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Old 03-12-19, 10:28 AM
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Originally Posted by mconlonx View Post
There are also times when I wish I had an air horn to acknowledge some motorists...
Or an air rifle ... or a .40 caliber pistol .... but let's not go there.

Other than wanting to shoot the occasional idiot, I think you and I and all smart cyclists do the same.

And again ... all the good we do only really affects good people. The idiots will be idiots no matter how we acknowledge them.
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Old 03-14-19, 08:14 PM
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Now, my son. He holds his hands out letting cars know not to pass or pull out when going through intersections. I've told him, that attitude will get people pissed off at him. At least IMHO.
As a driver I get annoyed with cyclists who feel like they need to tell me how to drive. Don't run into them often, fortunately.
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Old 03-14-19, 10:06 PM
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I acknowledge motorists' behind me. By 'taking the lane'. So they can suck up all the fumes of my smaller carbon footprint.
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Old 03-15-19, 07:08 PM
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Originally Posted by jon c. View Post
As a driver I get annoyed with cyclists who feel like they need to tell me how to drive. Don't run into them often, fortunately.
Exactly, and then the cyclist breaks every law of the road but thinks motorists shouldn't.
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Old 03-15-19, 10:39 PM
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Originally Posted by jon c. View Post
As a driver I get annoyed with cyclists who feel like they need to tell me how to drive. Don't run into them often, fortunately.
As I posted earlier on this thread,
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Öalthough if we're on a road that is straight and has good sight lines, I'll wave a car by. Or if we're on a road that has a curve and I can see that the motorist behind me is about to attempt a pass I'll put out the slow/stop signal to get them to stay behind me.
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... I donít particularly acknowledge drivers behind me either, but monitor them with my mirrors. I recall posting that I donít direct drivers to pass me, or hold up, but leave it up to them.
In a bad situation if the driver was to swerve into an oncoming car, I'm sure I would raise my hand in a slow/stop signal in a panic.
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Old 03-16-19, 01:45 PM
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Originally Posted by jon c. View Post
As a driver I get annoyed with cyclists who feel like they need to tell me how to drive. Don't run into them often, fortunately.
And yet Jon PLENTY of motorists feel compelled to tell us cyclists how to drive.
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Old 03-16-19, 01:49 PM
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Exactly, and then the cyclist breaks every law of the road but thinks motorists shouldn't.
And don't forget that there are plenty of motorists who are doing exactly the same thing, they're breaking the laws of the road by speeding, tailgating, failing to stop for red lights & stop signs, failing to yield the right of way. And then they're the one's who are getting upset that cyclists are doing the same damn thing.
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Old 03-16-19, 05:57 PM
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Originally Posted by Digital_Cowboy View Post
And don't forget that there are plenty of motorists who are doing exactly the same thing, they're breaking the laws of the road by speeding, tailgating, failing to stop for red lights & stop signs, failing to yield the right of way. And then they're the one's who are getting upset that cyclists are doing the same damn thing.
I hear you, but in general, percentage wise, I see more cyclists disobeying far more laws and more often then cars except for speeding! LOL!!!
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Originally Posted by jon c. View Post
As a driver I get annoyed with cyclists who feel like they need to tell me how to drive. Don't run into them often, fortunately.
I hope that when you do run into them you are kind enough to go back and put them out of their misery, rather than leaving them suffering on the side of the road.
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I hope that when you do run into them you are kind enough to go back and put them out of their misery, rather than leaving them suffering on the side of the road.
I aways run over a cyclist twice just to make sure they're not suffering.
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No0t complicated!!
I acknowledge every motorist, cyclist and pedestrian behind me.
I have a red flashing light on the back of my bike..
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Originally Posted by greatscott View Post
I hear you, but in general, percentage wise, I see more cyclists disobeying far more laws and more often then cars except for speeding! LOL!!!
I don't know if that is a good or a bad thing. I do know that my experience is the opposite, in that I see far more motorists breaking the law than I do cyclists. Yes, I see cyclists who fail to stop for red lights and stop signs. As well as those who are operating after sunset without any sort of lights, and those who fail to signal, and in the interest of full disclosure. I have to admit that particularly if I feel that I need to keep both hands on the handlebars to maintain control of my bike. That I do not always signal.

But that overall I see far more motorists who:
  1. Fail to signal turns/lane changes
  2. Fail to stop for red lights and stop signs
    1. To include failing to come to a complete stop before making a right on red
  3. Tailgate
  4. Speed
  5. Engage in all forms of road rage
  6. Fail to turn their headlights on after sunset
  7. Fail to turn their headlights on while using their windshield wipers when it is raining
I could go on, but I think that you get the point.
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