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    Roadie drama

    So, I was driving across town just now. Two roadies run a red light right in front of me. I could see it coming a mile off, so I adjusted accordingly. Then the idiots pass me on the inside as I'm turning right. I didn't hit them, but it was only pure luck that I didn't, I saw them at the last second in my mirror.

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    I've seen very experienced friends scoff traffic laws. Such poor ambassadors.
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    Idiots.

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    I blame the Tour de France and running.
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    I accidentally read the thread title as "roadie diarrhea"
    Food for thought: if you aren't dead by 2050, you and your entire family will be within a few years from starvation. Now that is a cruel gift to leave for your offspring. ;)
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    I blame the 41 and I blame crabon fribe and I blame hair gel and most of all I blame roadies.
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    Today I passed by a guy on a full TT bike riding salmon and a foot off of the yellow line. As oncoming traffic came he would veer into the opposite lane (now traveling correctly with traffic) and almost come to a stop while the cars passed, and then weave back into the wrong lane and proceed to salmon on along.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    I blame the Tour de France and running.
    I blame GWB
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    You should have launched a snot rocket!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AEO View Post
    I accidentally read the thread title as "roadie diarrhea"
    And you clicked it anyway?

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    You hardly ever see anyone with a lugged steel frame, full fenders, and generator lights doin' this. Just sayin'.
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    I swear it wasn't me.

    Cross my heart.

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    Spit on mom's grave.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Blight View Post
    I blame the 41 and I blame crabon fribe and I blame hair gel and most of all I blame roadies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AllenG View Post
    Today I passed by a guy on a full TT bike riding salmon and a foot off of the yellow line. As oncoming traffic came he would veer into the opposite lane (now traveling correctly with traffic) and almost come to a stop while the cars passed, and then weave back into the wrong lane and proceed to salmon on along.
    ... so why didn't you just run him over? No jury in the world would convict you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eja_ bottecchia View Post
    I blame GWB
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    Sounds like the classic right hook to me.
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    I blame parody threads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eja_ bottecchia View Post
    I blame GWB
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    Quote Originally Posted by AllenG View Post
    Today I passed by a guy on a full TT bike riding salmon and a foot off of the yellow line...
    Riding like it was stolen? Was he a Fred or Poseur?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bike_boy View Post
    Riding like it was stolen? Was he a Fred or Poseur?
    Poseur who just bought a new bike by the look of him. Gym shorts, UGA cotton t-shirt, look SPDs.
    Quote Originally Posted by unterhausen
    I believe that in this case "solid meh" means "so 'meh' that it could never be anything more than 'meh', and yet also no less than 'meh' -- in a word, exactly 'meh'"

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    Quote Originally Posted by skijor View Post
    I blame parody threads.
    By guys with two posts?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mymojo View Post
    By guys with two posts?
    Foo posts don't show up. I have 1.2 million of them

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    Quote Originally Posted by rm -rf View Post
    And you clicked it anyway?
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    Food for thought: if you aren't dead by 2050, you and your entire family will be within a few years from starvation. Now that is a cruel gift to leave for your offspring. ;)
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    I blame the American education system, in particular, drivers ed.

    and....

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteamingAlong View Post
    I blame the American education system, in particular, drivers ed.
    I agree. An American driver would have squished them. Lucky for them that I am a superior English driver, our driving test is actually a challenge.

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