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    *******s on the sidewalk...

    I wonder when these morons will learn that BICYCLES BELONG ON THE STREET...NOT the sidewalk.

    THEY'RE a good part of the reason that motorists honk at my ass when I'm riding in traffic...as I should be.

    BLAH.
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    And when they are not on the sidewalk these same morons are riding on the wrong side of the street. Last week I saw this woman transition from the sidewalk, cross the street and ride against the flow of traffic into me! There was heavy traffic too and she seemed oblivious even though I was only 20 feet away. As I passed I yelled "You're going the wrong WAY!"
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    fackin A man!!! I HATE THOSE ASSES!!!

    and then you got the morons IN CARS THAT park their stupid asses in the BIKE LANE that has a RED CURB!!! and then YOU gotta dart in and out of traffic without having YOUR ASS SMASHED all because some halfwit was too lazy to have his wife drop him off 50 feet down the road.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zmorgan View Post
    if this had had anything to do with a bike...I would've gotten it instantaneously.

    but alas, it did not...and it took seconds of pondering and REpondering for my intellect to grasp a thread of the concept you wished to convey.

    I don't ride a horse, pal...if THATS what you're insinuating.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cal_Jordan View Post
    if this had had anything to do with a bike...I would've gotten it instantaneously.

    but alas, it did not...and it took seconds of pondering and REpondering for my intellect to grasp a thread of the concept you wished to convey.

    I don't ride a horse, pal...if THATS what you're insinuating.
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    I'm with you on the bike lane parkers.. that really grinds my gears.. the sidewalk riders.. eh.. if it makes them feel safer, it doesn't hurt me. It's legal in L.A. I feel safer on the road myself.

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    well, if your city installs "no bikes on sidewalks" road signs like we have here in etobicoke....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cal_Jordan View Post
    I wonder when these morons will learn that BICYCLES BELONG ON THE STREET...NOT the sidewalk.

    THEY'RE a good part of the reason that motorists honk at my ass when I'm riding in traffic...as I should be.

    BLAH.
    I hate when I see a mother pushing her pram along the footpath when there is a perfectly good freeway with four lanes of traffic for that sort of thing

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    Quote Originally Posted by rustguard View Post
    I hate when I see a mother pushing her pram along the footpath when there is a perfectly good freeway with four lanes of traffic for that sort of thing
    Yeah I agree.
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    God, not this silly wank again.

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    Start packing heat and shoot everyone that pisses you off. That should take care of the issue quickly. Meaning that all the whiners will be locked up.
    That is unless you can post from prison. Then I need to adjust my plan.

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    This is exactly why I jaywalk as often as possible. I'm hoping the idiot cyclists will learn by example! Sheesh

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    Quote Originally Posted by AEO View Post
    well, if your city installs "no bikes on sidewalks" road signs like we have here in etobicoke....
    I think this is worse! This makes a lot of people think they're not supposed to ride their bike outside of their neighborhood. So many people don't realize they're supposed to ride on the street, they think it's dangerous.

    What we need is an education program: TV advertisements which say "Statistically, it's significantly safer to ride in a busy street rather than a sidewalk on the same street. This is due to crossings such as side streets and commercial driveways where drivers often fail to see a quick moving bicycle approaching because it's on the sidewalk and therefore outside of their area of concern."

    But who do you get to pay for something so expensive? I don't think the popularity of cycling is rising fast enough, nationally, to make a case for the fed to pay for it. It might be time for some cities to try it.

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    I've started riding on the sidewalk just to spite would be BF members. I intentionally put my head down everytime I pass someone, too, or what's worse, I'll sometimes wave at people in cars when a cyclist passes me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by thebarerider View Post
    I've started riding on the sidewalk just to spite would be BF members. I intentionally put my head down everytime I pass someone, too, or what's worse, I'll sometimes wave at people in cars when a cyclist passes me!


    me too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lil brown bat View Post
    God, not this silly wank again.
    Quote Originally Posted by rustguard View Post
    I hate when I see a mother pushing her pram along the footpath when there is a perfectly good freeway with four lanes of traffic for that sort of thing
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    Start packing heat and shoot everyone that pisses you off. That should take care of the issue quickly. Meaning that all the whiners will be locked up.
    That is unless you can post from prison. Then I need to adjust my plan.
    well excuse me for venting something that bothers me...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cal_Jordan View Post
    I wonder when these morons will learn that BICYCLES BELONG ON THE STREET...NOT the sidewalk.

    THEY'RE a good part of the reason that motorists honk at my ass when I'm riding in traffic...as I should be.

    BLAH
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    You do understand this is a bike forum with folks from all sorts of backgrounds and opinions right? You basically called out any one who rides on a sidewalk..expect some flack.

    Not everyone riding on the sidewalk zips through intersections or buzzes by peds.

    In some places the law for bikes is so ambiguous that it could be read that bikes do in-fact belong on the sidewalk...I vaguely remember reading something in the Alabama code along the lines that if there is a path next to the road than cyclists must use it. Path could very well be interpreted as sidewalk.
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    A: Legal here when there is not a bike lane and my route to work has next to zero foot traffic. If I pass two people on foot a week it is amazing. There is also lots of places where only one side of the street has a sidewalk here.

    B: Self preservation is always the first rule in my Book. 'In some spots the side walk is a 100 times safer then the road at rush hour. There are lanes joining to the right where people exit the hwy. They do not have a light or sign. They exit at 60mph bumper to bumper and then try to jump three lanes to make a left. LOTS of wrecks right across the bike lane there. Rode it threes time and almost got hit twice. I'm on the other side of road on the side walk till I clear that cross street.

    I have a good half mile of grade at a time and despite the speed limit being 45 people often run 60mph through it (really nice slalom that I too am guilty of zipping through it) and crash often. I peddle my happy ass up the hill at 5mph on the side walk. So would you like me out of the way in heavy traffic when I am going slow or to make you jump out in traffic in front of some ding bat on a cell phone to keep from loosing your momentum?

    C: City with lots of foot traffic I totally agree with you. Bikes mixing with Peds is bad. Street is safer overall.

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    I ride on the sidewalk and I like it. Granted it is only for a short time but it is immensely satisfying. BID BTW

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cal_Jordan View Post
    I wonder when these morons will learn that BICYCLES BELONG ON THE STREET...NOT the sidewalk.

    THEY'RE a good part of the reason that motorists honk at my ass when I'm riding in traffic...as I should be.

    BLAH.
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    well excuse me for venting something that bothers me...
    Well excuuuuuuuuuuuuussssssssssssssseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee me for having a sense of humor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lil brown bat View Post
    God, not this silly wank again.
    I suggest a new forum: Noobs beating dead horses.
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