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Old 12-10-04, 07:24 AM
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"Mob" confronts a Cager

Not a "mob," really, but a few pedestrians.

On my way home recently, I was riding a narrow road by a park. As I was approaching a stop sign, a van unsuccessfully tried to pass me. He honked, so I moved over to completely block the lane. At the stop sign, (against advice I've given others in this forum) I asked what the problem was, making sure my HID was pointed at him. He said the lane was narrow and he couldn't pass. He said I should have moved over further. I said I was exactly where I was supposed to be.

Then, several pedestrians came running from the park. They yelled, "Don't f--- with pedestrians and cyclists." The driver just smiled with resignation. I thanked the pedestrians and went on with my trip.
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Maybe there is hope for us after all.
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Solidarity!
Gotta show cagers who's boss.
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Gotta show cagers who's boss.
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I love how you pointed your HID right in his FACE
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yes . . . Yes . . . YES!!!
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Originally Posted by PWRDbyTRD
I love how you pointed your HID right in his FACE

That was an especially nice touch. Like being interrogated. Slick. I'm stealing your idea, for sure.
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What's an HID?
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What's an HID?
A very bright headlight. See this site.
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a very bright light with a warning in the instruction manual that reads "do not look directly into the light", no less.
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solidarity is right, this story is all feel good

Where can I get a "Cager's Suck" bumper sticker?
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So who makes a HID light for bicycles? I want one, even if I don't have intellectual property rights to shine it in some poor defenceless driver's face. I thought my 15W halogen was pretty cool, but if I could get 3 times the light output from the same battey size, sign me up!
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So who makes a HID light for bicycles? I want one, even if I don't have intellectual property rights to shine it in some poor defenceless driver's face. I thought my 15W halogen was pretty cool, but if I could get 3 times the light output from the same battey size, sign me up!
There are several companies (Niterider, Cygolite, Light and Motion). Follow the link at the top of the page to performancebike.com for listings (if there is no link, just type it in to your browser). Also, if you do a search for "HID" using the search function in these forums, you will find a number of threads where people talk about the lights.

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Originally Posted by Daily Commute
Not a "mob," really, but a few pedestrians.

On my way home recently, I was riding a narrow road by a park. As I was approaching a stop sign, a van unsuccessfully tried to pass me. He honked, so I moved over to completely block the lane. At the stop sign, (against advice I've given others in this forum) I asked what the problem was, making sure my HID was pointed at him. He said the lane was narrow and he couldn't pass. He said I should have moved over further. I said I was exactly where I was supposed to be.

Then, several pedestrians came running from the park. They yelled, "Don't f--- with pedestrians and cyclists." The driver just smiled with resignation. I thanked the pedestrians and went on with my trip.
That's a great story! Why doesn't it happen this way all the time?????
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Originally Posted by darkmother
So who makes a HID light for bicycles? I want one, even if I don't have intellectual property rights to shine it in some poor defenceless driver's face. I thought my 15W halogen was pretty cool, but if I could get 3 times the light output from the same battey size, sign me up!
15W halogen? *snickers*
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Where can I get a "Cager's Suck" bumper sticker?
I've now got my irony quota for the day.
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Old 12-10-04, 04:23 PM
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I've now got my irony quota for the day.
Heh, heh, I did not catch that! Maybe we can also have a "bikers suck" sticker on our rides.
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I've now got my irony quota for the day.
In my loudest Homer Simpson voice

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