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Any Red Light Runners Here Ever Been Hurt?

Old 08-23-13, 08:31 PM
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Keep in mind in the USA most cyclists are REALLY motorists who use their automobile to get almost everywhere they have to in life. Even on this bicycling messageboard on the commuter subsection, this still likely holds true. Keep in mind the motorists who pose as cyclists on such fora who always like to condemn cyclists who get things done by finding ways that make things easier or safer for them. Since such types make up the majority of what passes off as cyclists they will always support that the bicycle act as a second class citizen of the road -- and pretend that under law cyclists have a right to compete on the road and obey traffic laws, while they can never have the physics, mass or horsepower to actually compete with cars. What should be under law, and what is, are almost never the same.

The bottom line is that motorists are using the most dangerous, unhealthy(this country is close to becoming medically bankrupt due all the obese people with multiple chronic ilness), heavily tax-payer subsidized, traffic causing and inefficient form of transport. The laws and infrastructure are biased toward the welfare queen motorists. Those who actually cycle to get things done, have to do what works for them under harsh, adverse conditions. The recreational, toy cyclists and fair-weather, not so often commuters can easily condemn as they have an interest in the car domination and bias, since the car is their primary means of transportation.

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Old 08-24-13, 02:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Thrasymachus
Blah, blah, blah.
What exactly is the point you are trying to make? Is it your assumed superiority to those who don't ride in the same manner or for the same reasons you do?
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Sorry to rehash an old thread, and I wasn't injured, but I thought of a funny story that happened to me last year. I don't run lights generally, b/c most of my commute is through downtown and it's too sketchy. One morning I sat at a red light for about 5 minutes. A car hadn't pulled up to trigger the light to change so I looked both ways, saw there was absolutely no traffic coming, and cruised through. A few blocks away I kept hearing a strange buzzing sound, and it was getting closer and closer to me. It finally got so loud I turned to see what it was; turned out a bicycle cop saw me run the red and chased me for a few blocks. By the time I turned around his front tire was up to my back tire, and he screamed "Pull Over" at me. I nearly fell off my bike it startled me so much. I haven't been pulled over in my car or on my motorcycle in over 10 years, so I thought it was hilarious I got popped on my bicycle. As he was running my ID I kept giggling at the thought of an aerial view of a high speed bicycle chase through downtown. He let me off with a warning thankfully.
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