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    Lady almost killed me today.

    I was signaling for a right turn, And behind me is a green honda. She has followed me patiently and when i start to turn right she speeds up, Side by me while i already was in the turn i was forced to take the most inner route. Almost getting smashed cause the parked bus on the street, she proceeds to horn at me and she ran the red light. What i learned today.

    Take right turns alonneeeee!! well take Turns alonneeeee!!!

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    a.k.a. QUADZILLA LoRoK's Avatar
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    Don't let 'em get around you, take that lane!

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    I second that. ^
    Quote Originally Posted by PedallingATX View Post
    dude...you can't "no ****" something THAT ****. That's like saying "sometimes I just like to make out with dudes...no ****"

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    ^^I second that, that is, I third the statement above the above seconded statement. The statement above seconds a statement that I third.

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    It's even worse when you are riding along next to a driver and there don't look when they make a right turn and you plow into them

    happened to me twice, nothing bad though.

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    Hell on my commute Friday I had car start to go around me as I approached a stop sign... I took the lane, but they kept coming all the over into the oncoming lane.. During this I kept looking back and just WTFing under my breathe. The passenger rolls down the window "what did you say" I said "you're an idiot" and then they ran the stop sign.


    As far as taking the lane, just do your best to protect you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LoRoK View Post
    Don't let 'em get around you, take that lane!
    +1 this.

    My city has gotten religion with "traffic circles" lately. I always take the lane in the circle for the same reason.

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    If you don't own your position on the road, someone will take it from you. Ride strong, ride aggressively, make people give you the space you need.

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    shoulda ulocked that *****'s mirror on her way past.

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    ^^^^^^That would be really, really stupid.

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    do not put your life in the hands of someone else's peripheral vision. TAKE THE ****ING LANE
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    I don't see why someone would even bother posting about this. Is this the first time someone as almost hit you? I see motorists (and cyclists) doing stupid things every time I leave the house. Nothing surprises me any more. Although the latest seems to be the guy on the phone directing traffic at four-way stops. Twice yesterday. They both waved cars to go ahead, kinda like "Yo, I'm gonna finish up this call at the stop sign here, you go ahead".

    Idiots are everywhere. Ride aware.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sharpsandflatts View Post
    shoulda ulocked that *****'s mirror on her way past.
    seems pretty risky... intentional or otherwise, that's gonna cause an accident, and you're gonna end up hurt.

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    One of the biggest things I can't stand in this world are aggressive, arrogant drivers. Also drivers who don't know what they're doing!
    F*ck, and it's not even just how they treat cyclists. I drive too, but they think them and their big metal coffins, own the ******** world. They don't care for anyone else on the road but themselves. They're just the scum of the earth.

    Here's my advice: do ride aggressively, as someone has already suggested, but this by no means, means you should be unsafe. You should still follow the rules of the road, but you should make your presence on the road obvious at all times.
    Because if you don't make yourself stand out, idiot drivers will be the ******** they are, with their aggressive BS.
    Take a full lane if you have to, and always ride with the mentality that you have equal rights as any car/driver on the road. Hand signals help too, and not only for turning.
    Also, think, "If you ******** dare touch me, I will unleash hell on your fat ass, and you will be legally liable."

    I've seen so many mofo drivers, it's not even funny. They don't seem to give a sh*t what they do, because hurting you and getting you off the road is very close to their minds.
    However, I am not suggesting you go Rambo like Mr. Forte here, but having something to protect yourself might actually help.

    Plus, the main point of any kind of "defensive tool" is to intimidate anyhow, so maybe something like

    (illegal in some states)
    and use it when you really, absolutely have to. Although I really don't think you should cross that line.
    I hear some NYC messenger carry knives.

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    Oh great, another thread where the hardcore killas start posturing about beating up motorists.

    Take the lane, ride defensively, and skip the big talk online.

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    Holy ****, what a hardass that bike messenger is. Busting windshields with his bare hands, do not mess with that dude.

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    Post 14 = fail.

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    the best defense is a good offense. also a great way to turn a legitimate lawsuit against a driver into a legitimate lawsuit against a biker.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian View Post
    Post 14 = fail.
    Speak for yourself. It's too bad you haven't been in a situation where an ******* driver was bent on killing you.

    Quote Originally Posted by jonnycomelately View Post
    the best defense is a good offense. also a great way to turn a legitimate lawsuit against a driver into a legitimate lawsuit against a biker.
    Quote Originally Posted by spcialzdspksman View Post
    ... use it when you really, absolutely have to. Although I really don't think you should cross that line.

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    Just be glad you're okay and wear a helmet. I do agree that you should ride aggressively but do so while still following the traffic rules and without putting yourself in danger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spcialzdspksman View Post
    Speak for yourself. It's too bad you haven't been in a situation where an ******* driver was bent on killing you.
    Incorrect. Much like this statement:

    Quote Originally Posted by spcialzdspksman View Post
    Plus, the main point of any kind of "defensive tool" is to intimidate anyhow
    If someone wanted to kill you with their car, it wouldn't be too difficult. And a bike lock or brass knuckles isn't going to intimidate them in the least.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian View Post
    Incorrect. Much like this statement:



    If someone wanted to kill you with their car, it wouldn't be too difficult. And a bike lock or brass knuckles isn't going to intimidate them in the least.
    He's got a point man... and by the time you're all squared off with your (illegal) brass knuckles, you're probably way beyond your rights. dude with a car hits you hard, you're not going to get up and hit him with a chain, lock, brass knuckles, crazy ninja skills or anything else, you're gonna be on the ground.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian View Post
    If someone wanted to kill you with their car, it wouldn't be too difficult. And a bike lock or brass knuckles isn't going to intimidate them in the least.
    I'm going to assume that someone would only go there after some kind of physical contact between the car and cyclist, which would typically lead to both parties exiting to confront each other to"talk" and "exchange insurance information" to demonstrate one's superiority.
    Like so:
    http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/m...AoNqKgPlt1TZ4O

    Try to not imagine any Quiksilver
    Last edited by spcialzdspksman; 04-25-10 at 08:09 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonnycomelately View Post
    He's got a point man... and by the time you're all squared off with your (illegal) brass knuckles, you're probably way beyond your rights. dude with a car hits you hard, you're not going to get up and hit him with a chain, lock, brass knuckles, crazy ninja skills or anything else, you're gonna be on the ground.
    Except they'd have to be real ballsy to hit you so hard you can't get up. Most walk a fine line between hurting you and still abiding by the law.

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    OMG give it up spcializdspksman...your advice was ********.

    EDIT: apparently this forum censors for the derogatory use of mental disorder labels.
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