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View Poll Results: Reverse responses for left-driving nations
Cross the intersection against traffic, wait for the light to turn green, then contiunue right against traffic ("L" pattern.) 1 12.50%
Wait for the light to turn red, make a right with cross-traffic, stop after crossing, wait for the light to turn green again, then use option 1 ("Z" pattern.) 0 0%
Wait for a left green arrow, cut diagonally across the intersection when it's clear ("?" pattern.) 0 0%
Ride at night when the roads are empty and a light is not necessary. 0 0%
Bomb through after rubbing a plastic Jesus. 3 37.50%
Use oncoming traffic as a shield. 1 12.50%
Zip across the street before you get to the light, make a right, then zip across again asap. 0 0%
Creatively use any means necessary, including disguising yourself as a truck. 1 12.50%
Create a distraction to stop traffic, for example, setting yourself on fire (like on the show, "Jackass.") 0 0%
Get off your bike and walk like a pedestrian. 2 25.00%
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Old 11-10-02, 04:44 PM   #1
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Wrong way cyclists

How does a wrong-way cyclist make a right turn (or left turn, in Australia or the UK?)
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Old 11-10-02, 05:26 PM   #2
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I assume that by wrong-way, you mean that the cyclist is travelling the opposite direction on a one-way street. I personally never do this and shake my head in annoyance as other cyclists do this? What gives them the right to make traffic go out of the way while they break the traffic laws and go the wrong way. Its irresponsible and gives cyclists a bad name. Just go round like the rest of traffic is forced to.
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Old 11-10-02, 06:21 PM   #3
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What was the question?
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Old 11-10-02, 07:18 PM   #4
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clarification Pete, wats a wrong way cyclist, is it riding against the flow of traffic ?
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Zactly so.
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i try never to do that but i do use some of those methods riding with the traffic @ traffic lights, especialy pretending im a truck or rubbing a plastic Jesus( if i had one !!) i just incant his name in the presence of logging trucks, whose drivers are obviously servants of Satan
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...i do use some of those methods...especialy pretending im a truck or rubbing a plastic Jesus( if i had one !!) i just incant his name in the presence of logging trucks, whose drivers are obviously servants of Satan
"I rebuke thee..."

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update: logging truck drivers: servants of Satan .aka. servants of Be-elsebub. aka.S.O.Bs
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I just hope this is one thread people are not reading for advice! I really cant thing of something more dangerous in cycling then wrong way riding.
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The only time one should ever ride down a street the wrong way is if they are wearing a walkman, no helmet and perhaps have their eyes closed. Other than that, I wouldn't recommend it.
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Are we looking for the right way to do something wrong?
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I don't get the point of this poll.
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Whenever I encounter a wrong way cyclist I slow down and try to get him/her to stop momentarily. Then I "quickly" explain to him/her that he/she is on the wrong side. If he/she doesn't listen and continues riding on the wrong side I pull out my rocket launcher and .....
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