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post #1 of 37 Old 10-26-2006, 07:41 PM Thread Starter
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Riding a bicycle.

I just want to vent here for a bit... I hope someone understands.

I get honked at, buzzed, cut off, yelled at, cursed at, given the finger, brake checked, revved at ... almost daily when I ride my bicycle. People are just really mean.

What makes people think that they have more of a right to go from point A to point B than I do just because they are in a car ?

I fuxing hate cagers.

I know its wrong, but sometimes i wish some of the mean ones would get in a fiery wreck and burn to death !

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Even worse when they don't recognize or respect a bicycle lane.

Reminds me of the old Goofy, Disney cartoon. Probably saw it in a driver's ed course or driving school for ticket.

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[QUOTE=fordfasterr I know its wrong, but sometimes i wish some of the mean ones would get in a fiery wreck and burn to death ![/QUOTE]

I never say sh*t like that, just out of fear of karma.

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I'd say the average traffic asshole is more inconsiderate than mean to bicyclists. I'm a regular bicycle commuter (to/from downtown DC) who purposely works early hours so as to avoid heavy traffic as much as possible. In my experience, folks just seem to be more selfish/self-absorbed/thoughtless than cruel or otherwise malicious. Not to say there aren't a few really bad apples out there . . . being hidden within two tons of steel can definitely tend to exacerbate the aggressive tendencies of the average, everyday jerk.

You have my sympathies!
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. . . . being hidden within two tons of steel can definitely tend to exacerbate the aggressive tendencies of the average, everyday jerk.

You have my sympathies!
Agreed, and thanks.

I got cursed at today by a dude in a big pickup truck ... lol He said something of " what the f_k are you doing ? " ...

Apparently the idea of another person using a bicycle on the road is impossible to comprehend and can only be solved by yelling and cursing at people...

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I firmly believe that in order to get a driver's license, it should be a requirement to spend two weeks riding something with two wheels (powered or not) and to spend two weeks in the cab of a transport truck.


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I think people should be required to have a driver's license to ride a bicycle on the road. No offense, but around here, cyclists want to be treated like every other car on the road but then run red lights, pass every car in a line on the shoulder, drive down the sidewalk, cut across parking lots, etc. with no repercussions. If i tried half of what they do with a motorcycle even, the cops would run out of tickets.

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You're absolutely right about a lot of cyclists thinking the traffic laws don't apply to them. Goes both ways.


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I think people should be required to have a driver's license to ride a bicycle on the road. No offense, but around here, cyclists want to be treated like every other car on the road but then run red lights, pass every car in a line on the shoulder, drive down the sidewalk, cut across parking lots, etc. with no repercussions. If i tried half of what they do with a motorcycle even, the cops would run out of tickets.
I hate it when bicycle riders think that they are cars and act like that. I also ride a bicycle sometimes but I act accordingly stay away from cars' way.
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