anything like it. Swapped in a spare tube, pumped it up and got home. Kinda pissed me off. Not a good omen for this bike. Haven't even named it yet. But I have ghettoed it up already, with a ghetto rigged kickstand (bike has NO provision for a kickstand), my Walmart dishrack on the back for cargo, lotsa lights and reflectors, bell, fenders, airhorn, computer, yada-yada-yada...

I need something that riffs off of Dr. Jekyll. like Doctor Bike, or something.

The last bike was "Black Lice", because it was a Cannondale Police Cruiser law enforcement bike, and we didn't know if the "Police" printed on the frame was a sticker, or painted on. If it was painted, I was gonna black out the "PO" and ride around on a black bike with "LICE" printed on the side.

Turned out it was a sticker...
 
2012-10-13 07:38:03 PM

Snarky Acronym: A bicyclist hit and killed a pedestrian here on a trail, so yeah this guy could've easily clipped a pedestrian, knocked them over and caused a death or injury.


Here in San Francisco, some douche hipster bike rider ran a red light and killed an old man, then went home and posted on Facebook how upset he was that his bike helmet had been damaged. I would personally like to kick his ass.
 
2012-10-13 07:52:56 PM
I have a driving job but walk/bus on my off time, so I say good on the NYPD for ticketing this asshat: while driving at night, I have to deal with bikers riding without lights, cutting into the lane without signaling, and of course blowing red lights and stop signs. On foot I have to deal with bikers using the sidewalk as a dragstrip (Chinese and South Asian students love doing this; perhaps they're paying homage to their driving skills by doing this) and not yielding to pedestrians at intersections. Cars don't always do this no, but they stand a far better chance of getting ticketed.

I don't like the NYPD or Mike Bloomberg at all, but broken clocks are right twice a day. I would love to see more enforcement of traffic laws against bikers. It's true that no one follows every rule, but you have to follow some
 
2012-10-13 07:53:19 PM

OgreMagi: Snarky Acronym: A bicyclist hit and killed a pedestrian here on a trail, so yeah this guy could've easily clipped a pedestrian, knocked them over and caused a death or injury.

Here in San Francisco, some douche hipster bike rider ran a red light and killed an old man, then went home and posted on Facebook how upset he was that his bike helmet had been damaged. I would personally like to kick his ass.


And I would like to help you. In the spirit of the thread though, I'd like to point out that the 'hipster bike rider' part had nothing to do with how terrible he was. It's the 'douche running a red light' part that led to the man's death.
 
2012-10-13 07:57:18 PM

Gunny Highway: Erix: oukewldave: I don't know if he could look any more "hipster-y" than he does in the picture. Maybe some visible stickers on his bike?

Really? Having the earbuds in makes him look a little douchey, but he's not wearing anything ironic, doesn't have skinny jeans, his head/facial hair is unkempt but not intentionally ridiculous.. I'm not really seeing it.

Is flannel and a bike all it takes now?

20-something = hipster

You know who else wore red and black lumberjack (with a hat to match) and lived in Brooklyn?


Was this certain someone in the limelight cause he rhymed tight?
 
2012-10-13 07:58:43 PM

thismomentinblackhistory: Cars should be equipped with sensors that slow their speed ~50% when a bicycle is near.


Makes it easier to hear the crunching of the cyclist's bones while running them down. What the hell- you can't savor the moment at 45mph as much as you could at 23.
 
2012-10-13 08:02:51 PM

Erix: OgreMagi: Snarky Acronym: A bicyclist hit and killed a pedestrian here on a trail, so yeah this guy could've easily clipped a pedestrian, knocked them over and caused a death or injury.

Here in San Francisco, some douche hipster bike rider ran a red light and killed an old man, then went home and posted on Facebook how upset he was that his bike helmet had been damaged. I would personally like to kick his ass.

And I would like to help you. In the spirit of the thread though, I'd like to point out that the 'hipster bike rider' part had nothing to do with how terrible he was. It's the 'douche running a red light' part that led to the man's death.


I did say "douche hipster bike rider". Though that is a bit redundant.
 
2012-10-13 08:03:55 PM

thismomentinblackhistory: Cars should be equipped with sensors that slow their speed ~50% when a bicycle is near.


Cars should be equipped with hooks to take out bikers when they ride two abreast on a single lane highway.
 
2012-10-13 08:06:09 PM

Generation_D: As someone that has to dodge asshat cyclists while I walk around near my home downtown in Seattle, I applaud this action and look forward to the day in the future when we have similar enforcement here.


------

Well, there's your problem. Living in a metropolitan area (which is the natural habitat of self-important douchebags on bicycles) and biatching about said douchebags is like pitching a tent in the Montana wilderness and complaining that bears are constantly trying to eat you.

Move to the suburbs. Arterial speeds are 45 mph. At that speed, the side-draft from the constant stream of soccer moms in Hummers, Rams, and F-350s keeps the cyclists humble and wary, and mostly on the back streets.
 
2012-10-13 08:07:35 PM

OgreMagi: Erix: OgreMagi: Snarky Acronym: A bicyclist hit and killed a pedestrian here on a trail, so yeah this guy could've easily clipped a pedestrian, knocked them over and caused a death or injury.

Here in San Francisco, some douche hipster bike rider ran a red light and killed an old man, then went home and posted on Facebook how upset he was that his bike helmet had been damaged. I would personally like to kick his ass.

And I would like to help you. In the spirit of the thread though, I'd like to point out that the 'hipster bike rider' part had nothing to do with how terrible he was. It's the 'douche running a red light' part that led to the man's death.

I did say "douche hipster bike rider". Though that is a bit redundant.


Yeah, I just wanted to clarify what specific douchery I wanted to beat the guy for. Being a pretentious twat with poor fashion taste is worthy of scorn, but not physical violence.
 
2012-10-13 08:15:08 PM

NetOwl: Those cyclists never stop to think. Do they know how much damage they would do to my car if I hit them while they charge through an intersection?


None whatsoever.


/I don't drive anymore, but this would have been a good comment a month or two ago.


obviously you have never met my body. I was impacted by a late 80's Chrysler Lebaron. I saw the crystal hood ornament while at a stop sign and then BOOM. I crushed that mother. Took out headlight to windshield support arms (?) and windshield, with only scrapes and hairline fracture to rib. I tend to get impacted a lot. Beware. :) 

/also took out a bicyclist in the Alameda Tunnel while walking.
 
2012-10-13 08:19:34 PM

Too_many_Brians: NetOwl: Those cyclists never stop to think. Do they know how much damage they would do to my car if I hit them while they charge through an intersection?


None whatsoever.


/I don't drive anymore, but this would have been a good comment a month or two ago.

obviously you have never met my body. I was impacted by a late 80's Chrysler Lebaron. I saw the crystal hood ornament while at a stop sign and then BOOM. I crushed that mother. Took out headlight to windshield support arms (?) and windshield, with only scrapes and hairline fracture to rib. I tend to get impacted a lot. Beware. :) 

/also took out a bicyclist in the Alameda Tunnel while walking.


What Too_many_Brians may look like:
assets.sbnation.com

/beware of moose, in the event of collision: They will end you.
 
2012-10-13 08:25:14 PM

filter: Markoff_Cheney: Gunny Highway: Apologies for the unnecessary sarcasm, markoff

none needed gunny.
i wouldnt be here if i didnt enjoy it.
but seriously, hipster biatches like mentioned are whores typically, and great in bed, but not keepers by any stretch of the imagination.
although they usually have better hygiene regimens that the hippies and bohemes.
results may vary, consult a physician.

Definition

'great in bed': female dumb and/or slutty enough to fark you


it is more of a reference to crazy in the head, great in bed. i would take that personally, but this is the internet. i get by very well good sir or madam.

HempHead: Markoff_Cheney: we werent haulin ass, we were doing jogging pace and got pulled the fark over to avert a few one ways cross traffic to get to a sidestreet.

Can someone please translate from hipster -> regular english?


see context, i got a ticket for riding on the sidewalk. we were cutting across some one way streets that were opposite our direction and mellowly rode on the sidewalk right by the capitol building in denver.
holy fark this place hates people on bikes more than the jesus freaks.
 
2012-10-13 08:28:26 PM
mbillips

hiatting a cyclist wearing earbuds should be legal. Ears are about half your safety equipment on a bike.
 Agreed. Bu-t Ohio and only about 7-8 other states ban earbuds for drivers, motorcycles. Gah PSA http://drivinglaws.aaa.com/laws/headsets/
 
2012-10-13 08:35:44 PM

Markoff_Cheney: ?

see context, i got a ticket for riding on the sidewalk. we were cutting across some one way streets that were opposite our direction and mellowly rode on the sidewalk right by the capitol building in denver.
holy fark this place hates people on bikes more than the jesus freaks.


I'm glad you got a ticket for riding on the sidewalk, it's for PEDESTRIANS, it gets a bit tiring having to dodge bikers on the goddamn sidewalk. You can't ride your bicycle wherever you want, just like I can't walk onto the Interstate just because I want to.
 
2012-10-13 10:00:36 PM

special20: Cyclists should have to register their vehicle, pay insurance, be licensed, and pass inspections for safety once a year.


That's how it works here in Japan, basically. Of course, biking's WAY more popular here; it's the default mode of urban transport. I bet they do in many other countries, too.

The cops pull cyclists over to check registrations all the time. They love to target teens and foreigners. I don't have to worry about it 'cause I don't ride a bike, even here! I'm too much of a rural American at heart. Plus, I'd probably get myself killed during my first day out.
 
2012-10-13 10:28:22 PM

cmb53208: Markoff_Cheney: ?

see context, i got a ticket for riding on the sidewalk. we were cutting across some one way streets that were opposite our direction and mellowly rode on the sidewalk right by the capitol building in denver.
holy fark this place hates people on bikes more than the jesus freaks.

I'm glad you got a ticket for riding on the sidewalk, it's for PEDESTRIANS, it gets a bit tiring having to dodge bikers on the goddamn sidewalk. You can't ride your bicycle wherever you want, just like I can't walk onto the Interstate just because I want to.


It's actually really stupid that he got a ticket for riding on the sidewalk, sidewalks are for unpowered traffic, streets are for motor vehicles.

Bicyclists should be ticketed for riding on streets.
 
2012-10-13 10:56:24 PM
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2012-10-13 11:36:53 PM

StoneColdAtheist: As someone who rode RIGHT THROUGH three stop signs without stopping while cycling on his way home from work yesterday, I'm getting a kick out of this.


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To be fair, stop signs typically denote lower overall traffic density. That, and I'd imagine they were all-way stops, too. CSB, though.
 
2012-10-13 11:38:50 PM

gimmegimme: wookiee cookie: the anti-biker and anti-hipster derangement are really something.

sure some bikers are tools but so are some drivers. just drive defensively and stop taking everything so personally

the anti-hipster derangement is esp weird. why hipsters offend by their mere existence is something i'll never get. who the fark cares?

Crazy drivers are protected by two tons of steel. Crazy bikers are protected by the iPod they're listening to.

Defensive driving is not going to prevent you from hitting the D-bag with a rolled-up pants cuff who ignores the stop light and cruises into your path at 25 miles an hour.


yes, bikers are extra vulnerable so they deserve extra wrath

but you know what really chaps my ass? the way they cuff their one pants leg so it doesn't get dangerously caught in the gears.

farking hipsters and their stupid one-legged rolled-up cuff
 
2012-10-14 12:49:02 AM

wookiee cookie: gimmegimme: wookiee cookie: the anti-biker and anti-hipster derangement are really something.

sure some bikers are tools but so are some drivers. just drive defensively and stop taking everything so personally

the anti-hipster derangement is esp weird. why hipsters offend by their mere existence is something i'll never get. who the fark cares?

Crazy drivers are protected by two tons of steel. Crazy bikers are protected by the iPod they're listening to.

Defensive driving is not going to prevent you from hitting the D-bag with a rolled-up pants cuff who ignores the stop light and cruises into your path at 25 miles an hour.

yes, bikers are extra vulnerable so they deserve extra wrath

but you know what really chaps my ass? the way they cuff their one pants leg so it doesn't get dangerously caught in the gears.

farking hipsters and their stupid one-legged rolled-up cuff


No, they deserve extra wrath because they don't follow traffic laws and have some ludicrous belief that their well-being is not at risk when they change lanes without looking and fly through intersections while advancing to the next She & Him song on their playlists.
 
2012-10-14 01:43:07 AM
I blow stoplights all the time, but I don't get caught.

You're not supposed to do it when other people are around. ;)
 
2012-10-14 01:58:19 AM

gimmegimme: wookiee cookie: gimmegimme: wookiee cookie: the anti-biker and anti-hipster derangement are really something.

sure some bikers are tools but so are some drivers. just drive defensively and stop taking everything so personally

the anti-hipster derangement is esp weird. why hipsters offend by their mere existence is something i'll never get. who the fark cares?

Crazy drivers are protected by two tons of steel. Crazy bikers are protected by the iPod they're listening to.

Defensive driving is not going to prevent you from hitting the D-bag with a rolled-up pants cuff who ignores the stop light and cruises into your path at 25 miles an hour.

yes, bikers are extra vulnerable so they deserve extra wrath

but you know what really chaps my ass? the way they cuff their one pants leg so it doesn't get dangerously caught in the gears.

farking hipsters and their stupid one-legged rolled-up cuff

No, they deserve extra wrath because they don't follow traffic laws and have some ludicrous belief that their well-being is not at risk when they change lanes without looking and fly through intersections while advancing to the next She & Him song on their playlists.


as irritating as zooey deshanel's voice and "adorkable" persona is, what bikers are listening to should be completely irrelevant

i guess anti-hipster hate and anti-biker hate taste great together.

enjoy.

/shrug
 
2012-10-14 02:48:46 AM
i commute to work by bike daily. if i am approaching an intersection with 4-way stop signs i'll slow down to make sure i can pass through safely. sometimes an approaching motorist arrives at their stop sign when i am about to roll into the intersection. typically they'll just politely wave me through. i respond with a reciprocate wave of appreciation.

stop lights are different, but if there's no traffic i'm obviously going to proceed despite the color of the light.

ideally, i will never encounter any of the sociopathic motorists in this thread.
 
2012-10-14 03:18:12 AM

eurotrader: So the guy on the bike got caught by a cop in a car. He must be new to riding in NYC and a little dim witted or have poor vision if he did not notice the cop watch him go through 4 red lights, so he does deserve the tickets. Unless the cop knew him and had a dislike I can not picture any cop getting out of the car to chase him down very far.


I do not live in a very big city... but I would bet my LIFE there is not f'n way in hell a stupid pig could have caught me (or a few select friends) if we took off from them in our neighborhood while in our riding days, during our teen years.
Between knowing the "rough" brick streets where we could easily outrun a run because it was downhill and a car at a higher speed would most likely wind up hitting one too many dips and wrecking into cars parked on either side of the street... to one way streets (including a 3 lane that was always packed with traffic)...

Oh yeah, and the time we actually had cops after us...

I haven't been on a bike in years and do not plan on doing so anytime soon.. but, think this giving tickets to people riding bikes and taking points off a driver's licence is nothing but flat out armed robbery.
 
2012-10-14 03:30:23 AM
All you young, hip people are so sensitive.

Why don't you just sit back, adjust your horn-rims, cuff your 501s, go to a roller derby game and have a Pabst.

Oh, and don't forget to roll up you sleeves so we can see your relevant, introspective tattoos that you and all of your friends have that help define you as unique individuals.
 
2012-10-14 04:41:46 AM
Desmo i just favorited you as "old, out-of-touch twat." keep up the good work!
 
2012-10-14 08:38:30 AM

eurotrader: So the guy on the bike got caught by a cop in a car. He must be new to riding in NYC and a little dim witted or have poor vision if he did not notice the cop watch him go through 4 red lights, so he does deserve the tickets. Unless the cop knew him and had a dislike I can not picture any cop getting out of the car to chase him down very far.


Did you miss the part about his wearing headphones as well?

//lucky he didn't get run over by a bus
 
2012-10-14 09:57:18 AM

rev. dave: After reading the article my conclusion is: do not plead guilty for multiple versions of the same charge in the same event.

If he would have went to court and not out of town his life would be less painful now. That is likely the lesson he learned.

/ stupid derp farkers thinks he deserved them all because of ad hominem opinions


How about "don't run red lights"

NAH! That's a stupid lesson.
 
2012-10-14 11:21:23 AM
An idiot driving a car can be guilty of assault w/ a deadly weapon.
Defending oneself with deadly force is OK?

So, a fool flinging himself down the roadoverpopulated street in NYC, deaf on headphones, so self important he threatens pedestrians lives, deadly weapon?

/been looking for good moving targets to practice on
 
2012-10-14 11:58:23 AM

TheMega: eurotrader: So the guy on the bike got caught by a cop in a car. He must be new to riding in NYC and a little dim witted or have poor vision if he did not notice the cop watch him go through 4 red lights, so he does deserve the tickets. Unless the cop knew him and had a dislike I can not picture any cop getting out of the car to chase him down very far.

I do not live in a very big city... but I would bet my LIFE there is not f'n way in hell a stupid pig could have caught me (or a few select friends) if we took off from them in our neighborhood while in our riding days, during our teen years.
Between knowing the "rough" brick streets where we could easily outrun a run because it was downhill and a car at a higher speed would most likely wind up hitting one too many dips and wrecking into cars parked on either side of the street... to one way streets (including a 3 lane that was always packed with traffic)...

Oh yeah, and the time we actually had cops after us...

I haven't been on a bike in years and do not plan on doing so anytime soon.. but, think this giving tickets to people riding bikes and taking points off a driver's licence is nothing but flat out armed robbery.


Why is it robbery? I have very real problems dealing with bicycling scofflaws when I'm on my bicycle. I was nearly hit once by a jerk running a stop sign, and I have idiots riding down the wrong side of the street towards me on a regular basis. The shoulder is narrow enough as it is, I don't need dopes who don't know what side of the street they're supposed to be riding thrown into the mix. The entitled attitude of "I'm on a bicycle, I shouldn't have to obey your petty rules" is complete BS, and if it takes expensive fines to end it, I'm completely fine with that. As someone who rides on the right side of the road, and stops for both signs and lights, I have nothing to fear from an enforcement crackdown.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2012-10-14 12:07:18 PM
Defending oneself with deadly force is OK?

If you're a cop, definitely. Standard procedure is draw gun, step in front of a moving car, think "it's coming right at me", blow the driver away, then jump to safety because killing the driver doesn't stop the car.
 
2012-10-14 12:24:01 PM
"They issue driver's license applicants with a free safety manual, son; you've probably never read it."
 
2012-10-14 01:24:52 PM

Insurgent: Desmo i just favorited you as "old, out-of-touch twat." keep up the good work!


Older than you? Probably. Out of touch? Just because you're sensitive about a demographic I'm amused by doesn't make me out of touch. Twat? Well, we've all been a twat to someone or somewhere at one time or another.
 
2012-10-14 05:33:39 PM
sick of these "fixies" blowing through stop signs and weaving in an out of traffic

they are the first ones to say "share the road dude." but then get butt hurt when laws apply to them..

hero tag for cop would have been acceptable here subby
 
2012-10-14 08:33:09 PM
Awesome! Cyclists who use paved roads, and F' up traffic by ignoring red lights, should be ticketed.
 
2012-10-15 12:40:03 PM

ZAZ: Defending oneself with deadly force is OK?

If you're a cop, definitely. Standard procedure is draw gun, step in front of a moving car, think "it's coming right at me", blow the driver away, then jump to safety because killing the driver doesn't stop the car.


Last week as I recall, it was a wheel chair that threatened a cop's life.
 
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