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    In beaurocratic limbo urbanknight's Avatar
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    To the rider in red jersey w/ blinkies & helmet light

    (If you read BF):

    I saw you turn onto Lake this evening in your red jersey and commented to myself that it's smart for you to have a front and rear blinky plus a helmet light while riding at dusk (especially with your twitchy riding style), then you show me up by making a jerky and early lane change that kept the drivers guessing. After that, you proceeded to pass the cars in the left turn lane by riding on the wrong side of the road while opposing traffic was getting a green light. Your left turn seemed to catch the lead car by surprise (it would surprise me too to see a cyclist passing me on the left when I'm in the left turn lane). At least you seemed aware of your surroundings when I passed you in my car, but during your short time on Lake, you're lucky somebody didn't hit you.

    Those kinds of illegal moves give us all a bad name. Please read up on vehicle code and follow it before you end up the topic of one of these threads like that guy in San Diego. Thank you.
    "Well, I guess you can cut the arts as much as you want... Sooner or later, these kids aren't going to have anything to read or write about." (Richard Dreyfus as Glenn Holland)

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    man, this thread is informative. im gonna print it out and flyer the town.

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    In beaurocratic limbo urbanknight's Avatar
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    Sorry, the guy just pissed me off so much I had to write about it. I know he probably won't ever see this, but I needed to vent. I've never seen a cyclist do so many risky and stupid things in such a short amount of time.
    "Well, I guess you can cut the arts as much as you want... Sooner or later, these kids aren't going to have anything to read or write about." (Richard Dreyfus as Glenn Holland)

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    And I thought running red lights was pretty awful moves. Maybe the guy was DUI. Or is is better labeled RUI.
    Last edited by cyclezealot; 09-22-07 at 08:15 AM.

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    Maybe it was this goofball.

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    Quote Originally Posted by urbanknight View Post
    Sorry, the guy just pissed me off so much I had to write about it. I know he probably won't ever see this, but I needed to vent. I've never seen a cyclist do so many risky and stupid things in such a short amount of time.
    It's OK, he was wearing a helmet.
    "Let us hope our weapons are never needed --but do not forget what the common people knew when they demanded the Bill of Rights: An armed citizenry is the first defense, the best defense, and the final defense against tyranny. If guns are outlawed, only the government will have guns. Only the police, the secret police, the military, the hired servants of our rulers. Only the government -- and a few outlaws. I intend to be among the outlaws" - Edward Abbey

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    He's definitely a hazard and gives us a bad name. I especially hate the fact that he passed cars making a left turn, on the left side, in the lane of opposing traffic, then running a red. Complete ass!
    I'm in it to finish it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ggallin View Post
    man, this thread is informative. im gonna print it out and flyer the town.
    Good, Tyler. I'm proud of you of for putting some positive effort into creating a future safe environment for both cyclists and mototorists in hopes that no one gets hurt and that everyone follows the laws! You're really suprising me with your excellent attitude. You passing around flyers may actually bring this to the attention of more cyclists who don't read BF. So, I for one, applaud you.

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    ok mom.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ggallin View Post
    ok mom.
    I'm sure she'd be proud of too! Oh, and for the record, I prefer the title "Mrs. Robinson."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeronimo_ View Post
    Maybe it was this goofball.
    It was him for sure. The guy's out of control.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chipcom View Post
    It's OK, he was wearing a helmet.
    Doesn't that just prove that "riding without a helmet is actually safer" argument?

    Quote Originally Posted by spingineer View Post
    He's definitely a hazard and gives us a bad name. I especially hate the fact that he passed cars making a left turn, on the left side, in the lane of opposing traffic, then running a red. Complete ass!
    Just to clarify, he didn't run a red. We were northbound on Lake and the light turned green just as he swerved into the southbound lane, then took the right-of-way from the other cars turning left onto Woodbury.

    Quote Originally Posted by merider1 View Post
    Oh, and for the record, I prefer the title "Mrs. Robinson."
    Ah, a Beatles fan too eh?
    "Well, I guess you can cut the arts as much as you want... Sooner or later, these kids aren't going to have anything to read or write about." (Richard Dreyfus as Glenn Holland)

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    Great film.....a classic.

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    Well I'm just relieved this isn't a "Missed Connections" type thread...
    May you live long, live strong, and live happy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by roadfix View Post
    Great film.....a classic.
    I wonder if Tyler has ever even heard of The Graduate and/or knows what I mean by that reference? I believe he is in his early 20s. I feel so old...

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    I watched "The Graduate." It was one of the optional films to watch in the "United States in the 1960's" class I took in college.

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    I remember wanting to own an Alpha Romeo convertible for several years after seeing that film when it first came out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by urbanknight View Post
    Doesn't that just prove that "riding without a helmet is actually safer" argument?
    More the "I'm wearing a helmet so I am protected from my own stupidity" argument.
    "Let us hope our weapons are never needed --but do not forget what the common people knew when they demanded the Bill of Rights: An armed citizenry is the first defense, the best defense, and the final defense against tyranny. If guns are outlawed, only the government will have guns. Only the police, the secret police, the military, the hired servants of our rulers. Only the government -- and a few outlaws. I intend to be among the outlaws" - Edward Abbey

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    Quote Originally Posted by merider1 View Post
    I wonder if Tyler has ever even heard of The Graduate and/or knows what I mean by that reference? I believe he is in his early 20s. I feel so old...
    No, I'm old, you're just timelessly beautiful.
    "Let us hope our weapons are never needed --but do not forget what the common people knew when they demanded the Bill of Rights: An armed citizenry is the first defense, the best defense, and the final defense against tyranny. If guns are outlawed, only the government will have guns. Only the police, the secret police, the military, the hired servants of our rulers. Only the government -- and a few outlaws. I intend to be among the outlaws" - Edward Abbey

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    Quote Originally Posted by ggallin View Post
    ok milf.
    Fixed that for ya.
    The rider in my avatar is David Etxebarria, not me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by merider1 View Post
    I'm sure she'd be proud of too! Oh, and for the record, I prefer the title "Mrs. Robinson."
    You're trying to seduce us all!
    I'm in it to finish it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by merider1 View Post
    I wonder if Tyler has ever even heard of The Graduate and/or knows what I mean by that reference? I believe he is in his early 20s. I feel so old...
    Just flash your legs, and you won't feel so old.
    I'm in it to finish it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by urbanknight View Post
    Ah, a Beatles fan too eh?
    Not to date myself (even though I just did), but that would be Simon & Garfunkel.
    I will answer the wind, I will leave with the tide
    I'll be out on the road, Every chance I can ride
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shnuddy View Post
    Not to date myself (even though I just did), but that would be Simon & Garfunkel.
    Not only that, but The Graduate featured Dustin Hoffman as a college grad ...
    I'm in it to finish it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chipcom View Post
    No, I'm old, you're just timelessly beautiful.


    Quote Originally Posted by HigherGround View Post
    Fixed that for ya.


    Quote Originally Posted by spingineer View Post
    Just flash your legs, and you won't feel so old.



    Ahhh...so sweet...and...cough it up...what'd ya want?

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