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    An interesting even this morning

    So there I am on a 25mph street in downtown, right where the business area ends and the residential part begins. I'm sitting in the left turn only lane getting ready to (yup, you guessed it) make a left turn on to a one way street. At the moment the light goes green there is no one behind me, but a steady line of cars coming across towards my direction, I ease out a little further so that I can get a good jump one the traffic clears. Some semi-intelligent fecal matter that poses as a human pulls up behind me in his truck, obviously wanting to turn left as well. But we are both stuck there because there are about 6 more autos that have the right of way to cross. so this idiot behind me gives a nice 3 second beep. WTF? I turn to look at him and mouth "WHAT" in about the most scowful face I have, which ironically is also the most pleasant face I have. Then it gets funny.
    A pedestrian at the cross walk yells "What do you want him to do, pull in front of a car, dumb ass? Can't you see that guy is 3 times as big as you and could probably ass **** you??" I was glad I wasn't clipped in at the time because I would have definately fallen over laughing.
    Sometimes it's actually fun to be the victim.

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    that sounds like something i would say...

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    Too funny.
    Every time we let a vehicle pass there is a little bit of compromise. But compromise allows the city to function and allows cyclists to function in the city. The trick is not to eliminate compromise but to learn how to work safely within it.

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    Maybe he drives that way regularly and the pedestrian has almost been hit by him.
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    "There is no greater wonder than the way the face and character of a woman fit so perfectly in a man's mind, and stay there, and he could never tell you why. It just seems it was the thing he most wanted." Robert Louis Stevenson

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    what did the truck driver do after the pedestrian said that to him?
    i would have liked to have seen his expression!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomg View Post
    what did the truck driver do after the pedestrian said that to him?
    i would have liked to have seen his expression!
    Not sure really. When he passed me he had his hands in that ever so familiar motion of "what are you doing" but he never made eye contact with me. I'm not one to push a matter any further than it needs to be pushed so when I caught up to him at the next light I just took my place and ignored what had just happened. No doubt he was imagining my manhood and the girth I was packing and how much pain he would have been in if the events eluded to by the pedestrian had transpired. (I'm pretty big, physique more of an NFL center than a bicyclist)

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    When I read pedestrian, I automatically imagined a like a 78 year old man with a cane or a walker crossing the street. The image in my head of a senior citizen saying that cracks me up.

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    Highly entertaining.

    Just out of interest, when the truck-muppet pulled up behind you, did you give another hand signal to indicate that you were turning left and not just enjoying the view?
    I realise that lane position and traffic conditions really should be enough for even the least intelligent driver to work out what your intentions are, but I've found that it tends to help to reissue a hand signal to a new audience.

    I also find that using your quick release large chainring as a ninja star to cut their engine block clean in half is quite a succinct way to point out that you have right of way over them. My rules of the road are so totally awesome and in my dreams cyclists flip out and kill driver like all the time dude.

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    Nope, never gave a signal a second time, only did it when I merged into the turning lane and held it until I came to an almost stop.
    Some people just like to beep their horns, just to show that there's more than one thing in the car that blows.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Servo View Post
    ...there's more than one thing in the car that blows.
    To err is human. To moo is bovine.

    Who is this General Failure anyway, and why is he reading my drive?


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