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Old 09-28-07, 09:51 AM   #1
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NEVER touch my car.

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Old 09-28-07, 10:24 AM   #2
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LOL!!! That was too funny.
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what a stupid commercial
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Old 09-28-07, 10:42 AM   #4
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At least he didn't run him over. C'mon, it was funny!

What's the difference between what the cyclist was doing and someone sitting on your car while parked?
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Old 09-28-07, 11:05 AM   #6
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I laughed!

Yeah, it's not all that cool to hold on to people's cars for balance.. sure they're not respecting you sometimes, but you still need to respect their property.
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Old 09-28-07, 11:43 AM   #7
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That one has been out for quite a while, but it's still hilarious. Good way to deal with a JAC.
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Old 09-28-07, 12:29 PM   #8
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He had it coming!!!
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Too funny!

But please tell me cyclists don't actually do that.
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Old 09-29-07, 11:56 PM   #10
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I nearly fell over while stopped earlier today, and ended up having to do that to stop my fall.. Whoops.

Other than that, I avoid touching cars, as I prefer they don't touch me
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Old 09-30-07, 03:38 PM   #11
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I would have done the same. You DON'T rest your hand on a car at a stoplight. You clip out and put your damn foot down.
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Old 09-30-07, 04:49 PM   #12
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^ True, but a month ago i was carrying a wheel i bought attached to my backpack, and getting off and on the seat was really uncomfortable. At one intersection i leaned and held to a van, hopefully the driver didn't mind.
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Old 09-30-07, 05:47 PM   #13
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my brother had one guy do that on his 57 chrysler and made him regret what he did by taking his wheels off
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Get a nice new car, and you don't want anyone touching it. With the car I drive, I would think that was odd, but wouldn't bother me in the least.
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That was too funny...

Resting yourself against a car is a no no in my books but I feel that rapping on the ones that comes to close is perfectly fine.
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That cracked me up. I don't even let people lean against my car -- the black paint shows every little scratch they put on it (rivets on jeans, especially).
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That cracked me up. I don't even let people lean against my car -- the black paint shows every little scratch they put on it (rivets on jeans, especially).
yup my bro screamed at the guy and after it was all said and done he told to the guy to hand over the wheels or get his ass kicked it cost my bro around 600 bucks to fix the scratch the roadie left on the fender
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I would have done the same. You DON'T rest your hand on a car at a stoplight. You clip out and put your damn foot down.
+1

As a former resident of St John's, it's nice to see someone on the forum from the Rock ...
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awesome commercial !

That cyclist is an a55hat LOL
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As a former resident of St John's, it's nice to see someone on the forum from the Rock ...
Nice to see ya. St. John's is a cool place
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Old 10-01-07, 08:39 AM   #21
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Thought I'd add that I've seen drivers call out to cyclists at a light "Hey, lean on the car if you want. I don't mind" THEN, it's OK, and I'd do it myself.
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I would have done the same. You DON'T rest your hand on a car at a stoplight. You clip out and put your damn foot down.
I neither clip out nor put my foot down. Calm down.
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I would have done the same. You DON'T rest your hand on a car at a stoplight. You clip out and put your damn foot down.
Or you ride a trike.
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I neither clip out nor put my foot down. Calm down.
Please tell me you don't lean on random cars. Either way, even if you can trackstand forever it sends the message that you are stopped if you put a foot down. In abrupt stop and go traffic, I can see it being inconvenient, maybe, but when is anything convenient?
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Please tell me you don't lean on random cars. Either way, even if you can trackstand forever it sends the message that you are stopped if you put a foot down. In abrupt stop and go traffic, I can see it being inconvenient, maybe, but when is anything convenient?
I don't lean on cars. Unless you count crashing into them when they cut me off.

I just prefer not to clip out, and since there is no law requiring it, I'm not going to.
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