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(Boulder Daily Camera)   If you've been arrested for killing a bicyclist while driving drunk, it does not look good if in your past you've publicly said bicyclists don't belong in your town. Or if you're sporting a Hitler mustache in your mugshot   (dailycamera.com) divider line 47
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2013-05-16 08:02:12 AM
FTFA: ...numerous instances of "gangs" of cyclists disobeying signage and traffic lights, and impeding traffic flow, and asked why it was that Boulder County sheriff's deputies didn't issue tickets to them for doing so.

I don't have a Hitler moustache, but this bugs the living hell out of me, too.
 
2013-05-16 08:04:33 AM
Godwinned bicycle thread.
 
2013-05-16 08:04:38 AM
www.resist.com
 
2013-05-16 08:04:58 AM
i184.photobucket.com
 
2013-05-16 08:05:04 AM
I've had to take swings at motorists who weren't giving space a few times. While hitting a biker may result in just a little damage to your car, it means life or death to me. So if you're going to threaten my life, you better be ready when I defend it.
 
2013-05-16 08:07:44 AM
Here we go again... a Godwin's law thread! You know better subby.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-05-16 08:13:29 AM
and asked why it was that Boulder County sheriff's deputies didn't issue tickets to them for doing so.

In Boston the mayor said it wasn't worth the effort of trying to get an ID and payment out of a bicyclist, and anyway cars are bad, so bicyclists can do anything they like. I enjoyed the article where campus police started ticketing bicyclists who thought they were immune; the mayor's pro-bike directive only applied to city police.

My understanding reading about the area from 2,000 miles away is Boulder is like Cambridge+Boston, full of progressive nutjobs, but with hills.
 
2013-05-16 08:15:40 AM
How about there are enough idiots on both sides to make this a bad situation all around. Bad bicyclists and bad drivers. I just started riding a bike again and am worried about the cars. On the other hand I'm not riding crazy to scare pedestrians, and I'm obeying traffic laws.

Personally I think drivers and bicyclists need to be ticketed more.
 
2013-05-16 08:16:01 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: I've had to take swings at motorists who weren't giving space a few times. While hitting a biker may result in just a little damage to your car, it means life or death to me. So if you're going to threaten my life, you better be ready when I defend it.


What were people doing driving in a bike lane?
 
2013-05-16 08:21:23 AM
Hey, too bad he's not in NC, where drivers who kill cyclists are generally given tickets for something like "failure to observe" and sent on their way. Especially if they run over Messicans or NC State students.

We did have one driver in Raleigh who ran over and killed a wealthy, white guy who was out cycling. The driver might have to pay a fine for that.
 
2013-05-16 08:23:01 AM

Well I use Mac/Linux...: AverageAmericanGuy: I've had to take swings at motorists who weren't giving space a few times. While hitting a biker may result in just a little damage to your car, it means life or death to me. So if you're going to threaten my life, you better be ready when I defend it.

What were people doing driving in a bike lane?


First, a lot of cagers try to scare cyclists by drifting into the bike lane. These are the worst. A quick swing of a bike lock into their windshield gets them back over into their own lane.

Second, on roads without bike lanes, I have an absolute right to the road, just as any other vehicle out there does. Trying to run a cyclist down or scare them off the road is illegal.
 
2013-05-16 08:24:15 AM
On a side note, his SO will be peddling her a$$ around town to try to make the bail money and pay the lawyer fees.
 
2013-05-16 08:28:27 AM
extras.mnginteractive.com

Drunk, angry and old is no way to live out your life. Dumbass.
 
2013-05-16 08:29:36 AM
I've written rants on the subject of idiots on bicycles, but I'm not going to blog-whore today.
 
2013-05-16 08:38:47 AM
Bicycles and gulf carts BOTH need to GTFO of the way of regular traffic.

/stop sign? WTF is that??!!
//signal? OH HELLS NO??!
 
2013-05-16 08:40:33 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: Well I use Mac/Linux...: AverageAmericanGuy: I've had to take swings at motorists who weren't giving space a few times. While hitting a biker may result in just a little damage to your car, it means life or death to me. So if you're going to threaten my life, you better be ready when I defend it.

What were people doing driving in a bike lane?

First, a lot of cagers try to scare cyclists by drifting into the bike lane. These are the worst. A quick swing of a bike lock into their windshield gets them back over into their own lane.

Second, on roads without bike lanes, I have an absolute right to the road, just as any other vehicle out there does. Trying to run a cyclist down or scare them off the road is illegal.


It is asshole internet tough guys like you that gives the rest of us considerate cyclists a bad name. Do you know why I don't have confrontational, chest-thumping douche anecdotes about my cycling? Because I ride on bike paths. I understand that the physics of mass trumps my right away and it takes me 2 seconds to move a little closer to the shoulder instead of being a smegma filled dick and start endangering every other cyclist and motorist with my bad to the bone need to shatter windshields and be a cock in general. You are everything that is wrong with this farking society. You're a goddamned special snowflake who doesn't give a shiat who you hurt as long as you're allowed to lash out like a petulant 3 year old. Get the fark over whatever insecurities and immaturity that makes it okay in your mind to be a self-entitled, physically dangerous cock before you actually hurt someone. Or get to the gym in 26 minutes, whatever works for you tough guy.
 
2013-05-16 08:46:08 AM

WTFDYW: gulf carts


Those must be HUGE.
 
2013-05-16 08:49:10 AM
Quantum Apostrophe

GAHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! GOLF

/another coffee coming right up
 
2013-05-16 08:50:48 AM

Well I use Mac/Linux...: What were people doing driving in a bike lane?


Parking their cars, maybe.

I used a bicycle to get around in Oslo for over a decade. One of the reasons I quit was because it was just too dangerous. Wasn't a parking lane without at least one parked car in it (cheaper to pay the occasional parking ticket than use the "real" parking spaces), and there were several incidents where I almost got run over by idiot drivers who didn't even check for cyclists before swinging into the bike lane.
The "bike lock through windshield" sentiment is quite understandable.

Central Oslo should be off-limits to private cars, anyway. All they do is clog up the city.

/most drivers are OK, though
 
2013-05-16 08:51:36 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: A quick swing of a bike lock into their windshield gets them back over into their own lane.


I'm a pretty damn good cyclist, mountain and road, and I have no idea how you're performing this action without wrecking. Swinging a seven-pound bike lock would severely throw off your balance, especially while you're holding on to the handlebars with one hand. You're a regular goddamn acrobat is what you are. And a tough guy.
 
2013-05-16 08:51:40 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: Well I use Mac/Linux...: AverageAmericanGuy: I've had to take swings at motorists who weren't giving space a few times. While hitting a biker may result in just a little damage to your car, it means life or death to me. So if you're going to threaten my life, you better be ready when I defend it.

What were people doing driving in a bike lane?

First, a lot of cagers try to scare cyclists by drifting into the bike lane. These are the worst. A quick swing of a bike lock into their windshield gets them back over into their own lane.

Second, on roads without bike lanes, I have an absolute right to the road, just as any other vehicle out there does. Trying to run a cyclist down or scare them off the road is illegal.


Judging from where I've ridden my bicycle, the Pacific Northwest is relatively free of that sort of douchebaggery. Most people are pretty polite...( drivers and bicyclists both)

/ hope the road ragers don't move to my part of the country...
 
2013-05-16 08:51:46 AM

skinink: How about there are enough idiots on both sides to make this a bad situation all around. Bad bicyclists and bad drivers. I just started riding a bike again and am worried about the cars. On the other hand I'm not riding crazy to scare pedestrians, and I'm obeying traffic laws.

Personally I think drivers and bicyclists need to be ticketed more.


So both sides are bad. But who should I vote for?
 
2013-05-16 08:54:56 AM
It's all a degradation of safety margins.  More of the gene pool should have been wiped out considering all the drivers practicing california stops, the pedestrians crossing whenever the god damned feel like it, the motorcyclists lane sharing on a single lane left hand turn, and the bicyclists celebrating complete anarchy.

I propose all traffic citations be suspended until Darwin and Newton figure this out.
 
2013-05-16 08:58:05 AM

REO-Weedwagon: AverageAmericanGuy: A quick swing of a bike lock into their windshield gets them back over into their own lane.

I'm a pretty damn good cyclist, mountain and road, and I have no idea how you're performing this action without wrecking. Swinging a seven-pound bike lock would severely throw off your balance, especially while you're holding on to the handlebars with one hand. You're a regular goddamn acrobat is what you are. And a tough guy.


7 pounds? It's a bicycle, not a motorcycle.
 
2013-05-16 09:06:26 AM
Dr. Cox has really gone downhill since Scrubs went off the air.
 
2013-05-16 09:17:30 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: Well I use Mac/Linux...: AverageAmericanGuy: I've had to take swings at motorists who weren't giving space a few times. While hitting a biker may result in just a little damage to your car, it means life or death to me. So if you're going to threaten my life, you better be ready when I defend it.

What were people doing driving in a bike lane?

First, a lot of cagers try to scare cyclists by drifting into the bike lane. These are the worst. A quick swing of a bike lock into their windshield gets them back over into their own lane.

Second, on roads without bike lanes, I have an absolute right to the road, just as any other vehicle out there does. Trying to run a cyclist down or scare them off the road is illegal.


Haven't driven a four wheeler in a couple years now, but you can feel free to swing all you like at my Freightliner as I use your bike path to make that wide turn. My codriver will probably come at you with a tire thumper though for trying to scratch our paint.

/had a cyclist try to squeeze between my truck and the curb the other day as I was making a right hand turn
//physics pretty much dictates I make my turn before you get to go straight
 
2013-05-16 09:43:39 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: Well I use Mac/Linux...: AverageAmericanGuy: I've had to take swings at motorists who weren't giving space a few times. While hitting a biker may result in just a little damage to your car, it means life or death to me. So if you're going to threaten my life, you better be ready when I defend it.

What were people doing driving in a bike lane?

First, a lot of cagers try to scare cyclists by drifting into the bike lane. These are the worst. A quick swing of a bike lock into their windshield gets them back over into their own lane.

Second, on roads without bike lanes, I have an absolute right to the road, just as any other vehicle out there does. Trying to run a cyclist down or scare them off the road is illegal.


i3.kym-cdn.com

/has anyone mentioned that you are a tough guy?
 
2013-05-16 10:12:26 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: I've had to take swings at motorists who weren't giving space a few times. While hitting a biker may result in just a little damage to your car, it means life or death to me. So if you're going to threaten my life, you better be ready when I defend it.


if I was going as slow as bikers and impeding the flow of traffic I would be given a ticket.  Bikers should be treated the same
 
2013-05-16 10:19:20 AM

Bender The Offender: AverageAmericanGuy: Well I use Mac/Linux...: AverageAmericanGuy: I've had to take swings at motorists who weren't giving space a few times. While hitting a biker may result in just a little damage to your car, it means life or death to me. So if you're going to threaten my life, you better be ready when I defend it.

What were people doing driving in a bike lane?

First, a lot of cagers try to scare cyclists by drifting into the bike lane. These are the worst. A quick swing of a bike lock into their windshield gets them back over into their own lane.

Second, on roads without bike lanes, I have an absolute right to the road, just as any other vehicle out there does. Trying to run a cyclist down or scare them off the road is illegal.

It is asshole internet tough guys like you that gives the rest of us considerate cyclists a bad name. Do you know why I don't have confrontational, chest-thumping douche anecdotes about my cycling? Because I ride on bike paths. I understand that the physics of mass trumps my right away and it takes me 2 seconds to move a little closer to the shoulder instead of being a smegma filled dick and start endangering every other cyclist and motorist with my bad to the bone need to shatter windshields and be a cock in general. You are everything that is wrong with this farking society. You're a goddamned special snowflake who doesn't give a shiat who you hurt as long as you're allowed to lash out like a petulant 3 year old. Get the fark over whatever insecurities and immaturity that makes it okay in your mind to be a self-entitled, physically dangerous cock before you actually hurt someone. Or get to the gym in 26 minutes, whatever works for you tough guy.



I'll bet he was riding a motherfarking fixie, too.
 
2013-05-16 10:22:46 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: I've had to take swings at motorists who weren't giving space a few times. While hitting a biker may result in just a little damage to your car, it means life or death to me. So if you're going to threaten my life, you better be ready when I defend it.


As an avid cyclist who like to ride long and fast on paved roads, I have to say that cyclists who disobey laws, don't get out of the way when it is reasonable to do so ("car back" means move to the right), and act like assholes in general really piss me off.
They put my life in danger because a cager will NEVER forget that time a cyclist cut him off or ran a stop sign and will assume that I am the same way.  I signal, ride in the bike lane/shoulder and move right on roads without shoulders when I see cars behind me (have a rearview mirror), and take the safest route I can (which can means adding 3-7 miles to a ride, but hey, I'm out for exercise anyway).

I ride with friends, mostly guys and most of the time we have ABSOLUTELY NO PROBLEM with the cars and trucks we share the road with.  They give us room when they can or they slow down while passing.  They allow us right of way, when we have the right of way.  I do everything I can to make sure that cars around me are aware that I am there (bright jersey, lights at night and on cloudy days, sitting upright  and making eye contact when I see someone poised to turn in front of me).  We're all in this together so let's all be cool.

Cyclists: If every time you get on a bike you are getting hassled, there is one constant in that situation.  So maybe you need to stop being a dick and chill the fark out .

Drivers: If every time you see a cyclist they are in your way and pissing you off, maybe you need to check the local laws of where cyclists have a right to be and chill the fark out.

I occasionally get flipped off (although it is almost exclusively by cars coming in the other direction on the other side of the street . I have no idea why this is - I guess because I can see the finger better, even though my riding does not effect them at all).  The proper response, as hard as it sometimes is to do, is to wave back (with all 5 fingers). Unlike AverageAmericanGuy, I'm not getting into a fight with someone who can easily run me over, while I am wearing spandex and plastic shoes with cleats that I can't run in.

/yeah, I do have stories about asshole cagers being dicks to cyclists, too.  But the stories are infrequent and old and quid pro quo on how bad all drivers are because some drivers are awful in respond to stories about how bad cyclist s are because some asshole tried to break a windshield with a bike lock doesn't help anyone.

AverageAmericanGuy: 7 pounds? It's a bicycle, not a motorcycle.


We assumed you were swinging a chain with a padlock on it like movie badasses do.
 
2013-05-16 10:26:53 AM
Regarding the increasingly antagonistioc relationship between drivers and cyclists: suffice it to say, I see just as much idiocy from drivers every day as I do from cyclists.  Plenty of blame to go around here.

Notes to drivers:
1.  Serious cyclists are going a hell of a lot faster than you think.  Don't cut them off if you can't judge closing speeds accurately.  Don't pull out directly in front of them either.
2.  Don't pass on blind curves, don't tailgate right behind a cyclist for mile after mile frustrating everyone, don't pass with inches to spare at 60 MPH.  Common sense here.
3.  Cyclists travel in packs for many good reasons.  It's safer and a crucial part of the sport.
4.  10 seconds of patience is really not a lot to ask for.  Calm the eff down.
5.  Please understand that you can't do 28 MPH on a sidewalk or bike path.  There is a reason cyclists are on the road.  Also, cyclists legally have the right to the entire lane despite what you may think.
6.  There are extremely good reasons to wear bike shorts, tight jerseys shiny cleats and mushroom-shaped helmets.  We know we look ridiculous, but try doing a fast 4 hour ride in jeans some time.
7.  There is a good chance that a cyclist will catch you at the next light.  Don't be an asshole.

Notes to cyclists:
1.  Even if you're "right", you are going to lose in any argument with a car.  Ride accordingly.  Get out of the way at intersections in particular.
2.  Stay the hell off of busy roads.  Ride at non-busy hours on back roads.
3.  Lights.  Use them.  Use really bright ones.
4.  Single file the vast, vast majority of the time.  Stop chatting and (again) get the hell out of the way.
5.  Do not blow through stop signs or lights, ever.
6.  Do not go into Starbucks in full race kit.  Ever.  In fact, unless you're on a bike averaging 19 MPH+, don't wear full race kit.  Take of your kit as soon as you get off of the bike.
7.  Look behind you, be aware of where cars are and what they're trying to do.
 
2013-05-16 10:50:10 AM
Fegelein!

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2013-05-16 11:38:38 AM
Torgo:
3.  Cyclists travel in packs for many good reasons.  It's safer and a crucial part of the sport.

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2013-05-16 11:40:45 AM
Also, anyone who uses the term "Cager" to describe someone who drives a car is guaranteed to be a bigger prick than your average motorist.
 
2013-05-16 11:54:57 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: Second, on roads without bike lanes, I have an absolute right to the road, just as any other vehicle out there does. Trying to run a cyclist down or scare them off the road is illegal.


"Accidents" happen.
 
2013-05-16 12:07:52 PM

RaceBoatDriver: It's all a degradation of safety margins.  More of the gene pool should have been wiped out considering all the drivers practicing california stops, the pedestrians crossing whenever the god damned feel like it, the motorcyclists lane sharing on a single lane left hand turn, and the bicyclists celebrating complete anarchy.

I propose all traffic citations be suspended until Darwin and Newton figure this out.


This is what happens when public transportation sucks ass. If I could get to where I'm going in a reasonable time on a train or a bus, I'd only drive when I was heading for the sticks to visit my grandma.
 
2013-05-16 12:08:10 PM

RedT: AverageAmericanGuy: 7 pounds? It's a bicycle, not a motorcycle.

We assumed you were swinging a chain with a padlock on it like movie badasses do.



Many times I have been pedaling down the street at 20+ miles an hour while someone in a car at a stop sign makes eye contact with me for an extended amount of time...like 3-5 seconds. Then they pull out across my path as if they don't even see me.

More than once I have given a nice open-handed smack to their car. It leaves no damage but it gives a great sound that wakes their ass up.

Its my right to ride on the road.

/ I'd stay for more snark, but I've got 26 minutes to get to the gym.
// Free tickets to the gun show.
 
2013-05-16 12:33:46 PM

RaceBoatDriver: It's all a degradation of safety margins.  More of the gene pool should have been wiped out considering all the drivers practicing california stops, the pedestrians crossing whenever the god damned feel like it, the motorcyclists lane sharing on a single lane left hand turn, and the bicyclists celebrating complete anarchy.

I propose all traffic citations be suspended until Darwin and Newton figure this out.


I'm sure I'll get flak over this, but as an avid motorcyclist I think anyone on a motorcycle that lane splits or lane shares is nuts and asking for trouble.
 
2013-05-16 12:50:02 PM
This shiat makes me glad I stopped riding a bike and bought a van.

I commuted by bicycle for over a decade. I did not wear spandex or special bike shoes. I wore jeans and a t-shirt, with my normal shoes. I stayed on the sidewalk whenever possible (because it's legal here), and avoided cars as much as I could. I didn't feel any need to dress like a dipwad or swing bike locks at drivers.

Drivers could be dicks, sure, but I think most of the problems came from cyclists in full gear with their asshole attitude, making it unsafe for the rest of us. Personally, I think that if you're the type to wear that stupid outfit and treat it like a marathon or race, then you should be on a closed track or bike path and stay the hell out of the way of drivers and bicycle commuters. I was trying to get to work and back home  alive, and the cyclist assholes were just making that harder and harder for me and every other bike commuter out there. Drivers hate those guys for a reason: Many of them are total a-type personality dickbags when they're on the road. They road rage as much as the drivers.

Also, if you're out sport-riding in your cute little outfit and you need to stop at the store or a restaurant on your trip, don't be an asshole and lock your bike to a bike rack in such a way as to take up several spaces, i.e. horizontally instead of vertically, because your precious sport bicycle is soooooo expensive and elite. That makes you no different than the shiathead sports car and hummer owners who park their dickmobiles sideways or crooked to prevent others from parking near them.

Really, it comes down to the person on the bike. If you're an aggressive asshole, then you're going to act like a shiathead whether you're on a bike or in an SUV. Personally, I find all aggressive assholes interchangeable and try to avoid them.
 
2013-05-16 01:03:23 PM
Has anyone else ever ended up behind a bunch of bicyclists in a Critical Mass event? You know, when hundreds of riders get together to completely hog the road and disrupt traffic in order to raise awareness of what colossal douchebags some bicyclists are? It happened to me once, and I about lost my shiat. If it happens again I'm probably going to end up murdering a bunch of people, so keep your eyes open, you may yet read about me on fark.

Oh, and another thing: you want to ride with a group of friends, that's fine, but single file lines motherfarkers. Every time I see a bunch of bicyclists in gunslinger formation I'm sorely tempted to sideswipe the lot of them into a ditch. I don't think I'm such an unreasonable guy, but goddamn, what a bunch of assholes.
 
2013-05-16 01:07:35 PM
Sorry...I LOL'd

Molavian: [i184.photobucket.com image 530x336]

 
2013-05-16 01:14:57 PM

Torgo: 5.  Do not blow through stop signs or lights, ever.


Spend 5 minutes at any stop sign in America. Count the number of cars who come to a complete stop when there is no traffic coming. Go ahead, I'll wait. When you get back do the same thing for people making a right hand turn on a red light.

Newsflash: DRIVERS BLOW THROUGH STUFF ALL THE TIME.
 
2013-05-16 01:52:42 PM

Jument: Torgo: 5.  Do not blow through stop signs or lights, ever.

Spend 5 minutes at any stop sign in America. Count the number of cars who come to a complete stop when there is no traffic coming. Go ahead, I'll wait. When you get back do the same thing for people making a right hand turn on a red light.

Newsflash: DRIVERS BLOW THROUGH STUFF ALL THE TIME.


True, but the potential for injury is a lot worse for a bicyclist blowing through a stop sign who gets hit by a car than a driver blowing through a stop sign who gets hit by a bike
 
2013-05-16 02:32:24 PM
What's his Fark handle?
 
2013-05-16 08:06:48 PM
*sigh*

I didn't want to get dragged into this, but yet here I am, an avid cyclist, at home, Farking™ while drunk.

First off, riding on the sidewalk is more dangerous than riding in the street. If you do that over the age of 12, you sort of deserve what you get.

Second, when I commute (read: riding in the street), I obey all traffic laws as I would if i was in a 'cage'. I use the left turn lane. I stop at stop signs. I ride within a (my estimated) reasonable distance to the side of the road, in relative to both traffic and parked vehicles. I also pull over and stop if there is an emergency vehicle passing me.

Third, if you motorists do not want us riding in the street, then we should be entitled to opt out of paying taxes on certain municipal infrastructures, such as road maintenance and upkeep. If I pay taxes for it, I'm riding in the goddamn road. And if you don't like it, you can wait, honk, throw a fit, curse, yell, fume, or eat a big fat bowl of dicks. I purposely plan my route so that I only use main arteries as needed and if necessary. And if you really have a problem with me riding on the road on a side, residential street in a quiet neighborhood, then just kill yourself now.

Fourth, just so you don't think I am completely prejudiced against cagers, I see plenty of idiot adults riding on sidewalks and blowing through intersections without any care or regards to traffic. THEY make us look bad. THEY also deserve anything that happens to them.

And fnally, all I ask, is that you just treat me like any other car on the road. Albeit a biatchin', slow moving, wheelie popping, fat tire having vehicle. Don't let me through a four way stop or a left turn if it isn't my turn. Don't block traffic because you think you are being nice. Just GOOOOOOOO! But for the love of all that is your deity of choice, give me three feet when passing! Six, if you are in a truck.

I'm out.
*slams door*
 
2013-05-17 02:45:10 AM

Barricaded Gunman: FTFA: ...numerous instances of "gangs" of cyclists disobeying signage and traffic lights, and impeding traffic flow, and asked why it was that Boulder County sheriff's deputies didn't issue tickets to them for doing so.

I don't have a Hitler moustache, but this bugs the living hell out of me, too.


Do you know what bothers the hell out of me? The self important douchebag drivers that disobey the same laws they complain about cyclists breaking...blowing through lights, rolling through stop signs and lights, exceeding the speed limits, double parking, parking in the fire lane and the list goes on and on.

Then when they see a cyclist blow a light, they channel Kyle's mom from Southpark. "WHAT, WHAT, WHAT!!!! Did you see what that cyclist did?

Here is the thing, people break the law. The people who most complain about how dangerous roads can be are drivers...because they suck at driving. They don't want to murder the driver in front of them making them late for work, they want to blame the cyclist who may have rolled a light or took a few moments to pass. DRIVERS, GET OVER YOURSELVES!!!

I drive, but I choose to ride my bike on occasion. Because it is my right, and it is a drivers RESPONSIBILITY to drive within the limits of the law.

To Add to what Clint Torres was saying, when you see bike lights on the road at night, Please do not turn on your Brights, I can see you, you have freaking headlights on. If you need them to see me, maybe you shouldn't drive at night or at least get a thicker prescription.

Lastly, remember, this isn't GTA, we do not come back to life, cars will kill, and when stories like this gain traction, these types of stories will continue beyond an accident and become vehicular manslaughter or a lesser charge of murder.
 
2013-05-17 06:53:17 AM

Fark Infested Waters: Barricaded Gunman: FTFA: ...numerous instances of "gangs" of cyclists disobeying signage and traffic lights, and impeding traffic flow, and asked why it was that Boulder County sheriff's deputies didn't issue tickets to them for doing so.

I don't have a Hitler moustache, but this bugs the living hell out of me, too.

Do you know what bothers the hell out of me? The self important douchebag drivers that disobey the same laws they complain about cyclists breaking...blowing through lights, rolling through stop signs and lights, exceeding the speed limits, double parking, parking in the fire lane and the list goes on and on.

Then when they see a cyclist blow a light, they channel Kyle's mom from Southpark. "WHAT, WHAT, WHAT!!!! Did you see what that cyclist did?

Here is the thing, people break the law. The people who most complain about how dangerous roads can be are drivers...because they suck at driving. They don't want to murder the driver in front of them making them late for work, they want to blame the cyclist who may have rolled a light or took a few moments to pass. DRIVERS, GET OVER YOURSELVES!!!

I drive, but I choose to ride my bike on occasion. Because it is my right, and it is a drivers RESPONSIBILITY to drive within the limits of the law.

To Add to what Clint Torres was saying, when you see bike lights on the road at night, Please do not turn on your Brights, I can see you, you have freaking headlights on. If you need them to see me, maybe you shouldn't drive at night or at least get a thicker prescription.

Lastly, remember, this isn't GTA, we do not come back to life, cars will kill, and when stories like this gain traction, these types of stories will continue beyond an accident and become vehicular manslaughter or a lesser charge of murder.


Reinforcing that cyclist asshole stereotype, aren't you? Why don't you hop off that soap-box of unsubstantiated assumptions glued together with martyr tears? We all share the roads; pedestrians, motorists, and cyclists alike. Anytime anyone violates traffic laws, lacks consideration, or refuses to pay attention, they put everybody at risk. GET THE fark OVER YOURSELF. Everyone deserves the "right" to be safe, not just the douchebags with their oakley razors and their "vienna sausage" enhancing spandex. Keep squawking about your "rights" and everyone elses "responsibilities", that doesn't sound selfish, at all. Everyone on the goddamned road has a right to be there and has a responsibility to be aware of their surroundings, driving conditions, potential hazards, and any other pertinent information. Join a church if you want to feel persecuted. this way, you can cry about your horrible oppression by the 20% in an echo chamber and the rest of us can be spared the incredulous notion that their are actually adults on this planet that can spend $4,000 on a bicycle and still manage to develop a martyr complex.  I cannot farking imagine how an adult can actually be so farking self-entitled.
 
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