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Old 01-06-18, 08:40 AM   #151
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Yes, seeing as there are slick patches on the right, not to mention the pavement itself is quite broken there, that's a great idea! Why didn't I think of that!

Thanks!
I think that he was writing with tongue firmly in cheek.

I had a driver try to run me off the road. I was riding on a rural road (highway 192 in Santa Barbara County) and there was no traffic, either way, for this jack-off.

It was a scary situation to say the least.

Good luck out there.
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Old 01-06-18, 09:09 AM   #152
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Move to a state with legal CCW? And quit trying to make idiots think like you do or have your values or sensitivities. It is like wrestling with a pig...you will get really muddy, bitten, your bike damaged, and only the pig will enjoy the game.
You wrestle pigs on your bike? You wrestle pigs?
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Old 01-06-18, 09:23 AM   #153
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I think that he was writing with tongue firmly in cheek.

I had a driver try to run me off the road. I was riding on a rural road (highway 192 in Santa Barbara County) and there was no traffic, either way, for this jack-off.

It was a scary situation to say the least.

Good luck out there.
Did you call the police?

If I ever get my money situation right not only will I have one of those small boxes everybody keeps their face buried in 3/4 of their lives now (I won't do that) but I will have it attached to my bike and record everything that goes on around me.

Just my opinion, crazy people are everywhere, but the further west in the US you go the more crazy people get.
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Where on Earth do you live with such Neanderthals?
The mid atlantic. Could be New Jersey.
I cross at a light rail crossing, and when the train is coming the cars are stopped so I get out there and go across when the gate goes up. Some nut the other day beeps, and when the gate goes up takes off so he can sit at the next red light which is about a 1/8 of a mile away. And there is another light that he will definitely be sitting at after that one.
I mean where do these simps come from. Older white person. I mean nobody was even near him as he sped away like a goofball.

It's so few of these people you encounter compared to how many motorists you encounter. And most of my cycling is on the sidewalk. I would be taking my life in my hands on the street.
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Guess most of Europe is less "car-centric". Smaller distances, more densely populated, more cyclists and drivers are more used to them. "Safety in numbers" as some cycling organizations like to call that phenomena.
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You wrestle pigs on your bike? You wrestle pigs?
Yep. Just a matter of selecting the right handle bar bag. I have learned that both I and the pig prefer Queen's "We are the Champions" for the first and 9th round. However the sport is probably only for those folks able to wrestle with one hand while keeping the other hand safely on the bar. I have added a slightly lower bottom cog on the rear to best handle the added weight for hills.];-o)
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Old 01-06-18, 12:15 PM   #157
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There is a place in Baltimore called Pigtown. Might want to go there and duke it out?

Take that you little porker! Bap!
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Old 01-06-18, 12:21 PM   #158
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Guess most of Europe is less "car-centric". Smaller distances, more densely populated, more cyclists and drivers are more used to them. "Safety in numbers" as some cycling organizations like to call that phenomena.
It helps to have the money to put to use for bike infrastructure. And Americans love their cars.

I live in area where I can get around on a bike easy. But it's the burbs, everybody has a car to match the high cost of living here.

And the seriously below normal winter temps aren't helping. Or the god awful heat and humidity in the summer.

And that is big. being more temperate. A lot of Europe doesn't get that summer heat/humidity the US does. I deal with it every summer and it's ****ing awful!
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It helps to have the money to put to use for bike infrastructure. And Americans love their cars.

I live in area where I can get around on a bike easy. But it's the burbs, everybody has a car to match the high cost of living here.

And the seriously below normal winter temps aren't helping. Or the god awful heat and humidity in the summer.

And that is big. being more temperate. A lot of Europe doesn't get that summer heat/humidity the US does. I deal with it every summer and it's ****ing awful!
Copenhagen

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Copenhagen

But you ain't gettin' almost 90 Degree Temps with almost 70 Dewpoints in July. I knew it got cold there.

What's the bike scene like 20 miles outside of Copenhagen?
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Don't know around Copenhagen, but my city gets some cold, some mild winters (around, or below freezing, cold ones being above -20 C), and hot summers (+40 C) with a rather high air humidity. More and more bike commuters, with decades of good cycling infrastructure.

However, distances aren't as great as I understand the US ones are. Here, 10 km away is considered to be quite far away. Most shopping malls are within a 5 km radius from the center. As well as schools, universities etc.
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Old 01-06-18, 06:47 PM   #162
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And, if you can only type bicycle in English, you're going to the get the most dense English-speaking country resulting in the "majority" being from the UK.
Well, I certainly won't argue with Brits being far more dense than any other English speakers, (though Canadians have to be pretty close) but does Google really track the IQ of YouTube content posters?
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Old 01-06-18, 10:36 PM   #163
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Well, I certainly won't argue with Brits being far more dense than any other English speakers, (though Canadians have to be pretty close) but does Google really track the IQ of YouTube content posters?
It is a well known fact that American ex-pats in Europe are the densest of the dense.
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Well, I certainly won't argue with Brits being far more dense than any other English speakers, (though Canadians have to be pretty close) but does Google really track the IQ of YouTube content posters?
Hey!
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Old 01-07-18, 06:44 AM   #165
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It is a well known fact that American ex-pats in Europe are the densest of the dense.
Only one more year then I'm no longer an expat
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I encounter miserable people all day long. On the bike and off. I never acknowledge they exist...unless they push me too far. But on a bike I tend to let things go. On a bike, in traffic, we have too much to lose to get involved in any kind of confrontation with a motorist. We can be right, or we can get home safely.
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Old 01-28-18, 09:27 AM   #167
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He was muttering something, obviously inaudible to me.
I realise you were trying to communicate, but this was actually a blessing. It takes two to tango, etc. Arguments on the road can end in very bad ways. Youíre not asking for my advice, but here it is anyway: Earbuds. Unless they scare you or theyíre illegal. Seriously, music is the fastest way to zen (though Iíll admit itís cheating). Has worked for me for 20+ years.
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Earbuds. Unless they scare you or theyíre illegal. Seriously, music is the fastest way to zen (though Iíll admit itís cheating).
False. http://www.freehypnosistreatment.com...Management.mp3

(Technically, the instructions just say not to use it while driving. But it's not like it's going to make you less observant than the average road user these days.)
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Check your local police webpage. Several have an address for vehicle cam submissions. Sure, they are not going to do much to a guy with one submission; but ten or twenty on the same guy, they will start, at least, increasing presence in the area.
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Not a philosopher; but a professor that only dabbles in the human condition as an interesting side project.

Regardless, we'll soon be editing in/out genomic hostility with CRIPSR/Cas9.
Listening to the joe rogan experience does not make one a professor.
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Listening to the joe rogan experience does not make one a professor.
I don't know who Joe Rogan is and I'm out of this thread as well as it's hostile.
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I have to give the OP some credit.

He documented it on video.

I jumped on the video bandwagon last spring.

My logic is that, if I'm being recorded everywhere I go, I might as well have my own cameras.
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I don't know who Joe Rogan is and I'm out of this thread as well as it's hostile.
Best thread ever!
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"Coming home last night I was stopped at a light. I was in the middle of the lane as I normally do at a light because I don't want anyone to squeeze me off at the intersection."

Not blaming you or anything, but I wouldn't have taken over a whole lane at the red light. Legal or not, there are just too many drivers out there who'd get pissed off by this. They're going to pass me anyway when the light turns green (after which I'll have the whole road to myself). Better to have them pass me immediately when I'm slowly accelerating (compared to a car) from 0 to 15 (20 on a good day) than to block them only to then have them deliberately buzz me at much higher speed because they're pissed. Just saying.
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Not a philosopher; but a professor that only dabbles in the human condition as an interesting side project.

Regardless, we'll soon be editing in/out genomic hostility with CRIPSR/Cas9.
Bouhler and Brack would be proud of you.
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