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    pdx - dumb cyclist - common

    help.

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    That's both the most horrifying and most hilarious thing I have read in a long time.

    When driving, I often see cyclists do stupid things I would never do myself. I refrain from yelling/honking

    I think this thread might be better in Advocacy and Safety.

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    so this guy in the car decided to chase after someone honking and yelling at them with his wife and kids in the car? idiot.

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    i doubt he had to do any type of chasing. i'd wager it was more along the lines of driving along at the speed limit and he ends up right next to the guy again.
    i wouldn't have said anything to the guy, but the cyclist's reaction is about the most ********. and the bystanders. lol. what a bunch of idiots.
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    People are *******s. It's just a universal rule of life. Whether it's the cyclist who slams through a red light and then gets pissed off at the driver who nearly clips them, the driver sitting behind a bicycle on an otherwise deserted two-lane street leaning on his horn and cursing rather than simply passing, or this drunk prick.

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    Is this what portland is like?

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    i hope not.
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    portland is thuggish !

    on a serious tip, thats terrible. drunk bicycling is the danger for 08.

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    wow, violence sucks. learn to take criticism ???

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    that biker better not have had a lock on him, because throwing your bike into a car in any situation is just stupid as hell. - then again, the article says he was drunk.

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    i was walking around belmont and hawthorne yesterday and this morning..

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    he must have been completely plastered


    who the **** thinks..."****, I'm gonna hit this guy with my bike"

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    glad to see my post from earlier got deleted...

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    haha at the yanks. The drunken moron was a drunken moron but there is a lesson here for the pompous cycling advocate too.


    The horn is for warnings of imminent, immediate danger only, it is not a communication device for any other purpose, none. It is not there to get someone's attention to tell them you witnessed their bad behaviour. It is not there express your frustration. Using your horn in the manner this guy did was in very bad form and he should know better. He should also know from his own experience the possible reaction from horn blowing is anger & irritability borne of being made afraid for no reason. Couple that with ignorance and drunkenness and this is what you get.

    He should have said something politely out his car window or left well enough alone. ****ing moro, ain't a cop, ain't an authority figure, ain't supposed to be out blowing his horn at people. He can be out lecturing people if he's feeling ******y, but the horn is a way to get people to jump and this provokes anger, justifiable anger that can lead to unjustifiable behaviour as witnessed here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J A Holman View Post
    haha at the yanks. The drunken moron was a drunken moron but there is a lesson here for the pompous cycling advocate too.


    The horn is for warnings of imminent, immediate danger only, it is not a communication device for any other purpose, none. It is not there to get someone's attention to tell them you witnessed their bad behaviour. It is not there express your frustration. Using your horn in the manner this guy did was in very bad form and he should know better. He should also know from his own experience the possible reaction from horn blowing is anger & irritability borne of being made afraid for no reason. Couple that with ignorance and drunkenness and this is what you get.

    He should have said something politely out his car window or left well enough alone. ****ing moro, ain't a cop, ain't an authority figure, ain't supposed to be out blowing his horn at people. He can be out lecturing people if he's feeling ******y, but the horn is a way to get people to jump and this provokes anger, justifiable anger that can lead to unjustifiable behaviour as witnessed here.
    exactly. i can think of all the times people have honked at me, and it pissed me off 100% of the time.

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    both these fools represents the self-righteousness of many portland cyclists. f em both.

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    The bicyclist is lucky he wasnt shot.

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    Further confirming my hypothesis that there are a lot of jerk-offs in Portland.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WhiteSSP View Post
    The bicyclist is lucky he wasnt shot.
    Yeah man cuz up in the hood little ass ***** could've gotten capp'd mo****a **** for real.
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    I'll bet the bike activist was talking *****, not just expressing his disapproval. When people disapprove of me, I laugh it off. But... If they talk *****, it's on. I'm gonna smash them with my bike. I remove the wheels and swing it around over my head. My posse joins in too (they always ride behind me a couple blocks).

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    It was an incident of drunkness and road rage, he just happened to be on a bike. And for being an advocate the other guy should learn to mind his own business. Both a couple of regular guys escalating a situation needlessly.

    The true victim is cyclists by our terrible paper, The Oregonian, putting that article on the front page. Jerks.

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    that article was horrible. by saying "cyclist" over and over we all get lumped into the same category. maybe she should have actually described the guy. or better yet, called him "a drunken hobo on a bicycle". thats the only kinda person i know who would smash up their bike by using it as a weapon. come on now...when she says cyclist, some ignorant ****** is ganna think the guy was a roadie type. your never ganna see someone use a carbon fiber road bike as a weapon.

    and J A Holman was right, don't use your horn to tell me i did something wrong. your not the police. you don't own the road because you own a car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by K_phomma View Post
    Yeah man cuz up in the hood little ass ***** could've gotten capp'd mo****a **** for real.
    I suppose thats right. That would suck if the only people in Portland that had guns were people "up in the hood".

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    Quote Originally Posted by joetotale View Post
    Further confirming my hypothesis that there are a lot of jerk-offs in Portland.
    I think there are a lot of jerk offs everywhere. We just got it so good some drunken road rage incident makes front page news here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TreeUnit View Post
    I think this thread might be better in Advocacy and Safety.
    There is one in A&S. And Road. And even in Folding Bikes. And now SSFG. <sigh> Do you guys want to keep this here or should I merge this with the A&S one? Just so you know, you'll probably end up with a more relaxed discussion here.

    All I have to say is my commutes on Thursday and Friday were really crappy. All close passes and stink-eye...

    I liked Jonathan Maus' essay.
    "Real wars of words are harder to win. They require thought, insight, precision, articulation, knowledge, and experience. They require the humility to admit when you are wrong. They recognize that the dialectic is not about making us look at you, but about us all looking together for the truth."

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