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Old 07-28-14, 08:41 AM   #1
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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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Old 07-28-14, 08:53 AM   #2
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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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Old 07-28-14, 09:29 AM   #3
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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.

And posters on BF thereby represent all cyclists, eh?
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Old 07-28-14, 09:42 AM   #4
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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.
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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.
You mean, just like drivers find a reason to justify speeding or rolling through stop signs?
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You mean, just like drivers find a reason to justify speeding or rolling through stop signs?
Maybe read the article before posting...?
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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.
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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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

I already knew that. It's like if you skin your knee it hurts.
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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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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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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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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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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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