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Old 12-25-07, 06:20 PM   #1
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Idiocy springs eternal

I was stopped at a T-section, waiting to turn left on to the top of the 'T'. I had to wait for two cars coming one way at the top of the 'T' and, one car coming the other direction, at the top of 'T'. After those three cars went by, I started turning onto the top of the 'T'. As I was doing that, an idiot in a former U.S. Postal Service van came zooming up the hill. I was wearing my helmet, along with my reflective green windbreaker and, I have flashing lights on my bike and, despite all that, the idiot nearly hit me!!!!!

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Old 12-25-07, 07:07 PM   #2
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I like your message 'title'. One of my favorite expressions for years has been, "idiocy abounds!" Pretty much the same thing <g>

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Old 12-25-07, 07:54 PM   #3
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was post usps a "sauced" idiot in this time of "cheer"?
be safe and happy bicycla!
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Old 12-25-07, 09:00 PM   #4
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Or as a coworker expresses it, "Congenital stupid."
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Old 12-26-07, 01:53 AM   #5
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Who had the right of way? How was the intersection controlled? Stop signs, traffic light, what?
Why describe the driver as an idiot?
Did he/she take evasive measures after noticing you?

This "idiot" came out of no where? You could not have seen him/her coming?

If the "idiot" had the right of way, does the fact that you waited for two previous vehicles to pass mitigate or complicate the situation with the "idiot" in any way?

Sorry, I'm not seeing the point of your post.

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Old 12-26-07, 06:49 AM   #6
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Chris don't rise to the bait in the post above.

Some people make being obtuse an obsession and the drivel above is a prime example.


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Old 12-26-07, 10:19 AM   #7
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Chris don't rise to the bait in the post above.

Some people make being obtuse an obsession and the drivel above is a prime example.


Yea Chris, don't answer reasonable questions, if you do you will end up in the minority here who do not assume that in any car bike interaction it is always the car which is at fault.
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Old 12-26-07, 10:33 AM   #8
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Chris don't rise to the bait in the post above.

Some people make being obtuse an obsession and the drivel above is a prime example.


What are you talking about? Caruso's questions are perfectly logical. Without knowing the traffic controls, how in the world can anyone have an opinion as to what happened?
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i read op as riding VB, observing the rules of the road (law) when this incident happened.

above posts well taken, don't assume. when you have the facts (and VB), there would be no guessing on issue/fault.

thx to point out clarity issue.
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