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    Why Bikes Make Smart People Say Dumb Things.

    Didn't see this posted anywhere yet...

    https://medium.com/@CarlAlviani/why-...s-9316abbd5735

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    But then again, his assertions about scofflaw cyclists is supported by the posts in the A&S forum.

    Note there are a few cyclists whop post here to follow the law, most find a reason to not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by howsteepisit View Post
    But then again, his assertions about scofflaw cyclists is supported by the posts in the A&S forum.

    Note there are a few cyclists whop post here to follow the law, most find a reason to not.

    And posters on BF thereby represent all cyclists, eh?

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    Super article.

    But I think that the answer really boils down to something more simple: "everyone's an expert". Or thinks they are.

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    Actually a decent article.
    I know next to nothing. I am frequently wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by howsteepisit View Post
    But then again, his assertions about scofflaw cyclists is supported by the posts in the A&S forum.

    Note there are a few cyclists whop post here to follow the law, most find a reason to not.
    You mean, just like drivers find a reason to justify speeding or rolling through stop signs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by achoo View Post
    You mean, just like drivers find a reason to justify speeding or rolling through stop signs?
    Maybe read the article before posting...?
    I know next to nothing. I am frequently wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wphamilton View Post
    Super article.

    But I think that the answer really boils down to something more simple: "everyone's an expert". Or thinks they are.
    Or maybe as Carlin used to say... “Have you ever noticed that anybody driving slower than you is an idiot, and anyone going faster than you is a maniac?”

    I think the same thing applies, but in a bigger manner, when "anybody" is riding a bike or walking. It's always "the other guy..."

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    Quote Originally Posted by mconlonx View Post
    Maybe read the article before posting...?
    But I don't have to. It's been summarized and explained in a few ways, a few times

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    Quote Originally Posted by achoo View Post
    You mean, just like drivers find a reason to justify speeding or rolling through stop signs?
    Avoid addressing the shortcomings of cyclists by somehow making it all about the motorists. Typical.

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    https://d262ilb51hltx0.cloudfront.ne...snOBn8wFg.jpeg

    that says it all; idiot reasoning to stigmatise a certain group, nothing new under the sun and def not worth the time

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    Quote Originally Posted by genec View Post
    Or maybe as Carlin used to say... “Have you ever noticed that anybody driving slower than you is an idiot, and anyone going faster than you is a maniac?”

    I think the same thing applies, but in a bigger manner, when "anybody" is riding a bike or walking. It's always "the other guy..."
    people hate people, unless they are those people

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    Quote Originally Posted by keyven View Post
    Avoid addressing the shortcomings of cyclists by somehow making it all about the motorists. Typical.
    Whooosh!

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    I thought the article was insightful.
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    Quote Originally Posted by achoo View Post
    Whooosh!
    Anddd right over the head of someone who apparently doesn't know sarcasm doesn't work well on the Internet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by italktocats View Post
    people hate people, unless they are those people
    This. The article could also be summarized as hatred is a tribal thing. Cyclists are not in the same tribe as those who use our roads exclusively in cars, so they are hated.

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