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Old 02-14-17, 05:44 PM   #51
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Wow, 10 year dredge (well, 9.5...). Wonder if this is a record.

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Old 02-14-17, 07:40 PM   #52
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Amazingly, cars still honk 10 years later.

Get used to it.
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Old 02-14-17, 09:33 PM   #53
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Amazingly, cars still honk 10 years later.

Get used to it.
But when the cars are computer driven/controlled will they still honk?
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Old 02-14-17, 11:17 PM   #54
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But when the cars are computer driven/controlled will they still honk?
The voice that currently gives us gps navigation prompts won't have anything to do, so its new task will be to yell "get off the road".
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Old 02-15-17, 11:05 AM   #55
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Now, how to react to these honkers?
Smile and wave, like you are acknowledging someone you know.
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Old 02-16-17, 04:54 PM   #56
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I think the drivers may think you don't know they are nearby because they are in a car with the windows up and little outside noise. I do not like their practice because it is disconcerting. I use a mirror, but otherwise I stay focused on the road ahead.

I used to wave them by once I had a clear vision ahead until I almost caused an accident and had to come to a quick stop. That said, I look like a Christmas tree with a reflective caution sign on the rear of the bike.
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Old 02-17-17, 10:27 AM   #57
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Smile and wave, like you are acknowledging someone you know.

Heh. I like doing that.
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Old 02-17-17, 11:30 AM   #58
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I just kick them if they get too close. They're not particularly bright, but they do understand a boot to the head.

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Old 02-17-17, 11:42 AM   #59
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I got a honk this morning as I was moving into the lane to take a left turn. It was what some of you call a "friendly" beep, as if to say "hey, I'm here." To me, there are no friendly honks. I wish I could roll up next to the driver's window and say "Well, **** I'm not encased in 2 tons of steel; i KNOW what's going on around me. As if I couldn't hear your gas guzzling, fume spitting, growling, death machine approaching without a honk. Furthermore, if it was a passing honk, wtf are you doing trying to pass me ON MY LEFT when I'm about to make a left turn, *******!?!?!?"

I responded with a middle finger. I'm trying the smile and wave approach, but the hand reacts faster than the brain. It's hard to intercept.
This guy must be a riot to hang out with.
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Old 02-17-17, 11:51 AM   #60
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Wave at them - make them think that you believe they are honking at you to say hello and not to say get out of my way. Take as much space in the lane that you feel you need to be safe, or enough room to move right if need be. If it's clear ahead, wave them around you. If the mood strikes you, blow them kisses.
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I had just left work one day and had a car behind me honk. I wanted to give the one-finger salute... but I refrained and gave a friendly wave. After the car passed, I found out it was a co-worker.

footnote - I'm not always restrained, sometimes the F-bomb is loudly shouted while displaying the bird.
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Smile and wave, like you are acknowledging someone you know.
That's funny. I'm of the just ignore them school, but a recent incident (loosely) got me thinking.

A week or so ago, I ran into my sister in-law at the local supermarket. After we exchanged greetings, she tells me she saw me on the bike a few blocks away, and honked and honked trying to get my attention, but apparently I never saw her.

So, I'll still ignore honkers, but I might turn around to make sure it's not a relative.
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Incidentally, in rural areas with farm equipment it's road etiquette that the slow moving vehicle move over every so often to let a column of stopped traffic pass. It's not just a bike thing - it's how slow and fast traffic can accomodate each
I strongly agree. I ride exclusively on rural roads and courtesy to drivers is fundamental to co-operative road use.

I use my $8 Walmart handlebar mirror to be ready for those come-from-behind cars that seem to overtake me just as an oncoming car is approaching. I ride the white line anyway, but if I have a shoulder to bail safely onto, I do it. It doesn't slow me down much. The drivers appreciate it, or at least they don't hate every single bicyclist they see for the rest of their lives because of me. Flipping the bird never helps.
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Old 02-21-17, 03:07 PM   #63
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I've become very disciplined at ignoring them. It gets them SO mad! It makes me laugh on those rare occasions I give them a sideways look and see how angry they get. I never engage motorists under any cicumstances. I don't care if they're being ******** or misguidedly trying to be "nice". It's not in my best interest at that point in time.
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I ignore 'em and shrug it off. During Tuesday's ride a car drifted into my lane on the curve leading toward the local MUP trail head. The driver honked at me, apparently thinking I got too close, instead of realizing he/she was a poor driver and was drifting out of the lane. I just shrugged it off and kept going.

I do run video for traffic documentary stuff but unless it's really egregious I don't bother reporting it. Maybe twice in a year, once when a car was driving the wrong way toward me in the bike lane (yeah, kinda weird), another time when a Domino's delivery driver nearly clipped me on a turn. Police couldn't do anything specific in the first case because the car didn't have a front license plate -- although they have increased drive time monitoring of that road. In the second case I was satisfied with Domino's corporate safety office response, and that of the local shop's manager.
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Old 02-22-17, 11:13 AM   #65
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I usually try to outrun them, but when they take flight it's a bit tougher. Not like dogs at all.
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I just kick them if they get too close. They're not particularly bright, but they do understand a boot to the head.

Not the geese in my area. Yeah, they're none too bright, but if you get close, they WILL charge at ya, hiss and spit at ya and try to nip at any body part they get close to. I've learned to give them a wide berth when there's a dozen or so spread out all over the MUP and if they're in no mood to move, I can usually wait a few minutes for them to (finally) wander off the path.




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Amazingly, cars still honk 10 years later.

Get used to it.

If you honk please use a handkerchief.
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