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    An apology to the forum

    I would like to aplogize to those who were offended by my post entitled" This woman should be off the road" I regret my words that I used in that thread and I apologize if I offended anyone. I will stick to posting about cycling related posts from now on. - Tim

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    I don't think an apology is necessary. You were obviously talking about the woman in the car next to you, not all women.
    I don't think most of the women who replied to the original post read it correctly. Maybe they saw the word "woman" and went ballistic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RonH
    I don't think an apology is necessary. You were obviously talking about the woman in the car next to you, not all women.
    I don't think most of the women who replied to the original post read it correctly. Maybe they saw the word "woman" and went ballistic.
    Agreed. I don't think you were out of line on your comments about that woman. The wording might not have been the best so people jumped all over it thinking it was an attack on a whole group. Just forget about it.

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    A good idea can be expressed extremely poorly. True to his name, Crazy Cyclist took an unquestionably true point (driving while distracted is dangerous to cyclists) and mucked it up with sexist garbage. His apology is appropriate. I assume the other forum readers will accept it.

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    I don't know what you're apologizing for. If some overly sensitive feminist gets their panties tied up in a knot, that's not your business.

    I'm frank about things and I don't like to sugar coat if I don't need to. Political correctness be damned, that woman should be taken off the road, pronto.

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    I can't find my pants mirona's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Daily Commute
    A good idea can be expressed extremely poorly. True to his name, Crazy Cyclist took an unquestionably true point (driving while distracted is dangerous to cyclists) and mucked it up with sexist garbage. His apology is appropriate. I assume the other forum readers will accept it.
    It's people like you that made this person think they need to apologize. If you read what they wrote you would see that the comment was made about 1 single female, not the whole sex. So stop jumping to conclusions.

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    I, obviously read it wrong crazy cyclist, and for that, I apologize. I have a bad habit of trying to read to fast and tend to "skim over".

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    Be it a woman or a women they still can't drive. It might not be PC but its true.
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    Yes, and neither can men, if we have that to go by. I had three near misses today alone in less than 5 minutes, and all men in SUVs. I guess they either can't see in the dark, or perhaps it's one big generalization, feltup.

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    Oh you can generalize men all you want. I have a sense of humor and self esteem so it doesn't bother me.
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    Cool. I was unsure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Feltup
    Be it a woman or a women they still can't drive. It might not be PC but its true.
    Just because it's not PC doesn't make it true. Women have lower car insurance rates. Why? Because, as a group, women get into fewer accidents than men. Let's accept the apology and move on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slvoid
    I don't know what you're apologizing for. If some overly sensitive feminist gets their panties tied up in a knot, that's not your business.

    I'm frank about things and I don't like to sugar coat if I don't need to. Political correctness be damned, that woman should be taken off the road, pronto.
    Hahaha! Nicely put.

    And to other comments, I say: if the government itself does not have to be pollitically correct, why should I? As soon as my car insurance rates drop I will be a little more open minded about this equality crap and political correct garbage. People now a days are FAR too sensetive. (Like yesterday, at the hairdresser. Little boy comes up to his mommy cause 'the girls won't let me play with them and they are beating me up.' Mommy went and *****ed at the girls. Not even her children! That boy is gonna be a little thumb sucking, sensetive sissy when he grows up.) Lawyers suck. And stereotypes DO exist!

    So do radical, nutjob right wing psychos.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Daily Commute
    Just because it's not PC doesn't make it true. Women have lower car insurance rates. Why? Because, as a group, women get into fewer accidents than men. Let's accept the apology and move on.
    How many women have you rode in a car with? Not many from the sound of it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Feltup
    Be it a woman or a women they still can't drive. It might not be PC but its true.
    So women can't physically drive, then what the hell is going on here I see them out on the streets all the time and driving pretty well at that.
    I carried it around with me for days and days.. playing little games like not looking at it for a whole day and then.. looking at it. to see if I still liked it. I DID!

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    Quote Originally Posted by glomarduck
    So women can't physically drive, then what the hell is going on here I see them out on the streets all the time and driving pretty well at that.
    Oh so clever. Let me phrase my response so all members, even those with a poor understanding of the english language can digest. Women are poor drivers in my opinion. What words do you have trouble with now? Women or opinion.
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    see Crazy Cyclist it wasnt your post they just love to complain
    it takes a big person to admint when they are wrong and even a bigger one to admint then they might have been wrong
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    Being a woman ( if there is really any difference between a woman and a man, well thats for another time) doesn't make you a bad driver I know plenty of women who drive well, it is confidence ( or lack of) that makes you a bad driver and this applies to both sex's.
    I carried it around with me for days and days.. playing little games like not looking at it for a whole day and then.. looking at it. to see if I still liked it. I DID!

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    Quote Originally Posted by glomarduck
    if there is really any difference between a woman and a man, well thats for another time
    You don't know if men and women are different? I rest my case.
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    I say we stop feeding the troll.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Feltup
    You don't know if men and women are different? I rest my case.

    I see you have never learned about basic gender roles and social construction of gender identity. I'm talking mentally not physically.
    I carried it around with me for days and days.. playing little games like not looking at it for a whole day and then.. looking at it. to see if I still liked it. I DID!

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    I would like to apologize for laughing so hard, I hope I didn't keep anybody up.

    And no, I was not offended by CrazyCyclists' posts.
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    Its always the troll that disagrees with you. If you notice I have been on these forums longer than you, I guess that makes you a troll.
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    Talk about panties in a bunch. Once again it is proved, jes because you ride a bike, don't mean you're cool. sigh.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Feltup
    If you notice I have been on these forums longer than you, I guess that makes you a troll.
    Hmmmm, I didn't know that it was seniority that made you 'not a troll'

    I actually thought it had more to do with attitude than age

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