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Old 08-17-08, 08:55 AM   #26
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He's very extreme, but he does have a good point...when there's a bike path that goes the same place as the road, the bikers should be on that path, not the road.
No.
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Old 08-17-08, 04:02 PM   #27
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Why does he have to be in danger -- so these self-important rolling sphincters can drive however the hell they please?

The guy in that video doesn't EVER want to come around me, or my riding buds. Car or not, he'll lose.
Yes, Danger Period!

People who drive and pay attention is one thing, driving courteously and safely around others using the same road is another. But throw into the mix those not paying attention for whatever reason it may be; that is dangerous. I for one will never put my life in the hands of someone or something I donít trust is situations that are inherently dangerous. And riding a bike on a road that narrow with *****holes like the fellow shooting that video is inherently dangerous. Sure you can argue to share the road but 99% of the cagers out there could care less and often their heads are stuck so far up their arses that they aren't looking out for you while you are riding your bike sharing the road.

No matter how you mix it or spin it, when you go out riding your bike on public roads you are always in danger. You will never win in a collision between a bicycle and a 4000 pound vehicle.

I'm not defending the self-important rolling sphincters at all here. And I actually agree with you in that cyclist should be respected when sharing the road with other vehicles.
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Old 08-17-08, 05:34 PM   #28
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wouldn't it be hilarious if he said to the next bicyclist, "does this mfer think he's lance armstrong too? F this guy..." and as he passes, it turns out to be Lance Armstrong.
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Old 08-18-08, 03:06 PM   #29
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I have been thinking about getting that video and doing a voice over on it, adding some graphics too. Then post it on Youtube with a link to it in that fools post.
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Old 08-18-08, 03:17 PM   #30
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Arrogant, homophobic, tiny-penis, self-important loser driving around in his piece of ***** american heap with a video camera aimed at his giant mirrored state trooper wannabe sunglasses during his lunch hour after taking crap all morning from his boss at the Hardees. F him.
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Old 08-18-08, 04:49 PM   #31
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I don't mind it when people specifically criticize cyclists who ride irresponsibly. But it's the ones who are hating on all cyclists that really sticks in my craw. I once got into an argument with people on a different forum who had similar attitudes as this guy. I tried to explain to them that I was a law-abiding cyclist but it didnít matter. They didnít feel bicyclists (even the ones who rode responsibly) belonged on the roads with cars, period. It's frustrating.

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my favorites:

people who think it's 'cute' to take a walk with Fido or Fifi off the leash
dog walkers with six dogs on leashes blocking the entire path
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When I'm bicycling, jogging or even just walking I hate having dogs come up to me, or chase after me. I really wish the owners of such dogs would be more considerate.
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Old 08-18-08, 06:07 PM   #32
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I think the guy's beef was when there is a path, but cyclists are on the road instead.
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Old 08-18-08, 06:22 PM   #33
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I think the guy's beef was when there is a path, but cyclists are on the road instead.
Yup. And he's wrong. I'd be on the road too.
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Old 08-18-08, 06:35 PM   #34
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Look at the content of some of his other videos and how many there are. This clown is first-class, attention starved LOSER. Why would anybody care what he has to say about anything?
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That guy is BEYOND ignorant. He has every right to dislike cyclists . . . but to videotape yourself and put it on Youtube? I hope he doesn't breed.
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Old 08-18-08, 06:57 PM   #36
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And this guy driving while recording this drivel? wow that is safer than cycling. Maybe he should open his own driving instruction school. I'll send him my kid to be his first student. I'll do it just as soon as I remove my left testicle, shove it up either nostril, hawk it up and spit it out like a loogey.
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Old 08-19-08, 11:54 AM   #37
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He's very extreme, but he does have a good point...when there's a bike path that goes the same place as the road, the bikers should be on that path, not the road.
Not when these paths have a speed limit lower than I can ride on the street and I will have to dodge runners, bladers and walkers.
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Old 08-19-08, 03:27 PM   #38
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Look at the content of some of his other videos and how many there are. This clown is first-class, attention starved LOSER. Why would anybody care what he has to say about anything?
I surfed around on his Youtube vids after watching these. His other CINEMATIC GEMS include:

- Rant about how he's so discriminated against because he's not allowed to drop the N-bomb

- Rant about women

- Footage of him and his toady pals shooting guns

- On-camera admittance of vandalism (using cheap bicycle locks on unattended cars' wheels. Driver starts car up and tears it up. He comes back and interviews the driver as the poor guy's car is being put on a tow truck


Guy is obviously a sociopath. A real pride and joy for the state of Georgia I can tell you that much...
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Old 09-26-08, 10:33 AM   #39
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I can't believe I was stupid enough to even click
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I have a good bike path on my usual route - sometimes I forget and start using it, and I feel like it's a good place to ride. Then someone hooks inches in front of me and nearly sends me to the hospital, every single time. Way too dangerous; i'm surprised we haven't seen more lawsuits banning those deathtraps. =( We really need some better design than a glorified sidewalk.
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Old 09-26-08, 12:07 PM   #41
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The key, no matter where you live, is to Ride Safe and Ride Smart.

Sure, the law says that cyclists are entitled to use the road (excepted most limited access highways, etc) and have equal rights of usage, including the entire lane, as any other wheeled vehicle. But that does not mean it's the smart place to ride all the time.

Same goes for bikepaths - sure, the idea is great. But as we've seen, everyone and his ignorant brother uses them to walk their dogs, walk their grandpa on his walker, etc, all of which pose risks for the cyclist.

So, while I prefer to ride the road often I do not. Sometimes it is safer on the road, sometimes it's safer on the path. Either way, we have to share the path/road with others. Which is the safest, which is the smartest? And if we commute, we often have no choice - we HAVE to ride the road.

Protect yourself by riding defensively, knowing full well that idiots are out there who are pissed off at anyone who is in front of him, cyclist or not. WATCH your back and WATCH what is ahead of you. You might have the right of way but that does NOT mean you will get it.

You can be dead right legally and still end up dead.

Ride Smart & Ride Safe. It's YOUR health and life and no one is going to look out for it better than you.
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Arrogant, homophobic, tiny-penis, self-important loser driving around in his piece of ***** american heap with a video camera aimed at his giant mirrored state trooper wannabe sunglasses during his lunch hour after taking crap all morning from his boss at the Hardees. F him.
Pretty funny. Kinda sums it up well. You left out the part about how his mommy didn't hug him enough and how his "Id" was damaged by excessive ************ because girls rejected him during puberty!

If Hitler had a video camera and a car, he probably would have gotten his start exactly like this....
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Pretty funny. Kinda sums it up well. You left out the part about how his mommy didn't hug him enough and how his "Id" was damaged by excessive ************ because girls rejected him during puberty!

If Hitler had a video camera and a car, he probably would have gotten his start exactly like this....
Just listen to the guys choice of words. When someone lacks the ability to articulate their thoughts or form an argument, they resort to swearing. I can see this guys point though with a bike path being right there. I always ride on paths and sidewalks whenever available. The times that I ride on the street are on deserted highways or roads with a 35mph or less posted speed limit. Sometimes I will stay off of a populated path to avoid buzzing walkers or bikers who are just cruising. I have had more close calls with fellow bikers swerving all over the bike path at 10mph or old ladies walking 10 dogs at once than with cars on the road.
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Old 09-27-08, 05:54 AM   #44
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i just left a hate comment on his second video..... not a smart move considering he's got 500 subscribers..... YouTube: Harmfulcooldude
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Old 09-27-08, 07:49 AM   #45
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Just listen to the guys choice of words. When someone lacks the ability to articulate their thoughts or form an argument, they resort to swearing. I can see this guys point though with a bike path being right there. I always ride on paths and sidewalks whenever available. The times that I ride on the street are on deserted highways or roads with a 35mph or less posted speed limit. Sometimes I will stay off of a populated path to avoid buzzing walkers or bikers who are just cruising. I have had more close calls with fellow bikers swerving all over the bike path at 10mph or old ladies walking 10 dogs at once than with cars on the road.
Riding on sidewalks in Colorado is a good way of turning yourself into a door or hood ornament.
Like you said many MUPs around here are even more unpredictable than the roadway. We do have a few that are wonderful and almost expressways for bikes.
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Can anyone comment about the cycling laws he so helpfully printed on that leaflet?

Something about if riding on the road cyclists must ride to the 'extreme right'. This true?
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Old 09-27-08, 08:48 PM   #47
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No but our laws tend to vary state to state. The usual terminology is far to the right as practical. In addition to this, laws exist in various places stating that if a MUP runs along the same street cyclists need to use them.
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sigh. useless
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