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Old 07-05-16, 01:55 PM   #1
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Ohio driver sends message to cyclists.

Ohio driver sends shocking 4th July parade message to cyclists | road.cc
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Old 07-05-16, 02:33 PM   #2
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Haha! I saw zero motorists obeying the rules so far this week. Today is Day 1. Can't wait to observe their behavior on the way home and the rest of the week.

Hypocrites can be so creative! What a proud American!
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Old 07-05-16, 02:47 PM   #3
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It's a two way street mr motorist... Just wonder how often you "follow the rules..."
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Very little human maliciousness actually surprises me anymore, but Wow is this ever cruel.
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I can't tell from the photo, but I'll bet that driver is grossly overweight
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Old 07-05-16, 07:25 PM   #6
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A good video here of how not to ride a bike.

Reset Your "Safety Nanny" Thermostat Here...
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Old 07-06-16, 08:28 AM   #7
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Dunno about the Columbus, Ohio, version of the Doo Dah Parade, but the original Pasadena, CA, Doo Dah Parade isi known for its farcical attitude. Someone would need to ask the owner/driver of the Columbus vehicle displaying the sign and crashed bicycle for his intent. It may have been intended as an ironic jab at thoughtless drivers. Who knows. That sort of humor tends to misfire in the court of public opinion.
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Dunno about the Columbus, Ohio, version of the Doo Dah Parade, but the original Pasadena, CA, Doo Dah Parade isi known for its farcical attitude. Someone would need to ask the owner/driver of the Columbus vehicle displaying the sign and crashed bicycle for his intent. It may have been intended as an ironic jab at thoughtless drivers. Who knows. That sort of humor tends to misfire in the court of public opinion.
His sign is pretty clear to his intent.
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Hooray! Another post aimed at creating a zero-sum game/war between cyclists and motorists!

Somehow the vast majority of both groups manage to live in relative peace...but damn it...there's a war on!
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Haha! I saw zero motorists obeying the rules so far this week. Today is Day 1. Can't wait to observe their behavior on the way home and the rest of the week.
Day 2. Zero turn signals observed (except for the geezer who never turned). Zero stop at right turn on red. Zero stop at stop signs. Plenty of speeding.

No one was driving or parking in the bike lane though...woohoo!
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Hooray! Another post aimed at creating a zero-sum game/war between cyclists and motorists!

Somehow the vast majority of both groups manage to live in relative peace...but damn it...there's a war on!
Are you blaming the OP for the motorist actions and hostility?
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Are you blaming the OP for the motorist actions and hostility?
I'm blaming people for paranoia and false dichotomies when it's silly and not needed.

Most motorists don't give a rat's ass about cyclists, other than the occasional minute or two of annoyance before passing one. Most sane, adult cyclists understand that drivers are people trying to live their lives, not cagers hell bent on killing them.

Yes - it's a stupid float. News flash...the world is full of stupid people. The "they're out to get us, we have to post everything that shows we're at war" mentality in this forum is childish and unproductive.
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I'm blaming people for paranoia and false dichotomies when it's silly and not needed.
So someone post about an actual event and you declare him full of paranoia.
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Tolerance , it helps both groups .
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ever hear the adage: "there's many a true word spoken in jest"? seems like the driver is just contributing to making America hate again

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Old 07-06-16, 12:27 PM   #17
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...The "they're out to get us, we have to post everything that shows we're at war" mentality in this forum is childish and unproductive.
I have used the "war" comparison a few times here. I never meant "war" in the sense that motorists are out there actively trying to harm us. I use the term to promote the notion that many cyclists who leave home without a care in the world never make it back home. Perhaps if they had acted more like people were actually trying to kill them a few more would still be with us.

I don't feel like any motorist is out to get me, or no more than one in a million maybe. But the semantics are irrelevant if you get "blown up" by a drunk or texting motorist. My friends who act like they are at war survive some crazy stuff, while others who are JRA (Just Riding Along) with their heads in the clouds enjoying their bike ride are the ones getting hosed.
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I have used the "war" comparison a few times here. I never meant "war" in the sense that motorists are out there actively trying to harm us. I use the term to promote the notion that many cyclists who leave home without a care in the world never make it back home. Perhaps if they had acted more like people were actually trying to kill them a few more would still be with us.

I don't feel like any motorist is out to get me, or no more than one in a million maybe. But the semantics are irrelevant if you get "blown up" by a drunk or texting motorist. My friends who act like they are at war survive some crazy stuff, while others who are JRA (Just Riding Along) with their heads in the clouds enjoying their bike ride are the ones getting hosed.
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I am not talking about not being careful and prepared...I am talking about the dramatic "I'm in a struggle for the future of mankind with these evil, baby killing, auto drive maniacs!" posts. There are ^ 300 million people sharing this country and some of them say and do stupid things. It's a numbers game - because we have access to so many people with the net, it's rather easy to find 100 other lunatics who agree with any point and reinforce the lunacy as legitimate to one another. After all, 100 other people think so too!!!
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If breaking traffic laws is grounds for scot-free murder, every single car driver on the planet is fair game.
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I don't feel like any motorist is out to get me, or no more than one in a million maybe. But the semantics are irrelevant if you get "blown up" by a drunk or texting motorist. My friends who act like they are at war survive some crazy stuff, while others who are JRA (Just Riding Along) with their heads in the clouds enjoying their bike ride are the ones getting hosed.
Dunno; whenever I go for a midnight roll through the park, on the way back it seems I'm always barely seeing the same ninja college kids (half the time, only spotting them because they were too lazy to chip off the pedal reflectors when they removed everything else that wasn't dark colored from the bikes) randomly weaving back from the bar down some pretty dangerous streets, (mainly dangerous because of the other drunks leaving the same bar, and taking the residential feeder because it's less patrolled than the main roads) yet it was an adult roadie with reflectives and a blinkie riding FRAP on a very low traffic rural road who got hit a couple weeks ago.
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I have used the "war" comparison a few times here. I never meant "war" in the sense that motorists are out there actively trying to harm us. I use the term to promote the notion that many cyclists who leave home without a care in the world never make it back home. Perhaps if they had acted more like people were actually trying to kill them a few more would still be with us.

I don't feel like any motorist is out to get me, or no more than one in a million maybe. But the semantics are irrelevant if you get "blown up" by a drunk or texting motorist. My friends who act like they are at war survive some crazy stuff, while others who are JRA (Just Riding Along) with their heads in the clouds enjoying their bike ride are the ones getting hosed.
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The float could have been a great safety ad if the wording had been different. i.e. "Blow a stop sign and this could be you!"

I know a lot of drivers would like to see bicyclist off the roads entirely due to the actions of a few bicyclists those drivers encounter. By the same token there are a number of bicyclist and drivers who'd like to see more drivers off theroad too because of the actions of a number of those drivers.

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can't say anything positive about the sentiment expressed. But I'm a firm believer in free speech and will gladly accept nonsense like this as part of the price.
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can't say anything positive about the sentiment expressed. But I'm a firm believer in free speech and will gladly accept nonsense like this as part of the price.
Organized parade. The permit holders have a right to limit the speech inside the parade.

If the guy wants his free speech, he is free to park his truck on his front lawn with his message.
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