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(Boulder Daily Camera)   Man training to be an Ironman says a motorist suffering from road rage nearly made him a 6-million dollar man   (dailycamera.com) divider line 228
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2013-07-07 08:11:59 AM  
Does road rage piss him off?
 
2013-07-07 08:14:02 AM  
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Does not approve
 
2013-07-07 08:15:23 AM  
It is for this reason that I don't ever want to do a triathlon.  Too much time on the road training with the bike and running into drivers like this.  Drivers usually don't road rage at runners, but when they see a cyclist it seems to trigger something in them.

/When I ride my bike I stop at all the stop signs and lights and stay to the far right.
//Cyclists that don't give every one else a bad name and cause this kind of problem
 
2013-07-07 08:15:45 AM  
"Did you get the tag of the car that ran you over?"

Na na na na na na na
 
2013-07-07 08:19:16 AM  
I know that conventional fark knowledge holds cyclists pretty low on the food chain, but road ragers are at a circle of hell far below that. Saw a woman get cut off last week and she drove into the oncoming traffic lane for about 2 miles to get alongside the person who cut her off and literally try to run them off the road (sideswiping), I think I was not the only driver getting their phone out to call the cops on her crazy ass. Finally the other driver managed to pull off onto a side street and the psycho got stuck in an intersection, but she was out for literal blood it seems.
 
2013-07-07 08:21:07 AM  
I have my problems with the Spandex Assholes that ride around Boulder, but I'd stand with them against this kind of bullshiat.  I was on my commuter bike in a 6ft wide bike lane a few weeks ago and some woman on a cell phone drifted into my lane to the point where I could slap her back windshield. I wish I had had my bike lock in hand to give her a good thwack.  Not the same thing, I know, but I'm still pissed.
 
2013-07-07 08:28:36 AM  
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My name is Richie Cunningham. And this is my wife, Oprah.
 
2013-07-07 08:28:36 AM  
How does one "Suffer" from road rage? It isn't cancer.  It is a voluntary state of being.
 
2013-07-07 08:29:57 AM  
Sounds like the dude on the bike was following too close. He should be issued a ticket in addition to his injuries.


If youre on a bike on the road, do the 45/50 mph speed limit or get the fark out of the way, and don't get mad and tailgate on a hill when you get passed. Youll be made to look like the douche ftfa.
 
2013-07-07 08:30:27 AM  
That's what he gets for going for a swim on the highway
 
2013-07-07 08:31:03 AM  
when will motorists learn roads were built for bicyclists, joggers, skateboarders, groups of teens walking in numbers abreast and idiots paying attention to their texting?
 
2013-07-07 08:32:53 AM  

The Googles Do Nothing: It is for this reason that I don't ever want to do a triathlon.  Too much time on the road training with the bike and running into drivers like this.  Drivers usually don't road rage at runners, but when they see a cyclist it seems to trigger something in them.

/When I ride my bike I stop at all the stop signs and lights and stay to the far right.
//Cyclists that don't give every one else a bad name and cause this kind of problem


I always enjoy the idiot drivers who are oblivious to anything that isn't a car. I can't count the number of times I've come inches from getting run down. Even when the runner/cyclist isn't being a dick, some drivers still just can't seem to understand the concept of sharing the road.
 
2013-07-07 08:33:27 AM  

Yogimus: How does one "Suffer" from road rage? It isn't cancer.  It is a voluntary state of being.



People I know that have it don't seem to be able to turn it off.
 
2013-07-07 08:38:11 AM  
Mostly unrelated story - but early last year I was training for a 10k run.  I was out for a run, down a road I hadn't been on before - it was really crowded though (busy city here) and I couldn't run on the sidewalk.  But there was a bicycle lane that was being *very lightly* used.

So, I decided to run in the bicycle lane.

Cyclists are constantly riding with cars.  Cyclists are smaller and slower, and they constantly complain about how a**hole drivers don't give them space or treat them like they belong.  Seeing that I was slower than them, and without a bicycle, I expected that they would be understanding.  That they would give me plenty of space, and wait until it was safe to pass me.  Sure, I can't run as fast as a cyclist, but a cyclist can't cycle as fast as car.  If they expect cars to slow down and go their speed until they can safely pass - certainly, they wouldn't begrudge doing the same to me.  Right?

Apparently, I was wrong.  Yay for double standards!
 
2013-07-07 08:38:37 AM  
Go find a closed course somewhere to practice and stop bothering the rest of us with your Lance Armstrong fantasies.
 
2013-07-07 08:41:06 AM  

TheGregiss: Sounds like the dude on the bike was following too close. He should be issued a ticket in addition to his injuries.


If youre on a bike on the road, do the 45/50 mph speed limit or get the fark out of the way, and don't get mad and tailgate on a hill when you get passed. Youll be made to look like the douche ftfa.


3/10.  I got halfway through typing a response.
 
2013-07-07 08:43:28 AM  
There are asses on both sides of the rider / car equation, but in every case, the cyclist will lose. Yeah, we have a right to ride on the roads. No, cars don't have the right to put cyclists in danger. Still, the odds are stacked in favor of the driver. I try to minimize my time on the road to ones with wide shoulders just for safety.

(Not So ) CSB....

I was bike commuting to work on a paved bike trail that has several street level crossings. Stopped at one, and traffic on the right stopped. I held up my hand to acknowledge the driver, and waited for the left traffic to stop. Since it was a 2-lane street, and both sides were stopped, I clipped in and rolled forward. No sooner did I clear the car on the right, than a guy from three cars back came flying around the cars, passing on the right, and flipped me up on the hood like Mannix. I went up the hood, smacked my ribs on the A pillar of the car, and slid back down to the pavement still clipped into the pedals.

The guy at first said, "I didn't see him." Well, yeah - when you pass a line of stopped cars on the right at a highly marked crosswalk, you're not likely to see someone actually IN the crosswalk.

He initially pled 'not guilty' to the citation, probably hoping that the officer wouldn't show. They did, as did I. At first, he said he was trying to park the car (at 25MPH). He then said he was looking of a museum (in Vienna, Va....where there are no museums within 10 miles). THEN, he said that I ran out in front of him, using the 'spandex' defense (that all cyclists are dangerous)....When it was my turn, I just handed the judge a printout of my GPS/HR monitor data.....which showed my exact location, slowing my speed, heart rate and pedal cadence approaching the intersection...then being stopped for 45 seconds before moving forward at 5 MPH......then suddenly moving sideways at 20MPH.

Guilty as charged. Took three years to settle out for my bike, doctor visits and X-rays/MRI's and PT (thanks to bruised ribs, a hip injury and a cracked vertebrae). Not fun at all.
 
2013-07-07 08:45:40 AM  

bearcats1983: The Googles Do Nothing: It is for this reason that I don't ever want to do a triathlon.  Too much time on the road training with the bike and running into drivers like this.  Drivers usually don't road rage at runners, but when they see a cyclist it seems to trigger something in them.

/When I ride my bike I stop at all the stop signs and lights and stay to the far right.
//Cyclists that don't give every one else a bad name and cause this kind of problem

I always enjoy the idiot drivers who are oblivious to anything that isn't a car. I can't count the number of times I've come inches from getting run down. Even when the runner/cyclist isn't being a dick, some drivers still just can't seem to understand the concept of sharing the road.


Chances are, those drivers are likely oblivious to other cars as well.  So, you are not alone when it comes to idiots who should not have been given their licenses.
 
2013-07-07 08:46:22 AM  
Too bad we don't have the other side of the story. Could have stopped for a dog in the road and they were just following too close/tailgating.
 
2013-07-07 08:46:50 AM  
Charge the driver with assault with a deadly weapon. Maybe if drivers start doing some jail time for running cyclist off the road they'll calm the fark down.
 
2013-07-07 08:48:33 AM  

astro716: TheGregiss: Sounds like the dude on the bike was following too close. He should be issued a ticket in addition to his injuries.


If youre on a bike on the road, do the 45/50 mph speed limit or get the fark out of the way, and don't get mad and tailgate on a hill when you get passed. Youll be made to look like the douche ftfa.

3/10.  I got halfway through typing a response.


He might be trolling, but he does have a point.  The bicyclist rear-ended the car.  He has to prove why he was following to close.  The question here is simple;  What takes longer to stop when going downhill... a bicycle or a two ton vehicle?

Yes, I believe the guy in the car most likely had road rage but from the cyclist's own story, he was passed before they started going downhill which means he was going substantially below the speed limit.  (unless these guys can pedal 45mph up a hill outside Boulder)

/glad the guy wasn't hurt too bad
//and I don't have any reason not to believe the cyclist's story but he is going to have to prove he wasn't following too close (although the motorist is going to be cited for leaving the scene of an accident)
///let me tell you about the time someone did a "swoop and squat" on me in Vegas... guess who was at fault?  (not them)
 
2013-07-07 08:49:13 AM  

bearcats1983: The Googles Do Nothing: It is for this reason that I don't ever want to do a triathlon.  Too much time on the road training with the bike and running into drivers like this.  Drivers usually don't road rage at runners, but when they see a cyclist it seems to trigger something in them.

/When I ride my bike I stop at all the stop signs and lights and stay to the far right.
//Cyclists that don't give every one else a bad name and cause this kind of problem

I always enjoy the idiot drivers who are oblivious to anything that isn't a car. I can't count the number of times I've come inches from getting run down. Even when the runner/cyclist isn't being a dick, some drivers still just can't seem to understand the concept of sharing the road.


On my commuter bike, I have a route that crosses several intersections...that even with marked crosswalks, drivers will plow right through them to make a RTOR without stopping (or even slowing down). If I'm crossing with the green, and a car is going into the crosswalk...sometimes they'll get a dose of this - 115 dB of USCG-rated air horn goodness.

www.thecycler.net
 
2013-07-07 08:49:43 AM  

Fark_Guy_Rob: Mostly unrelated story - but early last year I was training for a 10k run.  I was out for a run, down a road I hadn't been on before - it was really crowded though (busy city here) and I couldn't run on the sidewalk.  But there was a bicycle lane that was being *very lightly* used.

So, I decided to run in the bicycle lane.

Cyclists are constantly riding with cars.  Cyclists are smaller and slower, and they constantly complain about how a**hole drivers don't give them space or treat them like they belong.  Seeing that I was slower than them, and without a bicycle, I expected that they would be understanding.  That they would give me plenty of space, and wait until it was safe to pass me.  Sure, I can't run as fast as a cyclist, but a cyclist can't cycle as fast as car.  If they expect cars to slow down and go their speed until they can safely pass - certainly, they wouldn't begrudge doing the same to me.  Right?

Apparently, I was wrong.  Yay for double standards!


In most areas cyclists have a legal right to the road and are allowed to 'take the lane; as necessary.

Did you check your local bylaws to see if walkers and runners were allowed to use the bike lane? I know in our city it is pretty clear that cars and pedestrians aren't allowed to travel in bike lanes but are allow in 'multi use paths'
 
2013-07-07 08:50:56 AM  

kokomo61: There are asses on both sides of the rider / car equation, but in every case, the cyclist will lose. Yeah, we have a right to ride on the roads. No, cars don't have the right to put cyclists in danger. Still, the odds are stacked in favor of the driver. I try to minimize my time on the road to ones with wide shoulders just for safety.

(Not So ) CSB....

I was bike commuting to work on a paved bike trail that has several street level crossings. Stopped at one, and traffic on the right stopped. I held up my hand to acknowledge the driver, and waited for the left traffic to stop. Since it was a 2-lane street, and both sides were stopped, I clipped in and rolled forward. No sooner did I clear the car on the right, than a guy from three cars back came flying around the cars, passing on the right, and flipped me up on the hood like Mannix. I went up the hood, smacked my ribs on the A pillar of the car, and slid back down to the pavement still clipped into the pedals.

The guy at first said, "I didn't see him." Well, yeah - when you pass a line of stopped cars on the right at a highly marked crosswalk, you're not likely to see someone actually IN the crosswalk.

He initially pled 'not guilty' to the citation, probably hoping that the officer wouldn't show. They did, as did I. At first, he said he was trying to park the car (at 25MPH). He then said he was looking of a museum (in Vienna, Va....where there are no museums within 10 miles). THEN, he said that I ran out in front of him, using the 'spandex' defense (that all cyclists are dangerous)....When it was my turn, I just handed the judge a printout of my GPS/HR monitor data.....which showed my exact location, slowing my speed, heart rate and pedal cadence approaching the intersection...then being stopped for 45 seconds before moving forward at 5 MPH......then suddenly moving sideways at 20MPH.

Guilty as charged. Took three years to settle out for my bike, doctor visits and X-rays/MRI's and PT (thanks to bruised ribs, a ...


This is the primary reason I rarely ride the bicycle on highways or city streets.  Just lucky the multi-use trails systems around here are extensive.

/going to be curious to what the cyclist's GPS data shows also
 
2013-07-07 08:52:57 AM  

The Googles Do Nothing: It is for this reason that I don't ever want to do a triathlon.  Too much time on the road training with the bike and running into drivers like this.  Drivers usually don't road rage at runners, but when they see a cyclist it seems to trigger something in them.

/When I ride my bike I stop at all the stop signs and lights and stay to the far right.
//Cyclists that don't give every one else a bad name and cause this kind of problem


I watch a group of cyclists go down my road every few days and the rules don't apply to them. Stop signs? Perish the thought!

I hate that. In Amsterdam if you pull that shiat you get a ticket. The Dutch may be very protective of bikers, but you better follow the rules of the road.
 
2013-07-07 08:55:03 AM  

BunkyBrewman: astro716: TheGregiss: Sounds like the dude on the bike was following too close. He should be issued a ticket in addition to his injuries.


If youre on a bike on the road, do the 45/50 mph speed limit or get the fark out of the way, and don't get mad and tailgate on a hill when you get passed. Youll be made to look like the douche ftfa.

3/10.  I got halfway through typing a response.

He might be trolling, but he does have a point.  The bicyclist rear-ended the car.  He has to prove why he was following to close.  The question here is simple;  What takes longer to stop when going downhill... a bicycle or a two ton vehicle?

Yes, I believe the guy in the car most likely had road rage but from the cyclist's own story, he was passed before they started going downhill which means he was going substantially below the speed limit.  (unless these guys can pedal 45mph up a hill outside Boulder)

/glad the guy wasn't hurt too bad
//and I don't have any reason not to believe the cyclist's story but he is going to have to prove he wasn't following too close (although the motorist is going to be cited for leaving the scene of an accident)
///let me tell you about the time someone did a "swoop and squat" on me in Vegas... guess who was at fault?  (not them)


Swoop and squat in vegas? That'll cost you double at least
 
2013-07-07 08:55:03 AM  

Carth: Did you check your local bylaws to see if walkers and runners were allowed to use the bike lane? I know in our city it is pretty clear that cars and pedestrians aren't allowed to travel in bike lanes but are allow in 'multi use paths'


So you are saying double standards are stated in the law?  Because it does sound like a really not well thought out idea to make the runners run in traffic, but the cyclists can have their own private real estate.
 
2013-07-07 08:56:04 AM  

Fark_Guy_Rob: Mostly unrelated story - but early last year I was training for a 10k run.  I was out for a run, down a road I hadn't been on before - it was really crowded though (busy city here) and I couldn't run on the sidewalk.  But there was a bicycle lane that was being *very lightly* used.

So, I decided to run in the bicycle lane.


Well, there's your problem. Roads are assumed shared. Marked bike lanes, not so much.
 
2013-07-07 08:56:09 AM  
BunkyBrewman:

He might be trolling, but he does have a point.  The bicyclist rear-ended the car.  He has to prove why he was following to close.  The question here is simple;  What takes longer to stop when going downhill... a bicycle or a two ton vehicle?

If it wasn't 8am on a sunday I'd do the math: E=\frac{1}{2}m\Delta v^{2},

Depending on the tires the triathlete was using I'm betting the coefficient of friction was so low there is no way he could stop if he was going downhill  at speeds around 30-40mph.

This is why Go Pro cameras are awesome on bikes. It is great having video proof when this shiat happens.
 
2013-07-07 08:56:11 AM  
If you cannot keep up with the pace of traffic you do not belong on the road.

Just like a slow car, they cause massive problems in traffic also.
 
2013-07-07 08:57:57 AM  
It's my guess that anyone who drives an automobile experiences road rage to different degrees, due to other drivers who are aggressive, heedless, and downright dangerous.  It depends on how well that adrenalin burst is controlled, which translates into how your own vehicle is controlled when you encounter these assholes.

As some Farker put it in an unrelated thread, you can't drink poison and expect the other person to die.
 
2013-07-07 09:00:29 AM  

nucal: Does not approve


Where is the Fonz when you need him?
 
2013-07-07 09:01:57 AM  

lack of warmth: Carth: Did you check your local bylaws to see if walkers and runners were allowed to use the bike lane? I know in our city it is pretty clear that cars and pedestrians aren't allowed to travel in bike lanes but are allow in 'multi use paths'

So you are saying double standards are stated in the law?  Because it does sound like a really not well thought out idea to make the runners run in traffic, but the cyclists can have their own private real estate.


You aren't allowed to run in the road either. You have to run against traffic on the shoulder. I wish they'd made it illegal to run with headphones in too since too many runners are oblivious to what is going on around them.
 
2013-07-07 09:01:59 AM  
I'd love to hear the other side of the story.

I like to imagine it went like this...

I was running late for work, going 5 mph over the speed limit.  As I go around a blind corner these three idiots dressed in spandex were peddling 3 wide across the entire lane.  I swerved, honked and had to swerve back for oncoming traffic.  As one of them flipped me the bird, he lost control and wiped out.  It was hilarious.
 
2013-07-07 09:04:13 AM  

kokomo61: There are asses on both sides of the rider / car equation, but in every case, the cyclist will lose. Yeah, we have a right to ride on the roads. No, cars don't have the right to put cyclists in danger. Still, the odds are stacked in favor of the driver. I try to minimize my time on the road to ones with wide shoulders just for safety.

(Not So ) CSB....

I was bike commuting to work on a paved bike trail that has several street level crossings. Stopped at one, and traffic on the right stopped. I held up my hand to acknowledge the driver, and waited for the left traffic to stop. Since it was a 2-lane street, and both sides were stopped, I clipped in and rolled forward. No sooner did I clear the car on the right, than a guy from three cars back came flying around the cars, passing on the right, and flipped me up on the hood like Mannix. I went up the hood, smacked my ribs on the A pillar of the car, and slid back down to the pavement still clipped into the pedals.

The guy at first said, "I didn't see him." Well, yeah - when you pass a line of stopped cars on the right at a highly marked crosswalk, you're not likely to see someone actually IN the crosswalk.

He initially pled 'not guilty' to the citation, probably hoping that the officer wouldn't show. They did, as did I. At first, he said he was trying to park the car (at 25MPH). He then said he was looking of a museum (in Vienna, Va....where there are no museums within 10 miles). THEN, he said that I ran out in front of him, using the 'spandex' defense (that all cyclists are dangerous)....When it was my turn, I just handed the judge a printout of my GPS/HR monitor data.....which showed my exact location, slowing my speed, heart rate and pedal cadence approaching the intersection...then being stopped for 45 seconds before moving forward at 5 MPH......then suddenly moving sideways at 20MPH.

Guilty as charged. Took three years to settle out for my bike, doctor visits and X-rays/MRI's and PT (thanks to bruised ribs, a ...


Hopefully, having to pay you for the bike & medical bills might cure that driver of acute douchebaggery.

/ probably not
// despite the judgement of the Court, I bet he blames you for everything. That's just how douchebags roll...
 
2013-07-07 09:05:06 AM  
a motorist suffering from road rage

www.thirdoptionmen.org
 
2013-07-07 09:11:18 AM  

Carth: lack of warmth: Carth: Did you check your local bylaws to see if walkers and runners were allowed to use the bike lane? I know in our city it is pretty clear that cars and pedestrians aren't allowed to travel in bike lanes but are allow in 'multi use paths'

So you are saying double standards are stated in the law?  Because it does sound like a really not well thought out idea to make the runners run in traffic, but the cyclists can have their own private real estate.

You aren't allowed to run in the road either. You have to run against traffic on the shoulder. I wish they'd made it illegal to run with headphones in too since too many runners are oblivious to what is going on around them.


Seriously, I enjoy running, and nothing irks me more than seeing other runners or walkers walking with traffic, headphones on, oblivious to everything. Especially the large groups of middle aged women gabbing while walking. The neighborhood I grew up in had no sidewalks, so I was always very careful and alert while running there. My new neighborhood has plenty of sidewalks, which makes me happy.

I would never assume the bike lane is for runners. It's a narrow lane, where the hell are they supposed to go when you're taking it up? If its too crowded on the sidewalk, either get out on your run earlier (or later), or find a new route.
 
2013-07-07 09:18:12 AM  
It would be poetic justice if the driver probably had to slam on their brakes to avoid hitting a prairie dog....for some reason the asshats in Boulder seem to believe that prairie dogs are on the same level as FSM and deserve to be worshiped.  Really, they're nothing more than cuter form of ground rats.

Also, how much do you want to bet these 3 asshats were riding 3 wide instead of single file?   It's always the ones "in training" that seem to have the believe that road rules no longer apply to them.
 
2013-07-07 09:20:49 AM  

BunkyBrewman: astro716: TheGregiss: Sounds like the dude on the bike was following too close. He should be issued a ticket in addition to his injuries.


If youre on a bike on the road, do the 45/50 mph speed limit or get the fark out of the way, and don't get mad and tailgate on a hill when you get passed. Youll be made to look like the douche ftfa.

3/10.  I got halfway through typing a response.

He might be trolling, but he does have a point.  The bicyclist rear-ended the car.  He has to prove why he was following to close.  The question here is simple;  What takes longer to stop when going downhill... a bicycle or a two ton vehicle?

Yes, I believe the guy in the car most likely had road rage but from the cyclist's own story, he was passed before they started going downhill which means he was going substantially below the speed limit.  (unless these guys can pedal 45mph up a hill outside Boulder)

/glad the guy wasn't hurt too bad
//and I don't have any reason not to believe the cyclist's story but he is going to have to prove he wasn't following too close (although the motorist is going to be cited for leaving the scene of an accident)
///let me tell you about the time someone did a "swoop and squat" on me in Vegas... guess who was at fault?  (not them)


Thing is noone hit the motorist. He wasnt actually in an accident.
I personally do not think cyclists should be on the roads with cars. No insurance for the reckless ones and no visible identification for the ones that cruise through 4 way stops. No lights when all other new vehicles have daytime running lights as a requirement.
I am a commercial driver that has a vehicle that is literally the legal maximum width. Cyclists hopping curbs at lights to get around me essentially barricade moderate traffic at their speed and endanger pedestrians when they get in the middle of them but they do it regularly.
They cut people off with no signals, come past at high speed in heavy traffic when I have a reduced rear visibility vehicle and crowd me.
Screw all cyclists. Make bike paths and go there. 9 years of accident free driving all my most dangerous situations are with cyclists.
 
2013-07-07 09:21:59 AM  

The Googles Do Nothing: It is for this reason that I don't ever want to do a triathlon.  Too much time on the road training with the bike and running into drivers like this.  Drivers usually don't road rage at runners, but when they see a cyclist it seems to trigger something in them.


Oddly, I've had more problems running than biking. Most of the time it involves crossing a street at a T intersection. Someone coming off a side street attempting to make a right turn onto the main road will approach the intersection while staring out their left window for oncoming traffic. If there isn't any, they immediately start their right turn without ever checking the crosswalk for pedestrians. Happens at least once every week. On the rare occasion they cut so close to me could give their car a kick, but usually just manage to yell a "HEY!" and spend the next mile or two being all annoyed. 

Fark_Guy_Rob: Apparently, I was wrong.


Do you think you should be able to go for a run down the middle of the traffic lane as well? Cycle lanes are usually there because it's been determined safety issues exist with cars and bikes sharing the road, or there is a large population of cycles in the area requiring their own lane. If I was in an area with a cycle lane and there were runners using it, I'd probably be annoyed too-- especially if there was a sidewalk.
 
2013-07-07 09:24:52 AM  
Cyclists... the scourge of anyone trying to get anywhere on time using the roads. This guy's luck probably caught up with him after blocking the road for many, many other people and enjoying it.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-07-07 09:25:07 AM  
A guy in Los Angeles got prison time for a similar move.

Something to think about when you're working out your ITG "brake check a tailgater and win the lottery" plan.
 
2013-07-07 09:29:46 AM  
I'm no fan of road rage assholes, but to be fair, Mr Ironman didn't hit the car. He misjudged if he could get around the car, had to stop too fast, and flipped over the handlebars.  He was operating his bike too fast then. If you cannot come to a complete stop safely, then you are going too fast.

If the roles were reversed, and the car ran him over because it couldn't come to a complete stop fast enough, would that then be the bikers fault?
 
2013-07-07 09:31:04 AM  

LemSkroob: Go find a closed course somewhere to practice and stop bothering the rest of us with your Lance Armstrong fantasies.


0/10

Nobody fantasizes about being Lance Armstrong anymore.
 
2013-07-07 09:33:22 AM  
The two lane road leaving my office has a recently added bike lane.  For about 4 blocks.  Then it abruptly ends at a crowded stoplight, and is followed by painted signs on the road of a bike and arrows, indicating the bike lane continues further ahead (it doesn't).  People are always cutting into the bike lane in order to be closer to the light, where the street opens into four lanes.  You couldn't pay me to ride my bike in that death-trap of a lane.
 
2013-07-07 09:34:29 AM  

Publikwerks: I

If the roles were reversed, and the car ran him over because it couldn't come to a complete stop fast enough, would that then be the bikers fault?


If the biker intentionally stopped with the goal of creating an unsafe situation? Yes. That is what the cyclist seems to be accusing the driver of and if it actually happened would make the car at fault.
 
2013-07-07 09:38:51 AM  
According to the article from the drivers point of view he passed the bikes, later had to hit the brakes for some reason, and one of the bikes behind him flipped (if he even saw that). He was not even involved with any kind of accident (no contact with his car) and may not have even seen the bikes behind him.
 
2013-07-07 09:40:31 AM  

Carth: Charge the driver with assault with a deadly weapon. Maybe if drivers start doing some jail time for running cyclist off the road they'll calm the fark down.


No, charge them with attempted murder.  Upon conviction, hang them.  Road rage will vanish overnight either from people no longer being raging assholes or we kill all the raging assholes.  Either way, no more raging assholes.
 
2013-07-07 09:41:49 AM  
Very strange people at fark. They scream about global warming and carbon footprints yet they side with the evil polluters! LOL
 
2013-07-07 09:43:07 AM  

Yogimus: How does one "Suffer" from road rage? It isn't cancer.  It is a voluntary state of being.


I wish I knew. I know I certainly don't suffer from road rage, though the people around me seem to.
 
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