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Old 01-04-07, 04:24 PM
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Originally Posted by timmhaan
yep - white line is supreme. apparently.
Unless there are no bikes around. Then people swerve all over the road, avoiding potholes, distracted, talking on the phone.

But as soon as they approach a cyclist, they have to get on their side of the white line. I've been passed on more than one occassion where the car left more room between the car and the center white line than between the car and me!
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Old 01-04-07, 06:43 PM
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Originally Posted by vtjim
No stranger to the inside of a McDonald's, that one.
to me it looks more like Mcdonalds is no stranger to the inside of her
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Old 01-04-07, 07:03 PM
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Well done. The woman's posture suggests a "what's your Freakin' problem?" demeanor.

My own theory: Many motorists have always been aggressive, because they felt that "I can get away with it". This no long true, as your cell phone pics show.
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Old 01-05-07, 06:37 AM
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I had a talk with my g/f during lunch yesterday (rather, she had a talk with me) about my aggressive chase and punish attitute toward bad cagers...

I promised to back off and avoid confrontations.

From this point forward, if I am endangered by a bad cager, I will simply snap the pictures, and write down any other info and then silently take care of the problem.
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Old 01-05-07, 06:46 AM
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Originally Posted by vtjim
No stranger to the inside of a McDonald's, that one.
The Australian term is "Salad dodger".

I'm kinda glad I don't own a road bike anymore. We have some of the worst drivers I've ever seen, here in Utah. It snowed a fair bit last night, and I watched two drivers that knew they wouldn't be able to stop for a red light just go right through it, well after it turned red. In my neighborhood, a stop sign appears to only be a suggestion. Everyone is on the phone. Cycling is dangerous here. If we ride on the street, it's on Sunday, when the rest of the state is in church.
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Old 01-05-07, 07:36 AM
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@ the OP: glad you were ok That is kind of freaky when that happens....
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Old 01-05-07, 08:38 AM
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Originally Posted by sbhikes
Glad to hear the police will talk to him. Often they won't do anything unless they actually see it happen themselves.
Around here the policy is that unless the police see it themselves they cannot issue a citation. Talking to someone is fine, but if a citation is desired, you have to be the one to issue it...(police do the paperwork but you are the "signing officer" if you will.)
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Old 01-05-07, 09:04 AM
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Originally Posted by That Forum Guy
The Australian term is "Salad dodger".

I'm kinda glad I don't own a road bike anymore. We have some of the worst drivers I've ever seen, here in Utah. It snowed a fair bit last night, and I watched two drivers that knew they wouldn't be able to stop for a red light just go right through it, well after it turned red. In my neighborhood, a stop sign appears to only be a suggestion. Everyone is on the phone. Cycling is dangerous here. If we ride on the street, it's on Sunday, when the rest of the state is in church.
Amen - riding in Salt Lake is definitely "life in your own hands." Everyone thinks they have them, but Utahns are truly the worst, most clueless drivers I've ever seen (and I've been everywere, man!)
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Old 01-05-07, 09:06 AM
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^^^that's because they leave the driving to God^^^
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Old 01-05-07, 09:51 AM
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Originally Posted by CAAD5AL
Amen - riding in Salt Lake is definitely "life in your own hands." Everyone thinks they have them, but Utahns are truly the worst, most clueless drivers I've ever seen (and I've been everywere, man!)

I'll second that. Many of them spend the summer down here. (and my sister lives up there so I get to see them in their native habitat too).
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Old 01-05-07, 11:21 AM
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Originally Posted by TRaffic Jammer
^^^that's because they leave the driving to God^^^
Are you saying God is a bad driver?
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Old 01-05-07, 11:45 AM
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Originally Posted by I am The Edge
i bet that car pulls to the right...a lot.
SNAP!!!
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Old 01-05-07, 12:19 PM
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Originally Posted by fordfasterr
I had a talk with my g/f during lunch yesterday (rather, she had a talk with me) about my aggressive chase and punish attitute toward bad cagers...

I promised to back off and avoid confrontations.

From this point forward, if I am endangered by a bad cager, I will simply snap the pictures, and write down any other info and then silently take care of the problem.
The confrontations and fear of damage to their cute cages seems to be the only thing that holds 'em in check. Every time a cop is involved, the cop just tries to smooth the waters...unless someone dies.

Some Seattle bikers just punch or kick the quarter panel of 'offenders' and pedal off. Overheard some cagers talking 'you don't wanna tick off a cyclist, cuz...'
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Old 01-05-07, 12:27 PM
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Originally Posted by CAAD5AL
Amen - riding in Salt Lake is definitely "life in your own hands." Everyone thinks they have them, but Utahns are truly the worst, most clueless drivers I've ever seen (and I've been everywere, man!)
A little surprising given that so many of them spent time as "Elder" on a bike.

Then again, the missionaries always seem to be gutter bunnies or sidewalk riders, and wrong-way sidewalk riders at that.
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Old 01-05-07, 01:38 PM
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Good job. +100

Originally Posted by vtjim
No stranger to the inside of a McDonald's, that one.
They both look like they have the menus for every fast food joint in their area memorized.

Originally Posted by sbhikes
Glad to hear the police will talk to him. Often they won't do anything unless they actually see it happen themselves.
I've had members of the Wakulla County Sheriff's Office tell me that if I can get them a tag, they will have a talk with the driver. They can't do much other than that unless they see the incident happen. Which is understandable.
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Old 01-05-07, 01:42 PM
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Nice - I love camera phones...
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Old 01-05-07, 01:45 PM
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Originally Posted by jimmuter
Are you saying God is a bad driver?
Makes a better co-pilot, he's better at guiding
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i would have told her "sit down, your ankles are screaming."
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Old 01-05-07, 03:45 PM
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Gee. The drivers in Cache Valley rarely give me any trouble. Oh, they're bad drivers, but they give me room and don't yell or honk. I get treated better on my bike than I do in a car, in general. Most of my riding is on rural roads, though. And on my commuting route, I haven't had a bad experience with a cager for months.

And having been a missionary on a bike, I could tell you some great stories of cycling stupidity. But as goes for most young adult males, better on a bike than in a car.

I don't think God would get in a car, much less drive one.
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Old 01-05-07, 04:10 PM
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I thought God was everywhere. Why does my mom refer to the handle above the passenger door as the Jesus Bar?
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Originally Posted by jimmuter
Are you saying God is a bad driver?
Typical cager, really. Thinks He owns the whole road!
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Utah is truly bad. This evening I almost ran over a guy on a BMX bike. He couldn't be bothered to watch for traffic as was talking on the phone.
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Works at a body shop, you say? Then he should know exactly how to fix that new mysterious dent.


I want a 3-foot law. I'm jealous.
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Originally Posted by bbonnn
I want a 3-foot law. I'm jealous.
Despite some misgivings, I want one, too. And, we could get one in California.

Call and/or write your Assembly member and state senator and ask them to support AB 60 (Nava), the "Safe Passing Distance" bill.

https://www.calbike.org/legislation.htm
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Originally Posted by bbonnn
I want a 3-foot law. I'm jealous.

+1!! 'Round here you have to be a willing "gutter bunny." The road are nice but still narrow for my taste.
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