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Old 06-16-20, 12:43 PM
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Originally Posted by CAT7RDR View Post
Forgot to mention in the SoCal canyons, hopped up weekend sports bikers think they own the world. Too much bravado and not enough skill or common sense. Seems like the meat wagons are picking them up every weekend. Now with that out of the way, I find bikers on touring motorcycles are toned down and respectful of cyclists. Just a different mindset with those folks.
I have to second the comment about people touring on motorcycles. This past weekend, I was riding a mostly gravel route but needed to use a scenic highway to connect some sections of the route. The scenic highway traffic was 50% or more touring motorcycles - they were all very respectful when passing.
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Old 06-16-20, 02:20 PM
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1 Trucks with teen boys/young men. While most are good, there's always going to be some punk who will scream at a cyclist because he knows that we have no chance of catching up to him and smashing his face inside out.
2. Soccer Moms, especially in Ann Arbor. They are taking their kids somewhere and there better not be anything in their mad path.
3 Trucks hauling boats. They give their trucks more than three feet, but that wheel on the boat trailer....That's sometimes a problem
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Old 06-17-20, 04:47 AM
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Kids doing wheelies on one way street going the wrong way
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Old 06-17-20, 05:12 AM
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Unique problem

It's the vehicles driven by people who have to try to video me as I roll by. Yes, I know I'm pedalling with my arms, it's a hand-cycle. Please stop invading my privacy and watch the road. Or, if you just have to, pull to the side and park.
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Old 06-17-20, 06:45 AM
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Originally Posted by SFC Rod View Post
It's the vehicles driven by people who have to try to video me as I roll by. Yes, I know I'm pedalling with my arms, it's a hand-cycle. Please stop invading my privacy and watch the road. Or, if you just have to, pull to the side and park.
good lord, people are so sh ... tty SMFH
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Old 06-20-20, 06:37 AM
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People with the passenger side windows down and a dog barking at you from 4 feet or less. Scares the scat out of me every time.
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Old 06-20-20, 07:04 AM
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Dumptrucks pulling flatbeds with equipment. The drivers are like always qualifying for the NASCAR Truck Series.
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Old 06-21-20, 06:01 AM
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Originally Posted by SurferCyclist View Post
It's more of a case when going down a single track road with a tractor coming towards me they often don't slow down or move over at all so many times I've had to take evasive action to avoid getting hit/squashed as they go on their merry way.
A couple of times last year, while cycling in Brecon, we had to climb into the hedge with our tandem to let a huge tractor towing some enormous agri-contraption come by in the opposite direction. However, on both occasions, the drivers were very careful and considerate.
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Old 06-21-20, 06:05 AM
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I hate those drivers who want to turn right, but instead of waiting behind, come alongside when we are going straight ahead.
BTW, I drive a BMW, so there!😊
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Old 06-22-20, 08:22 PM
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Saw a new one on the local MUP last weekend. A three wheeled motor powered something or another. To top it off he had a really loud air horn that he was using constantly as he approached me from behind. I got motivated and left him behind so I could turn off at the next intersection. Phew!
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Old 06-23-20, 05:31 PM
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Full-size trophy pick-up trucks. Yesterday was one rolling coal, today one passing unsafely just to pull into a driveway a block up.
And you can tell they're professional drivers, because their left wrist is draped over the steering wheel in the two o'clock position.
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Old 06-24-20, 01:12 AM
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From Tuesday's ride. This guy was a rolling cliche.

White crew cab Dodge Ram that's never seen a day's work. In my mirror and rear camera it's clear the driver edged over closer as he approached to buzz me. There's about one foot clearance between that side mirror and my head.

Every other driver managed to pass safely, including the car directly behind this truck. There was no oncoming traffic forcing the truck closer to me. Just being a jerk.

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Old 06-24-20, 06:46 AM
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Wide load on a country road.

(sounds like it could be a country song )
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Old 06-24-20, 09:12 AM
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Any vehicle with a distracted driver. Damn smartphones.
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Old 06-24-20, 07:39 PM
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the nice people who drive SUBARUs because no matter how negligent they are their apologies always make you want to say, "No No it was My Fault"
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Old 06-27-20, 02:11 PM
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Certainly not the most dangerous but most annoying for me is the Harley Davidson. The Blue Ridge Parkway is swarming with them in the summer months; can't even hike in the back country without hearing those things.
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Old 06-29-20, 05:38 AM
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We don't have much in the way of bike lanes in Manatee County so if you want any variety in your rides invariably you end up on a busy thoroughfare where folks seem downright offended that you're attempting to share the road. The two most likely to buzz cyclists around here seem to be the big pick up trucks and the BMW SUV's and it's always amazing to me how many seem to be downright angry just that I'm there.
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Old 06-29-20, 05:49 AM
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Most recently for me it is the gashole cellphone distracted with the dreaded disease, MGIF. Be Well, Bluesfrog.
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Old 06-29-20, 05:56 AM
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That's Must Get In Front disease. It happens when you are in the car too. All of a sudden they are in the wrong lane, at least partly and the MGIF kicks in, they pass when they didn't need to and soon they slow down. Did I mention I have frustration levels with these nice folks and PTSD from working in a prison for 23 years. Please don't make me angry lady. I don't play well with others. At least one day, my widow will get rich off the bike camera vid of the young, female, entitled, MGIF gal that runs over me. I do use the front and rear camera lights. That or a distracted driving policeman. Be Well, Bluesfrog.
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Old 07-03-20, 06:50 PM
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The most common offenders I've noticed are trucks pulling boats and Amazon Prime vans. The boat people are so anxious to get out on the water and forget their boat is wider than there pick 'em up truck. There's also that usual vertical PVC pipe holding the boat on the trailer. That is what usually breezes by me so close.
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Old 07-05-20, 12:58 PM
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Liquid manure semi tankers. Combine semis with narrow country roads, drivers not familiar with the roads and paying paid to haul x amount per hour and it's a disaster. Been literally run off the road many times.
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Old 07-05-20, 01:15 PM
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The drunk Karen in the overpriced SUV all angry because husband told her NO. So she drives off all, crazy mad. Or her credit card bill statement arrived and reality set in . Don’t take it out on me I’m just trying to get some exercise!
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Old 07-06-20, 07:13 AM
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Liquid manure semi tankers. Combine semis with narrow country roads, drivers not familiar with the roads and paying paid to haul x amount per hour and it's a disaster. Been literally run off the road many times.
“Run off the road”?? I’d gladly give them the entire road and maybe more.
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Old 07-06-20, 08:24 AM
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What it comes down to is any vehicle wherein a human has erroneously placed their life above another....
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Old 07-07-20, 08:55 PM
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150-pound electric scooters allowed to masquerade as 'e-bikes' in the bike lanes.
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