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2013-06-07 11:36:56 AM
Then pull them over and write them a ticket. If you want to share the road then follow the rules of the road
 
2013-06-07 11:53:15 AM
I'll get the popcorn.
 
2013-06-07 12:11:48 PM
Bicyclists ignoring the law.

So, today is Friday, right?
 
2013-06-07 12:13:29 PM
FTA: Cyclists who zip along... faster than the 15 mph speed limit may find their free-wheeling ways costing them $50.

Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/2013/06/07/5478327/slow-down-or-risk-ticket-sac r amento.html#storylink=cpy

Last I checked, my bike doesn't have a speedometer.  Until they mandate all bikes have speedometers, this is BS.
 
2013-06-07 12:13:38 PM
The purpose of a stop sign is to facilitate traffic flow.  If on my bike I'm going to slow down and if there's nobody at an intersection I'm not going to stop.  If there is somebody there, I will definitely stop.
 
2013-06-07 12:13:45 PM
Newsflash: motorists routinely do fast rolling "stops" through stop signs and red lights (turning right) as well. We all do it.
 
2013-06-07 12:14:37 PM
That's because we actually have to use muscle power to get going, unlike drivers who might get a blister on their right pinky toe while using the accelerator. But you go on thinking that there's no difference between two-ton steel boxes powered by dino juice and lightweight human machines powered by Pop-Tarts.
 
2013-06-07 12:15:36 PM
Fark you bicyclists. Just fark you!
 
2013-06-07 12:16:26 PM

hardinparamedic: Bicyclists ignoring the law.

So, today is Friday, right?


I used to think that was just a meme, until I moved to an area popular with cyclists.

If I had a nickel for every time a group of pricks cyclists wearing Spandex and speed helmets, and riding narrow wheel racing bikes were holding up traffic for miles while puttering along at slightly above walking speed in the middle of a two lane country road...
 
2013-06-07 12:16:57 PM
Subby takes the very last line of the article to create outrage. Fark.com

More to the point of the article. Keep your pace line off the ped paths, jerks.

/commuter cyclist
//mountain biker
///ride casually on shared paved trails
 
2013-06-07 12:17:25 PM

hardinparamedic: Bicyclists ignoring the law.

So, today is Friday, right?


JimCarrey.jpg
 
2013-06-07 12:17:52 PM

Gleeman: If I had a nickel for every time a group of pricks cyclists wearing Spandex and speed helmets, and riding narrow wheel racing bikes were holding up traffic for miles while puttering along at slightly above walking speed in the middle of a two lane country road...


You should get off your fat ass and join them.
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2013-06-07 12:18:07 PM
BIKER BASHING THREAD!
 
2013-06-07 12:19:20 PM

Gleeman: I used to think that was just a meme, until I moved to an area popular with cyclists.

If I had a nickel for every time a group of pricks cyclists wearing Spandex and speed helmets, and riding narrow wheel racing bikes were holding up traffic for miles while puttering along at slightly above walking speed in the middle of a two lane country road...


Come to Memphis.

The City and County Taxpayers united to build a 4 million dollar (current figure, will go up as they build onto it), exclusively for bikes road which runs through the center of the county from one end of it to the other, that has 24 hour police patrol and multiple jump-off points to major residential, shopping, and entertainment areas of Memphis.

Seeing as how that wasn't good enough, they still ride down the lanes on Madison and Poplar Avenue, two very busy thoroughfares through the center of the city.
 
2013-06-07 12:20:48 PM
 
2013-06-07 12:21:34 PM

Jument: Newsflash: motorists routinely do fast rolling "stops" through stop signs and red lights (turning right) as well. We all do it.


Not at 20+mph as the cyclists do at the bottom of a shallow hill near my house near a school and bus stop where there are both kids and seniors crossing.
 
2013-06-07 12:23:03 PM
Sometimes I'm a bicyclist.

Sometimes I'm a car.

Sometimes I'm a pedestrian.

It depends on what will allow me to get from point A to point B as quickly as possible.

/life as a bike

*I do not own a bike
 
2013-06-07 12:23:37 PM

theorellior: Gleeman: If I had a nickel for every time a group of pricks cyclists wearing Spandex and speed helmets, and riding narrow wheel racing bikes were holding up traffic for miles while puttering along at slightly above walking speed in the middle of a two lane country road...

You should get off your fat ass and join them.


Spandex is a privilege, not a right.

Stretch pants and regular pants only share the word "pants" -- they are not replacements for pants -- please put some real pants on. I don't want to see cellulite through stretch pants.
 
2013-06-07 12:24:28 PM

Jument: Newsflash: motorists routinely do fast rolling "stops" through stop signs and red lights (turning right) as well. We all do it.


What you describe is a "California Stop."  True that motorists do that.   Bicyclists don't even do that, and you know it.
 
2013-06-07 12:25:04 PM
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2013-06-07 12:26:01 PM

LessO2: Jument: Newsflash: motorists routinely do fast rolling "stops" through stop signs and red lights (turning right) as well. We all do it.

What you describe is a "California Stop."  True that motorists do that.   Bicyclists don't even do that, and you know it.


You generalities and assumptions make you a dick.

See how that works?
 
2013-06-07 12:26:33 PM

lohphat: Stretch pants and regular pants only share the word "pants" -- they are not replacements for pants -- please put some real pants on. I don't want to see cellulite through stretch pants.


I'm trying to get something going here, next time reply in the most incendiary terms possible.
 
2013-06-07 12:26:51 PM

abhorrent1: Fark you bicyclists. Just fark you!


I wish I could vote for this more times.
 
2013-06-07 12:29:09 PM
This just in - local government just announced a major contract with a for-profit private company to install and operate bicycle stop sign cameras.

How would a bicyclist be able to determine their speed since a speedometer is not a mandatory item on a two wheeler?
 
2013-06-07 12:29:42 PM

LessO2: What you describe is a "California Stop." True that motorists do that. Bicyclists don't even do that, and you know it.


Bicyclists even do that at red lights. I bet it chaps your hide pretty sore, doesn't it? There outta be a law!
 
2013-06-07 12:31:24 PM

theorellior: Gleeman: If I had a nickel for every time a group of pricks cyclists wearing Spandex and speed helmets, and riding narrow wheel racing bikes were holding up traffic for miles while puttering along at slightly above walking speed in the middle of a two lane country road...

You should get off your fat ass and join them.


The funny part is, I'm skinnier than most of the people I see on the bikes.
 
2013-06-07 12:33:53 PM
As someone who had a bicyclist blow through a red light and knock me off my feet in a crosswalk, I try to get as many kicks into bike-ragers as possible.
 
2013-06-07 12:36:08 PM

theorellior: Bicyclists even do that at red lights. I bet it chaps your hide pretty sore, doesn't it? There outta be a law!


Not really.  Karma, and sometimes even Darwin, does their thing eventually.
 
2013-06-07 12:39:38 PM

theorellior: That's because we actually have to use muscle power to get going, unlike drivers who might get a blister on their right pinky toe while using the accelerator. But you go on thinking that there's no difference between two-ton steel boxes powered by dino juice and lightweight human machines powered by Pop-Tarts.


As a cyclist, I stop at all red lights and at all stop signs regardless of traffic conditions. Traffic law does not provide exceptions based upon method of acceleration.
 
2013-06-07 12:40:10 PM
Stories like these always bring fond memories of visiting Mackinac Island.  With three main forms of travel being horse, bike or walking they have a speed limit for bicycles just above walking speed.  The penalty is a few hours shoveling horse poop off the roads, and tourists must finish punishment before going home.  Balances everything out nicely.

/don't walk in the brown or yellow puddles
 
2013-06-07 12:40:36 PM
I'm impressed with the thread so far. The last bike thread had dissolved into acrimony and tones of moral indignation by now.
 
2013-06-07 12:41:51 PM

theorellior: I'm impressed with the thread so far. The last bike thread had dissolved into acrimony and tones of moral indignation by now.


f*ck you
 
2013-06-07 12:42:28 PM

rikkitikkitavi: theorellior: I'm impressed with the thread so far. The last bike thread had dissolved into acrimony and tones of moral indignation by now.

f*ck you


i keed
 
jbc [TotalFark]
2013-06-07 12:46:08 PM

sunami: The purpose of a stop sign is to facilitate traffic flow.  If on my bike I'm going to slow down and if there's nobody at an intersection I'm not going to stop.  If there is somebody there, I will definitely stop.


No the purpose of the stop sign is to tell you to stop, dipshirt. This is why rational people hate delta bravos on bikes (redundant, I know) who think traffic laws don't apply to them.
 
2013-06-07 12:46:39 PM
I actually used to train for a marathon using the American River Parkway...the bicyclists over there treat it like they are training for the Tour de France...They all think the entire path belongs to them just because they are riding in ridiculously sized groups.

It may not be the answer for all areas, but for that particular place public safety has to come into play and the only way those guys are going to understand is if you hit them in their pocketbooks.
 
2013-06-07 12:46:57 PM

sunami: The purpose of a stop sign is to facilitate traffic flow


Uh, I thought it was to prevent people from crashing in to each other.
 
2013-06-07 12:47:29 PM
Let's get one thing straight.

Bicyclist are NOT BIKERS!

Bikers ride Motorcycles.

carry on.
 
2013-06-07 12:48:47 PM
These threads remind me that cyclists take great pleasure in pissing off drivers.  I remember that while I'm driving.
 
2013-06-07 12:50:30 PM

theorellior: That's because we actually have to use muscle power to get going, unlike drivers who might get a blister on their right pinky toe while using the accelerator. But you go on thinking that there's no difference between two-ton steel boxes powered by dino juice and lightweight human machines powered by Pop-Tarts.


I think you are missing the point. Everyone understands the physics involved. It's obvious that having to constantly stop and start a bicycle would require more energy from the cyclist.

However, 'just because it's harder' is not a valid reason for breaking the law. The inherent danger remains if someone blows through a stop sign or a red light, be it vehicle or bicycle. The convenience of the operator does not have any bearing on the matter.

It's obvious why a cyclist would want to pedal on through, but I don't think the woman on the sidewalk who just got hit by a car because the car swerved to avoid a bicycle that just blew through a stop sign would be sympathetic to the cyclist's desire to conserve energy and maintain momentum.
 
2013-06-07 12:50:44 PM
The main thing that ticks me off about bike riders is that some of them ride on the wrong side of the street and against the flow of traffic.  I live in a college city and this occurs all the time (besides some of them blowing through stop signs like they don't apply to them).
 
2013-06-07 12:51:42 PM

rikkitikkitavi: rikkitikkitavi: theorellior: I'm impressed with the thread so far. The last bike thread had dissolved into acrimony and tones of moral indignation by now.

f*ck you

i keed


You sound just like a scofflaw cyclist who has no respect for the rules of the road and will die in a mangled heap under the wheels of a lazy whiner who only breaks a sweat if his Starbucks spills on the leather upholstery.
 
2013-06-07 12:54:12 PM

The Muthaship: These threads remind me that cyclists take great pleasure in pissing off drivers.  I remember that while I'm driving.


I cycle for exercise and for transportation. I obey all traffic laws and I attempt to avoid being an obstruction for motorists. Cyclists who disregard traffic laws or who cause unnecessary traffic obstruction deserve the severe injuries that may result as a consequence of thei carelessness.
 
2013-06-07 12:55:37 PM

HungryHungryHippo: However, 'just because it's harder' is not a valid reason for breaking the law.


I bet you never speed in your car, right? Nothing like a sanctimonious driver.
 
2013-06-07 12:58:23 PM

PsyLord: Last I checked, my bike doesn't have a speedometer.  Until they mandate all bikes have speedometers, this is BS.


You can fix that for about $10 at Wally World, you know.
 
2013-06-07 01:00:00 PM
Here for the Bicyclist hate...

Leaving ....oh so satisfied
 
2013-06-07 01:14:21 PM
In other news, there are bicycle stop signs.
 
2013-06-07 01:16:50 PM

theorellior: HungryHungryHippo: However, 'just because it's harder' is not a valid reason for breaking the law.

I bet you never speed in your car, right? Nothing like a sanctimonious driver.


I don't understand how that statement is relevant.

I'm not sure why you label me both 'sanctimonious' and 'driver'

My attempt to engage in a civil, constructive discussion was met with a snide, quasi-accusation with a side of incorrect assumptions.


My takeaway from this brief exchange is that rather that take the opportunity to state your case you chose to reinforce the cyclist stereotype of someone who feels 'rules don't apply to me' and thinks 'all motorists are jerks'.

However, unlike you, this <b>pedestrian</b> understands that there are both good and bad apples in every bunch (motorist/cyclist/pedestrian). I have my answer as to whether you are a good or bad apple.
 
2013-06-07 01:21:07 PM

JonnyBGoode: In other news, there are bicycle stop signs.


I live a couple of counties west of Sacramento, where the bike paths not only have stop signs, but signs directing cyclists to "dismount and walk to the crossing".

Nobody obeys either.
 
2013-06-07 01:32:25 PM
I travel on a road with a paved bike path along the side of it. I'll be damned if I don't see 2-3 bicyclists on the road slowing down traffic at least once a day.
And they don't stop at the farking stop signs either.

/Gives me a great excuse to honk at them as I'm coming up behind and passing them.
//Also I like to yell things out the window.
///I bike too, but I stay on the bike paths.
 
2013-06-07 01:33:31 PM
 
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