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Old 07-02-08, 12:34 PM
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What? No middle fingers?

So, I gave this guy going the opposite direction of me a middle finger to let him know what I think of everyone on a bike who is not me. Surprisingly, he did not return the gesture. Not even a disgusted "WTF?" look. Instead I got a surprised look as if he wasn't expecting a middle finger from another commuter. I tried a few more times and the results were mainly the same. One guy did try to chase me and yelling something about "giving me a piece of his mind". Whatever. Its a good thing a busy four lane street was in the middle of us and I was able to pedal away without much trouble.

Maybe I'll add a hearty "F*** You!" tomorrow. We'll see if it'll make a difference to these jerks.
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Old 07-02-08, 12:38 PM
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The middle finger is practically the universal "I see you" acknowledgment gesture. If I can see them flipping me off, I know they won't accidentally run over me. In turn, when I reciprocate, they understand that I've seen them. They may still intentionally run me down, but at least I know they're paying attention to the road for long enough to give me the salute.

Why would someone give you a piece of their mind?
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Old 07-02-08, 12:42 PM
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Luckily the folks around here are pretty courteous. I always keep a few rocks handy, so when I see another commuter I can huck one at them, and they usually return the favor.
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Old 07-02-08, 12:47 PM
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Originally Posted by mtnwalker View Post
So, I gave this guy going the opposite direction of me a middle finger to let him know what I think of everyone on a bike who is not me.
Clearly the general public does not recognize your narcissistic importance. Maybe you should roar like a T-Rex at jay-walkers. Then they'll know who's boss.
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Old 07-02-08, 01:01 PM
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As plankton said to spongebob "people like it when you are assertive" show em who's boss
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Old 07-02-08, 01:02 PM
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Originally Posted by mtnwalker View Post
So, I gave this guy going the opposite direction of me a middle finger to let him know what I think of everyone on a bike who is not me. Surprisingly, he did not return the gesture. Not even a disgusted "WTF?" look. Instead I got a surprised look as if he wasn't expecting a middle finger from another commuter. I tried a few more times and the results were mainly the same. One guy did try to chase me and yelling something about "giving me a piece of his mind". Whatever. Its a good thing a busy four lane street was in the middle of us and I was able to pedal away without much trouble.

Maybe I'll add a hearty "F*** You!" tomorrow. We'll see if it'll make a difference to these jerks.
wait i don't get it, was he on your side of the road or the other? why were you just throwing fingers around in the first place?
 
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What the heck is wrong with the you're #1 symbol now?

I try not to use it because honestly if I'm #1 no one else can be!
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Old 07-02-08, 01:09 PM
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I used to middle finger everyone i passed, but since i got so few in return, now i just reciprocate the ones i receive.
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I just wear this hat. It saves wear and tear on the finger.
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awesome.... my new avatar !
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He was lucky it was just a finger...what a b@stard!
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The concept doesn't fly in winter with mittens on.
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Originally Posted by nemo View Post
As plankton said to spongebob "people like it when you are assertive" show em who's boss


When I see other people out on bikes, I wave. When they don't reciprocate, I circle around, creep up behind them and throw a big stick in their spokes. And those roadies don't think I can catch up in a pair of jeans...psshh.
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Old 07-02-08, 01:45 PM
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I don't like taking my hands off the bars so I just wave my penis at them. Only about 50% of the riders return the wave.
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Originally Posted by rkpol7 View Post
Clearly the general public does not recognize your narcissistic importance. Maybe you should roar like a T-Rex at jay-walkers. Then they'll know who's boss.
+1: I usually do some crazy, primal-like, guttural scream at those damn j-walkers and make them think I am nucking futs

works rather well
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Originally Posted by jyossarian View Post
I don't like taking my hands off the bars so I just wave my penis at them. Only about 50% of the riders return the wave.
damnit, I can't stop laughing!!!
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Old 07-02-08, 01:51 PM
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I don't like taking my hands off the bars so I just wave my penis at them. Only about 50% of the riders return the wave.
And the ones who don't return the wave, well, screw em!
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Originally Posted by ItsJustMe View Post
Luckily the folks around here are pretty courteous. I always keep a few rocks handy, so when I see another commuter I can huck one at them, and they usually return the favor.

Careful, you never know when you're bringing those rocks to a gunfight, especially around here.
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Old 07-02-08, 02:42 PM
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Originally Posted by JustBrowsing View Post
And the ones who don't return the wave, well, screw em!
I see what you did there.
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Musta been New Yorkers.
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Originally Posted by jyossarian View Post
I see what you did there.
O Rly?
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Finally, an entertaining commuting forum thread.
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Originally Posted by jyossarian View Post
I see what you did there.
Glad someone did.
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Originally Posted by ax0n View Post
Very nice.
That would look great as a jersey.
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