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    And a biker strikes back

    Article about a biker who matters in hois own hand and allowed the situation to escalate too far : http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/lo...182479241.html

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    That's going to be me. Except without the stabbing and more of my bike in a windshield. It pisses me off when I'm crossing an intersection or a car pull out and people honk their horn at me because they didn't see me crossing and now they are about to get hit by oncoming traffic or run me over.

    Every passing minute is another chance to turn it all around.

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    That's awful. I hope the driver is okay and they catch the guy.
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    I hate to say it out loud but maybe it's time that drivers think twice about messing with cyclists fearing they themselves may get stabbed or shot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rootman View Post
    Article about a biker who matters in hois own hand and allowed the situation to escalate too far : http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/lo...182479241.html
    Yeah, a few years ago that cyclist could have been me! but thanks to some cool headed people hear in the FOO I too have learned to keep my cool and avoid/ignore people/drivers that act like idiots. Its better to just ride/walk away.
    You see, their morals, their code...it's a bad joke, dropped at the first sign of trouble. They're only as good as the world allows them to be. I'll show you. When the chips are down, these...These "civilized" people...they'll eat each other. See, I'm not a monster. I'm just ahead of the curve

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    Quote Originally Posted by ilikebikes View Post
    Yeah, a few years ago that cyclist could have been me! but thanks to some cool headed people hear in the FOO I too have learned to keep my cool and avoid/ignore people/drivers that act like idiots. Its better to just ride/walk away.
    yep, it's always better to walk away.....but not always as fun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by longbeachgary View Post
    I hate to say it out loud but maybe it's time that drivers think twice about messing with cyclists fearing they themselves may get stabbed or shot.
    + 5 My thoughts exactly.

    It IS clear to me that this cyclist was 100% in the wrong. He escalated the situation. U locking the car was a BS move and uncalled for, even if the driver cut the guy off. I hope he is caught and thrown in jail for this and that the driver makes a speedy recovery.

    However, had the driver started the fight, I advocate taking them out however necessary. A good ole fashioned stabbing is totally appropriate if ones life is in danger in any situation where somebody else 1) starts the fight and 2) your life is in extreme danger.

    For some real entertainment check out the comments in the article! I pulled the following gems from the trash:

    Rock End Roll Top Commenter
    statistics show that the cyclist will DEFINITELY get what they deserve! I'm sorry for your friend, but just imagine what happens when this turd cyclist gets tough and cuts off a big rig or dump truck that can't stop on a dime!
    Jim Birchfield Top Commenter
    I avoid driving in DC for a lot of reasons and bikes are near the top of the list. I can't count the number of times I've almost flattened a biker running a red light, swerving between cars, darting between parked cars, etc. They almost dare you to hit them and the lazy azzed DC cops sit in their cruisers and watch them do it!
    Rock End Roll Top Commenter Accountant at U.S. Federal Government
    cyclists are just mad because Ford invented the automobile MANY years ago,,,,,they just haven't caught on yet....not our fault!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ModoVincere View Post
    yep, it's always better to walk away.....but not always as fun.
    What are you trying to do! Set me back on the road to destruction! ;0)
    You see, their morals, their code...it's a bad joke, dropped at the first sign of trouble. They're only as good as the world allows them to be. I'll show you. When the chips are down, these...These "civilized" people...they'll eat each other. See, I'm not a monster. I'm just ahead of the curve

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    Always seeing the humor in things... I think its ironic the victim was driving a Smart car a vehicle I think is unsafe at any speed - even stopped; it can't even protect the driver from a bicyclist!
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    I saw this article labeled as the ultimate hipster road rage confrontation.

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    if I'm attacked, I have the right to defend myself. Period.

    don't bring a smart car to a knife fight.
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    Crazy stereo separation in that story. Am I the only one who watched it with headphones so far?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rumrunn6 View Post
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    don't bring a smart car to a knife fight.
    OK I have to add that as a "sig" line!
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