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Old 10-29-06, 08:08 AM   #1
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My heroine

I suppose this might be more at home in A&S, but I'm afraid to go there more often than necessary. Thought some of you might like to read about a bicyclist standing up to a car trying to drive in a bike lane (with photos). Having done something like this myself just a few days ago, it's nice to see that I'm not the only one!

http://www.zonaeuropa.com/20061027_1.htm
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She looks like one of my teachers from high school.

I love it!!!
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I love that she's dressed for the office. If she were all OCPd up, that would be one thing, but that she's not makes her even cooler, IMHO. A sensible woman trying to knock some sense into someone who clearly lacks it
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I've just discovered that the building this happened in front of is on my morning commute! I might actually run into this woman tomorrow morning!
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I love that super-woman! She rocks and is doing what the Chinese ought to be doing for themselves.

I can read the sign on the bus that says "Beijing", where they have bicycle lanes that are physically separated from automobile traffic and automobile lanes. At the crossroads, however, some drivers sneak into the bicycle lanes.

Naturally, the automobile owners in China are the ultra rich and they feel privileged. They think it is THEIR right to drive in the bicycle lane or wherever else they choose. That is why the fat-ass driver in the bicycle lane thought he had the right to pick up the woman's bicycle and throw it.

I am proud of the woman who stood her ground.

I did that once in Taiwan where some rich twenty something in an imported sports car that daddy bought him thought he had the right to drive into me and push me out of his way with his car. I stood my ground, but the spoiled rich kid damned near drove over me until people started coming out of their housed and video taping it.

The spoiled rich can be ugly in any country, but it is worse in some countries like China where money can quickly and easily buy your way out of legal trouble.
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I've just discovered that the building this happened in front of is on my morning commute! I might actually run into this woman tomorrow morning!
gbcb, if you find her, bring her to this website where she can be worshipped as she clearly deserves.
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Old 10-29-06, 09:28 AM   #8
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Will do!
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Good on her! Damn yuppies need to be taught some manners......
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i wish we had those bike lanes.
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Completely hot! What a kick arse women! You are cleary a bicycle god !!!!! In a foreign land.........
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She looks like she could be a schoolteacher. She sure has the no-nonsense attitude, smile or no smile. My sixth grade teacher shamed a mugger into not robbing her in the subway by telling him shame on you and what would your mother think if she knew you were doing this.

Good thing someone recorded at least one license plate number. Maybe her insistence on observing proper traffic separation will be a good example to the police.
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I've just discovered that the building this happened in front of is on my morning commute! I might actually run into this woman tomorrow morning!
If you see her, please give her our regards.
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Sweet. A tiny, tiny version of Tiananmen square. (hope that's not offensive to anyone, I did say tiny, tiny). Good for her.
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Awesome! Good job!
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And she was smiling all the time! This woman deserves a medal. Very admirable.
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+1 That's a total teacher move.
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She is a true Hero.

Amazing how many Wuss men were looking on as this jerk tossed her bike. You would have thought there would have been one real man to stand up with her.
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She is a true Hero.

Amazing how many Wuss men were looking on as this jerk tossed her bike. You would have thought there would have been one real man to stand up with her.
That is one thing most Chinese do NOT do. They do not get involved in other peoples conflicts or business. That is probably one of the reasons they have such a large population. They have the self-preservation thing figured out.
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Fantastic. Huge respect for that. Ghandi would have appreciated it....
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She is a true Hero.

Amazing how many Wuss men were looking on as this jerk tossed her bike. You would have thought there would have been one real man to stand up with her.
That's exactly what I thought too, I wish I could have been there to give her some backup when he got physical with her bike but like most gutless cagers I'll bet he would have STFU and got out of the bike lane if facing a bit of U-lock justice. Real tough guy getting physical with a middle aged woman, that just burns me up.

She's a legend.
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That is one thing most Chinese do NOT do. They do not get involved in other peoples conflicts or business. That is probably one of the reasons they have such a large population. They have the self-preservation thing figured out.

You're right about not getting involved in other peoples' business, though I don't know if I would have drawn exactly the same conclusion. Still, it kinda makes sense
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