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The Surly, Long Honk Trucker

Old 12-18-15, 02:23 PM
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Originally Posted by somasanmarcos
AlmostTrick: the street is 6 lanes wide with no bike lanes and bumper to bumper traffic during rush hour. The lights for the side streets are sensor detector triggered by cars (not bikes) and unless I end up behind a car, I have to go up on the sidewalk and press the crosswalk button to get the light to change. I can't remember the last time I saw a fellow bike commuter riding on the street in that intersection. Although I don't like riding on the sidewalk, it really is the only safe option available. My main beef with the idiot semi driver was that he didn't bother to look before backing up on the sidewalk. It could've just as easily been a pedestrian out walking a dog or with a baby stroller. People out walking in the morning shouldn't have to worry about morons driving on the sidewalk. Also, the guy who honked at you sounds like a major jerk. We all share the road. I had a guy honk at me repeatedly for riding in the center of the lane (I was about to turn left) and he didn't want to wait 3 seconds for me to get out of the way.
Did this happen somewhere near S Capitol and Potomac Ave? That's not you on the bike in this street view is it? https://goo.gl/maps/CYDHA2NwfhT2
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Old 12-18-15, 05:01 PM
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Originally Posted by PatrickGSR94
Did this happen somewhere near S Capitol and Potomac Ave? That's not you on the bike in this street view is it? https://goo.gl/maps/CYDHA2NwfhT2
That is the intersection but that is not me on the bike The crosswalk to the left of the drivers was where the semi backed up and almost squashed me.
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Ha, when I saw the title of this thread I thought Surly had a new frame out called the Long Honk Trucker...
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Originally Posted by PatrickGSR94
Are you saying there are a higher percentage of psychotic people in that area than in other areas? Because in my experience, even when people get pissed off, they don't just go ramming into other people, or cars. Not unless they're psychopaths. And those types of people are really quite rare. I'd like to see some stats of bicycle/car collisions from that area, because my thought is that it's like when people say "people in so-n-so city are the worst drivers!!" when in reality they're about the same as in any other American city.
How do make the mental leap from self-entitled myopia to psychosis? And where did I say they are the worst drivers? Hell, what PLANET are you on that you extracted this silliness from what I said?

Don't answer, I don't want to hear from you again...you're dangerously unbalanced.
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Originally Posted by Walter S
What if you're driving a truck downhill and your brakes go to the floor as you come up behind a cyclist. What would you do? Blow the horn real loud maybe?
Then you're just a fuggin' crap driver for even using the brakes to the point where they are cooking.
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You got honked at....BFD. But congrats on the brilliant thread title.
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Originally Posted by mihlbach
You got honked at....BFD.
Agreed, except that this guy was more than your run of the mill Big Dummy. More like quite the Instigator. *groan*

But congrats on the brilliant thread title.
Thanks, but many posters have complimented me for this already. What are you, some kind of Straggler?
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Originally Posted by CrippledKonaBoy
How do make the mental leap from self-entitled myopia to psychosis? And where did I say they are the worst drivers? Hell, what PLANET are you on that you extracted this silliness from what I said?

Don't answer, I don't want to hear from you again...you're dangerously unbalanced.
Golly, and you call me an @$$?

I guess we know where you stand on mirrors.
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Originally Posted by CrippledKonaBoy
How do make the mental leap from self-entitled myopia to psychosis? And where did I say they are the worst drivers? Hell, what PLANET are you on that you extracted this silliness from what I said?

Don't answer, I don't want to hear from you again...you're dangerously unbalanced.
Wow that's rich. If I need to explain it to you, you probably wouldn't understand it anyway.
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I think this has gone far enough.

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