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    Stupid Comments from Pedestrians (Part 1)

    "Aren't you getting wet?"

    -- While I was stopped at a red light, in pouring rain

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    "hey theres a car behind you"
    while there was a car behind me.
    -"thats not exactly a top of the line bicycle."
    -"its cool, i'm not exactly a top of the line cyclist."

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    "I really worry about you bike riders."
    "For all we know his skills may be excellent, allowing him to ride like an idiot without actually being one." - FBinNY

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    did you just ride you bike down hwy 223? as i'm turning off hwy 233...
    I hope you flip your bike over and knock your two front teeth out! You selfish son of a b***h! - wedding crashers

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    "I think its illegal for you to ride on the street"

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    "what up Lance?"

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    I have just pulled into the hospital where I work yesterday, it is raining pretty hard and I'm in my rain gear, a homeless man walks up to me and says (I kid you not)

    "You playing hockey?"

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    This is at a crosswalk, after I stopped for the pedestrian:

    "What?! A courteous bicyclist?! What are you trying to do, f*ck with my whole world view?"

    This isn't a stupid comment at all, actually, but it does give me pause. IMO, it's in our best interests as cyclists to make nice with peds, and neither mock them nor run them down.
    If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the precipitate.

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    One of the guys at my favorite LBS easily tips the scales above 350 pounds. He may even break 400, I really don't know. Suffice it to say, he is a big dude. He told me about a time when he was riding, very slowly, up a long and steep hill. A car slowed down beside him, rolled down the window, and someone inside yelled out, "Hey, did you eat Lance Armstrong?"

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    ^^ I hope this guy has a great sense of humor because that was funny!

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    The only possible correct response to that remark would be a long, deep, resonant belch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bcarter6 View Post
    I have just pulled into the hospital where I work yesterday, it is raining pretty hard and I'm in my rain gear, a homeless man walks up to me and says (I kid you not)

    "You playing hockey?"
    That is amazing!


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    I'm standing at a red light at night, a ped I just passed approaches and asks, "Are you OK?" Me: "Sure, why do you ask?" He: "Your emergency light is on."

    Maybe he was just pointing out my rear blinky was technically illegal. Flashing red is reserved to emergency vehicles by our law.

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    Guy pulls up and asks...

    "Is that insured?"
    I respond "Yes, is yours?" and he takes off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bragi View Post
    This is at a crosswalk, after I stopped for the pedestrian:

    "What?! A courteous bicyclist?! What are you trying to do, f*ck with my whole world view?"

    This isn't a stupid comment at all, actually, but it does give me pause. IMO, it's in our best interests as cyclists to make nice with peds, and neither mock them nor run them down.
    I get that sometimes. I smile and say it doesn't hurt me any to wait.

    I also use my bell before I pass pedestrians, when I'm at least a bike length or two back. I want to make sure that I don't startle them... and I get an awful lot of thank yous for it.

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    "Where's your car?" as I ride by in the rain.

    "Do you have a horn on that thing?" from a motorist not used to seeing a bike with lights front and rear on a bicycle (most go ninja around here). I told him I did not have a horn, but that I needed to get one.
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    So what's the problem? The whole friggin sport of cycling is rude and stupid.
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    I would hang their severed heads from my back panniers as a warning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by modernjess View Post
    "what up Lance?"
    At least a cager you can call Danica.

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    Riding home from work at night: "But, it's dark out". Yeah, thanks for that.

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    Slightly OT since it wasn't technically a ped:

    He: "You ride today?"

    Me: "Yup."

    He: "It's supposed to snow later."

    Me: "Yeah, in Western Kansas--tomorrow."

    He: "You got me, there."
    "The automobile became a hypnosis, the opium of the American people..." -James Agee, Fortune, September 1934

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    Damn! That bright. (referring to my PI riding jacket)

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    What up Lance?
    I got that one.

    I got one from a passenger of a car passing me on a 4-lane bridge over I-35. "Hey, you are doing 25". "Yeah, I got a speedometer on my bike! I'm doing pretty good actually." About this this their lane stops moving because every one is merging into their lane since my lane is blocked for construction right after the intersection that I turn right at. I ride by them, wave, and make my right turn.

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    After one guy at a miniature golf course yelled out "Hey Lance!" I yelled back "Is that the best you got?" He responded verrry sheepishly, "Ummm, yeah."
    Last edited by bullschuck; 04-02-09 at 12:29 PM.

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    "Can I ride with you?"

    "Wow, is that a trick bike?"

    "Nice shoes!"
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    Quote Originally Posted by bullschuck View Post
    After one guy at a miniature golf course yelled out "Hey Lance!" I yelled back "Is that the best you got?" He responded verrry sheepishly, "Ummm, yeah."
    That's funny, but I would have replied, "Hey Tiger, haven't seen you in awhile."

    Actually, I wouldn't have been that quick in real life.
    "On the sixth day, God created uphills for cyclists, and He saw that it was good for building quads. On the seventh day, He let the cyclists rest and coast downhill. And He saw that this was better."

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    At an intersection the other morning, which was a bit rainy and cold, and the light turns green and I go and pass a heavyset "Auxillary" Police woman. She says to me, "I wouldn't do that if I were you."

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