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(Guardian)   If you knocked a cyclist off his bike and then boasted about it on Twitter @NorwichPoliceUK would like to have a DM with you   (guardian.co.uk) divider line 72
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2013-05-22 08:12:47 PM
I remember back in CALM class, the teacher wanted to show an example of how quickly & easily a STD can spread. One student got a piece of paper that STD while the rest of us got blanks. We then proceeded to shake hands with 2 ppl in the class. By the end of the experiment, we all had the STD.

That is how I think of the 'net. Even if you only touch 2 ppl, it can spread like wildfire.
 
2013-05-22 08:30:42 PM

Apos: It's nice to know that England, much like Florida, has its fair share of imbeciles.


Yep. Cyclists suck everywhere.
 
2013-05-22 08:40:49 PM
One of these days I'm find out where the most obnoxious anti-bike Farker lives and follow him around town all day, capturing every single dumbass mistake or outright aggression he or she makes.

You folks are always whining about cyclists while seeming to ignore that motorists routinely and brazenly disregard the rules of the road. It doesn't make the cyclist right when he or she does it, but I'm sick of hearing you all b*tch and moan as though you're the only vehicles on the road who follow the rules.

/Not a bicyclist, but I am a commuting motorcyclist and you assholes don't regard my safety, either
//Oooh! I'm gonna violently jerk into your lane because you're only using half of it! Turn left in front of you because I think I can make it! Tailgait at 60mph without wondering what's going to happen if this motorcyclist has to apply his brakes!

/Not calling out anyone in this thread specifically - but the sentiment is so common I presume at least some of you resemble the above remark. If you're in here b*tching but have a history of wrecks, running red lights, et al - go fark yourself.
 
2013-05-22 08:47:50 PM
Psst, anti-cycling people?

You are the arseholes. Not the people on the bikes.
 
2013-05-22 08:53:06 PM

skozlaw: Jaywalkers and cyclists. I always wonder if they think the little white lines on the road are going to magically stop any cars barreling at them just because they technically have the right of way. Especially the jaywalkers. Just because you technically have the right of way in a crosswalk that doesn't mean my car can stop from 25 mph in 5 feet or less because you decided to walk in front of it.

/ this comment had very little to do with the TFA


so you're saying you're a shiatty driver?  technically.
 
2013-05-22 08:55:43 PM

dickfreckle: If you're in here b*tching but have a history of wrecks, running red lights, et al - go fark yourself.


Should clarify before someone replies, "Well, I've never had a wreck that was my fault": I mean taking unnecessary risks, gunning it on yellow when you know there isn't a camera, changing lanes either too abruptly or without looking at all, whizzing in and out of traffic only to end up at the same light as I am 200 yards up the road...that sort of crap. Just because you haven't had a ticket recently doesn't mean you don't do it. And I know you do because I see it every.single.day.

You all seem to take pleasure in endangering motorcyclists/bicyclists lives while thinking it's all our fault. Because as we all know, you're a farking perfect driver and obey all the rules, all the time.
 
2013-05-22 09:01:34 PM

dickfreckle: One of these days I'm find out where the most obnoxious anti-bike Farker lives and follow him around town all day, capturing every single dumbass mistake or outright aggression he or she makes.

You folks are always whining about cyclists while seeming to ignore that motorists routinely and brazenly disregard the rules of the road. It doesn't make the cyclist right when he or she does it, but I'm sick of hearing you all b*tch and moan as though you're the only vehicles on the road who follow the rules.

/Not a bicyclist, but I am a commuting motorcyclist and you assholes don't regard my safety, either
//Oooh! I'm gonna violently jerk into your lane because you're only using half of it! Turn left in front of you because I think I can make it! Tailgait at 60mph without wondering what's going to happen if this motorcyclist has to apply his brakes!

/Not calling out anyone in this thread specifically - but the sentiment is so common I presume at least some of you resemble the above remark. If you're in here b*tching but have a history of wrecks, running red lights, et al - go fark yourself.


Usually it's me. You are more than welcome to follow me around.
 
2013-05-22 09:03:40 PM

randomjsa: Psst, anti-cycling people?

You are the arseholes. Not the people on the bikes.


Psst, not always, and your stupid comment proves it. Thanks for playing.
 
2013-05-22 09:19:37 PM
Seems appropriate:
www.slate.com
 
2013-05-22 09:20:48 PM

Some 'Splainin' To Do: For whatever it's worth, here's her telling her side of the story.

http://vimeo.com/66749086


Oh, god, I started in feeling a little sympathetic, since it could have been just a dumb tweet, but then she sounds more remorseful for the tweet than for the fact that she knocked a biker into the ditch. What a dumbass.
 
2013-05-22 09:24:11 PM
When I was in college we used to chuck water bottles at the bicyclists who go way over into the left of the lane and don't let anyone pass. We had one guy who was actually swerving his bike around to prevent us from passing, so we gave his rear wheel a light tap and he went flying.

Good times.
 
2013-05-22 09:33:57 PM

JesusJuice: When I was in college we used to chuck water bottles at the bicyclists who go way over into the left of the lane and don't let anyone pass. We had one guy who was actually swerving his bike around to prevent us from passing, so we gave his rear wheel a light tap and he went flying.

Good times.


You sound like an intelligent, well-adjusted individual.
 
2013-05-22 09:46:41 PM

JesusJuice: When I was in college we used to chuck water bottles at the bicyclists who go way over into the left of the lane and don't let anyone pass. We had one guy who was actually swerving his bike around to prevent us from passing, so we gave his rear wheel a light tap and he went flying.

Good times.


While I'm sure you'll have plenty telling you what douches you were, I will tell you just the opposite. Well done! I'd buy you a beer.

/cheers
 
2013-05-22 10:40:22 PM

meanmutton: Seems appropriate:
[www.slate.com image 568x471]


Left side number 5
 
2013-05-22 11:36:33 PM

vballer: http://jalopnik.com/girl-who-hit-cyclist-tweeted-about-it-says-she-is n t-509360551 She's already been tracked down and interviewed on the incident.


Here is the video.

http://www.itv.com/news/anglia/2013-05-22/cycle-tweet-girl-breaks-he r- silence/

/probably already posted
 
2013-05-22 11:40:52 PM
I've been hit by a car on my bike crossing an intersection. Tacoed rim, and minor road rash. The driver said "sorry" out the window, and sped off.

Conversely, I was in a bike lane ripping down a hill when a cab essentially pulled most of the wayinto the intersection to turn right. I slammed on brakes, and in a sweet skid managed to put my handlebar through his window. In a fit of panic, I sped off. Still blame him for it.

I consider things to be even.
 
2013-05-22 11:44:21 PM

Jument: ShawnDoc: To be fair to Gilgamesh, I've had the first part happen to me on more than one occasion, while riding my motorcycle.  Its almost always an asshole in a full sized truck.

A lot of the incidents I have on my bike (all minor, thankfully) are with assholes in a huge pickup truck. Realistically, who drives a farking monster-sized pickup truck to their office job? On average, it's an asshole with a small penis IMHO and a hard-on for dicking around with people.


Or it is the only vehicle they own. Just sayin'.
 
2013-05-22 11:51:34 PM
-I obey traffic lights.
-I stop or slow down to the bare minimum to keep myself on my bike at stop signs.
-I don't go down one way streets the wrong way unless I screwed up my navigation and proceeding the correct way would wind me up in a dangerous road or intersection, and if it's short enough, I'll just walk it on the sidewalk.
-I keep in the farking bike lane at all costs and drive up the middle of the chevrons on shared lanes
-I follow right-of-way rules at every 4-way stop
-I allow cars to proceed ahead when it's too crowded or dangerous.
-I signal when making (most) turns
-I don't rush the yellow light
-I don't weave in and out of traffic or lanes
-I stop for pedestrians
-I use my bell when needed. Some folks DO like to hang out in bike lanes; I will never understand why.
-I slow down when there's an ample number of pedestrians on a shared bikeway
-I keep off the busiest roads. If a road not normally busy becomes busy, I sometimes walk the bike instead.
-I don't assume all roads are suitable for bikes. There's one pair of one-way roads to and from my home that are a main route to the freeway and from the freeway. I accidentally got on the "from" road once. Scariest moment of my biking life. I see bikes on those roads on rare occasion. Stupid morons.

So basically, me, as a bike rider obeys more traffic laws than I would say 70-80% of all cars I see on the road. Sad.

AND I OBEY THESE LAWS HAVING NEVER HAD A DRIVER'S LICENSE
 
2013-05-23 05:52:13 AM

PC LOAD LETTER: AND I OBEY THESE LAWS HAVING NEVER HAD A DRIVER'S LICENSE


Well I see your problem right there, if you had a license you wouldn't have to do all that crap!
 
2013-05-23 10:25:25 AM

meanmutton: Seems appropriate:
[www.slate.com image 568x471]


Are you shiatting me?

"4. I will run red lights with caution."

That kind of sums it up for me - there are riders (such as the creator of this little gem) that think behavior like that is OK.  Well, it's not.  Stop at red lights.  It's the law you asshole, and it's a good one, designed to protect your dumb ass and keep you from causing an accident.

There are plenty of assholes on both sides of the issue, but my experience is that I can count on the car drivers to obey the law the large majority of the time.  I can count on bike riders to break the law the large majority of the time.  Lots of riders in Boston, and pretty much every one I see breaks the law at some point during the minute or two I see them, mostly running red lights and failing to yield to pedestrians.  Kudos to the good riders, fark you to the asshole riders (and asshole car drivers).
 
2013-05-23 10:27:23 AM

PC LOAD LETTER: -I obey traffic lights.
-I stop or slow down to the bare minimum to keep myself on my bike at stop signs.
-I don't go down one way streets the wrong way unless I screwed up my navigation and proceeding the correct way would wind me up in a dangerous road or intersection, and if it's short enough, I'll just walk it on the sidewalk.
-I keep in the farking bike lane at all costs and drive up the middle of the chevrons on shared lanes
-I follow right-of-way rules at every 4-way stop
-I allow cars to proceed ahead when it's too crowded or dangerous.
-I signal when making (most) turns
-I don't rush the yellow light
-I don't weave in and out of traffic or lanes
-I stop for pedestrians
-I use my bell when needed. Some folks DO like to hang out in bike lanes; I will never understand why.
-I slow down when there's an ample number of pedestrians on a shared bikeway
-I keep off the busiest roads. If a road not normally busy becomes busy, I sometimes walk the bike instead.
-I don't assume all roads are suitable for bikes. There's one pair of one-way roads to and from my home that are a main route to the freeway and from the freeway. I accidentally got on the "from" road once. Scariest moment of my biking life. I see bikes on those roads on rare occasion. Stupid morons.

So basically, me, as a bike rider obeys more traffic laws than I would say 70-80% of all cars I see on the road. Sad.

AND I OBEY THESE LAWS HAVING NEVER HAD A DRIVER'S LICENSE


Good.  You're one of the responsible ones.  Maybe you can spread the word to the asshole contingent that seems to make up the majority of your fellow cyclists.
 
2013-05-23 03:13:17 PM

Priapetic: meanmutton: Seems appropriate:
[www.slate.com image 568x471]

Are you shiatting me?

"4. I will run red lights with caution."

That kind of sums it up for me - there are riders (such as the creator of this little gem) that think behavior like that is OK.  Well, it's not.  Stop at red lights.  It's the law you asshole, and it's a good one, designed to protect your dumb ass and keep you from causing an accident.

There are plenty of assholes on both sides of the issue, but my experience is that I can count on the car drivers to obey the law the large majority of the time.  I can count on bike riders to break the law the large majority of the time.  Lots of riders in Boston, and pretty much every one I see breaks the law at some point during the minute or two I see them, mostly running red lights and failing to yield to pedestrians.  Kudos to the good riders, fark you to the asshole riders (and asshole car drivers).


Yea. I saw that and lost my shiat. farking really? It is a RED LIGHT. It means STOP. As in, DO NOT PROCEED. Just because you want to ride some self-powered vehicle, doesn't give you the right to start ignoring traffic laws. And FFS, it is bike WITH traffic, NOT against it!
 
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