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    Biscuit Boy Cosmoline's Avatar
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    Watch Out For The Drivers!!

    Just a seasonal safety warning. Don't assume these bone heads with internal combustion are as well prepared for snow and ice as you are! I just about got twapped by some idot who couldn't stop at a red traffic light. I had the green and starterd, but he sailed through. Thankfully MY brakes and studs were working great and I stopped in time to avoid entanglement.

    Flipping idiots. It's only FRICKING ALASKA! No need to do anything radical like, I don't know, PREPARE.
    ''On a bicycle you're not insulated. You're in contact with the landscape and all manner of people you'd never meet if you were in a car. A fat man on a bicycle is nobody's enemy.''

    Tom Vernon.

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    Around here it's always the drivers who can't be bothered with completely scraping their windows. There's a half dozen bent frames and tacoed wheels every year coming through my preferred LBS after drivers pull away from stop signs and right into them.

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    Biscuit Boy Cosmoline's Avatar
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    Another case in point, right near my commute:

    http://www.adn.com/news/alaska/ap_al...-9358740c.html

    A semi pulling a belly dump trailer struck a pedestrian at a downtown corner and dragged him 10 blocks, killing him.
    ''On a bicycle you're not insulated. You're in contact with the landscape and all manner of people you'd never meet if you were in a car. A fat man on a bicycle is nobody's enemy.''

    Tom Vernon.

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    Burn-em Upus Icephaltus Gojohnnygo.'s Avatar
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    I agree after a couple of months some of the drivers actually slow down.

    My tip- If the weather is that bad, get a ride. Been there done that! not much fun at all.

    Wait the ride was fun but not at that time.
    Sick BubbleGum

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