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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 14
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2013-07-07 12:34:28 PM
2 votes:

zinny: I give cyclists wide berth when able, and slow to pass when I can't.  There's a few jerks out there pedaling, but by and large they're a decent group.  Besides, I appreciate that they're not burning fossil fuel and getting a little exercise as I drive by.

/fat.


Um, are you new to the internet?  You post exudes absolutely no toughness, and doesn't nothing to infuriate anyone.  You're supposed to brag about how you just harassed a cyclist.  Wait someone just did that--how you just killed a cyclist.  And you don't care, man, cause he looked like an illegal anyways.

That's FARKing.

/Also, very reasonable post
//I drive the same way around cyclists
///Had to stop cycling here because of the real life psychopaths on the road
2013-07-08 02:32:13 AM
1 votes:

balloot: //If you live in SF and you ever see Critical Mass, you will lose all ability to ever feel bad for a cyclist who gets nailed by a car


If you're in SF and you're driving in the first place, I don't really have much sympathy for you in the first place, since you're intentionally making your own life miserable by doing so.  Just admit you're a masochist and you get off on pain.  You'd fit right in down on Castro Street.
2013-07-07 12:37:13 PM
1 votes:

zinny: I give cyclists wide berth when able, and slow to pass when I can't.  There's a few jerks out there pedaling, but by and large they're a decent group.  Besides, I appreciate that they're not burning fossil fuel and getting a little exercise as I drive by.

/fat.


This is an outrage, you can't possibly come into a bike thread with that attitude. There are standards to uphold.
2013-07-07 10:18:10 AM
1 votes:

Quantum Apostrophe: blacksho89: Now: As for the crowd that thinks carbon fiber is a substitute for penis length - yes, there are too many to count. I stopped at a midblock crosswalk to let a family on bikes cross. Asshole in spandex passed me on the right, nearly clipped a 7 year old girl, and ran the red. I followed him at 20-25 mph for 3 miles, never honking, never saying anything, never buzzing him, obeying all traffic laws, just calmly following him. By the time he found a path I couldn't drive on the guy was screaming and shaking; he had no idea what I was up to, which was nothing except pure psychological warfare.

Tell me about your father.


In that ferocious and self-annihilating way in which so many men of his generation served their families, my father served my mother, my sister Hannah, but particularly me.
2013-07-07 09:59:37 AM
1 votes:
"I was having one of my best seasons. I'm 39 soon to be 40. I don't have that much longer to keep competing."

But doesn't he know that at 40 he's in better shape than at 20?

Where are the Middle Aged Delusion Syndrome farkers?

Ker_Thwap: idiots dressed in spandex were peddling 3 wide across the entire lane.


It is dangerous to sell bikes on the highway, yes. Perhaps one day someone will sell you a dictionary.
2013-07-07 09:52:33 AM
1 votes:

stirfrybry: Very strange people at fark. They scream about global warming and carbon footprints yet they side with the evil polluters! LOL


Every single bicyclist I know doesn't also own a car, and they get all their spandex clothing from naturally occurring fairy rings where the forest druids call upon the earth mother to grant them the gift of brightly colored spandex outfits.  Every single one.
2013-07-07 09:43:10 AM
1 votes:

Zeno-25: 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.


Every time I see someone like you cresting a hill or coming around a blind corner straddling the center line in their truck I think of these bike threads.  Oh sure in these threads you are all ragging on cyclists because you don't look good in spandex and get winded carrying the big bag of tater tots out of the freezer but once you get behind the wheel of your truck its time to drive down the middle of the road like an encephalitic cataract sufferer on Ambien.

Happy Baseless Assumption Day to you too!!
2013-07-07 09:41:49 AM
1 votes:
Very strange people at fark. They scream about global warming and carbon footprints yet they side with the evil polluters! LOL
2013-07-07 09:01:59 AM
1 votes:
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 08:43:28 AM
1 votes:
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 08:32:53 AM
1 votes:

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 08:30:27 AM
1 votes:
That's what he gets for going for a swim on the highway
2013-07-07 08:14:02 AM
1 votes:
images.zap2it.com

Does not approve
2013-07-07 08:11:59 AM
1 votes:
Does road rage piss him off?
 
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