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Old 07-14-15, 06:05 AM
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NOW I have Seen Everything

While riding home from work last night I saw a motorist with an out-of-state vanity plate that read "BICYCLE" buzz a cyclist while he (the motorist) was playing with his phone.

And then there is this:

Motorist's video shows Indego bicyclists using I-676
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Old 07-14-15, 04:12 PM
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I ride through the city of Philadelphia but I’d never ride on I-676. There’s just something about being potentially mashed into the concrete wall that doesn’t appeal to me.
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Old 07-14-15, 07:08 PM
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And there are two of them! One would think at least one of them would think this a bad idea.
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Old 07-14-15, 07:16 PM
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Strength in numbers!!!!!!!!!
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Old 07-14-15, 07:59 PM
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Hey, Philly is known for motorists driving on railroad tracks, so what's the big deal with cyclists on the freeway?
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Old 07-14-15, 11:06 PM
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And the finalists for this years Darwin Award are.....

Bikes aren't prohibited on that road?
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Old 07-15-15, 01:12 AM
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does philly have a bikeshare program? those look like bikeshare type bikes. That's kinda my one main concern with bike sharing. People are clueless enough about most aspects of life. Now take someone who probably hasn't ridden since they were on a rusty youth bike, who only knows "I see cyclists take the lane all the time, oh, here's the onramp. Let's go!" and half of their already limited brain power is taken up by not falling off of a moving bicycle, you can't ask for much.
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Old 07-15-15, 05:42 AM
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I once saw a car carrying a bicycle cutting off a couple of cyclists who had the right of way. Such irony.

the "Indego" in the title of the article is the name of Philly's bike share program

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Old 07-15-15, 08:04 AM
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we often have threads on here stereotyping some kind of vehicle or another, but I swear the worst thing is to be passed by a car with bikes on the back.
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Old 07-15-15, 08:48 AM
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A motorist, with a bicycle mounted to his car, yelled at me through his window to get off the street and use a bike path. Admittedly I was on the road immediately next to a major bike path in an urban area. And here’s why: I’m not going to yield the right of way every couple hundred feet. On the road I have the right of way. On the bike path I would have to stop at every intersection.

There’s all kind of cyclists out there. I’m a ride from my front door kind of guy, even on multi-day tours. Rarely do I attach bicycles to my car. I always feel badly for cyclists who feel the need to drive a few miles through suburbia to use a bike path.
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Old 07-15-15, 09:56 AM
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the more I commute the more I find myself in the same situation. I feel weird loading up the bike to go mountain biking now a days.
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Old 07-15-15, 11:54 AM
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Sometimes when I'm riding somewhere on my bike I will think about the route as if I were a car, forgetting I'm on a bike, although I wouldn't end up on the highway. And sometimes when driving I'll choose a route as if I were on the bike. Once again, I usually catch myself fairly quickly.
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Old 07-15-15, 12:26 PM
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This past Sunday in Toronto, the Brazilian cycling team mistakenly made their way onto the Don Valley Parkway, an intracity highway. They had to be escorted off by the police.

Police escort Brazilian cycling team off Don Valley Parkway - Toronto - CBC News
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Old 07-15-15, 12:33 PM
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Wow. That's terrifying.
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Old 07-15-15, 01:15 PM
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Originally Posted by BobbyG View Post
Sometimes when I'm riding somewhere on my bike I will think about the route as if I were a car, forgetting I'm on a bike, although I wouldn't end up on the highway. And sometimes when driving I'll choose a route as if I were on the bike. Once again, I usually catch myself fairly quickly.
That happens to me pretty often. Sometimes when I'm driving someone somewhere and they'll ask "Where are we going" and I'll say "It's OK, know a shortcut" but then remember part of the shortcut is a MUP...
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Old 07-15-15, 01:56 PM
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Originally Posted by TheReal Houdini View Post
A motorist, with a bicycle mounted to his car, yelled at me through his window to get off the street and use a bike path. Admittedly I was on the road immediately next to a major bike path in an urban area. And hereís why: Iím not going to yield the right of way every couple hundred feet. On the road I have the right of way. On the bike path I would have to stop at every intersection.

Thereís all kind of cyclists out there. Iím a ride from my front door kind of guy, even on multi-day tours. Rarely do I attach bicycles to my car. I always feel badly for cyclists who feel the need to drive a few miles through suburbia to use a bike path.
Yeah, that's why I like trails like the Beltline here in Atlanta. Most of the road crossings are over bridges. No stopping necessary. I'm a from my front door guy too. And my vacations are usually bike tours that start like that. It's a nice feeling to be able to roam planet earth and have simple needs like food and water and chain lube
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Old 07-15-15, 03:05 PM
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augh that's sad
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I think the worst was the state trooper with a "3 feet" bumper sticker passing the guy in front of me and almost scraping him into the guard rail with his rear bumper...
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Originally Posted by Bikerdave222 View Post
And there are two of them! One would think at least one of them would think this a bad idea.
I'm sure they both do now. They probably did about 100 yards into the ride.
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!!!

I don't even like driving on 676. Yikes!
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