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    Mr. Maximan1 maximan1's Avatar
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    Cool. Musta been some old guy. Or someone you knew.

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    Geosynchronous Falconeer recursive's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by maximan1
    Cool. Musta been some old guy. Or someone you knew.
    It's weird how your reply is before my original message.

    Anyway, he did not look too old. 30s at the oldest I think. And I didn't know him.
    Bring the pain.

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    "Per Ardua ad Surly" nelson249's Avatar
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    I ran into a very courteous truck driver (a contractor in an unmarked truck to boot)a while back who very nicely made room for me and a fellow cyclist to pass on a bridge with nose to tail stopped traffic. I don't normally like to filter past cars but road widens into a 5 foot wide bike lane on the other side and I couldn't see much point in waiting for the traffic jam to clear to get my lane. Had a brief friendly chat and then I was on my way.
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    Geosynchronous Falconeer recursive's Avatar
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    Not all pickup truck drivers are hostile.

    On my commute yesterday, after waiting for a red light, I managed to hook up with a nice draft behind a big pickup truck. I saw a passenger in the truck look back at me so I waved. The truck gradually accelerated, and thanks to the nice draft, I was able to hang on until I needed to turn. The highest speed I saw was 34mph. Before I turned off, I saw the driver hold up 3 fingers. Then 4. Cool

    I gave him the one finger salute. Thumb.
    Bring the pain.

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    POWERCRANK addict markhr's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by recursive
    I gave him the one finger salute. Thumb.
    best one of all

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    Don't run red lights, wear a helmet, use hand signals, get some cycle lights(front and rear) and, FFS, don't run red lights!

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