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    Idiot on electric scooter thing

    Was using the BICYCLE path on my way home, hard to explain but it's a special path to get a street that doesn't allow cars in that section.

    I yelled "YOU'RE NOT SUPPOSED TO RIDE THAT THING ON THE BIKE PATH!!!" and he ignored me. GRRRR. Get a real bike, fattie.

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    You ought to cross post this word for word in the electric bike forum.
    Not too much to say here

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    Depending on your local laws and or by-laws, he may or may not be allowed to use the path.

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    I'm fat. Which of my bikes is real?

    Hostile intentions leads to a bad reputation for you. Inner peace you need.

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    I get young 'uns on motor scooters occasionally using the MUP I ride on, I was more concerned with the fact that one almost got wasted by the SUV, at the junction of the MUP and road the other day. It was horribly close the scooter lad never looked for on coming traffic and was almost toast.

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    http://www.e-ride.ca/Electric_Scooters/Motorino_XPr.htm

    It looked vaguely like that thing. Not a bicycle. No pedals etc. Motorized vehicle.

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    Those are cool. You are not. HTH
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    Riding that motor vehicle on the bike path is not cool, but why aggravate yourself by saying something?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luddite View Post
    It looked vaguely like that thing. Not a bicycle. No pedals etc. Motorized vehicle.
    Yeah, it is a motorized vehicle. It may have been not-legit on that path -- it's not safe to assume that it wasn't just because it was "motorized" (people can, after all, use "motorized" wheelchairs on a sidewalk). But it's not really worth getting mad about.

    Not to tag this on you, particularly, or on this thread, but I'm thinking we could do with a few less "something less than optimal happened to me today" threads. Someone cut me off. Someone pulled out in front of me. A jogger was running on the bike path with an ipod on. Et cetera. All less than optimal, all annoying, we all understand and sympathize. But they're all part of commuting in an imperfect world. None is worth getting seriously steamed about, because it's going to happen to you over and over and over again. Bike commuting is only going to lead to a heart attack if you can't let the annoyances slide off.
    You have the right to your own opinion. You don't have the right to your own facts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lil brown bat View Post
    Not to tag this on you, particularly, or on this thread, but I'm thinking we could do with a few less "something less than optimal happened to me today" threads. Someone cut me off. Someone pulled out in front of me. A jogger was running on the bike path with an ipod on. Et cetera. All less than optimal, all annoying, we all understand and sympathize. But they're all part of commuting in an imperfect world. None is worth getting seriously steamed about, because it's going to happen to you over and over and over again. Bike commuting is only going to lead to a heart attack if you can't let the annoyances slide off.
    But then how would people increase their post counts???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luddite View Post
    Was using the BICYCLE path on my way home, hard to explain but it's a special path to get a street that doesn't allow cars in that section.

    I yelled "YOU'RE NOT SUPPOSED TO RIDE THAT THING ON THE BIKE PATH!!!" and he ignored me. GRRRR. Get a real bike, fattie.
    Was he impeding the flow of traffic? Was he riding in an unsafe manner?

    If not, I wouldn't have a problem with the electric scooter guy.

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    If we had more electric scooter guys out there blazing the MUPs, maybe there would be fewer idiots out their walking on the left, with their dog leashes stretched across the whole path. Go electric scooter guy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lil brown bat View Post
    all less than optimal, all annoying, we all understand and sympathize. But they're all part of commuting in an imperfect world. None is worth getting seriously steamed about, because it's going to happen to you over and over and over again. Bike commuting is only going to lead to a heart attack if you can't let the annoyances slide off.
    +1
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    Quote Originally Posted by Luddite View Post
    Was using the BICYCLE path on my way home, hard to explain but it's a special path to get a street that doesn't allow cars in that section.

    I yelled "YOU'RE NOT SUPPOSED TO RIDE THAT THING ON THE BIKE PATH!!!" and he ignored me. GRRRR. Get a real bike, fattie.
    Quote Originally Posted by maddyfish View Post
    You ought to cross post this word for word in the electric bike forum.
    And the Clydesdale/Athena forum. We love it when skinny people call us fat! :-\ You'd be real popular over there... Thanks. Maybe one day I'll be cool and condescending like you.

    Quote Originally Posted by Santaria
    I'm fat. Which of my bikes is real?

    Hostile intentions leads to a bad reputation for you. Inner peace you need.

    /waddles off like the fat dude he really is
    +1000

    Quote Originally Posted by mihlbach View Post
    If we had more electric scooter guys out there blazing the MUPs, maybe there would be fewer idiots out their walking on the left, with their dog leashes stretched across the whole path. Go electric scooter guy.
    LMAO +1

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    Quote Originally Posted by lambo_vt View Post
    But then how would people increase their post counts???
    It's easy. Just reply with "+1" a lot.
    Rebellion without purpose is worse than conformity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quickbeam View Post
    It's easy. Just reply with "+1" a lot.
    +1

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    I want to draft the clydes on electric scooters.
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    Quote Originally Posted by apricissimus View Post
    Was he impeding the flow of traffic? Was he riding in an unsafe manner?

    If not, I wouldn't have a problem with the electric scooter guy.
    I'd probably be pissed if there was one of those scooter thingies on my MUP. Then I'd get over it when I hopped on his wheel for the 25mph pull home.
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    Quote Originally Posted by huhenio View Post
    I want to draft the clydes on electric scooters.
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    Quote Originally Posted by coldfeet View Post
    Depending on your local laws and or by-laws, he may or may not be allowed to use the path.
    QFT. In my area our bike paths allow electric vehicles up to a certain HP, I believe. I know, it's annoying being passed by someone who isn't working hard, but it could be legal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quickbeam View Post
    It's easy. Just reply with "+1" a lot.
    K, thanks!

    Quote Originally Posted by huhenio View Post
    I want to draft the clydes on electric scooters.
    +1

    Seriously, motorized vehicles do not belong on MUPs unless otherwise posted.
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    Why is this a problem? On the local MUP electric assisted bicycles are allowed, whilst gasoline assisted ones are not.
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    In most areas, if it has two wheels and can't do over 35 MPH, it's allowed on the bike paths. That includes gas powered scooters.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KitN View Post
    Seriously, motorized vehicles do not belong on MUPs unless otherwise posted.
    On what MUP? Can you speak for the rules on every MUP in the world?
    You have the right to your own opinion. You don't have the right to your own facts.

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    I saw those at Toys-R-Us the other day. I thought they were cool but then I wasn't sure where they would be ridden. slower than a bike, I think
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