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About time a tree hugging Prius moron hit one of the bigger moronic bike riders that think they own the roads.

When they start paying a license for the bike to be on the public roads and have to have licenses that say they really do know how to drive their bike then they can have some of the road with their own bike lane. Till then they need to get the hell out of my way and off the roads that I helped pay for with my tabs and other vehicle fee's.

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hehehe, oh man.
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About time a tree hugging Prius moron hit one of the bigger moronic bike riders that think they own the roads.

When they start paying a license for the bike to be on the public roads and have to have licenses that say they really do know how to drive their bike then they can have some of the road with their own bike lane. Till then they need to get the hell out of my way and off the roads that I helped pay for with my tabs and other vehicle fee's.

You're not familiar with right-of-way laws, are you? Or with certain municipalities that require bicyclists to have a bicycle license, are you?

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About time a tree hugging Prius moron hit one of the bigger moronic bike riders that think they own the roads.

When they start paying a license for the bike to be on the public roads and have to have licenses that say they really do know how to drive their bike then they can have some of the road with their own bike lane. Till then they need to get the hell out of my way and off the roads that I helped pay for with my tabs and other vehicle fee's.

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Share the Road

The best way to educate motorists on bicyclists' rights to the road is to ride respectfully and have facts on your side. Here are some resources for cyclists and drivers on sharing the road.

Sharing the Road: Cyclists

On the Road:

> The same laws that apply to motorists apply to cyclists

> Obey all traffic control devices

> Use hand signals to indicate stops and turns other users

Always Wear a Properly Fitting Helmet:

> Wear a helmet, no matter how short the trip

Ride on the Right:

> Always ride in the same direction as traffic

> Use the furthest right lane that heads to your destination

> Slower moving cyclists and motorists stay to the right

Ride Predictably:

> Ride in a straight line

> Don't swerve in the road or between parked cars

> Check for traffic before entering street or intersection

> Anticipate hazards and adjust your position accordingly

Be Visible:

> Wear brightly colored clothing that provides contrast

> Use a white front light in low light conditions

> Use a red rear light in low light conditions

> Use a reflector or reflective tape or clothing anytime

> Announce yourself by making eye contact with motorists

Sharing the Road: Motorists

Drive Cautiously:

> Reduce speed when encountering cyclists

> Don't tailgate, especially in bad weather

> Recognize hazards cyclists may face and give them space

Yield to Cyclists:

> Bicycles are considered vehicles

> Cyclists should be given the appropriate right of way

> Allow extra time for cyclists to traverse intersections

Be Considerate:

> Scan for cyclists in traffic and at intersections

> Do not blast your horn in close proximity to cyclists

> Look for cyclists when opening doors

Pass with Care:

> When passing, leave four feet between you and a cyclist

> Wait for safe road and traffic conditions before you pass

> Check over your shoulder before moving back

Watch for Children:

> Children on bicycles are often unpredictable

> Expect the unexpected and slow down

> Don't expect children to know traffic laws

> Because of their size children can be harder to see

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Share the Road

The best way to educate motorists on bicyclists' rights to the road is to ride respectfully and have facts on your side. Here are some resources for cyclists and drivers on sharing the road.

Sharing the Road: Cyclists

On the Road:

> The same laws that apply to motorists apply to cyclists

> Obey all traffic control devices

> Use hand signals to indicate stops and turns other users

Always Wear a Properly Fitting Helmet:

> Wear a helmet, no matter how short the trip

Ride on the Right:

> Always ride in the same direction as traffic

> Use the furthest right lane that heads to your destination

> Slower moving cyclists and motorists stay to the right

Ride Predictably:

> Ride in a straight line

> Don't swerve in the road or between parked cars

> Check for traffic before entering street or intersection

> Anticipate hazards and adjust your position accordingly

Be Visible:

> Wear brightly colored clothing that provides contrast

> Use a white front light in low light conditions

> Use a red rear light in low light conditions

> Use a reflector or reflective tape or clothing anytime

> Announce yourself by making eye contact with motorists

If I ever saw a bicyclist around here follow any of those guidelines it would be a miracle. We even provide bike lanes throughout the town, and they only use the road or the sidewalk...WTF?

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Oh yeah, we have them whizzing between lanes of traffic stopped at redlights and running red lights, cycling on the wrong side of the road, not using hand signals, the whole gamut.

For those few of you who are responsible cyclists that care about your own safety and don't recklessly rattle motorists' nerves, I salute you.

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Actually here in Ohio most cyclists are very responsible.

Almost ran into a biker (cyclist) that cut me off in the dark and then yelled at me about where I was going.

About came out of the car to beat his ass, but he rode off...

Next time maybe.

But I enjoy both two wheel and four wheel stuff myself.

Chris

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Oh yeah, we have them whizzing between lanes of traffic stopped at redlights and running red lights, cycling on the wrong side of the road, not using hand signals, the whole gamut.

For those few of you who are responsible cyclists that care about your own safety and don't recklessly rattle motorists' nerves, I salute you.

Yup, that's how it goes around here - most of these guys locally are total asshats.

The Prius thing cracked me up, just priceless.

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Most of the people I ride with are very respectful of motorists. The local bike club grooms them on how to safely interact with motorists from day one. Still, I rode with one advanced group that had a complete disregard for the rules and didn't give a crap about the line of cars forming behind them. I was the newbie in the group (and the slowest), but I didn't let that stop me from yelling at those who didn't acknowledge the cars behind them.

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My son's boy scout troup does a lot of cycling, and they are always very respectful.

I try to ride very respectfully and ahve had VERY few problems with motorists over the years.

But to me, a bike is more dangerous than a motorcycle in a way, because you don't have the power to get out of someones way and people REALLY don't see you when your on two wheels.

Chris

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...and Z...if I'm ever out east with my bike...love to ride with you.

Provided you don't mind riding with an old man.

Chris

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i've been cycling around the past few weeks. can't follow stop lights.. they dont' detect bikes.... and if i can see coming traffic don't stop at signs either.... other than that it's pretty much obeyign the laws.

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Most of the people I ride with are very respectful of motorists. The local bike club grooms them on how to safely interact with motorists from day one. Still, I rode with one advanced group that had a complete disregard for the rules and didn't give a crap about the line of cars forming behind them. I was the newbie in the group (and the slowest), but I didn't let that stop me from yelling at those who didn't acknowledge the cars behind them.

For many of the twits riding around here it is all attitude and swagger. They are full of this indignant sense of entitlement to the road and think nothing of blocking traffic for miles on end. What's worse is that they form massive groups and even stop in the middle of the road en masse to bull$h!, rest, have a drink, etc.

Zero respect for cars.

I hate them.

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Usually I am pretty much a prick towards bikers like that.

Chris

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For many of the twits riding around here it is all attitude and swagger. They are full of this indignant sense of entitlement to the road and think nothing of blocking traffic for miles on end. What's worse is that they form massive groups and even stop in the middle of the road en masse to bull$h!, rest, have a drink, etc.

Zero respect for cars.

I hate them.

That's where a car with an Olds 350 diesel comes in really handy. Once you finally pass them, stomp the gas, and they won't be able to see their own handlebars. That kind of attitude just sucks. I won't ride with the group that I mentioned earlier, or any ride led by the leader of that group, because I couldn't stand the cyclists' attitude towards anyone other than themselves. It's people like that that make the road unsafe for those of us that follow the rules.

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That's where a car with an Olds 350 diesel comes in really handy. Once you finally pass them, stomp the gas, and they won't be able to see their own handlebars. That kind of attitude just sucks. I won't ride with the group that I mentioned earlier, or any ride led by the leader of that group, because I couldn't stand the cyclists' attitude towards anyone other than themselves. It's people like that that make the road unsafe for those of us that follow the rules.

I always make sure to stomp on the Duramax when I pass these clowns. :AH-HA_wink:

I can't understand why they have to be that way.

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It always hits a nerve when I hear about bicyclists getting hit by cars. A family friend of ours was a passionate cyclist. He was part of the Armed Forces Elite Cycling Team and had been selected to represent them in the 2004 Olympic Trials. He was training by alone when a pickup truck struck him from behind and killed him.

I and everyone else I know who rides a bicylce even occasionally have always been taught proper road manners. I've never encountered cyclists on the road who did not. I can believe how frustrating if they are darting back and for, holding up traffic, and being otherwise rude and disrespectful. And it frustrates me when I hear about people like that because they are just perpetuating the circle of vindictiveness and road rage. But I don't think anyone deserves to be maimed by an car, no matter how great of an asshole they are being.

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