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    53 miles per burrito urban_assault's Avatar
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    "Get on the road, you idiot!"

    We all have probably been screamed at by passing motorists. when riding on the street. Usually I get this:

    "get on the sidewalk!"

    Well, on the ride home yesterday I was riding on the road when something got in my eye. I pulled off onto the sidewalk to stop and take care of this. As I was coming to a stop a car pulled out to the end a driveway right in my path. I stopped quickly, glared at the driver, and told him to watch where he was going. He countered with "Get on the road you idiot!"

    Now, mind you I ride on the road 99% of the time. sometimes I have to ride on the sidewalk to get around traffic snarls, but rarely do I ride on sidewalks. Yes, I do consider sidewalks more dangerous than the road.

    I just laughed and told him "Thank you! You are the first driver to ever tell me that. I love you, man!"

    He floored the gas pedal and took off.


    Maybe we will meet again....

    hehehe

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    It's in my blood Pete Clark's Avatar
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    "The great unwashed."


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    Life is good RonH's Avatar
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    At least he didn't hit you when backing out of the driveway.



    I just noticed what you have for a location.
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    Duct tape won't fix that slotibartfast's Avatar
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    Seriously, I am more afraid of soccer moms backing out of their driveways while talking on cell phones than I am of traffic on the busiest streets.
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    Devilmaycare Cycling Fool Allister's Avatar
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    Originally posted by urban_assault
    ...Usually I get this:

    "get on the sidewalk!"

    ... He countered with "Get on the road you idiot!"...
    <subtext translator: engage> "Get out of MY way, idiot!"
    If we learn from our mistakes, I must be a goddamn genius.

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