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    I need more cowbell. Digital Gee's Avatar
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    Don't mess with a bus in LA!

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    Boy that pisses me off .. now I gotta go take another blood pressure pill.

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    I sympathize with the cyclist but 7 years in the navy taught me that there is one side of the ship that is inappropriate for some functions.

    Helmet cams!!!

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    Wow! Talk about showing up at a gunfight with a pocket knife!!!

    It might have been more effective to have just smacked the side of
    her bus with his fist as she rolled past, and then taken a dive and
    just lay there and wait for the cops. Call it a traffic accident, hit from
    behind or during an unsafe pass. Fault goes to the bus driver and
    is on her record. It's dangerous, but not as risky as going headlight
    to headlight with a mental case driving a bus!!!!!

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    Senior Member George's Avatar
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    I rode a motorcycle for a lot of years and sometimes you could be dead right. I feel bad for the cyclist, but that how this society is made up. Yesterday while going to get my bike, the expressway was closed down. When I got home and listened to the news, some cop on his motorcycle got hit by a suv, the guy was on the cell phone.
    George

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    Quote Originally Posted by Digital Gee View Post
    Very nice. It's almost as good as the recent story about the Beverly Hills cyclist who was cited for obstructing traffic as a "pedestrian."

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    Buses, tanks, Chinese Army, LAPD...

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    Pedaled too far. Artkansas's Avatar
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    I used to live car-free in that area. Now why did I leave L.A. ????? Hmmm.

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    His Brain is Gone! Tom Bombadil's Avatar
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    I would have taken the opportunity to complain to the bus driver, and written down what they said plus the bus ID number. And then filed a complaint with both the police and Metro. But I would have never used my bike to block the bus from moving. I don't think that was a good tactic on the cyclist's part.

    I've actually had pretty good responses from the Madison Metro bus system on my complaints about drivers. Filed two complaints, received positive responses, and later observed changes in drivers' behavior.
    "Too often I would hear men boast of the miles covered that day, rarely of what they had seen." Louis L'Amour

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