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Old 05-01-08, 06:12 AM
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Bad Case of the Stupids

Listen I love that I see more people on bikes during my commute but...

Please, please, if you're going to ride at night (or in this case early morning) please get some lights. I saw a fellow going on and off the sidewalk and into the street, dressed all in black with not one light on his bike. I fear he will have a very short life expectancy if he continues that way.
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Old 05-01-08, 06:22 AM
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Originally Posted by bikebuddha View Post
Listen I love that I see more people on bikes during my commute but...

Please, please, if you're going to ride at night (or in this case early morning) please get some lights. I saw a fellow going on and off the sidewalk and into the street, dressed all in black with not one light on his bike. I fear he will have a very short life expectancy if he continues that way.

I've taken to riding up to them and yelling"BIKE NINJA!!!"" at the top of my lungs, of course most just look bemused but I'm sure somewhere it is helping us win this deadly war against the darkside...

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Old 05-01-08, 06:27 AM
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Two years ago my town lost a bike ninja via a garbage truck. He was dressed all in black and was on the wrong side of the road. The driver of the garbage truck was devastated. He never saw the ninja until he was... well... garbage.
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I see joggers in the morning with zero reflective clothes. I just about smacked into one yesterday.
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Old 05-01-08, 06:49 AM
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Originally Posted by road_rascal View Post
I see joggers in the morning with zero reflective clothes. I just about smacked into one yesterday.
I'm pretty lucky, the joggers on my route tend to travel in packs.
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A bike ninja doing a Corrigan? Bad combination.
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I am seeing many more commuters in the morning, but I had to bite my tongue when I was following a college-age kid on and off and on and off and on and off the sidewalk, all at about 15 mph with plenty of traffic on the road.

I did yell "on your left!" when I was passing him, he was on the sidewalk, and I was worried he was going to come down back into traffic right into me.

It's a sideWALK and I believe it is illegal in Massachusetts to ride on the sidewalk in a "business district," which we may or may not have been in.
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Originally Posted by bikebuddha View Post
I'm pretty lucky, the joggers on my route tend to travel in packs.
Careful of those packs of jogger ninjas. I was passing a group like that in the opposite direction one morning last winter, and the guy at the tail end of the pack decided to step out into my path. Tiny jogger ninja vs. Sasquatch sized commuter doing 15mph is an ugly collision.
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Originally Posted by bikebuddha View Post
Listen I love that I see more people on bikes during my commute but...

Please, please, if you're going to ride at night (or in this case early morning) please get some lights. I saw a fellow going on and off the sidewalk and into the street, dressed all in black with not one light on his bike. I fear he will have a very short life expectancy if he continues that way.

You're telling it to the wrong people.
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You're telling it to the wrong people.
Bike ninjas never reveal them selfs on bike forums or take the risk of being discovered. You'll also never see one with an electronic tracking device known as a cell phone.
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Bike ninjas never reveal them selfs on bike forums or take the risk of being discovered. You'll also never see one with an electronic tracking device known as a cell phone.
Unless they're talking on it while riding down the wrong side of the road at night with no lights dressed all in black.
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Lets add the people on bikes riding the wrong way while taking the middle of the bike lane and have 2 grocery bags on each handlebar. I encountered one on my way home. I slowed a bit to see if he will at least move closer to the curb to let me pass him safely. Unsurprisingly he didn't even change course. I don't usually yell at others but I did yell out "WRONG SIDE!" as I passed by him followed by a "dumb a**" under my breath.
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