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    Idiots who don't know how to use the bike lane

    This video (from our local traffic cameras) made the national news this week.

    You'll see it's of some local pedestrians so stupid they were walking *on* the freeway instead of on the bike lane (which I take every day to work). If they just would have stepped over the barrier, they would have been safe from traffic, and avoid all the trouble you see here (you can see they required a police escort to make it safely off the freeway).

    There's a quick shot of a cyclist fixing a flat at the very beginning of the video - then at about 26 seconds into the video you'll see a cyclist doing it the *right* way.



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    Are the police patrol cars trying to pull them over for ticketing? Probably so.
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    Typical bird-brained idiots.
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    What no helmets!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    At least they were going with traffic and not against it like most idiots. Noticed how they tried to stay on the freeway by crossing the off ramp, but the police car had to head them off and keep them to the right?
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    We have the same problem in my area with scofflaw geese wandering around at will all over the bike path with no consideration whatsoever for traffic. Just the other day I witnessed with my own eyes a 4 year old on a trike barely avoided a serious collision with a mama goose and a troop of gooslings.

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    Canada geese. Will probably blame it on Canada.

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    That wheel sucker at the back needs to take his turn and pull once in a while.
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    Three cheers for the cops.
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    Wow the cops are causing a lot more traffic problems than the geese are. If the geese are dumb enough to get hit, then they deserve it. Darwinism!

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    This thread is what make 50+ a good time.
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    This is a much better example of the traffic patterns in my town.
    http://vimeo.com/24572222

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    Canada Geese ? Out near my place they waddle into the middle of the street and stand there. They won't move for cars but as soon as a bus comes, they'll take off in a hurry.
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    Cool.... it's good to see police doing something nice like that.

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    Take the lane!

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    Great fun. I take back three of the bad things I've said and thought of I-90.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nealjoslyn View Post
    Wow the cops are causing a lot more traffic problems than the geese are. If the geese are dumb enough to get hit, then they deserve it. Darwinism!
    The police said that it's a huge hazard to let them wander around the freeway -- cars will brake for them, weave around them, etc. -- creating big hazards for motorists.

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    It did look like the geese were having a great deal of fun!
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    When animals attack...


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    Quote Originally Posted by BengeBoy View Post
    When animals attack...

    Darwinism....

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    On the menu at the police benefit ball this fall - Roasted Goose.

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    loved the geese. the cows.... ouch. I know the guy was hurt but I can also imagine him laughing about it. how many times does that happen?
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    Pluck, gut

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclinfool View Post
    This thread is what make 50+ a good time.
    +1 I agree! The responses are great!
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