In another thread, someone wrote about "getting doored", and I responded in my usual obnoxious manner:
The difference is not just semantic, it reflects a different way of looking at dooring, a different mentality, especially in terms of responsibility.Originally Posted by Helmet Head
I call on all cyclists in this forum to refrain from using the "getting doored" terminology (and the associated mentality), and that we start recognizing the behavior for what it is: dooring ourselves.
If you collide into a door that is opened in front of you, you are not getting doored by the door opener, you are dooring yourself. In short, that's what you get for riding in the door zone. And a bike lane in the door zone is no excuse - stay the hell out of it.
Please ride at least five feet to the left of parked cars.