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Old 07-17-09, 10:40 AM   #1
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To all you hipsters riding brakeless and texting...

STOP IT!

It's bad enough you are a hazard out there already brakeless sans toe-clips...but when you are riding down the street, pecking away on your crackberry or iPhone, hands off the bars even, you are a even bigger hazard.

I especially love to see you fools in Central Park, going the wrong way on the loop, around 7:30pm with all the traffic in the park.

Next time I see one of you doing this I'm taking you down. It won't be hard.

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Old 07-17-09, 10:42 AM   #2
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I totally agree. This is just as bad as those driving and texting.
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Old 07-17-09, 10:56 AM   #3
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I totally agree. This is just as bad as those driving and texting.
The very which, they complain about.
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I totally agree. This is just as bad as those driving and texting.
it can be argued that its even worse.
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I'm guilty of replying to some texts while riding. I've only done it when I was in safe spots. I've stopped after falling down doing it. I felt like an idiot. Still do. At least no one saw me do it.
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Sorry, bad bike riding isn't as bad as driving, nor is it worse.

And I'm not sure if being a negligent biker is really as bad as being purposefully violent.

The next time I see you take somebody down, I'm taking you down harder. Plus your family.
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Old 07-17-09, 01:14 PM   #7
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Sorry, bad bike riding isn't as bad as driving, nor is it worse.

And I'm not sure if being a negligent biker is really as bad as being purposefully violent.

The next time I see you take somebody down, I'm taking you down harder. Plus your family.
If you feel that being "purposefully violent" is worse than riding like a dick...isn't it a bit hypocritical to say that you'd take him down harder...plus his family? Obviously, the OP is venting...or are you too much of an ignoramus to notice that? Are you one of those dicks that rides with no hands while texting too?
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Old 07-17-09, 01:22 PM   #8
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Oh, the irony, right?
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and you guys want to share the roads.

its as bad as driving. what if your texting and on coming motorist sees you and (going the wrong way on the loop as said) panics swerves to avoid the on coming not paying attention cyclist. like a good decent motorist is doing, pay attention to road. hits another car and another and those 2 other cars hits another. you just caused 4 to 6 crashes because you were not paying attention to the road. you probably look back and think stupid motorist get a bike just as you finished that thought, you just finished texting "lolomgbbqLMAO"



can you just imagine that scene.
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Old 07-17-09, 01:33 PM   #10
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Sorry, bad bike riding isn't as bad as driving, nor is it worse.

And I'm not sure if being a negligent biker is really as bad as being purposefully violent.

The next time I see you take somebody down, I'm taking you down harder. Plus your family.
texting-while-biking may not be as bad or dangerous as texting-while-driving (for obvious reasons), but it is still a danger to pedestrians, other riders, and drivers who are obeying traffic laws -- I mean this within the context of riding in traffic. if one is out in the middle of nowhere, who gives a sht?

if you have to text so bad, pull over to the sidewalk for 10 seconds. jeezus.
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and you guys want to share the roads.

its as bad as driving. what if your texting and on coming motorist sees you and (going the wrong way on the loop as said) panics swerves to avoid the on coming not paying attention cyclist. like a good decent motorist is doing, pay attention to road. hits another car and another and those 2 other cars hits another. you just caused 4 to 6 crashes because you were not paying attention to the road. you probably look back and think stupid motorist get a bike just as you finished that thought, you just finished texting "lolomgbbqLMAO"



can you just imagine that scene.
It's probably way worse.

What if you're texting while biking and a military convoy carrying nine kajillion nukes swerves to avoid you and crashes into the volcano that leads to the center of the earth and the whole world explodes?

It just goes to show you that texting while biking is even worse than nuclear bombs.
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Old 07-17-09, 01:37 PM   #12
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texting-while-biking may not be as bad or dangerous as texting-while-driving (for obvious reasons), but it is still a danger to pedestrians, other riders, and drivers who are obeying traffic laws -- I mean this within the context of riding in traffic. if one is out in the middle of nowhere, who gives a sht?

if you have to text so bad, pull over to the sidewalk for 10 seconds. jeezus.
What? A voice of reason?!
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Old 07-17-09, 01:52 PM   #13
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It's probably way worse.

What if you're texting while biking and a military convoy carrying nine kajillion nukes swerves to avoid you and crashes into the volcano that leads to the center of the earth and the whole world explodes?

It just goes to show you that texting while biking is even worse than nuclear bombs.
I think the point is that just because you weigh less than a car does not mean that you are incapable of causing a very serious accident. A road cyclist's responsibilities are not fundamentally different from those of a motorist. Moreover, generally speaking, riding a bike does not give one more of a right to be an irresponsible serf-righteous jerk, though many people behave as if it does.
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i've seen at least a dozen people texting while driving this week and zero texting while cycling.

if we're going to address bad behaviour, let's address the bad behaviour that's actually happening.
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I wouldn't take you down. But I'd definitely sneak up on you, yell "heads up!", and laugh maniacally when you drop and break your iPhone.
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I think the point is that just because you weigh less than a car does not mean that you are incapable of causing a very serious accident. A road cyclist's responsibilities are not fundamentally different from those of a motorist. Moreover, generally speaking, riding a bike does not give one more of a right to be an irresponsible serf-righteous jerk, though many people behave as if it does.
I agree, but seemed to have glibbed and obfuscated my way into a Thing.

Bikers who bike like arseholes are a pet peeve of mine. Almost as much as bikers who think that everyone else is an arsehole except for themselves.
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I just want to make sure there isn't any confusion:



This thread is very specifically directed towards "hipsters riding brakeless" and texting. Any other demographic groups (including but not limited to: yuppies, roadies, and hipsters with brakes) are free to continue riding and texting at their leisure.


Thanks for reading.
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The next time I see you take somebody down, I'm taking you down harder. Plus your family.
Try it (In fact you have my permission if you ever see me texting while riding).

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This thread is very specifically directed towards "hipsters riding brakeless" and texting. Any other demographic groups (including but not limited to: yuppies, roadies, and hipsters with brakes) are free to continue riding and texting at their leisure.


Thanks for reading.

Yes, because the only morons I see texting (thus riding handless) while riding are the brakeless/skinny jean set and Chinese delivery men smoking on their electricbikes (which I find more funny and they tend to be talking on the phone but need the other hand for their cig).

Though I will clarify and say this, just for you peaches....

If you are riding a bike and SMS'ing/browsing on your phone you are a moron. Clear enough?

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I can't even begin to imagine doing anything with my phone while riding my bike. To second queerpunk, I also cannot stand *****hole bike riders...whether "hipster", DUI criuser (a usually middle-aged male...without a license for one reason or another...on a Huffy mountain bike pedaling his ass off in high gear and going nowhere) or anywhere in between, mostly because I also drive a car and they are bothersome.

I'm a considerate driver, as well as bike rider, and wouldn't text while doing either one.
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What about clowns on unicycles, while juggling and texting? Is this thread about that?
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Regardless of how stupid this one person you witnessed was, why did you feel the need to come in here and make a thread about it? You can't honestly believe that anything other than an unproductive and inflammatory reaction would come of this.

I saw a roadie leaving the group ride yesterday in his suv. He threw a handful of trash out the window as he drove away. Maybe I'll go make a thread in the roadie forum because it's clear all roadies do this and I'll rail at them about the actions of one person.

If this thread is any indication of the way you think and view the world, I'd pit that hipsters intelligence against yours any day.
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Regardless of how stupid this one person you witnessed was, why did you feel the need to come in here and make a thread about it? You can't honestly believe that anything other than an unproductive and inflammatory reaction would come of this.
Didn't think about it at the time when I posted in this thread, but very true.
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