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Old 01-24-02, 03:56 AM   #1
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A simple message

To the sad, pathetic motoring primate who cut me off in Brisbane today:

A brave but foolish gesture, what exactly did it achieve? If you can't handle Brisbane traffic, maybe you should just observe the chris man and learn.
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Old 01-24-02, 09:22 AM   #2
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Spoken like a true bikewarrior......:cool:
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Old 01-24-02, 02:45 PM   #3
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I did'nt know this was "rants n raves" !!!!!
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Old 01-24-02, 03:30 PM   #4
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I wonder how long it takes to die of dehyration sitting in traffic in the middle of a Brisbane summer...
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Old 01-24-02, 04:34 PM   #5
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Don't you wish they read this forum?
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Old 01-24-02, 05:53 PM   #6
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Don't you wish they read this forum?
Wouldn't make any difference. They're probably still stuck in traffic. Or at least, I'd like to think so.
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Old 01-24-02, 06:09 PM   #7
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This is why I believe there ought to be REAL enforcement. In sports, they have referees who will throw your A$$ out of the game. I guess life and death are not as important on the street.

Here's my angle: just like raising children. If you let kids get away with stuff day after day, then come down hard on them once a year, they know you aren't serious the other 364 days.
But if you correct them early, for minor things (even with gentleness,) they may never evolve into major problems. Heck, they may even look up to you for guidance!

There is no consistant traffic enforcement. This sends the message, "we don't care if you're dangerous, just don't get caught."

Consistency is far more effective than heavy penalties, unless they are combined.

Personally, I would like to start with freeways. My elderly Mom and Dad who used to live in Atlanta refused to drive on them. I don't like them, either. No enforcement.

The policy all around seems to be, "Don't offend the motorist. The
more motorists, the merrier (boosting local economies.)"
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The policy all around seems to be, "Don't offend the motorist. The
more motorists, the merrier (boosting local economies.)"
This is exactly right, and it's a policy and attitude that will indirectly lead to the death of civilization. Nothing less.
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This is exactly right, and it's a policy and attitude that will indirectly lead to the death of civilization. Nothing less.
You know, cancer is just an uncontrolled growth that invades and eventually kills the being it lives in. Perhaps a little "controlled death" of "cancer cells" will make the whole organism healthy...

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I wonder how long it takes to die of dehyration sitting in traffic in the middle of a Brisbane summer...
ahh probably half of those bastards are drinking whilst driving !!
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Here in Melbourne there are so few cops out on patrol , that you can drive however you want !!! and never get busted !!!!!!:irritated
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Hey I can hear it now , when they make the movie about ChrisL, THE BIKE WARRIOR , I can hear that announcer with the extremely deep voice saying :"He's out for revenge , and he's really p!ssed off" ...... lol...
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Hey I can hear it now , when they make the movie about ChrisL, THE BIKE WARRIOR , I can hear that announcer with the extremely deep voice saying :"He's out for revenge , and he's really p!ssed off" ...... lol...
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