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    Every lane is a bike lane Chris L's Avatar
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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.
    "I am never going to flirt with idleness again" - Roy Keane
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    Ich bin ein Lowlander! toolfreak's Avatar
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    Spoken like a true bikewarrior......:cool:
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    I did'nt know this was "rants n raves" !!!!!
    Velosophy#1: It is better to have a bicycle and no money , than money and no bicycle ! Velosophy # 2 : "Winning is simple, but not easy." #3: "Give a man a fish and he shall eat for a day , teach him how to fish and he will sit in a boat and drink beer all day"

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    Every lane is a bike lane Chris L's Avatar
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    I wonder how long it takes to die of dehyration sitting in traffic in the middle of a Brisbane summer...
    "I am never going to flirt with idleness again" - Roy Keane
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    Don't you wish they read this forum?
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    Every lane is a bike lane Chris L's Avatar
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    Originally posted by Gus Riley
    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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    Sumanitu taka owaci LittleBigMan's Avatar
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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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    Carfree since '82. Grrr! JonR's Avatar
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    Originally posted by Pete Clark
    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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    Sumanitu taka owaci LittleBigMan's Avatar
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    Originally posted by JonR
    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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    Originally posted by Chris L
    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 !!
    Velosophy#1: It is better to have a bicycle and no money , than money and no bicycle ! Velosophy # 2 : "Winning is simple, but not easy." #3: "Give a man a fish and he shall eat for a day , teach him how to fish and he will sit in a boat and drink beer all day"

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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
    Velosophy#1: It is better to have a bicycle and no money , than money and no bicycle ! Velosophy # 2 : "Winning is simple, but not easy." #3: "Give a man a fish and he shall eat for a day , teach him how to fish and he will sit in a boat and drink beer all day"

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    Keep pedaling with a smile, Chris.

    Kharma will catch them.

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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...
    Velosophy#1: It is better to have a bicycle and no money , than money and no bicycle ! Velosophy # 2 : "Winning is simple, but not easy." #3: "Give a man a fish and he shall eat for a day , teach him how to fish and he will sit in a boat and drink beer all day"

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    Every lane is a bike lane Chris L's Avatar
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    Originally posted by Buddy Hayden
    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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