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Old 05-26-07, 03:00 AM   #1
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drunken ridin'!

how many of you have put up with drunken stupid car drivers? night back from the pub and some arse ruins your ride with your buddies home? i just experienced someone trying to ride me off the road, and i'm quitepissed. what's the deal? maybe i've just not washed off my hate at the door, but i'm quite upset....
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Old 05-26-07, 03:11 AM   #2
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man I'm doing some mad drunken sitting right now!!!
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Old 05-26-07, 03:15 AM   #3
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understandably so, I'd be ****ing torqued if I ever had any sort of encounter with a drunk ****er in a car.
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Old 05-26-07, 03:19 AM   #4
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one great thing about riding at night is that there are fewer cars to share the road with

one horrible thing about riding at night is that the percentage of drunk drivers is higher
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Old 05-26-07, 04:03 AM   #5
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well poo, here I thought this would be a thread on the glories of drunken bicycle riding.
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Old 05-26-07, 07:41 AM   #6
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well poo, here I thought this would be a thread on the glories of drunken bicycle riding.
The glories or the gories?
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Old 05-26-07, 07:59 AM   #7
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A lot when I lived in Savannah, but I was probably as drunk as them, except on a bike.
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I ride at 3 am and I know probably every 5th car has somone driving that has been drinking. I take side streets for sure.
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Old 05-26-07, 08:10 AM   #9
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I tried drunken riding and it's not all that fun or easy. Too many pi$$ stops for my liking and maintaining any kind of a line is ridiculous. I prefer early morning o-dark-thirty riding, though and only with lights and flashers. I have no desire to become a statistic. The thing about early morning riding is traffic is really light and most of the drunks are home by then!

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Old 05-26-07, 08:15 AM   #10
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damn im still drunkin and its 7 amplus another thing... i found out people dont like riding with me when i am and they are drunk i guess i always have to be in the front and on the left of everybody
question when i wake up:
did i type this right?
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Old 05-26-07, 09:43 AM   #11
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damn im still drunkin and its 7 amplus another thing... i found out people dont like riding with me when i am and they are drunk i guess i always have to be in the front and on the left of everybody
question when i wake up:
did i type this right?
No, you're slurring your fonts!

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Old 05-26-07, 10:30 AM   #12
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This is why you shouldn't ride drunk:

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you got drunk, welded your seat post into the middle of the top tube, put your cranks kangaroo style, took off the chainring and the chain, turned the saddle backwards, and jumped off your bike with a bottle of wine in your hand while three lines chased you and your bike ran into a soccer goal and exploded?

damn, that must have been a good night.
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Old 05-26-07, 03:17 PM   #13
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I don't remember riding drunk very often but somehow I get home fine.
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Old 05-26-07, 03:37 PM   #14
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i ride drunk all the time and have never had something even close to an accident. maybe i've just been lucky but i've never felt unsafe getting on my bike.
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Old 05-26-07, 03:38 PM   #15
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Living in Phila (like most other metro cities, i'm sure), you tend to find that drunks take cabs or walk home (or ride themselves). I've never encountered any drunk drivers here, at least not obvious ones. I'd assume most of them stay in old city and hop right on I95 to the suburbs or 76 back to jersey...
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I sideswiped a dumpster once. it slashed my front tire.
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well poo, here I thought this would be a thread on the glories of drunken bicycle riding.
Thankfully, it has.
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i know someone who busted out half her teeth riding drunk

dont do it!
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While we're on the subject...

Does anybody know what the penalties for B.U.I. (biking under the influence) are? I've always heard rumors of people getting busted, but the penalties were always a mystery. I can't imaging they'd be the same as D.U.I.
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they are the same as a dui

in fact it is a dui
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Whatever you do, don't let TheRobbStory drink and ride.

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Old 05-26-07, 04:49 PM   #22
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they are the same as a dui

in fact it is a dui
I thought it would be an OWI...what that changes, I have no idea.
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I don't advise drunk riding out in public (on streets, for example) for obvious reasons, but this used to be a hilariously entertaining "event" that developed out of boredom in the campground back in the days that I was racing a mountain bikes a lot. Though some of us ended up being pretty fast, me and the group of guys I rode/raced with never took anything very seriously, so the night before the race it became a pretty regular event to hold drunken riding contests. Beer chug/bunnyhop contest, or the drunken track stand. One particularly bad-idea-filled evening had us launching off of an impromptu ramp over a still very healthy bonfire.

We were at the cactus cup nationals down in Helen, GA one year and the "campground" was a school gymnasium with a stage for drama class or something I guess. We all got hammered and starting riding trials around the gym. I broke my coccyx that night (sp?). Trying to do a rear wheel pick/stall on the edge of the stage, I got stuck in my clipless pedals (I was on a cross country bike) and fell off the stage ass first onto the gym floor. Bike was still connected to me. Jesus H. Harrold, that sucked on many different levels.
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While we're on the subject...

Does anybody know what the penalties for B.U.I. (biking under the influence) are? I've always heard rumors of people getting busted, but the penalties were always a mystery. I can't imaging they'd be the same as D.U.I.
varies from state to state.

it is NOT a DUI here. You can get busted for public intoxication, drunk and disorderly etc.
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I don't think it counts here either. I have a can holder on my beach cruiser, and it's very frequently populated by a delicious can of bubbly cold goodness. It's the beach, for cripes sakes. I should probably find out though. That'd be an embarassing way to get get popped.
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