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1nterceptor 12-16-13 10:45 AM

5 Reasons Bicyclists Are The Worst People Alive
 
"There you are behind the wheel of this two-ton killing machine, and someone cuts in front of you, completely unprotected (save for a hard plastic hat), driving at half of your speed. For however long it takes that biker to notice you behind him and move out of the way, you have to tensely alternate between lightly tapping on the gas pedal and slamming on the break, knowing that you're just one slip of the foot from murder. As much as I hate bikers, I only want to kill them figuratively, not literally."

Read the other reasons here:
http://www.collegehumor.com/post/694...t-people-alive

erig007 12-16-13 11:40 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 1nterceptor (Post 16334201)
"There you are behind the wheel of this two-ton killing machine, and someone cuts in front of you, completely unprotected (save for a hard plastic hat), driving at half of your speed. For however long it takes that biker to notice you behind him and move out of the way, you have to tensely alternate between lightly tapping on the gas pedal and slamming on the break, knowing that you're just one slip of the foot from murder. As much as I hate bikers, I only want to kill them figuratively, not literally."

Read the other reasons here:
http://www.collegehumor.com/post/694...t-people-alive

You have to alternate between nothing just slow down and give some room until the cyclist notice you behind. If you must alternate it probably means that you are too close. When i was driving my car i didn't have this trouble since i was always giving some room to the cyclists since you never know what can happen.

mrodgers 12-16-13 01:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by erig007 (Post 16334387)
You have to alternate between nothing just slow down and give some room until the cyclist notice you behind. If you must alternate it probably means that you are too close. When i was driving my car i didn't have this trouble since i was always giving some room to the cyclists since you never know what can happen.

Note, it is the CollegeHumor website. It is suppose to be funny.

the sci guy 12-16-13 01:58 PM

i heartily agree with all of those except some of the first one. cyclists do get in the way a lot, but i like to think most of them don't charge out in front of traffic without looking.

10 Wheels 12-16-13 02:09 PM

moved from commuting.

I-Like-To-Bike 12-16-13 02:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 10 Wheels (Post 16334808)
moved from commuting.

It is not advocacy or safety related either. Why not Jokes and Humor list?

10 Wheels 12-16-13 02:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by I-Like-To-Bike (Post 16334855)
It is not advocacy or safety related either. Why not Jokes and Humor list?

Go back to bed...

howsteepisit 12-16-13 03:02 PM

Because A&S has the lest sense of humor in the BF?

walrus1 12-16-13 05:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mrodgers (Post 16334771)
Note, it is the CollegeHumor website. It is suppose to be funny.

"Suppose" is the key word. College Humor is very hit and miss and I didn't find this funny. Of course I deal with bull**** like this all the time not said in a starical manner.

howeeee 12-16-13 05:18 PM

not funny at all,,I dont even know why anyone would post this on the Bike Forums

mLuMaN83 12-16-13 05:38 PM

I'm a fan of CH but this is dumb.

ThermionicScott 12-16-13 05:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by walrus1 (Post 16335181)
"Suppose" is the key word. College Humor is very hit and miss and I didn't find this funny. Of course I deal with bull**** like this all the time not said in a starical manner.

CH's target demographic is college-aged ******bags, so it's a nice change when something actually is funny. Characteristically, this one wasn't, and won't do anything to evoke concern for cyclists among non-cyclists.

Chris516 12-16-13 06:44 PM

I zipped my lip until now. That is just plain stupid.

CB HI 12-16-13 07:51 PM

Just remember, it is a stupid college kid who is likely not even 21 yet, but puking all over himself a couple times a week while complaining about cyclist who do not obey the law.

howsteepisit 12-16-13 07:52 PM

Lighten up, its not that different that the usual humor of that age group. Yeah, its stupid, but so what?

jon c. 12-16-13 08:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by howsteepisit (Post 16334910)
Because A&S has the lest sense of humor in the BF?

OTOH, it can be an endless source of amusement.

howsteepisit 12-16-13 08:06 PM

Indeed it can Jon, indeed it can

I-Like-To-Bike 12-16-13 10:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by howsteepisit (Post 16334910)
Because A&S has the lest sense of humor in the BF?

On the contrary, A&S probably has the highest percentage of Jokers on BF.

I guess 10 Wheels placed this non funny over the top thread in just the right place for the perennially aggrieved to gnaw on it.

erig007 12-16-13 11:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by I-Like-To-Bike (Post 16335885)
On the contrary, A&S probably has the highest percentage of Jokers on BF.

I guess 10 Wheels placed this non funny over the top thread in just the right place for the perennially aggrieved to gnaw on it.

10 wheel placed it here because people weren't laughing there neither.
When it's not funny... it's not funny.
Here is the first smiley in here :notamused:

By the way, I've found a few typo in the article. Here it is after correcting them:

There you are behind the wheel of this twenty-pounds honked machine, and someone arrive behind you, completely protected, driving twice your speed. For however long it takes for the driver to honk at you until you move out of the way, you have to tensely alternate between finding an exit strategy as soon as possible and checking your mirror, knowing that you're just one slip of the wheel from being rolled over. As much as I hate bad drivers, we should understand the other side knowing that nobody is happy of the current situation of having to share a common road with different kind of vehicles.

Better isn't it?

dougmc 12-17-13 07:31 AM

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Originally Posted by the sci guy (Post 16334777)
but i like to think most of them don't charge out in front of traffic without looking.

Well, look at it this way -- those who do, er, did, on a regular basis are probably dead now.

Everybody makes mistakes (and sometimes people die from them, don't get me wrong) but if cyclists did regularly do that ... they'd all be dead. So that's pretty good evidence that most of them don't do that right there.

dynodonn 12-17-13 08:38 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dougmc (Post 16336436)
Well, look at it this way -- those who do, er, did, on a regular basis are probably dead now.

Everybody makes mistakes (and sometimes people die from them, don't get me wrong) but if cyclists did regularly do that ... they'd all be dead. So that's pretty good evidence that most of them don't do that right there.

In my locale, we have a number of cyclists charging out into traffic, most don't die from the process, but when the law of averages catches up with them, the cyclists in question usually change their riding style, provided that they are either willing or able to ride again.

e0richt 12-20-13 01:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by erig007 (Post 16335991)
10 wheel placed it here because people weren't laughing there neither.
When it's not funny... it's not funny.
Here is the first smiley in here :notamused:

By the way, I've found a few typo in the article. Here it is after correcting them:

There you are behind the wheel of this twenty-pounds honked machine, and someone arriveS behind you, completely protected, driving twice your speed. For however long it takes for the driver to honk at you until you move out of the way, you have to tensely alternate between finding an exit strategy as soon as possible and checking your mirror, knowing that you're just one slip of the wheel from being rolled over. As much as I hate bad drivers, we should understand the other side knowing that nobody is happy (of) with the current situation of having to share a common road with different kind of vehicles.

Better isn't it?

there were still some errors... :)

bluegoatwoods 12-31-13 07:45 PM

There you are behind the wheel of this twenty-pounds honked machine, and someone arrive behind you, completely protected, driving twice your speed. For however long it takes for the driver to honk at you until you move out of the way, you have to tensely alternate between finding an exit strategy as soon as possible and checking your mirror, knowing that you're just one slip of the wheel from being rolled over. As much as I hate bad drivers, we should understand the other side knowing that nobody is happy of the current situation of having to share a common road with different kind of vehicles. ---erig007

Now that actually is funny!

Reynolds 01-02-14 02:02 AM

Not funny (original article).

hotbike 01-02-14 11:30 AM

What about the wonderful convex rear view mirror, which was invented as recently as twenty years ago? I think the article harks back to an earlier age, when there were no decent mirrors.


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